Logical Reasoning - Statement and Conclusion - Discussion

Discussion Forum : Statement and Conclusion - Section 1 (Q.No. 6)
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: In Japan, the incidence of stomach cancer is very high, while that of bowel cancer is very low. But Japanese immigrate to Hawaii, this is reversed - the rate of bowel cancer increases but the rate of stomach cancer is reduced in the next generation. All this is related to nutrition - the diets of Japanese in Hawaii are different than those in Japan.


  1. The same diet as in Hawaii should be propagated in Japan also.
  2. Bowel cancer is less severe than stomach cancer.
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 statement neither propagates the diet of any of the countries nor compares the two types of cancer. So, neither I nor II follows.
8 comments Page 1 of 1.

Ravjeet said:   5 years ago
D option is correct. It is a tricky quest but an imp one to come in exams.

If Hawaii diet will come to Japan we think that stomach cancer will decrease. But at the same time Bowel cancer will also increase. So no statement follows.

Kibru said:   6 years ago
Based on the assumption that the reason for the increase in stomach cancer i.e. nutritional problem, one can easily conclude by saying ", Then this nutritional culture should be changed in Japan so that the stomach cancer problem.

Rahul said:   8 years ago
Hawaii is more prone to bowel cancer. If Hawaii diet is propagated to Japan, then stomach cancer chances would decrease but at the same time bowel cancer chances would increase.

Onkar said:   3 years ago
D is correct because while reading carefully it shows difference between two places and the disease's. It's not mention anything else. So I think D. Is correct answer.

Indrani said:   8 years ago
Why does not one follows, if of course it's talking about nutrition and that is diet?

Hemanth said:   8 months ago
If they change diet then also bowel cancer increases. So, problem is not soving.

Ravi said:   8 years ago
Why doesn't only 1 follow when? When its related to nutrition.

Akash said:   6 years ago
Why Japenese are immigrate to Hawaii?

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