Logical Reasoning - Statement and Assumption - Discussion

Discussion Forum : Statement and Assumption - Section 3 (Q.No. 38)
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: "In my absence, I request you to look after the affairs of our company." - B tells C.


  1. C may not accept the request of B.
  2. C has the expertise to handle the affairs of the company.

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
C's response to B's request cannot be deduced from the statement. So, I is not implicit. Also, B wishes to authorise C to look after the company in his absence. This means that C is capable of handling the affairs. So, II is implicit.
8 comments Page 1 of 1.

Shravani said:   1 year ago
Yes, I agree. The Correct option should be [E].

Sai said:   2 years ago
I believe the correct answer is C.

Niks said:   5 years ago
C's response cannot be deduced and I agree to it. But the statement mentions the POSSIBILITY of C not accepting what B said since it is a mere order. If 1st statement said: C does not accept the request of B, then [B] would be right.

Tell me, if I am wrong.

Simarpreet said:   6 years ago
I totally agree @Srini. He may accept or decline the same. So both statements must be implicit.

Kev said:   8 years ago
The correct answer is A:.

It is a request not an order. It could be refused.

While it may be logical to assume that B believes C to have the requisite qualities to perform his request adequately, it does not follow that this is, in fact, the case. B could be mistaken in his appraisal of C. C could accept and then prove unequal to the task.

TEJA SADGUN said:   9 years ago
Assumption 1 clearly says that "C may not accept the request of B" this implies that C can accept or decline the request of B. Therefore 1 should be implicit.

Tyler said:   1 decade ago
I agree with Srini

Srini said:   1 decade ago
There are only two options for C - accept or reject the REQUEST. So the first statement that says C MAY NOT accept means that he would either accept or reject. So this should be implicit. The fact that B requests C to look after the company also means that he has the expertise. So this is implicit as well.

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