Instructions

In the following questions, the symbols @, ©. $, % and * are used with the following meaning as illustrated below ‘P ©Q’ means ‘P is not greater than Q.. ‘P % Q’ means ‘P is not smaller than Q’. ‘P * Q’ means ‘P is neither smaller than nor equal to Q’. ‘P @ Q’ means P is neither greater than nor equal to Q’. ‘P$ Q’ means ‘P is neither greater than nor smaller than Q’.
Now in each of the following questions assuming the given statements to be true, find which of the two conclusions I and II given below them is/ are definitely true ?
a: if only Conclusion 1 is true.
b: if only Conclusion II is true.
c: if either Conclusion I or II is true.
d: if neither Conclusion I nor II is true.
e: if both Conclusions I and li are true.

Question 229

# Statements : M * T, T @ K, K @ NConclusions :I. N * TII. N * M

Solution

the statements and their meanings are as follows:
M * T: M>T
T @ K:K>T
K @ N:N>K
hence the overall equation will be:M>T AND N>K>T.

conclusion 1 will imply: N>T, which is true by the above single equation.
conclusion 2 will imply:N>M, which cannot be held true as there is no direct relation between the two.
therefore the correct option is A, where only conclusion 1 is true.