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      In each of the questions below are given three statements followed by two conclusions numbered I andII. You have to take the given statements to be true even if they seem to be at variance with commonly known facts. Read all the conclusions and then decide which of given conclusions logically follows from the given statements disregarding commonly known facts.

      Statements : Some sticks are canes

      All canes are rods.

      All rods are pipes.

      Conclusions :

      I. Some sticks are rods.

      II. Some sticks are pipes.

      A if both conclusions I and II follow Correct Answer Incorrect Answer
      B if neither conclusion I nor II follows Correct Answer Incorrect Answer
      C if either conclusion I or II follows. Correct Answer Incorrect Answer
      D if only conclusion II follows. Correct Answer Incorrect Answer
      E if only conclusion I follows. Correct Answer Incorrect Answer

      Solution

      Some sticks are canes(I) + All canes are rods(A) ⇒ Some sticks are rods(I). Hence, conclusion I follows. Some sticks are canes(I) + All canes are rods(A) ⇒ Some sticks are rods(I) + All rods are pipes(A) ⇒ Some sticks are pipes(I). Hence, conclusion II follows.

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