Logical Reasoning - Statement and Assumption - Discussion

Discussion Forum : Statement and Assumption - Section 1 (Q.No. 46)
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.


46.

Statement: Cases of food poisoning due to consumption of liquor are increasing in rural areas.

Assumptions:

  1. Percentage of people consuming liquor is more in rural areas.
  2. There are many unauthorized spurious liquor shops in the rural areas.

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
Explanation:
The statement talks of number of cases of food poisoning due to consumption of liquor and not of the number of cases consuming liquor. So, I is not implicit. Besides, the statement indicates that people in rural areas are getting spurious or low-grade liquor and no check is being kept on shops selling liquor there. So, II is implicit.
Discussion:
18 comments Page 1 of 2.

Sayon Islam said:   1 year ago
I think Option A is the correct answer.

Sarah said:   3 years ago
Since cases of food poisoning are more in rural areas due to liquor as stated in the statement then it would directly mean that rural areas consume more liquor and hence assumption 1 is implicit.

Surya said:   3 years ago
Answer should be D.

Swish said:   3 years ago
Neither of them. The percentage is increasing in rural areas and no mention of whether there are too many in rural areas consuming liquor. Also, it's not necessary for the liquor to be only spurious to cause food poisoning. It is also caused by poor quality or it likely makes people feel sick after drinking.
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Prakash said:   4 years ago
I think the right answer is A.

Alok Tindwani said:   4 years ago
Statement 1 says about the quantity, The people and their consumption. Assumption 1 will not be implicit.

Now see the assumption 2. Can you assume that Assumption 2 can be the reason for the statement? If yes, then it is Implicit.

These are statements and assumptions. Nothing is going to be certain. All are assumptions, we have to assume.

Dhruv Shah said:   4 years ago
No, statement 2 is implicit. I too agree.

Saksham jain said:   5 years ago
I think the answer should be 'A'.

Chitra said:   7 years ago
According to me, the Answer is D.

Smoker said:   7 years ago
Answer is D.

Assumption 1.Percentage of people consuming liquor is more in rural areas.
Explanation: Cases of food poisoning due to consumption of liquor are increasing in rural areas." Percentage of people consuming liquor is more" does not imply that the rural areas has more percentage of consumption comparatively. So, this is not implicit.

Assumption II: There are many unauthorized spurious liquor shops in the rural areas. Nowhere in the statement, we see about liquor shops.


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