# Logical Reasoning - Statement and Conclusion - Discussion

Discussion Forum : Statement and Conclusion - Section 1 (Q.No. 23)
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.

• (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.

23.

Statements: Our securities investments carry market risk. Consult your investment advisor or agent before investing.

Conclusions:

1. One should not invest in securities.
2. The investment advisor calculates the market risk with certainty.
Only conclusion I follows
Only conclusion II follows
Either I or II follows
Neither I nor II follows
Both I and II follow
Explanation:
Investment in securities involves risk. This does not mean that one should not invest in securities. So, I does not follow. Since the statement advises one to consult investment advisor before investing, so II follows.
Discussion:
7 comments Page 1 of 1.

The word 'With certainty' does not seems to be logical. No one can predict with certainty.So neither follows.

I agree. The statement did not state that the advisor could calculate with certainty. Answer B would be and assumption and therefore could not be beyond reasonable doubt.

Ryan Millar said:   10 years ago
I agree. The statement "with certainty" makes II not follow.

Prashu said:   9 years ago
No one can calculate market risk with certainty.