Find all School-related info fast with the new School-Specific MBA Forum

It is currently 24 Jul 2014, 15:03

Close

GMAT Club Daily Prep

Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track
Your Progress

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Not interested in getting valuable practice questions and articles delivered to your email? No problem, unsubscribe here.

Events & Promotions

Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

Currently people in the United States eat, on the average,

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  
Author Message
TAGS:
Senior Manager
Senior Manager
User avatar
Joined: 04 Jan 2006
Posts: 280
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 17 [0], given: 0

GMAT Tests User
Currently people in the United States eat, on the average, [#permalink] New post 06 Aug 2008, 05:56
00:00
A
B
C
D
E

Difficulty:

(N/A)

Question Stats:

0% (00:00) correct 0% (00:00) wrong based on 0 sessions
Currently people in the United States eat, on the average, 1,431 pounds of food per year, 35 pounds more than in 1980. This increase is, at least in part, because people between the ages of 15 and 64 have accounted for an increasing share of the population.
Which of the following can be properly inferred from the passage above?
(A) More than half of the current population of the United States is between the ages of 15 and 64.
(B) The population has risen since 1980.
(C) Children below the age of 15 require, on the average, more food than do people over the age of 64.
(D) Before 1980 children below the age of 15 outnumbered people between the ages of 15 and 64.
(E) Individuals between the ages of 15 and 64 consume, on the average, more food than do those younger or older.

I tried to use math equation X = N1X1+N2X2/(N1+N2) to explain this problem with no success. Could anyone help me with this question?
Director
Director
User avatar
Joined: 25 Oct 2006
Posts: 652
Followers: 7

Kudos [?]: 177 [0], given: 6

GMAT Tests User
Re: CR: Average consumption [#permalink] New post 06 Aug 2008, 06:27
IMO A.

(A) More than half of the current population of the United States is between the ages of 15 and 64.
-- I guess POE would be the best to find the answer

(B) The population has risen since 1980.
-- this could be a conclusion NOT the inference
(C) Children below the age of 15 require, on the average, more food than do people over the age of 64.
-- too much to infer about the quantity of food consumption
(D) Before 1980 children below the age of 15 outnumbered people between the ages of 15 and 64.
-- no info about before 1980 population
(E) Individuals between the ages of 15 and 64 consume, on the average, more food than do those younger or older.
-- too much to infer about the quantity of food
_________________

If You're Not Living On The Edge, You're Taking Up Too Much Space

Senior Manager
Senior Manager
avatar
Joined: 23 May 2006
Posts: 328
Followers: 2

Kudos [?]: 50 [0], given: 0

GMAT Tests User
Re: CR: Average consumption [#permalink] New post 06 Aug 2008, 17:34
IMO E
Director
Director
avatar
Joined: 14 Aug 2007
Posts: 735
Followers: 7

Kudos [?]: 96 [0], given: 0

GMAT Tests User
Re: CR: Average consumption [#permalink] New post 06 Aug 2008, 17:47
IMO E.

devilmirror wrote:
This increase is, at least in part, because people between the ages of 15 and 64 have accounted for an increasing share of the population.


More people between 15-64 accounted for the increase => E

Please post OA.
SVP
SVP
avatar
Joined: 28 Dec 2005
Posts: 1593
Followers: 2

Kudos [?]: 68 [0], given: 2

GMAT Tests User
Re: CR: Average consumption [#permalink] New post 06 Aug 2008, 18:53
its down to A and E for sure .... i chose E in the end.
Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 23 Apr 2008
Posts: 90
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 5 [0], given: 0

Re: CR: Average consumption [#permalink] New post 06 Aug 2008, 19:50
IMO E

OA PLS?
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 01 Aug 2008
Posts: 41
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 1 [0], given: 0

Re: CR: Average consumption [#permalink] New post 06 Aug 2008, 21:38
I will go with E.

Evidence: Population between the age 15 and 64 increases
Conclusion: Per head consumption of food increases.

Inference: People between the age 15 and 64 consume more foods.
CEO
CEO
User avatar
Joined: 29 Aug 2007
Posts: 2501
Followers: 51

Kudos [?]: 483 [0], given: 19

GMAT Tests User
Re: CR: Average consumption [#permalink] New post 06 Aug 2008, 22:27
devilmirror wrote:
Currently people in the United States eat, on the average, 1,431 pounds of food per year, 35 pounds more than in 1980. This increase is, at least in part, because people between the ages of 15 and 64 have accounted for an increasing share of the population.
Which of the following can be properly inferred from the passage above?
(A) More than half of the current population of the United States is between the ages of 15 and 64.
(B) The population has risen since 1980.
(C) Children below the age of 15 require, on the average, more food than do people over the age of 64.
(D) Before 1980 children below the age of 15 outnumbered people between the ages of 15 and 64.
(E) Individuals between the ages of 15 and 64 consume, on the average, more food than do those younger or older.

I tried to use math equation X = N1X1+N2X2/(N1+N2) to explain this problem with no success. Could anyone help me with this question?


Another E.

A is not flawless.
_________________

Verbal: new-to-the-verbal-forum-please-read-this-first-77546.html
Math: new-to-the-math-forum-please-read-this-first-77764.html
Gmat: everything-you-need-to-prepare-for-the-gmat-revised-77983.html


GT

Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 26 Jul 2008
Posts: 5
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 0 [0], given: 0

Re: CR: Average consumption [#permalink] New post 07 Aug 2008, 04:15
Mine: E

Thats seems to directly illustrate that since ppl b/w 15 and 64 have more food than those younger/older and as their population has increased the average has gone up too.
Re: CR: Average consumption   [#permalink] 07 Aug 2008, 04:15
    Similar topics Author Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
1 Currently people in the United States eat, on the average, mojorising800 3 30 Jan 2010, 02:55
Currently people in the United States eat, on the average, apramanik 6 04 Jun 2009, 21:55
Currently people in the United States eat, on the average, apramanik 3 04 Jun 2009, 21:25
Currently people in the United States eat, on the average, apramanik 1 04 Jun 2009, 21:24
1 Currently people in the United States eat, on the average, unplugged 11 20 May 2009, 19:22
Display posts from previous: Sort by

Currently people in the United States eat, on the average,

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  


GMAT Club MBA Forum Home| About| Privacy Policy| Terms and Conditions| GMAT Club Rules| Contact| Sitemap

Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group and phpBB SEO

Kindly note that the GMAT® test is a registered trademark of the Graduate Management Admission Council®, and this site has neither been reviewed nor endorsed by GMAC®.