Logical Reasoning - Statement and Assumption - Discussion

Discussion Forum : Statement and Assumption - Section 3 (Q.No. 13)
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.


13.

Statement: The cost of living has gone up in India.

Assumptions:

  1. The price of essential commodities has gone up in recent times.
  2. Many luxury goods are available in plenty in the country.

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 cost of living is directly associated with the prices of essential commodities. So, I is implicit. II denotes an essential consequence of rise in cost of living. So, II is also implicit.
Discussion:
6 comments Page 1 of 1.

Yashasvi Singhal said:   6 years ago
Even I think the answer should be A. Luxury items are never considered while evaluating cost of living.

Rajesh said:   6 years ago
I think Only I should be implicit.

Sabarinath S said:   7 years ago
I think II is considered as Implicit by considering normal consequences but we are not supposed to do that, we cannot bring our own explanation in these type of question, we need to consider what Author was thinking, since Author hasn't mentioned anything about 'availability of luxury goods', only I is implicit.

What do you say guys?

Dinesh said:   9 years ago
Ya Only first should be the answer, it is not asking for any luxury prices. Because they are optional, people can buy them for their comfort if they want. Luxuries are not necessary for living life.

Vik said:   9 years ago
Also disagree with E. Rich get richer. So the availability of luxury items mostly bears no relation to the middle class (which is usually used to evaluate the standard of living).

Antony said:   9 years ago
I feel like the correct answer should be A since only I is implicit.

II denotes an essential consequence of rise in the STANDARD of living, not the cost of living.

As such, II isn't implicit.

Anyone care to explain why I might be wrong?

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