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.

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Statement: The electric supply corporation has decided to open a few more collection centres in the business district area.

Assumptions:

  1. The people in the area may welcome the decision.
  2. Henceforth there may be less time required by the customers for paying electricity bill.

[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

Explanation:

Clearly, more collection centres would enable the common people to pay their bills easily, conveniently and quickly and this would cause them to welcome the idea. So, both I and II are implicit.

Bas said: (Mar 4, 2012)  
What if they don't need more ways to pay bills and would rather use the space for parks?

Akash said: (Sep 28, 2016)  
Statement II is a conclusion to the premise statements so how can we say that as an assumption. It tells about what could happen if the electric supply corporation decides to open a few more collection centres in the business district area.

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