(Q.24-25): In each of the questions below are given four statements followed by four conclusions numbered I, II, III and IV. 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 cloves are cardamoms.

All cardamoms are cumins.

Some cumins are corianders.

Some corianders are mints.


I. Some cloves are cumins

II. Some mints are corianders.

III. Some corianders are cloves.

IV. Some corianders are cardamoms

A None follow Correct Answer Incorrect Answer
B Only I and II follow Correct Answer Incorrect Answer
C Only II and IV follow Correct Answer Incorrect Answer
D Only III and IV follow Correct Answer Incorrect Answer


All cloves are cardamoms (A) + All cardamoms are cumins (A) = All cloves are cumins (A) ⇒ I.I. ⇒ Some cloves are cumins (I). Hence, conclusion I will follow. Some corianders are mints (I) ⇒ conversion ⇒ Some mints are corianders (I). Hence, conclusion II will also follow. A + A = A, A + I = No conclusion. Hence, conclusion III and conclusion IV will not follow.

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