# IBPS Clerk Prelims: Reasoning Day 7

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Directions (1 – 5):
(A) only 1st follows
(B) only 2nd follows
(C) either 1st or 2nd
(D) neither 1st nor 2nd
(E) both 1st and 2nd

1. Statements: All children are students. Some students are adults. All adults are workers.
Conclusions:
(C) either 1st or 2nd
Explanation:

Both venns shown are a possibility for above statements.
So we see that either no children is adult or some are adults.

2. Statements: Some books are poetry. All poetry is philosophy. Some philosophy is psychology.
Conclusions:
I. No book is psychology
II. Some books are not psychology
(D) neither 1st nor 2nd
Explanation:

All books being psychology is a possibility, so 2nd conclusion does not follow.
* This is not an either or case because both conclusions given are negative.
For either or case – one statement should be positive and other negative.

3. Statements: Some actors are dancers. All dancers are musicians. No musicians are painters.
Conclusions:
I. All adults are painters is a possibility
II. Some dancers are painters.
(D) neither 1st nor 2nd
Explanation:

If all adults are painters then some musicians will be painters which is not possible according to 3rd statement.
Similarly with second conclusion.

4. Statements: Some seas are rivers. All rivers are lakes. No lake is a mountain. Some mountains are hills
Conclusions:
I. Some hills are not lakes
II. Some mountains are not seas
(A) only 1st follows
Explanation:

All hills are lakes is not a possibility, so some hills are not lakes follows.
All mountains are seas is a possibility, so some mountains are not seas does not follows.

5. Statements: Some cars are buses. No truck is a bike. All buses are trucks. All bikes are scooters.
Conclusions:
I. Some trucks are scooters
II. All scooters being buses is a possibility
(D) neither 1st nor 2nd
Explanation:

If all scooters are buses, then all bikes will be trucks which is not possible according to 2nd statement.

Directions (6 – 10): In these questions, relationship between different elements is shown in the statements. The statements are followed by conclusions. Give answer.

1. Statements: D > H ≥ N; S > I ≤ H
Conclusions:
I. N ≤ S
II. I < D
A) if only Conclusion I is true
B) if only Conclusion II is true
C) if either Conclusion I or II is true
D) if neither Conclusion I nor II is true
E) if both Conclusions I and II are true
B) if only Conclusion II is true
Explanation:

S > I ≤ H ≥ N gives no relationship between N and S.
I ≤ H < D, so I < D

2. Statements: P ≤ O < I; P > Y > W
Conclusions:
I. Y ≤ I
II. O > W
A) if only Conclusion I is true
B) if only Conclusion II is true
C) if either Conclusion I or II is true
D) if neither Conclusion I nor II is true
E) if both Conclusions I and II are true
B) if only Conclusion II is true
Explanation:

Y < P ≤ O < I, so Y < I not Y ≤ I
W < Y < P ≤ O, so W < O

3. Statements : A ≥ B > C ≥ F; Z < C ≤ D < E
Conclusions:
I. A > Z
II. F < E
A) if only Conclusion I is true
B) if only Conclusion II is true
C) if either Conclusion I or II is true
D) if neither Conclusion I nor II is true
E) if both Conclusions I and II are true
E) if both Conclusions I and II are true
Explanation:

A ≥ B > C > Z, so A > Z
E > D ≥ C ≥ F, so E > F

4. Statements : A ≥ B ≥ C, C < D > F
Conclusions:
I. F > B
II. A > D
A) if only Conclusion I is true
B) if only Conclusion II is true
C) if either Conclusion I or II is true
D) if neither Conclusion I nor II is true
E) if both Conclusions I and II are true
D) if neither Conclusion I nor II is true
Explanation:

A ≥ B ≥ C < D > F gives no relationship between B and F and also between A and D.

5. Statements : X > Y ≥ Z, Q = Y, P > X
Conclusions:
I. Z < P II. P > Q
A) if only Conclusion I is true
B) if only Conclusion II is true
C) if either Conclusion I or II is true
D) if neither Conclusion I nor II is true
E) if both Conclusions I and II are true
E) if both Conclusions I and II are true
Explanation:

P > X > Y ≥ Z gives P > Z
P > X > Y = Q, so P > Q

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