## Syllogisms

Statements: Some papers are pens. All the pencils are pens.

Conclusions:

A. Some pens are pencils.

B. Some pens are papers.
Options:
 A. A B. B C. C D. D E. E

: E

Option E

Explanation:

1. Some papers are pens.

2. All the pencils are pens.

Since the middle term is not distributed, there is no possible conclusion which does not involve the middle term. However, both the conclusions mentioned in the question are just the original premise being rephrased. So, both of them hold true, thus making answer option (E), the correct answer choice. (OR)