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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Priyanka said:   1 decade ago
I think answer shoul be D. As it totally depends on the viewers. N they prefer sitcoms. It is not mentioned that out of 7 the other two can be anything from hour-long drama or news magzine show.

Nikhil said:   1 decade ago
I think you are right Priyanka, it will depend on the viewers choice.

Rahul said:   1 decade ago
The answer id D. As all 5 sitcoms remained is a sign enough to say that viewers prefer sitcoms rather than news-shows & 1 hr long dramas. As for option a,b and c there is no statement in support.

Usha said:   1 decade ago
If there is no given fact for the answer A and b then there is no given fact for C as well. The explanation given for the C is not a fact and it does not make any sense.

Subhajit Mandal said:   1 decade ago
D is the most suitable answer. It's a commonsense. We know that those shows which are most preferred by viewers continue screening.

Bharat bhusan said:   1 decade ago
Can anyone tell me where is statement mentioned in support of option C ?

Shailendra said:   1 decade ago
As there 7 shows remaining, answer C is not appropriate. Its given that there is 5 sitcoms in remaining 7 shows. So it might be possible that remaining 2 shows are news magazine.

Devashish said:   1 decade ago
C is right because on the paragraph last line "Five of the shows that remained were sitcoms" and second last line is that "By January, only seven of these new shows were still on the air".

So sitcomes already has five. Television is don't want to show closed every channel at least. We have " three were hour-long dramas" and "two were news-magazine shows" so long hours drama is expensive for television at least one is running. So in 7. " 5 comes from sitcomes as given. 1 from long drama and 1 from news-magazine shows.

Pals said:   10 years ago
Devashish can you be more elaborate. I think your answer is based on assumption not fact given in the paragraphs.

Aditya said:   10 years ago
I think the answer should be d because there is no evidence anywhere in the paragraph about the fact that there was at least one drama show or a magazine show.

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