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.

1. 

Statement: Sachin's mother instructed him to return home by train if it rains heavily.

Assumptions:

  1. Sachin may not be able to decide himself if it rains heavily.
  2. The trains may ply even if it rains heavily.

[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 B

Explanation:

Sachin's mother has instructed him as a matter of caution and out of care for her child, and not because Sachin himself would not be able to decide. So, I is not implicit. Besides, Sachin's mother instructs him to take to train journey in case it rains heavily. So, II is implicit.

Abhinav Bansal said: (Apr 12, 2016)  
Sachin mother instructed gives the assumption that Sachin may not decide himself, so both I and II implicit.

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