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: The President of XYZ Party indicated that 25 independent Members of Legislative Assembly (MLA) are seriously considering various options of joining some political party. But in any case all of them collectively will join one party only.


  1. The 25 independent MLAs will join XYZ party in a short period of time.
  2. The 25 independent MLAs will join some other political party in a short period of time.

[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 C


The statement asserts that 25 independent M.L.A.s shall join one party only. Thus, they may join XYZ or any other party. So, either I or II follows.

Rod said: (Mar 2, 2017)  
Both conclusions have the qualifier "in a short period of time. "Nowhere in the Statement is a time frame mentioned. Therefore, I do not believe either conclusion is implied.

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