Thursday, September 25, 2008

Few More Reasoning Types

There are many more reasoning ahead, such as

# Criteria reasoning: comparing against established criteria.
# Decompositional reasoning: understand the parts to understand the whole.
# Deductive reasoning: starting from the general rule and moving to specifics.
# Inductive reasoning: starting from specifics and deriving a general rule.
# Modal logic: arguing about necessity and possibility.
# Traditional logic: assuming premises are correct.
# Pros-vs-cons reasoning: using arguments both for and against a case.
# Set-based reasoning: based on categories and membership relationships.
# Systemic reasoning: the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.
# Syllogistic reasoning: drawing conclusions from premises.

I took this information from the site:

Today I am in real hurry and have really a very little time to spend on my blog. Can I expect my reader to add some comment here and elaborate this post on reasoning, please?

Well, here are the answers from the previous post:

1. c) irrigation; 2. d) loading; 3. c) sleeping; 4. c) throat; 5. b) catching; 6. c) branch; 7. a) birds; 8. c) cloth; 9. a) misery; 10. b) pool.

Here are today's set

Today's (25th September, 2008) Questions


The average height of students in a class of 10 is 105 cm. If 20 more students with an average height of 120 cms join the class, what will the average height be?

a) 105 cm
b) 110 cm
c) 112 cm
d) 115 cm


The missing number in the given figure is

a) 15
b) 13
c) 12
d) 10


John and Joni are two brothers. John is senior to Joni by four years. Both have the same date of birth. Joni was born on Monday, the 1st of July, 1996.

On which week-day was John born?

a) Monday
b) Tuesday
c) Wednesday
d) Thursday


Spot the
odd figure


.07 X .07 X 0.7 - .05 X .05 X .05
.07 X .07 X .07 X .05 + .05 X .05

a) .002
b) .02
c) .0002
d) .2


Spot the emotion that does not belong to the group

a) laughter
b) happiness
c) rage
d) pleasure


Which is the correct symbol of the swastika?


_________ breeds contempt.

a) enmity
b) neighborhood
c) relationship
d) familiarity


Which figure in Fig. A is hidden in the complex figure in Fig. B?


What is 30% of 450?

a) 150
b) 135
c) 180
d) 1350

So, aren't they really interesting? Well, it's time to take your mouse down and go for a comment. We will be back on 1st October, 2008 with a new set of questions and answers of the current set. Till then, let us take a short leave.