Logical Reasoning - Statement and Assumption - Discussion

Discussion Forum : Statement and Assumption - Section 1 (Q.No. 47)
Directions to Solve

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.

Give answer

  • (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.


Statement: Lack of stimulation in the first four or five years of life can have adverse consequences.


  1. A great part of the development of observed intelligence occurs in the earliest years of life
  2. 50 percent of the measurable intelligence at age of 17 is already predictable by the age of four.

Only assumption I is implicit
Only assumption II is implicit
Either I or II is implicit
Neither I nor II is implicit
Both I and II are implicit
Answer: Option
The lacking in first four or five years can be adverse because it is the main period of development. So, I is implicit. Since nothing is mentioned about the predictability of intelligence, II is not implicit.
1 comments Page 1 of 1.

Anubhav Biswas said:   2 years ago
The statement does not mention anything about intelligence. So, it should be option D.

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