# Logical Reasoning - Statement and Assumption - Discussion

Discussion Forum : Statement and Assumption - Section 3 (Q.No. 29)
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.

• (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.

29.

Statement: The President assured the people that elections will be held here after every five years,

Assumptions:

1. People are afraid that the elections may not be held at all.
2. People are afraid that the elections may not be held after five years.

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
Explanation:
Clearly, the statement is made to eliminate the fear of the people that the elections may not be held at all or they may not be held after five years. So, either I or II is implicit.
Discussion:
2 comments Page 1 of 1.

Parth said:   3 years ago
C can't be the correct answer. It can be derived that either people are not sure if the elections will take place or they are uncertain about the tenure after which elections will happen.

So, the correct option should be E.

Ashish said:   8 years ago
President assured elections after "every five years". (Because people are afraid elections may not hold at all). So I is implicit here. And II is implicit of I (When said every 5 years, it implies next 5 years also).

So, [A] or [E] holds TRUE.

[C] is clearly WRONG. It says either I or II. And, because both are implicit, means only II cannot be implicit (Otherwise president would have said "elections will be held here after next 5 years").