Verbal Reasoning - Syllogism - Discussion

In each of the following questions there are three statements. Which are followed by three or four conclusions. Choose the conclusions which logically follow from the given statements.


Statements: All the books are papers. Some papers are journals. Some journals are calendars.


  1. Some journals are books.
  2. Some calendars are papers.
  3. Some books are journals.
  4. Some books are calendars.

[A]. Only (1)
[B]. Only (2)
[C]. Only (3)
[D]. Only (4)
[E]. None of the four

Answer: Option E


Jagadish said: (Oct 14, 2010)  
I go for the option C but how option E comes. Can anyone explain me.

Chetan said: (Oct 18, 2010)  
I go for option A.

Ravish said: (Jan 4, 2011)  
None follows is correct, cause the conclusion needs to be true in every figure drawn.

Royalook said: (Apr 27, 2011)  
I think you should consider on basic fig and than on others.

Kapil said: (May 28, 2014)  
There can be other figures too which don't concludes the above options. We aim to conclude any option from all the figures, so option comes out to be E.

Muneesh Kumar Dogra said: (Jan 30, 2015)  
What does it mean that the conclusion needs to be true in every figure? Does it mean one option relates to one diagram or doesn't relate to other diagram at same time.

Joshua said: (May 18, 2015)  
Use only the basic figure.

Nandini Garikapati said: (Sep 7, 2015)  
Don't look at the diagram. Just think out yourself about the statement and conclusion you can get the E option.

Vibhor said: (Aug 16, 2016)  
The Option C only true.

Pravesh Kumar said: (Jul 27, 2017)  
I think option C because some books involve journals so.

Induja said: (Feb 12, 2018)  
How option E? explain.

Bhavya said: (Aug 9, 2018)  

Some books may or may not involve journals both are the possibilities that's why the correct answer is E.

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