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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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.

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.

Divya said:   7 years ago
In fact myself think that answer is D.

Waheed said:   7 years ago
D and C because since more 2 channels it's either 2 all from drama or 2 all from magazine or 1 each.

Hence it justified the c statement.

Prachi said:   7 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.

Sami-Ur-Rehman Khan said:   8 years ago
I also think that D is the correct answer. Option D was my first instinct also. Because option C has no reason.

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.

Kasinath @Hyd said:   10 years ago
Out of 7 shows in Jan.
Five of the shows that remained were sitcoms. It means Viewer's like to watch Sitcoms than other shows.

As Televisions are Viewer's choice dependent therefore and is [D].

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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