Logical Deduction

Directions to SolveIn each question below are given two statements followed by two conclusions numbered I and II. You have to take the given two statements to be true even if they seem to be at variance from commonly known facts. Read the conclusion and then decide which of the given conclusions logically follows from the two given statements, disregarding commonly known facts.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: No women teacher can play. Some women teachers are athletes. Conclusions:
  1. Male athletes can play.
  2. Some athletes can play.

A Both I and II follow

B Only conclusion I follows

C Only conclusion II follows

D Neither I nor II follows

E Either I or II follows

ANS:D - Neither I nor II follows

Explanation: Since one premise is negative, the conclusion must be negative. So, neither conclusion follows. Read: Important Rules and Formulas for Logical Deduction.

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