# Verbal Reasoning - Syllogism - Discussion

Discussion Forum : Syllogism - Syllogism 1 (Q.No. 2)
Directions to Solve

In each of the following questions two statements are given and these statements are followed by two conclusions numbered (1) and (2). You have to take the given two statements to be true even if they seem to be at variance from commonly known facts. Read the conclusions and then decide which of the given conclusions logically follows from the two given statements, disregarding commonly known facts.

• (A) If only (1) conclusion follows
• (B) If only (2) conclusion follows
• (C) If either (1) or (2) follows
• (D) If neither (1) nor (2) follows and
• (E) If both (1) and (2) follow.

2.

Statements: All the harmoniums are instruments. All the instruments are flutes.

Conclusions:

1. All the flutes are instruments.
2. All the harmoniums are flutes.

Only (1) conclusion follows
Only (2) conclusion follows
Either (1) or (2) follows
Neither (1) nor (2) follows
Both (1) and (2) follow
Explanation:
Discussion:
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Can anyone please explain me this question? I didn't get.

flutes=x
instruments=y
harmonium=z
all x=all y (1)
all y=all z (2)
so,all x=all z
all harmoniums are flutes

I think ans is d.

Because from your point of you all the haromo are fluts.

There should be some instruments.

Thanx to prachi. She made a simple way to solve the problem.

All X are Y
All Y are Z

Then

All X are Z
some Z are X

Acoording to you ans may be B also na.

We can make z=x.

I think answer would be E, because .All the instruments are flutes-> Right. But, Why not this sentence All the flutes are instruments is right?