Statement Assumption (25)

Q1. Statement: The simplest and the most cost-effective way to upgrade your home Exchange your old furniture and get 25% to 33% off on the new furniture.’ – An advertisement of a furniture company.

Assumptions:

Nowadays, there is no demand for furniture products unless some attractive scheme is offered.
Some customers always desire to have best quality and do not bother either for cost or for convenience.
Some customers want to keep their home up-to-date with reasonable cost and with less hassles.
A. Only I is implicit
B. Only II is implicit
C. Only III is implicit
D. Only I and II are implicit
E. None of these

Answer & Explanation

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

The advertisement has put forward an exchange offer does not imply that there is no demand for furniture products without an offer. So, I is not implicit. Since the advertisement highlights both ‘simplest’ and ‘cost-effective’, so II is not implicit. Further, the advertisement mentions that people can buy new furniture at discounted price without the hassles of disposing off the old one. Hence, only III is implicit.

 

Q2. Statement: Everybody loves reading adventure stories.

Assumptions:

Adventure stories are the only reading material.
Nobody loves reading any other material.
All are literate.
A. None is implicit
B. Only I and II are implicit
C. All are implicit
D. Only II and III are implicit
E. None of these

Answer & Explanation

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

The statement mentions that adventure stories are liked by everybody. This does not mean that there is no other reading material or nobody loves reading any other material. So, neither I nor II is implicit. Besides, ‘everybody’ in the statement stands for ‘all literate people’ and not for ‘all people’. So, III is also not implicit.

 

Q3. Statement: Delink degrees with jobs. Then, boys will think twice before joining colleges.

Assumptions:

Boys join college education for getting jobs.
A degree is of no use for getting a job.
Girls do not try for jobs.
A. Only I is implicit
B. Only I and II are implicit
C. Only II and III are implicit
D. Only I and III are implicit
E. All are implicit

Answer & Explanation

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

The statement mentions that if the degrees have no connection with jobs, boys will consider and reconsider whether they should join college. So, I is implicit. In the present system, degrees are not delinked with jobs. This means that job is not available without degrees. So, II is not implicit. Nothing about the girls is mentioned in the statement. So, III is also not implicit.

 

Q4. Statement: In spite of the heavy rains the traffic has not been disrupted this year.

Assumptions:

The traffic is disrupted in rainy seasons only.
Rains do not affect traffic movement.
Adequate precautions were taken for traffic management during rainy season.
A. Only I is implicit
B. Only I and II are implicit
C. Only III is implicit
D. Only II and III are implicit
E. None is implicit

Answer & Explanation

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

The statement expresses surprise at the traffic situation remaining normal even after rains. This means that rains affect traffic. So, II is not implicit. But this does not mean that only rains affect traffic. So, I is also not implicit. Since the traffic was not affected during rains as expected, so III is implicit.

 

Q5. Statement: The company has decided to increase the price of all its products to tackle the precarious financial position.

Assumptions:

The company may be able to wipe out the entire losses incurred earlier by this decision.
The buyers may continue to buy its products even after the increase.
The company has adequate resources to continue production for few more months.
A. Only I and III are implicit
B. Only II is implicit
C. Only II and III are implicit
D. None is implicit
E. None of these

Answer & Explanation

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

It is mentioned that the company has taken the decision to make up for the financial deficit. So, I is implicit. The response of the buyers to the increased prices cannot be deduced from the statement. So, II is not implicit. Since the company seeks to improve its financial position by increasing the prices of its products, so III is also implicit.

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