Saturday, October 25, 2008

What Is Conditional Reasoning?

Conditional reasoning is a term frequently used in Psychology. It is a special type of logical reasoning, which depends on conditional statements. For example, if you take a glass, then a diamond can surely make a scratch over it. The logic here is simple: if x, then y. Here x is the antecedent and y is the consequent. Many more examples can be given in this respect. For example, if more ice is melt in the North Pole, more people will be drown. Now, it's your time to think about different conditional reasoning. Time to brainstorm for more.

Now it is the time to know about the answers of the previous set.

1. d) ; 2. b) 36; 3. b) Rs. 140000; 4. c) AB = CD; 5. a) GTHS; 6. c) trouble makers; 7. c) cloth; 8. d) Delhi-England; 9. b) 50 m; 10. d) 24.

Are you ready to face today's questions? Here we go.

Today's (25th October, 2008) Questions

1. Fill in the next number in the series

10, 15, 20, 25, 30, _________

a) 40
b) 45
c) 35
d) 32

2. What is the ratio of volumes of two spheres whose radii are in the ratio 2 : 3?

a) 2:3
b) 4:9
c) 4:6
d) 8:27

3. The missing number in the given figure is

a) 44

b) 48
c) 40
d) 50

4. The greatest number of four digits beginning with 2 and ending with 8 is ________

a) 2988
b) 2998
c) 2999
d) 2908

5. Members of a club are gentlemen. Some members are officers. Officers are invited to a party. Therefore, we may deduce that

a) all members are invited to the party
b) all gentlemen are invited to the party
c) officers who are gentlemen are invited to the party
d) some gentlemen are invited to the party

6. Fill in the next number in the series

1, 4, 9, 16, 25, ______

a) 30
b) 35
c) 36
d) 40

7. Complete the series

8. Ten men can finish contraction of a wall in eight days. How many men are needed to finish the work is half-a-day?

a) 80
b) 100
c) 120
d) 160

9. Fill in the blanks with the most logical choice

Prison is to humans as cage is to ______________

a) birds
b) iron
c) wood
d) cart

10. Fill in the blanks with the most logical choice

Doctor works in clinic but scientist works in ___________

a) chemicals
b) elements
c) library
d) laboratory

An Update: The next session will appear on 29th October, 2008. Till then, stay tuned.