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# Reasoning: Syllogism for SBI CLERK & Upcoming Bank Exams

Directions (Q. 1 – 10): In each question below are given two or 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 all the conclusions and decide which of the given conclusions logically follows from the given statements, disregarding commonly known facts.

1) if only conclusion I follows.

2) if only conclusion II follows.

3) if either conclusion I or conclusion II follows.

4) if neither conclusion I nor conclusion II follows.

5) if both conclusion I and conclusion II follow.

1. Statements: Some tigers are panthers.

No lion is a tiger.

Conclusions: I. Some panthers being lions is a possibility.

II. Panthers, which are not tigers, being lions is a possibility.

2. Statements: All doctors are perfect.

All engineers are perfect.

Conclusions: I. There is a possibility that some doctors are engineers.

II. All perfects are either doctors or engineers.

3. Statements: All eggs are tomatoes.

No tomato is a potato.

All potatoes are goods.

Conclusions: I. Some tomatoes may be goods.

II. All eggs being goods is a possibility.

4. Statements: Some dogs are cats.

All animals are cats.

All cats are whites.

Conclusions: I. All those dogs which are cats are also whites.

II. All the animals may or may not be dogs.

5. Statements: Some golds are silver.

All silvers are white.

No white is a yellow.

Conclusions: I.Some golds which are white are not yellow.

II.Some golds being yellow is a possibility.

6. Statements: All blades are sharp.

No blunt is a sword.

Conclusions: I. All sword being blades is a possibility.

II.At least some blades may be swords.

7. Statements: All flowers are white.

Some whites are beautiful.

Conclusions: I. All flowers being beautiful is a possibility.

II. At least some whites may not be flowers.

8. Statements: All fruits are tasty.

No tasty is good.

All goods are yummy.

Conclusions: I. All yummy things being tasty is a possibility.

II. All fruits being yummy is a possibility.

9. Statements: All mangoes are grapes.

Some grapes are black.

Conclusions: I. Some mangoes being black is a possibility.

II. There is a possibility that some mangoes are not black.

10. Statements: No book is a pencil.

All pencils are pens.

No pen is blue.

Conclusions: I. No blue is a pencil.

II. All books being pen is a possibility.