# Verbal Reasoning - Syllogism - Discussion

Discussion Forum : Syllogism - Syllogism 1 (Q.No. 3)
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.

3.

Statements: Some mangoes are yellow. Some tixo are mangoes.

Conclusions:

1. Some mangoes are green.
2. Tixo is a yellow.

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:
51 comments Page 4 of 6.

Mrinmoy said:   8 years ago
We have to draw and consider only the given facts and what we can conclude from them.

Other facts which may seem to be following from common sense is NOT correct. If it is not given in statements and cannot be concluded from the given statements using proper syllogism mechanism.

Facts which may seem to be incorrect according to common sense is correct, if it is given in statements or can be concluded from the given statements using proper syllogism mechanism.

Sunny said:   9 years ago
@Satish.

How?

Satish said:   9 years ago
I think answer is option 2.

Ravinder Kumar said:   9 years ago
Syllogism questions including possibility type questions are solved at glance by Raval's notations. Search 'Raval notations at philpapers' in google and find complete new and simple approach published at University of London.

What is Raval's notation?

P.m.chellapandi said:   10 years ago
I have a doubt on syllogism which is should we draw the figure only for the given statement or should we draw all the possible case. Please clear me.

Seema said:   10 years ago
Its simple. As no middle term is distributed in both the premises no No conclusion follows.