# 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.

6.
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
Explanation:
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).
Discussion:
30 comments Page 1 of 3.

Dominique said:   7 years ago
The correct answer is C. D could not be logically correct because "Television viewers" constitute for all Television viewers and we know that not all viewers prefer sitcom over hour long dramas. We also know that out of the seven shows that remain five is sitcom, the other two unknown. Now, if the two magazine shows remained, the three, hour-long drama shows must be cancelled. If two, hour-long drama shows remained then one must be cancelled. If one hour long drama and one news magazine show remained the two, hour-long drama must be cancelled. Hence, C is absolutely correct.

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.

Olu said:   6 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.

Suraj Chhabria said:   6 years ago
The correct answer is C. In these questions, the answers should be that which is 100% correct. We cannot guess any answer.

For D, we are assuming that Television viewers prefer sitcoms over hour-long dramas.

But for C it is obvious that at least one hour-long drama show is cancelled.

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.

Garima Bahuguna said:   8 years ago
On reading the paragraph one doesn't think that for the answer one will have to eliminate the choices. But clearly looks for evidence and evidence is provided by option D. So, I fail to understand the justification given for option C.

Sonali Velapurkar said:   9 years ago
I guess the most appropriate answer is option d as the text says, 'only seven of these new shows were still on the air'.

Which means preference is given by the audience (shows most viewed) and so the shows go on air and so option D.

Prachi said:   8 years ago
D is the correct answer as out of 10, 5 were sitcoms and all of the sitcoms have been accepted and liked by viewers this means it is more preferred to long hour dramas and hence D should be correct one.

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.

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