Statement and Conclusion

Directions to SolveIn each question below is given a statement followed by two conclusions numbered I and II. You have to assume everything in the statement to be true, then consider the two conclusions together and decide which of them logically follows beyond a reasonable doubt from the information given in the statement.Give answer:
  • (A) If only conclusion I follows
  • (B) If only conclusion II follows
  • (C) If either I or II follows
  • (D) If neither I nor II follows and
  • (E) If both I and II follow.

Q1: Statements: Jade plant has thick leaves and it requires little water. Conclusions:
  1. All plants with thick leaves require little water.
  2. Jade plants may be grown in places where water is not in abundance.

A Only conclusion II follows

B Only conclusion I follows

C Both I and II follow

D Either I or II follows

E Neither I nor II follows

ANS:B - Only conclusion II follows

Explanation: The statement talks of jade plants only and not 'all plants with thick leaves'. So, I does not follow. Also, since jade plants require little water, so they can be grown in places where water is not in abundance. So, II follows.

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