Syllogism

Directions: There are four statements. Of these four statements, two cannot both be true, but both can be false. Study the statements carefully and identify the two that satisfy above condition.

Examine the following statements:

  1. All animals are carnivorous.
  2. Some animals are not carnivorous.
  3. Animals are not carnivorous.
  4. Some animals are carnivorous.

Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

  1. 1 and 2
  2. 3 and 4
  3. 2 and 3
  4. 1 and 3

Answer

"All animals are carnivorous." and "Animals are not carnivorous." are opposite statements and both cannot be true.

The correct option is D.