Logical Reasoning - Verbal Reasoning - Discussion

Discussion :: Verbal Reasoning - Type 1 (Q.No.3)

Find the statement that must be true according to the given information.


Erin is twelve years old. For three years, she has been asking her parents for a dog. Her parents have told her that they believe a dog would not be happy in an apartment, but they have given her permission to have a bird. Erin has not yet decided what kind of bird she would like to have.

[A]. Erin's parents like birds better than they like dogs.
[B]. Erin does not like birds.
[C]. Erin and her parents live in an apartment.
[D]. Erin and her parents would like to move.

Answer: Option C


Since Erin's parents think a dog would not be happy in an apartment, we can reasonably conclude that the family lives in an apartment. We do not know if Erin's parents dislike dogs (choice a) or if Erin dislikes birds (choice b).There is no support for choice d.

Nannozi Josephine said: (Aug 26, 2011)  
Option C is the right Answer since there is no evidence to show that Erin doesn't like bird though he had not chosen the bird, also it is not clear whether the parent don't like a dog because they just said a dog would not be happy.

Pankaj said: (Apr 16, 2013)  
If there is condition that Erin doesn't like birds then what will be the correct answer?

Prakhar said: (Jul 14, 2017)  
But parents can live in the different home and Erin is living in a hostel apartment.

Kinjal said: (Nov 15, 2017)  
Option A can also be correct. Her parents belief might just be an excuse to not own animals (After all many people in apartments own dogs).

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