Logical Reasoning - Statement and Assumption - Discussion

Discussion Forum : Statement and Assumption - Section 4 (Q.No. 43)
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.


43.

Statement: No regular funds have been provided for welfare activities in this year's budget of the factory.

Assumptions:

  1. The factory does not desire to carry out welfare this year.
  2. Budgetary provision is necessary for carrying put welfare activities.

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 non-provision of funds for welfare activities in the budget clearly indicates the factory's intention to not carry out such activities in the current year. So, I is implicit. Also, welfare activities cannot be carried out in organisations without the allocation of funds for the same in the budget. So, II is also implicit.
Discussion:
4 comments Page 1 of 1.

Sameekshya Nayak said:   6 years ago
I agree @Giovonni.

Kibru said:   7 years ago
There are two scenarios here, 1. The source of the fund needs to be known before and then.

A) if the source of fund is from the Factory itself, then the answer will be E. Since it is a fact that a budget is necessary and if there is no budget then no welfare activities.

B) if the budget is from outside source, the answer will be only B. Since, the fact that no budget is allocated for welfare activities doesn't necessarily mean that the factory has no other sources.

Sai said:   8 years ago
Answer is B because of no regular funds are provided they are not providing welfare activities. That doesn't mean that they had stopped providing welfare activities.

Giovonni said:   9 years ago
I don't understand why assumption I is implicit. The statement says "No regular funds have been provided for welfare activities in this year's budget of the factory". To me this implies that funds have been provided just not on a regular basis.

To say "no regular funds" simply means no recognizable pattern of funds or no frequent funds. It does not say that no funds were provided at all. To say there is no desire for the funds to be provided is assuming too much.

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