Logical Reasoning - Statement and Conclusion - Discussion

Discussion Forum : Statement and Conclusion - Section 1 (Q.No. 48)
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: Until our country achieves economic equality, political freedom and democracy would be meaningless.


  1. Political freedom and democracy go hand in hand.
  2. Economic equality leads to real political freedom and democracy.
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
Nothing about the relation between political freedom and democracy is mentioned in the statement. So, I does not follow. But II directly follows from the given statement.
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Robert M. said:   9 years ago
Your reasoning here is seriously flawed as you do not grasp the difference between necessary and sufficient (in a mathematical sense).

The statement: There can no be democracy without economic development would be true (necessary).

That means for B (democracy) to exist, a (economy) must be present. The statement that b follows from a is a completely different statement which is often not true. Thus II is complete speculation.

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