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: In spite of less than normal rainfall in the catchment areas during the first two months of monsoon of the lakes supplying water to the city the authority has not yet affected any cut in the water supply to the city.

Assumptions:

  1. The rainfall during the remaining part of the monsoon may be adequate for normal water supply.
  2. The present water level of the lakes supplying water to the city may be adequate for normal supply.

[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:

The statement clearly indicates that at present the water level of the lakes is adequate. There is nothing of a shortage to induce a cut in water supply and still there is time to wait and watch the performance of rains during the remaining monsoon period. So, both I and II are implicit.

Daman said: (Apr 15, 2019)  
We can't make the assumption that it would be adequate for the rest of the year, I think the answer is B.

Mayur said: (Feb 10, 2020)  
The assumption is talking about the future which is not predictable!

So the answer should be B.

Nikhil said: (Feb 13, 2020)  
B should be the answer.

Sneha Phadte said: (Apr 15, 2021)  
B should be the right answer.

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