Logical Reasoning - Statement and Conclusion - Discussion

Discussion Forum : Statement and Conclusion - Section 1 (Q.No. 10)
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.

Give answer:

  • (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.


Statements: The distance of 900 km by road between Bombay and Jafra will be reduced to 280 km by sea. This will lead to a saving of Rs. 7.92 crores per annum on fuel.


  1. Transportation by sea is cheaper than that by road.
  2. Fuel must be saved to the greatest extent
Only conclusion I follows
Only conclusion II follows
Either I or II follows
Neither I nor II follows
Both I and II follow
Answer: Option
According to the statement, sea transport is cheaper than road transport in the case of route from Bombay to Jafra, not in all the cases. So, conclusion I does not follow. The statement stresses on the saving of fuel. So, conclusion II follows.
16 comments Page 2 of 2.

Darshit said:   10 years ago
Here we can save fuel so second option is true but due to after reducing the distance the traveling become cheaper. So the both options are true.

Tejpal said:   1 decade ago
As per statement saving of fuel will occur only when sea route is followed. So its OK with second conclusion but with first conclusion that is not sufficient to tell whether it is cheap or not.

Emmanuell said:   1 decade ago

Did you read the last part of the sentence it says that " This will lead to a saving of Rs. 7.92 crores per annum on "FUEL".

It means that the statement is not also talking about money but abstractly speaking they are going to save also the "FUEL".

Archanachinna said:   1 decade ago
The statement is about saving the money on fuel but not saving the fuel.

Ankujit Boruah said:   1 decade ago
The statement clearly mentions that travelling by sea will lead to a saving of Rs.7.92 crores p.a. on fuel. And in the light of the statement we can assert that Transportation by sea is cheaper than that by road.

Nishant said:   1 decade ago
But here are we taking about general case or about specific case. It should be A.

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