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Statements : Some books are pens. No pen is pencil.

Conclusions :
I. Some pens are books.
II. Some pencils are books.
III. Some books are not pencils.
IV. All pencils are books.

A. Only I follows

B. Only II and III follow

C. Only I and III follow

D. Only I and II follow

E. Only I and IV follow

Answer: Option C

Solution(By Examveda Team)

Since one premise is particular and the other negative, the conclusion must be particular negative and should not contain the middle term. Thus, III follows. I is the converse of the first premise and so it also holds.

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