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

Statements
All bottles are jars.
Some jars are pots.
All pots are taps.
No tap is a tank.

Conclusions
I. No pot is a tank.
II.Some jars are tanks.
III. Some bottles are pots.


Your Answer
A
Only I & III follow
Your Answer
B
Only I & II follow
Your Answer
C
Only II & III follow
Your Answer
D
All follow
Correct Answer
E
None of these

Solution

The correct option is C None of these
The first and third premises are universal affirmative (A- type). The second premise is particular affirmative (I-type). The fourth premise is universal negative (E-type).
Some jars are pots.
All pots are taps
I+AI-type conclusion.
Some jars are taps.
All pots are taps.
No tap is tank.
A + E + E-type conclusions.
No pot is a tank.
This is conclusion I.

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