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: "Best way to solve this problem of workers' dissatisfaction is to offer them cash rewards. If this type of incentive can solve the problem in CIDCO Company then why not here." - A Personnel Manager tells the Chairman of a company.

Assumptions:

  1. The reason for workers' dissatisfaction in both the companies was similar.
  2. Monetary incentives have universal appeal.

[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:

Since the policy is expected to work just because it turned out fruitful in another company, it is evident that the problem in both companies was similar and monetary incentives always motivate workers. So, both I and II are implicit.

Robin said: (Apr 22, 2014)  
Explanation is not correct since problem has not been solved yet. Generally dissatisfaction occurs because of low incentives but it may not be correct all the time. We do not know current dissatisfaction and manager is just hypothesising that giving incentives will solve the problem since it has solved in another company which is to say monetary incentives have universal appeal. I believe only II is correct.

Mrinal Mukherjee said: (Apr 30, 2016)  
The reason for workers' dissatisfaction in both the companies may not be similar.What if one asking for increased wages and other for shorter working hours. So Only (II) is implicit.

Devvrat said: (Jan 17, 2017)  
Problem similarity is mentioned no where in the statement. It just mentions that monetary incentives had proved useful in one circumstances and might be useful in theirs too. Hence, statement II is only implicit here.

Lolit said: (Sep 22, 2017)  
Assumption 2 mentions that monetary compensation is UNIVERSAL APPEAL which makes the assumption weak.

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