  Question

# In each question, three statements showing relationships have been given, which are followed by two conclusions I and II. Assuming that the given statements are true, find out which conclusion(s) is/are definitely true.  Statements : N ? S, S @ P, P pounds M Conclusions I. S @ M II. P c N

A
if only conclusion I is true
B
if only conclusion II is true
C
if either I or II is true
D
is neither I nor II is true
E
if both I and II are true

Solution

## The correct option is D is neither I nor II is true In these questions the negative meaning of these symbols is given to establish the relation between A and B, which can be easily converted to its simple and positive meaning. Expressing them mathematically, we get, @ → > (greater than), c → (equal to), pounds → ≠ (means either greater than or smaller than, but no definite conclusion), ? → < (smaller than), and \$ N < S  . . .(i), S > P . . . (ii), P # M (iii) From (ii) and (iii), no definite relationship between S and M can be established. Hence I is not true. From (i) and (ii), we get, N < S > P no conclusion. Hence,II is not true.  Suggest corrections   