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

      Statements : Some eggs are chickens.

      No chicken is a hen.

      No hen is a pigeon.

      Conclusions : I. Some eggs may be hens.

      II. Some chickens are not pigeons.

      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 I follows. Correct Answer Incorrect Answer

      Solution

      Some eggs are chickens (I) + No chicken is a hen (E) = Some eggs are not hens (O) ⇒ Probable conclusion ⇒ Some eggs may be hens (I). Hence, conclusion I will follow. No chicken is a hen (E) + No hen is a pigeon (E) = No conclusion. Hence, conclusion II will not follow.

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