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Statements are given followed by conclusions. You have to consider the statements to be true even if they seem to be at variance from commonly known facts. You have to decide which of the given conclusions if any, follow the given statement.

Statements
All poets are intelligent.
All singers are intelligent.

Conclusions
I. All singers are poets.
II. Some intelligent persons are not singers.
  1. Only conclusion II follows
  2. Either conclusion I or II follows
  3. Neither conclusion I nor II follows
  4. Only conclusion I follows


Solution

The correct option is C Neither conclusion I nor II follows
Both the premises are universal affirmative (A-type). These two premises are not aligned. Now take the converse of one of the premises to align them.
All poets are intelligent.
Some intelligent are singers.
A+I Therefore, no conclusion follows.

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