mahesh004 wrote:

Please explain with answer

In Millington, a city of 50,000 people, Mercedes Pedrosa, a realtor, calculated that a family with Millingtonâ€™s median family income, $28,000 a year, could afford to buy Millingtonâ€™s median-priced $77,000 house. This calculation was based on an 11.2 percent mortgage interest rate and on the realtorâ€™s assumption that a family could only afford to pay up to 25 percent of its income for housing.

Which of the following corrections of a figure appearing in the passage above, if it were the only correction that needed to be made, would yield a new calculation showing that even incomes below the median family income would enable families in Millington to afford Millingtonâ€™s median-priced house?

(A) Millingtonâ€™s total population was 45,000 people.

(B) Millingtonâ€™s median annual family income was $27,000.

(C) Millingtonâ€™s median-priced house cost $80,000.

(D) The rate at which people in Millington had to pay mortgage interest was only 10 percent.

(A) Millingtonâ€™s total population was 45,000 people.

This may or may not shift the median income favorably.

(B) Millingtonâ€™s median annual family income was $27,000.

If median shifts down then less people will buy house keeping everything same.

(C) Millingtonâ€™s median-priced house cost $80,000.

If house price increases less people will buy.

(D) The rate at which people in Millington had to pay mortgage interest was only 10 percent.

------ If rate decreases more people can buy. So I would go with D.