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In a mystery story I was reading, a revelation is uncovered that changes the perception of the case. One of the characters then asks, "では, ...... というのですか?". I removed parts of the actual line to avoid spoilers, but he was creating a hypothesis based on the new information.

Another responds: "そういうことになります". My question is, why use なる in this case? Is there any difference in nuance between that and そういうことです?

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そういうことになります

is roughly 'Yes, it would mean that.', because なる means become.

On the other hand,

そういうことです

becomes 'Yes, it is.'

Since they are speaking based on uncovered evidence, the evidence would mean -> "that". Also, this happens because it is an answer to a question, or in this case the section of

では, ...... というのですか?

Another explanation may be that the author is trying to add a voice to a character. He may be trying to portray a character that makes sentences overly complicated or formal.

I hope this helps.

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