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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

 Next Question
Answer: Option E

: E

Option E

Explanation:

1. Some Statements: Some Papers Are Pens. All The Pencils Are Pens.
...papers are Statements: Some Papers Are Pens. All The Pencils Are Pens.
...pens.

2. All the Statements: Some Papers Are Pens. All The Pencils Are Pens.
...pencils are Statements: Some Papers Are Pens. All The Pencils Are Pens.
...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) Statements: Some Papers Are Pens. All The Pencils Are Pens.
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