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.
15 comments Page 2 of 2.

Gajender said:   4 years ago
In which all case sea transport is not cheaper than road, please explain.

Abhishek Maurya said:   2 years ago

But we have to reach to conclusion only by given statements. We do not consider what is generally true or false in real life.

Therefore both should be true.

NIKHIL said:   2 years ago
According to me, only 2 follows because they didn't mention any financial matters in road transport as compared to sea transport. So only 2 follows.

Tarun said:   10 months ago
It should be either 1 and 2 because the question don't describe about a specific or normal case.

ANISH KUMAR GIRI said:   2 months ago
Note, here it is clearly mentioned that "The distance of 900 km by road between Bombay and Jafra will be reduced to 280 km by sea" but nowhere mentioned that it is cheaper than road transportation.

So, option B is the only correct answer.

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