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As per the National Forestry Report, 1998 , India must retain a true cover of 33 per cent as against the 19 per cent at present . A budgetary allocation of Rs 850 crore is just a drop in the ocean.

Conclusions:

I. The forest coverage in a country should be in proportion to its popullation 

II. Inadequate budgetary allocation comes in the way of enhancing the forest coverage.

A) If only conclusion I follows B) If only conclusion II follows
C) If neither I nor II follows D) If both I and II follow

Answer:   B) If only conclusion II follows

Explanation:

The relation of forest to population can't be derived from the statement. Hence I does not follow. From the second sentence and from the tone of the statement II can be derived. Hence follows.

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In the question below consists of a question and two statements numbered a and b given below it. You have to decide whether the data provided in the statements are sufficient to answer the question. Read both the statements and give the answer.

Question: How is Vinitha related to Ragini ?
Statements:
a. Vinitha's husband is the only son of Ragini's mother.
b. Vinitha's brother and Ragini's husband are cousins.

A) Neither a nor b is sufficient B) Either a or b is sufficient
C) Both a & b are sufficient D) a alone is sufficient while b alone is not sufficient
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: B) Either a or b is sufficient

Explanation:

From a, we conclude that Vinitha is the wife of Ragini's mother's only son i.e. Ragini's brother. Thus, Vinitha is Ragini's sister-in-law.

From b, we conclude that Vinitha is the cousin of Ragini's husband, which implies that Vinitha is Ragini's sister-in-law.

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In the question below consists of a question and two statements numbered a and b given below it. You have to decide whether the data provided in the statements are sufficient to answer the question. Read both the statements and give the answer.

Question: In which year was Kalyan born ?
Statements:
a. Kalyan at present is 15 years younger to his mother.
b. Kalyan's brother, who was born in 1991, is 25 years younger to his mother.

 

A) b alone is sufficient while a alone is not sufficient B) a alone is sufficient while b alone is not sufficient
C) Both a and b are sufficient D) Neither a nor b is sufficient
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: C) Both a and b are sufficient

Explanation:

From both a and b, we find that Kalyan is (25 - 15) = 10 years older than his brother, who was born in 1991. So, Kalyan was born in 1981.

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Statement 1: Elizabeth has four children.
Statement 2: Two of the children have blue eyes and two of the children have brown eyes.
Statement 3: Half of the children are girls.
If the first three statements are facts, which of the following statements must also be a fact?

a. At least one girl has blue eyes.
b. Two of the children are boys.
c. The boys have brown eyes.

A) a only B) a and b
C) b only D) b and c
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: C) b only

Explanation:

Since half of the four children are girls, two must be boys. It is not clear which children have blue or brown eyes. So only statement (b) follows.

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If banana is apple, apple is grapes, grapes is mango, mango is nuts, nuts is guava, which of the following is a yellow fruit ?

A) Grapes B) Mango
C) Nuts D) Guava
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: C) Nuts

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Artists are generally whimsical. Some of them are frustrated. Frustrated people are prone to be drug addicts.

Based on these statements which of the following conclusions is true?

A) All frustrated people are drug addicts B) Frustrated people are whimsical
C) All drug addicts are artists D) Some artists may be drug addicts
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: D) Some artists may be drug addicts

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