Logical Reasoning - Statement and Conclusion - Discussion

Discussion Forum : Statement and Conclusion - Section 1 (Q.No. 25)
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: Vegetable prices are soaring in the market.


  1. Vegetables are becoming a rare commodity.
  2. People cannot eat vegetables.
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 availability of vegetables is not mentioned in the given statement. So, I does not follow Also, II is not directly related to the statement and so it also does not follow.
26 comments Page 1 of 3.

Sagar said:   1 decade ago
Since vegetables prices are rising it is logical that prices rise when the supply is less. Therefore vegetable has become a rare commodity follows. Please discuss.

Twinkle said:   1 decade ago
Logically even though prices are soaring high have you ever seen vegetables not available in market.They are avialble :-)

Ramya said:   1 decade ago
Thanks twinkle.

Ramesh said:   1 decade ago
Since vegetables prices are rising it is logical that people cannot afford rising vegitable prices. Therefor people cannot eat vegitabe. Isn't it.

Ramesh said:   1 decade ago
I am talking about conclusion II. vegitables are available but because of high price people wont eat or reduce vegitables. so only conclusion II follows beyond reasonable doubt.

Abhijit said:   1 decade ago
Due to vegetable not available in market vegetables prices are rising. So people cannot effort it, so they can't vegetable so my ans is [E].

Jay said:   1 decade ago
But no where it has been written about the availability of vegetables & why people can't eat vegetables. ?

Ujjwal said:   1 decade ago
Actually I did give it a thought but it just hit me tht 'prices soaring' can b due to less production of veggies or maybe corruption. I have heard more than enuf cases on it. Whereas people can not eat also implies that they are suffering from some problem or some other thing of that sort. Diseases.

So D is correct!

Rameshwar said:   1 decade ago
Vegetables are becoming a rare commodity----may be because of increase in population

People cannot eat vegetables.-----can't be said because some people can afford to eat highly priced vegetables where some people can't so
I and II are both are doubtful statements

Jellydonut said:   1 decade ago
Economically speaking, a lack of quantity drives up price. In fact logically reasoning can you think of a single other way in which prices would soar?

Producers of goods experience this in the market today. If the lobster harvest in Maine is too much, the market price bottoms out and no one makes any money.

Similarly if there is a shortage of supply prices soar.

It is highly likely that most economics majors will get this question wrong because to them, me, it is illogical.

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