Logical Reasoning - Statement and Assumption - Discussion

Discussion Forum : Statement and Assumption - Section 1 (Q.No. 39)
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: 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.

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
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.
6 comments Page 1 of 1.

Cisco Roman said:   8 months ago

I think addiction and strained relationships are related to each other. Unfortunately, substance abuse and addiction can damage social health. All types of relationships " family, friendships, and romantic relationships " can be put under enormous strain when someone becomes addicted.

NataS said:   7 years ago
Second assumption is explicit. I have no relationship issues with anyone and I snort a gram everyday.

Gunjan chopra said:   7 years ago
Please explain this. I think A should be the answer.

Astha said:   7 years ago
I also agree with @Eric.

Eric said:   8 years ago
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.

Aman said:   9 years ago
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.

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