# Logical Reasoning - Statement and Conclusion

Exercise : Statement and Conclusion - Section 1
Directions to Solve

In each question below is given a statement followed by two conclusions numbered I and II. You have to assume everything in the statement to be true, then consider the two conclusions together and decide which of them logically follows beyond a reasonable doubt from the information given in the statement.

• (A) If only conclusion I follows
• (B) If only conclusion II follows
• (C) If either I or II follows
• (D) If neither I nor II follows and
• (E) If both I and II follow.

21.

Statements: People who speak too much against dowry are those who had taken it themselves.

Conclusions:

1. It is easier said than done.
2. People have double standards.
Only conclusion I follows
Only conclusion II follows
Either I or II follows
Neither I nor II follows
Both I and II follow
Explanation:
The statement clearly implies that it is easier to say than to do something and what people say is different from what they do. So, both I and II follow.

22.

Statements: The national norm is 100 beds per thousand populations but in this state, 150 beds per thousand are available in the hospitals.

Conclusions:

1. Our national norm is appropriate.
2. The state's health system is taking adequate care in this regard.
Only conclusion I follows
Only conclusion II follows
Either I or II follows
Neither I nor II follows
Both I and II follow
Explanation:
Whether the national norm is appropriate or not cannot be said. So, I does not follow. However, more number of beds per thousand population are available in the state. So, II follows.

23.

Statements: Our securities investments carry market risk. Consult your investment advisor or agent before investing.

Conclusions:

1. One should not invest in securities.
2. The investment advisor calculates the market risk with certainty.
Only conclusion I follows
Only conclusion II follows
Either I or II follows
Neither I nor II follows
Both I and II follow
Explanation:
Investment in securities involves risk. This does not mean that one should not invest in securities. So, I does not follow. Since the statement advises one to consult investment advisor before investing, so II follows.

24.

Statements: Money plays a vital role in politics.

Conclusions:

1. The poor can never become politicians.
2. All the rich men take part in politics.
Only conclusion I follows
Only conclusion II follows
Either I or II follows
Neither I nor II follows
Both I and II follow
Explanation:
Neither the poor nor the rich, but only the role of money in politics is being talked about in the statement. So, neither I nor II follows.

25.

Statements: Vegetable prices are soaring in the market.

Conclusions:

1. Vegetables are becoming a rare commodity.
2. People cannot eat vegetables.
Only conclusion I follows
Only conclusion II follows
Either I or II follows
Neither I nor II follows
Both I and II follow