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:
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Yangdol said:   9 months ago
Let's evaluate each conclusion:

Some mangoes are green.

This conclusion cannot be derived from the given statements. There is no direct information about the color of mangoes other than some of them being yellow.

So, we cannot conclude that some mangoes are green based on the given premises. (False)

Tixo is yellow.
This conclusion also cannot be derived from the given statements. While it is true that some Tixo is mangoes, we do not have any information about the colour of Tixo. So, we cannot determine whether Tixo is yellow or not based on the given premises. (False)

So, the correct option is:
d) Neither (1) nor (2) follows

Explanation:
Neither of the conclusions follows logically from the given statements. The information provided on the premises is not sufficient to draw conclusions about the colour of mangoes (green) or the colour of Tixo (yellow).

Therefore, both conclusions are not valid.
(1)