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      In each of the questions below are given three statements followed by three conclusions numbered I, II and III. 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 : All bottles are cans.

                                       All drawers are cans.

                                      No can is a box.

      Conclusions :      I. All  drawers being bottles is a possibility.

      II. Some boxes are bottles.

      III. Some drawers are boxes.

      A None follows Correct Answer Incorrect Answer
      B Only I follow Correct Answer Incorrect Answer
      C Either I or II and III follow Correct Answer Incorrect Answer
      D Only I and III follow Correct Answer Incorrect Answer
      E All follow Correct Answer Incorrect Answer

      Solution

      All drawers are cans(A) + Some cans are bottles(I) ⇒ Probable conclusion⇒ All drawers may be bottles(A). Hence, conclusion I follows. All bottles are cans(A) + No can is a box(E) ⇒ No bottle is a box(E) ⇒ conversion ⇒ Some boxes are not bottles(O). Hence, conclusion II does not  follow. All drawers are bottles(A) + Some bottles are cans(I) ⇒ No conclusion. Hence, conclusion III does not follow.

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