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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.

Give answer:

  • (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.


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


  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
Answer: Option
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Parth said:   1 decade ago
Can anyone please explain me this question? I didn't get.

Prachi said:   1 decade ago
all x=all y (1)
all y=all z (2)
so,all x=all z
all harmoniums are flutes

Bal;u said:   1 decade ago
I think ans is d.

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

There should be some instruments.

Ram said:   1 decade ago
Thanx to prachi. She made a simple way to solve the problem.

Ratnakar said:   1 decade ago
All X are Y
All Y are Z


All X are Z
some Z are X

Sneha said:   1 decade ago
Acoording to you ans may be B also na.

We can make z=x.

Bhaskar said:   1 decade ago
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?

Gokila said:   1 decade ago
Very good explanation prachi;-).

Kruthika said:   1 decade ago
Can anyone tell me about that diagram drawn under solution ?

Ravinder kumar said:   1 decade ago
By Raval notations HH -I II -F so HH - F follows

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