Logical Reasoning - Verbal Reasoning - Discussion

Discussion Forum : Verbal Reasoning - Type 1 (Q.No. 6)
Directions to Solve
Find the statement that must be true according to the given information.

Ten new television shows appeared during the month of September. Five of the shows were sitcoms, three were hour-long dramas, and two were news-magazine shows. By January, only seven of these new shows were still on the air. Five of the shows that remained were sitcoms.
Only one of the news-magazine shows remained on the air.
Only one of the hour-long dramas remained on the air.
At least one of the shows that was cancelled was an hour-long drama.
Television viewers prefer sitcoms over hour-long dramas.
Answer: Option
If there were seven shows left and five were sitcoms, this means that only two of the shows could possibly be dramas. Choices a and b may be true, but there is no evidence to indicate this as fact. The fact that all of the sitcoms remained does not necessarily mean that viewers prefer sitcoms (choice d).
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Olu said:   4 months ago
I agree, option C is correct.

Since 7 shows remained and all 5 of the sitcoms remained, the other 2 that were screened off are from the other 2 categories, so it could have been 2 news or 2 drama or 1 from each.

The statement only said the 5 sitcoms remained, so we can't conclude that at least one of the shows that were canceled was an hour-long drama.

So since we have no hints for which other ones were cancelled, it is logical to conclude D as the answer, since all 5 sitcoms remained.

NAGALAND said:   2 years ago
C should be the correct answer because if 3 shows are cancelled atleast one of them would be the drama.

Soumya said:   2 years ago
It Should be D.

Aditya said:   2 years ago
I think the answer should be D, as the viewers are those who are deciding the future of shows.

Costie said:   4 years ago
5 sitcoms + 3 hour-long dramas = 8 shows, so one hour-long dramas should be cancelled. So C is the correct answer.

Sravanthi T said:   5 years ago
It can D as well. Because either 1 or 2 or 3 of hr drama or magazine got closed but all 5 sitcom shows were successful.

P Dkhar said:   5 years ago
D should be the answer.

Reuben said:   6 years ago
At least one of the 1hr long drama was cancelled means either one or two or all the 3 were cancelled either way so, I feel it is most appropriate.

Pratik said:   6 years ago
D will be an assumption, not based on anything in paragraph because it is possible that people like dramas more than sitcoms but 1 of them was a drama met with lots of critics, so it stopped getting screened. Whereas all sitcoms could be barely just good enough to continue screening.

Pratik said:   6 years ago
3 shows stopped screening.

There are 3 dramas and 2 news magazines. If all 3 drama's got removed, A and B both become false. Now if 2 new magazines got removed, there is another 1 to remove to make it 3. Obviously, it will have to be a drama. So at last, 1 drama will be removed. C.

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