Logic & Reasoning

People speculate when they consider a situation and assume something to be true based on inconclusive evidence. Which situation below is the best example of Speculation?

a. Francine decides that it would be appropriate to wear jeans to her new office on Friday after reading about “Casual Fridays”in her employee handbook.
b. Mary spends thirty minutes sitting in traffic and wishes that she took the train instead of driving.
c. After consulting several guidebooks and her travel agent, Jennifer feels confident that the hotel she has chosen is first-rate.
d. When Emily opens the door in tears, Theo guesses that she’s had a death in her family.
  1. d. This is the only situation in which someone makes an assumption that is not based on conclusive evidence. Choices a and c reflect situations in which assumptions are made based on evidence. In choice b, Mary is not assuming anything to be true.She is simply wishing that she’d made a different decision.

Test ID: 749
Source: 501 challenging logic & reasoning problems