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 best way to escape from a problem is to solve it.


  1. Your life will be dull if you don't face a problem.
  2. To escape from problems, you should always have some solutions with you.

[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 D


Clearly, both I and II do not follow from the given statement.

Santhosh Kumar said: (Aug 12, 2011)  
But why doesn't Option B follows. It means to escape from problem we should have a solution, isn't this direct follow ?

Vaishnavi said: (Sep 4, 2011)  
Why can't option B follow the statement?

Sharon Jonathan said: (Sep 1, 2013)  
No where the point of life comes into picture with the given statement. Similarly the point of being dull didn't come into the picture. It was only about solution for a problem. So option B should be the right answer.

Darshit said: (Jun 4, 2014)  
There is a possibility; may be we have the solution with the problem, we can find it; so the second option is good and the first option is true because if we do not fight with problem then we fill same.

Jasminne said: (Aug 4, 2014)  
Solving the problem is the best way not the only way. So option B does not follow.

Sam said: (Oct 18, 2014)  
Yeah @Jasmine is right. The best way i.e. there are many ways.

Tulsi said: (Jun 28, 2015)  
I have not understood please explain.

Emeka said: (Dec 15, 2016)  
The statement says 'best way'.

There might be other ways but they are all 'solutions'; whether best or not.

So therefore, to escape your problems, you should have some solutions (best way or not).

Bhavana said: (Oct 14, 2019)  
Statement: The best way to escape from a problem is to solve it.

For conclusion B: "To escape from problems, you should always have some solutions with you".

Now in a statement it's given that in order to escape a problem is TO SOLVE IT. Now conclusion B says, you SHOULD HAVE some solutions. It is not mandatory according to the statement for a person to have a solution but a will to solve it.

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