# Logical Reasoning - Statement and Assumption - Discussion

### Discussion :: Statement and Assumption - Section 2 (Q.No.1)

In each question below is given a statement followed by two assumptions numbered I and II. You have to consider the statement and the following assumptions and decide which of the assumptions is implicit in the statement.

• (A) If only assumption I is implicit
• (B) If only assumption II is implicit
• (C) If either I or II is implicit
• (D) If neither I nor II is implicit
• (E) If both I and II are implicit.

1.

Statement: Many historians have done more harm than good by distorting truth.

Assumptions:

1. People believe what is reported by the historians.
2. Historians are seldom expected to depict the truth.

 [A]. Only assumption I is implicit [B]. Only assumption II is implicit [C]. Either I or II is implicit [D]. Neither I nor II is implicit [E]. Both I and II are implicit

Explanation:

The fact that historians have done harm by distorting truth, means that people believe what is reported by the historians. So, I is implicit. II does not follow from the statement and so is not implicit.

 Simplysindhu said: (Jun 6, 2015) People believing distorted facts has been the effect of distorting facts.

 Harish said: (Aug 23, 2016) There is no point of belief over here it's just a saying or opinion. None of the assumptions are implicit.

 Vysakh said: (Apr 16, 2017) In my opinion, both are implicit since historians a known to distort the truth. Which implies they rarely show the truth as it is. Thus the second assumption can also be take into consideration.

 Aditi said: (Sep 5, 2017) Both are implicit.

 Estelle said: (Apr 6, 2019) @Sindu. Both the statements are implicit.