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For each of the five feature films premiering last July 4, the amount of money earned on opening day was considerably less than had been predicted by movie company executives. One of these movies, the movie starring Ty Fields, however, earned more on opening day than any previous Ty Fields movie had earned on its premiere.

If the above statements are true, which of the following can be properly concluded on the basis of them?

A. Movie executives were less accurate in their predictions of the amount the Ty Fields film would earn on opening day than with predictions for other movies opening that day.
B. Ty Fields' movie earned more on July 4 than did any of the other movies opening that day.
C. Ty Fields was the only actor whose movie earned more on opening day than any of his previous films had earned on their premieres.
D. The amount movie executives predicted that this Ty Fields movie would earn on opening day was higher than any previous Ty Fields movie had earned on its premiere.
E. The movie executives' prediction for the Ty Fields movie was higher than their predictions for other movies opening July 4.

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D. The amount movie executives predicted that this Ty Fields movie would earn on opening day was higher than any previous Ty Fields movie had earned on its premiere.

I don't think D is air-tight but you can use POE to reach the answer. Since the other options are comparing Ty fields movie with the other movies when the inference should be comparing just the current Ty Fields' movie with his previous movies. D is just a little extension of the premise

One of these movies, the movie starring Ty Fields, however, earned more on opening day than any previous Ty Fields movie had earned on its premiere.

C is wrong because of the extreme inference - "only"

C. Ty Fields was the only actor whose movie earned more on opening day than any of his previous films had earned on their premieres. --- Ty Fields would have other actors in the cast. Then their movie "also" earned more.

When the argument said "one of these movies" - it does not mean the "only movie" on the opening day that earned more. There is probability that another movie out of five starring Tom Cruise made more money than any of his previous movies. C is ruled out.
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For each of the five feature films premiering last July 4, the amount of money earned on opening day was considerably less than had been predicted by movie company executives. One of these movies, the movie starring Ty Fields, however, earned more on opening day than any previous Ty Fields movie had earned on its premiere.

If the above statements are true, which of the following can be properly concluded on the basis of them?

A. Movie executives were less accurate in their predictions of the amount the Ty Fields film would earn on opening day than with predictions for other movies opening that day.
B. Ty Fields' movie earned more on July 4 than did any of the other movies opening that day.
C. Ty Fields was the only actor whose movie earned more on opening day than any of his previous films had earned on their premieres.
D. The amount movie executives predicted that this Ty Fields movie would earn on opening day was higher than any previous Ty Fields movie had earned on its premiere.
E. The movie executives' prediction for the Ty Fields movie was higher than their predictions for other movies opening July 4.

OE is not very clear.

I suppose you could do this algebraically. The executives predicted Ty Fields' new movie would earn $p. That prediction was too high; suppose the movie actually earned$a, so p > a. We learn that Ty Fields' new movie earned more than any of his previous movies - suppose the biggest earner of those earlier movies made $t. So a > t. Put those inequalities together and we have p > a > t, or in plain language, the executives predicted Ty Fields' new movie would earn more than any of his previous movies. That's what D says. You can also arrive at the answer through elimination, since the stem provides no basis for the comparisons in any of the other answer choices. _________________ GMAT Tutor in Toronto If you are looking for online GMAT math tutoring, or if you are interested in buying my advanced Quant books and problem sets, please contact me at ianstewartgmat at gmail.com Senior Manager Joined: 09 Feb 2011 Posts: 285 Concentration: General Management, Social Entrepreneurship Schools: HBS '14 (A) GMAT 1: 770 Q50 V47 Followers: 14 Kudos [?]: 188 [2] , given: 13 Re: The movie starring Ty Fields [#permalink] ### Show Tags 17 Apr 2011, 20:22 2 This post received KUDOS A. Movie executives were less accurate in their predictions of the amount the Ty Fields film would earn on opening day than with predictions for other movies opening that day.: No, the amount earned by this Ty Fields film was more than amount earned by any other Ty Fields film- nowhere can this tell how much difference it had from what the executves had predicted- and hence more accurate or less accurate cannot be told. B. Ty Fields' movie earned more on July 4 than did any of the other movies opening that day. : Not necessary, may be it earned the least and was still above collections of other Ty Fields movie. C. Ty Fields was the only actor whose movie earned more on opening day than any of his previous films had earned on their premieres.: Again, not necessary - may be all other movies also earned more than what their preceding movies with same actor had earned, and still they werte less than what the executives predicted. Incorrect. D. The amount movie executives predicted that this Ty Fields movie would earn on opening day was higher than any previous Ty Fields movie had earned on its premiere. Lets say that highest that any other Ty Fields movies had earned till date on its premier is x. We know that July 4 movie earned more than this, say y. So we kow that y is more than x. but y is less than what executives predicted, say z. so z is more than y which is more than x. This means z is more than x- or that what was predicted by movie executives was more than what any Ty Fields movie ever collected on its premier. Correct option E. The movie executives' prediction for the Ty Fields movie was higher than their predictions for other movies opening July 4.: Not necessary. The prediction for Ty fields movie doesnt have to behigher than other movies, since the amout earned also doesnt have to be higher. Retired Moderator Status: 2000 posts! I don't know whether I should feel great or sad about it! 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One of these movies, the movie starring Ty Fields, however, earned more on opening day than any previous Ty Fields movie had earned on its premiere. If the above statements are true, which of the following can be properly concluded on the basis of them? A-Movie executives were less accurate in their predictions of the amount the Ty Fields film would earn on opening day than with predictions for other movies opening that day. B-Ty Fields' movie earned more on July 4 than did any of the other movies opening that day. C-Ty Fields was the only actor whose movie earned more on opening day than any of his previous films had earned on their premieres. D-The amount movie executives predicted that this Ty Fields movie would earn on opening day was higher than any previous Ty Fields movie had earned on its premiere. E-The movie executives' prediction for the Ty Fields movie was higher than their predictions for other movies opening July 4 [Reveal] Spoiler: OA is D I dont understand how you can conclude that executives predicted that Ty Fields would earn more on this movie than on others? If they were expected all of the movies to sell more and those movies didn't, where is the relation between Field's movie and their prediction? Manager Status: Writing my first GMAT on MArch 28/2012 Joined: 13 Sep 2010 Posts: 124 Location: Canada Concentration: Finance, International Business Schools: Ivey, Rotman '15 GMAT Date: 03-28-2012 GPA: 2.8 WE: Corporate Finance (Other) Followers: 2 Kudos [?]: 32 [8] , given: 9 Re: Ty Fields [#permalink] ### Show Tags 07 Aug 2011, 18:02 8 This post received KUDOS Ahh this one is tricky so we'll break it down into a couple quick steps. Step 1: One of these movies, the movie starring Ty Fields, however, earned more on opening day than any previous Ty Fields movie had earned on its premiere. This states that the Ty fields actually made more than he had previously made on any premiere before Step 2: For each of the five feature films premiering last July 4, the amount of money earned on opening day was considerably less than had been predicted by movie company executives. This tells us that they predicted to Ty Fields movie to make more than it actually did Therefore the method of this answer is that: The Prediction$ > The Actual $> Previously Made Premiere$

So by chain of command, The Prediction $> Previously Made Premiere$

Answer D: The amount movie executives predicted that this Ty Fields movie would earn on opening day was higher than any previous Ty Fields movie had earned on its premiere.
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From the argument we get to know -

1. all 4 movies earned lower than was predicted by movie executives.

2. Ty field's movie earned more on opening day than any previous ty field movie did on opening day.

so whatever amount ty field movie earned on opening day it earned more than any previous ty field movie had earned opening day AND executives had predicted that this movie of ty field will earn even more than it actually earned. so naturally we get the conclusion that executives had predicted that ty field movie will earn more on opening day than any previous tyfild movie did.

mathematically . Let executives predicted that this ty field movie would earn 1000 $. but according to premise , we know that it earned less than that, let us consider that it actually earned 500$. Now also according to premises, this movie earned more on opening day than any ty field movie had earned before. let the previous record forty field movie be 400$. so now we can see executives predicted 1000$ which was greater than any previous ty field movie had earned on its opening day. (400 \$)
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07 Aug 2011, 18:22
I got this one wrong, but can see why D is correct. Kudos to nphelan.

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08 Aug 2011, 04:04
nice explanation nphelan
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08 Nov 2011, 08:38
Missed the "only" in C.
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08 Nov 2011, 16:51
+1 D
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09 Nov 2011, 02:39
Initially marked C but later after seeing "only" i marked D
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24 Dec 2011, 06:56
Nice question. D is the correct answer.
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26 Dec 2011, 04:28
Ya simple
POE and D will be answer.
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