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In each of the following questions, two statements numbered I and II are given. There may be cause and effect relationship between the two statements. These two statements may be the effect of the same cause or independent causes. These statements may be independent causes without having any relationship. Read both the statements in each question and mark your answer as 

A. If statement I is the cause and statement II is its effect

B. If statement II is the cause and statement I is its effect

C. If both the statements I and II are effects of independent causes

D. If both the statements I and II are effects of some common cause

Statements : 

I. The prices of petrol and diesel in the domestic market have remained unchanged for the past few months.

II. The crude oil prices in the international market have gone up substantially in the last few months. 


1. Statement I is the cause and statement II is its effect 
2. Statement II is the cause and statement I is its effect
3. Both the statements I and II are effects of independent causes 
4. Both the statements I and II are effects of some common cause

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Correct Answer - Option 3 : Both the statements I and II are effects of independent causes 

The prices of petrol and diesel being stagnant in the domestic market and increasing substantially in the international market are effects of independent causes.

Hence, both the statements I and II are effects of independent causes.

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