Statement and Argument

Directions to SolveEach question given below consists of a statement, followed by two arguments numbered I and II. You have to decide which of the arguments is a 'strong' argument and which is a 'weak' argument.Give answer:
  • (A) If only argument I is strong
  • (B) If only argument II is strong
  • (C) If either I or II is strong
  • (D) If neither I nor II is strong and
  • (E) If both I and II are strong.

Q1: Statement: Is buying things on instalments profitable to the customer? Arguments:
  1. Yes. He has to pay less.
  2. No, paying instalments upsets the family budget.

A Only argument I is strong

B Either I or II is strong

C Neither I nor II is strong

D Both I and II are strong

E Only argument II is strong

ANS:D - Neither I nor II is strong

Explanation: In buying things on instalments, a customer has to pay more as the interest is also included. So, argument I does not hold. Moreover, one who buys an item on instalments maintains his future budget accordingly as he is well acquainted with when and how much he has to pay, beforehand. So, argument II is also not valid.



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