Logical Reasoning - Statement and Conclusion - Discussion

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: In a recent survey report, it has been stated that those who undertake physical exercise for at least half an hour a day are less prone to have any heart ailments.


  1. Moderate level of physical exercise is necessary for leading a healthy life.
  2. All people who do desk-bound jobs definitely suffer from heart ailments.

[A]. Only conclusion I follows
[B]. Only conclusion II follows
[C]. Either I or II follows
[D]. Neither I nor II follows
[E]. Both I and II follow

Answer: Option A


The statement mentions that chances of heart ailments are greatly reduced by a regular half-hour exercise. So, I follows. However, it talks of only reducing the probability which does not mean that persons involved in sedentary jobs shall definitely suffer from heart ailments. So, II does not follow.

Vamsi said: (Sep 30, 2011)  
Could any one say why do we specific way of explaining the exercise as moderate.

Rameshwar said: (Feb 15, 2012)  
Physical exercise for at least half an hour a day ---This is explicitly mentioned in the statement that's why moderate.

Rayan said: (Oct 3, 2012)  
Moderate is too vague. Why would half an hour a day be considered moderate when no benchmark is mentioned and moderate "level" does not necessarily have to be measured by time.

Millie said: (Jun 15, 2013)  
Just because one may be less prone to HD does not mean the exercise is a sure bet. I say neither answer is implicit.

John said: (Jun 20, 2014)  
Option A is false Telling that half an hour of exercise reduces heart trouble does not say that it is the only way and so it does not follows that it is a necessity (logical error) for an healthy life. Replacing your heart by an indefectible one will give you also an healthy life, even a better one. Does it already exist It's another question.

Sanjeev said: (Aug 28, 2015)  
The use of the word necessary creates doubts over the truth of the conclusion I. There are alternative ways to remain healthy.

Ranju said: (Jun 1, 2016)  
Moderate exercise nowhere defined in the statement. So, the conclusion I does not follows.

Krista said: (Mar 8, 2017)  
A report of survey findings is in no way "fact". Surveys are as biased as the people taking them. So, the conclusion is incorrect.

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