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: The district administration has issued a circular to all the farmers under its jurisdiction advising them for not using pesticides indiscriminately as it may pollute the ground water. Assumptions:
  1. People may stop using ground water if the farmers continue to use pesticides indiscriminately.
  2. Farmers may refrain from using pesticides indiscriminately.

A Both I and II are implicit

B Only assumption I is implicit

C Neither I nor II is implicit

D Either I or II is implicit

E Only assumption II is implicit

ANS:B - Only assumption II is implicit

Explanation: The district administration has issued a circular to make the farmers aware of hazards that indiscriminate use of pesticides poses to ground water and plead them to refrain from the same. So, II is implicit. However, I cannot be assumed from the given statement and so it is not implicit.

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