Logical Reasoning - Verbal Reasoning - Discussion

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

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


Vincent has a paper route. Each morning, he delivers 37 newspapers to customers in his neighborhood. It takes Vincent 50 minutes to deliver all the papers. If Vincent is sick or has other plans, his friend Thomas, who lives on the same street, will sometimes deliver the papers for him.

[A]. Vincent and Thomas live in the same neighborhood.
[B]. It takes Thomas more than 50 minutes to deliver the papers.
[C]. It is dark outside when Vincent begins his deliveries.
[D]. Thomas would like to have his own paper route.

Answer: Option A


The fact that Vincent and Thomas live on the same street indicates that they live in the same neighborhood. There is no support for any of the other choices.

Alisha said: (Oct 10, 2010)  
Why to mention that thomas to deliver paper much time?

SANKARANARAYANAN V said: (Oct 22, 2010)  
Thomas is not doing daily while Vincent does it. Generally those who do daily do faster things. As it is not mentioned that Thomas is more efficient than Vincent, I conclude that Vincent will take more than 50 minutes.

Satishnarayana said: (Mar 26, 2011)  
Well thinking. But not efficient.

Sruthi said: (Jul 5, 2011)  
Hope the answer can be in a better way. Because he does the job at times so it takes more than 50 minutes. So answer may be b.

Subashini said: (Aug 29, 2011)  
Vincent and Thomas are neighborhood but the thing is Vincent is sick so as neighbor Thomas has to do the work in efficient way. So I concluded that its take 50 minutes more for Thomas to do the work of Vincent. The option B will be correct.

Sundar said: (Aug 29, 2011)  
Vincent and Thomas live in the same neighborhood.

This is the only possible among the all options.

So, given answer is absolutely correct.

Parveen Kumar said: (Mar 27, 2012)  
Vincent distributes papers daily so he knows every people or house where papers will be delivered but thomas cannot to do so, so he will take more time than vincent.

Venny Dias said: (Oct 18, 2012)  
Well I reject the first answer due to the fact that if it takes Vincent 50 minutes to deliver newspapers on a street and his house is one end of this really long street (if it takes 50 minutes to cross) then they most like don't live in the same neighborhood. Same street basically doesn't necessarily mean same neighborhood. So I reject A unless the time to deliver the newspapers becomes smaller.

Sameer said: (Oct 19, 2013)  
Why you people are in confusion! the given answer is absolutely correct.

Mahendra Hv said: (Mar 8, 2014)  
Yeah. The given answer is absolutely correct. Since they have mentioned that the answer should be relevant to the subject that they provided.

Poonam Kumari said: (Sep 28, 2015)  
But Thomas more time than Vincent.

Lakhi Singh Jodha said: (Aug 18, 2016)  
Vincent is ill. So Thomas, his friend, first come to his house and collect the newspapers and then distribute them. So he should take more time than him.

Pradeepa said: (Oct 3, 2016)  
Actually, the answer is option A because they have mentioned that Vincent is I'll in the same street one boy named Thomas has done the same work so they have asked that who will be doing his remaining work.

So the answer has given already is right.

Yogeswari said: (Oct 3, 2016)  
Definitely, Thomas should take more time compared to Vincent.

Yousuf Ali said: (Jan 2, 2017)  
The given answer is correct i.e A & ans B is also correct in one sense but there is no link of answer B with the given statement that's why answer A is correct.

Srj said: (Feb 6, 2017)  
I think the answer is B.

Piyu said: (Feb 18, 2017)  
According to me, the answer should be B.

Aryan Jain said: (May 24, 2017)  
According to me, the answer should be both a and b, because in b, Thomas will take more time than Vincent to deliver the papers as it will take time by Vincent to contact Thomas to deliver the papers as he is sick.

Shalini Singh said: (May 25, 2017)  
According to me, the answer is A.

Jeevan said: (Jun 12, 2017)  
I hope it it should be B as as Thomas doesn't clearly know to which all houses he had to distribute the newspapers.

Gohar Ayub said: (Aug 6, 2017)  
It will take time for Thomos because he will come to vincent then the explanation to deliver the papers. New work for Thomos to understand.

Suraj Chhabria said: (Mar 14, 2018)  
First of all, the newspaper boys do not manufacture newspapers at home. So it is not necessary that Thomas needs to go Vincent home.

A newspaper boy should have to go first to the central location to collect newspapers. So we cannot assume that Thomas takes more time than Vincent.

There is no statement mentioned above that Thomas is not a regular distributing the newspapers.

The answer A is correct.

Chandu said: (Oct 25, 2018)  
Why not C? Please explain.

Brandon said: (Jan 23, 2019)  
I think the fact that Thomas can deliver the papers on behalf of Vincent when he's sick is a clear indicator that they both live in same street then only it is justified that there's no other logical support for other choices.

Raj said: (Oct 20, 2020)  
Why not D?

Thomas can have his own paper route.

Sophia said: (Jun 2, 2021)  
A is the correct answer.

Pooja said: (Jun 4, 2021)  
Good thanks everyone.

AMIT GOSWAMI said: (Sep 24, 2022)  
Why to say, Thomas would like to have his own paper route? Explain to me, please.

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