# Verbal Reasoning - Syllogism - Discussion

Discussion Forum : Syllogism - Syllogism 1 (Q.No. 9)
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.

9.

Statements: Some cows are crows. Some crows are elephants.

Conclusions:

1. Some cows are elephants.
2. All crows are elephants.

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:
144 comments Page 1 of 15.

Sombit Ganguly said:   3 weeks ago
Option A is not the correct answer because the relationship between the cows and elephants is not established through the statements and cannot be determined through an intermediary called "crows".

The second Venn diagram is possible but not so, however, the first Venn diagram is always true.

So, we have to assume that the first Venn diagram is the correct representation unless more details are provided, I hope this helps.
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Ashutosh Tripathy said:   3 weeks ago
@All.

In the explanation section, the 2nd diagram itself tells that, if some cows are crows and some elephants are crows.

Then it's clear that there is a relation possible that some cows can be elephants.

So, A should be the correct answer.
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DEVENDRA said:   5 months ago
I think A is the correct answer.
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Aditya Raj said:   10 months ago
I think A is the correct answer.
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Krishna said:   1 year ago
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Ankush meena said:   1 year ago
I think A is the correct answer.
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Ananya said:   1 year ago
@Ramya.

The second diagram is a valid possibility because it nowhere says that cows and elephants are NOT related.
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Krishnapriya B said:   1 year ago
I think option A is the correct answer.
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Ramya said:   1 year ago
@All.

According to me, the first diagram is correct and the second diagram is wrong. Because there is no statement that says cows and elephants are connected.
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Eli said:   2 years ago
@All.

In the second diagram, you can see clearly that some cows are elephants. So, A is the correct answer.
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