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In each question below are either three statements followed by two conclusions I and II. You have to take the two or three given statements to be true and then decide which of the given conclusions logically follows from the two/ three given statements, disregarding the commonly known facts.

Statements
10% of shoes are chappals.
5% of chappals are papers.
99% of papers are pens.

Conclusions
I. Some shoes are papers.
II. Some shoes are pens.
  1. Either conclusion I or II follows
  2. Neither conclusion I nor II follows
  3. Both conclusions I and II follow
  4. Only conclusion I follows
  5. Only conclusion II follows


Solution

The correct option is B Neither conclusion I nor II follows
Less than 100% means 'some'. Therefore, all the three premises are particular affirmative (I-type). No conclusion follows from the two particular premises.

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