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: What a fool I am to rely on trickster like Shaleen !


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

[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


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.

Jiten said: (Aug 5, 2011)  
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.

Dharun said: (Sep 4, 2011)  
Jiten is correct.

Dharun said: (Sep 4, 2011)  
Jiten is correct.

Priyanjit said: (Feb 12, 2012)  
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.

Kona said: (Sep 18, 2014)  
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.

Ishyyg said: (Oct 29, 2014)  
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.

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