Statement and Assumption

Directions to SolveIn each question below is given a statement followed by two assumptions numbered I and II. You have to consider the statement and the following assumptions and decide which of the assumptions is implicit in the statement.Give answer
  • (A) If only assumption I is implicit
  • (B) If only assumption II is implicit
  • (C) If either I or II is implicit
  • (D) If neither I nor II is implicit
  • (E) If both I and II are implicit.

Q1: Statement: Never before such a lucid book was available on the topic. Assumptions:
  1. Some other books were available on this topic.
  2. You can write lucid books on very few topics.

A Only assumption I is implicit

B Both I and II are implicit

C Only assumption II is implicit

D Either I or II is implicit

E Neither I nor II is implicit

ANS:A - Only assumption I is implicit

It follows from the statement that books on this topic were available before also but they were not 'lucid'. So, I is implicit. But a general comment as II cannot be made from the given statement. So, II is not implicit.

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