XAT 2015 Question 11

Question 11

Read the following statements carefully:
Statement 1 : If you want to understand the causes that existed in the past, look at the results as they are manifested in the present.
Statement 2 : Murali did not work as hard as his friends but had secured 1st rank in the examination
Which of the following options is correct with respect to the above two statements?


Statement 1 says that by looking at the results, we can get to the causes.
However, in statement 2, by looking at the results, we cannot negate statement 1 as there are multiple other reasons as aptitude, luck, e.t.c which has not been mentioned in the statement. So the partial information cannot state that statements are contradictory. Statement 1 can still be true even if statement 2 is valid.
Hence, option E is the correct answer.

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