Logical Reasoning - Statement and Assumption - Discussion

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: The first step in treating addicts is to re-establish their lost ties, for which a continuous personal attention should be paid to the addicts under treatment.


  1. Addicts under treatment respond better when shown personal interest.
  2. Addiction and strained relationships are intimately connected.

[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

Answer: Option E


Clearly, treatment of addiction requires personal attention as the first step. So, I is implicit. Also, since intimacy and personal attention are required to treat addicts, it implies that addiction arises out of frustration due to strained relationships. So, II is also implicit.

Aman said: (Sep 29, 2014)  
Addiction and strained relationship are not always intimately related. Can any one answer me to this?

Study says that most of the addicts are because of their company, their lives state not because of their relationship though strained relationships are also a factor for such addiction.

However if it comes to treatment of a person in such cases it is very much required that he be in touch of relatives or with one who really care of him/her as personal attention is required.

The way second assumption put it, I think it is not correct.

Eric said: (Feb 21, 2015)  
I agree with @Aman.

The statement does not say anything about how addictions arise. Just because intimate relationships can help to FIX a person's addictions does not mean that intimate relationships (or even broken or bad relationships) are what cause them in the first place.

Assuming something like that is like saying that because a bandage can help stop a person from bleeding, wounds must come from someone taking off a bandage. That just doesn't make sense.

Astha said: (Nov 15, 2015)  
I also agree with @Eric.

Gunjan Chopra said: (May 30, 2016)  
Please explain this. I think A should be the answer.

Natas said: (Aug 3, 2016)  
Second assumption is explicit. I have no relationship issues with anyone and I snort a gram everyday.

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