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.

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Statements: The Minister questioned the utility of the space research programme and suggested its replacement by other areas of felt national needs.

Conclusions:

  1. Exploring the space does not contribute to critical national needs.
  2. Research should be oriented to national needs.

[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 E

Explanation:

Clearly, the statement stresses on the fact that heeding to national needs is much more important than space research programmes, which stray the concerned authorities from the former. So, both I and II follow.

Archit said: (Jan 4, 2014)  
Other is given in other areas of felt national needs 1 is wrong.

Vivek said: (Jun 2, 2016)  
Research and innovation in the field of space are a national need and other developed countries doing the same.

As per minister view, II is right but in the case of I his opinion is not factually correct.

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