Logical Reasoning - Statement and Conclusion - Discussion

Discussion Forum : Statement and Conclusion - Section 1 (Q.No. 16)
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: Jade plant has thick leaves and it requires little water.


  1. All plants with thick leaves require little water.
  2. Jade plants may be grown in places where water is not in abundance.
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
The statement talks of jade plants only and not 'all plants with thick leaves'. So, I does not follow. Also, since jade plants require little water, so they can be grown in places where water is not in abundance. So, II follows.
13 comments Page 1 of 2.

Tarun rayal said:   2 years ago
I agree with B answer because they say that they require less water, so, it means that they grow in a deserted area like cactus in deserts.

Gangadhar yadav said:   2 years ago
Agree, B is the correct answer.

BRATATI GHOSH said:   2 years ago
How can the 2nd conclusion is correct? Because it is purely an assumption. So, neither one nor two.

Gokul said:   2 years ago
The two conclusions are not correct to the statement. So option D is the right answer.

Koras said:   2 years ago
I think A is the right answer.

Tilottama said:   3 years ago
I think the answer is D.

Sandeep said:   3 years ago
I think D is correct because they need little water that means water should available nearby.

Explorer said:   5 years ago
Option A is also correct because it follows simple inductive reasoning i.e. specific to general. As jade plant require less water because of their thick leaves; thus, every plant with thick leaves requires less water.

Yang Dol said:   5 years ago
I think option D is correct.

Chaitanya said:   7 years ago
I think option Option D is correct.

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