Logical Reasoning - Statement and Assumption - Discussion

Discussion Forum : Statement and Assumption - Section 3 (Q.No. 42)
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: What a fool I am to rely on trickster like Shaleen !


  1. Shaleen is unreliable.
  2. I am a fool.

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
Since one condemns oneself to rely on Shaleen, so I is implicit. The statement mentions that it was foolish to rely on Shaleen. So, the person is a fool. Thus, II is implicit.
6 comments Page 1 of 1.

Ishyyg said:   8 years ago
I would argue that every explicit statement is also an implicit statement and thus II is implicit.

I on the other hand is not implicit because it is just one of many possible scenarios.

For example Shaleen could work in ILL FAITH and thus distress the author of the sentence not due to unreliability but malcontent.

Kona said:   8 years ago
There is a difference between implicit and explicit. He clearly states "What a fool I am". This, being an explicit statement, cannot also be implicit.

Priyanjit said:   1 decade ago
Jiten is correct. Assumption I is implicit. Considering Shaleen is a trickster, even intelligent people may fall prey to his antics or lies. That does not make him a fool.

Dharun said:   1 decade ago
Jiten is correct.

Dharun said:   1 decade ago
Jiten is correct.

JITEN said:   1 decade ago
No, read the sentence carefully and try to understand it's meaning, the person only complaining to himself, that how fool he was, it doesn't mean that person was fool. I hope, it is clear now.

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