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Directions (Qs. 16-20): In the follojwing questions, the symbols @, #, $,* and & are used as illustrated below:

‘P # Q’ means ‘P is not smaller than Q’.

‘P $ Q’ means ‘ P is neither smaller than nor greater than Q’.

‘P @ Q’ means ‘P is neither greater than nor equal to Q’.

‘P * Q’ means ‘P is not greater than Q’.

‘P & Q’ means ‘P is neither smaller than nor equal to Q’.

Now, im 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? Give answer

A
if only Conclusion I 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 Conclusion I and II are true.

Statements: B $ K, K @ D, D # M Conclusions: I. B $ M II. B @ M

Answer & ExplanationOption: [D]

B = k.......(i); K < D ......(ii); D > M ..... (iii)

From (i) and (ii), we get

D > K = B .............. (iv)

From (iii) and (iv), no specific relation can be obtained between B and M. Therefore, B = M (conclusion I) and B < M (conclusion II) are not necessarily true.

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