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Two statements are given followed by four conclusions I. II, III and IV. You have to consider the two 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 from the given statements.

Statements
Some skirts are benches.
No bench is a table.

Conclusions
I. Some skirts are tables.
II. Some benches are skirts.
III. All benches are skirts.
IV. Some tables are skirts.
  1. None of the above
  2. Only I follows
  3. Only II follows
  4. Only II and IV follow
  5. Only I and III follow


Solution

The correct option is C Only II follows
The first premise is particular affirmative (I-type).
The second premise is universal negative (E-type).
Some skirts are benches.
No bench is a table.
I+E0-type of conclusion
Some skirts are not tables.
Conclusion II is the converse of the first premise.

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