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From 1965 to 1988, spending on food in the United States

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From 1965 to 1988, spending on food in the United States climbed 46 percent. But over that same period, spending on food to be consumed at home — purchased mainly from supermarkets — grew by only 20 percent.
Which of the following statements about the period from 1965 to 1988 in the United States is best supported by the statements above?
(A) Spending on food increased at restaurants and other food retailers that prepare food to be consumed away from home.
(B) Shoppers spent more on certain food products to be consumed at home that are not generally available in supermarkets.
(C) Food prices at supermarkets neither rose nor dropped relative to food prices at other food retailers.
(D There was a decrease in the number of heads of households, who tend to spend more than other household members on food consumed away from home.
(E) The number of people who ate at restaurants decreased relative to the number of people who ordered take-out food from restaurants.

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01 Apr 2010, 23:32
rohitgoel15 wrote:
From 1965 to 1988, spending on food in the United States climbed 46 percent. But over that same period, spending on food to be consumed at home — purchased mainly from supermarkets — grew by only 20 percent.
Which of the following statements about the period from 1965 to 1988 in the United States is best supported by the statements above?
(A) Spending on food increased at restaurants and other food retailers that prepare food to be consumed away from home.
(B) Shoppers spent more on certain food products to be consumed at home that are not generally available in supermarkets.
(C) Food prices at supermarkets neither rose nor dropped relative to food prices at other food retailers.
(D There was a decrease in the number of heads of households, who tend to spend more than other household members on food consumed away from home.
(E) The number of people who ate at restaurants decreased relative to the number of people who ordered take-out food from restaurants.

IMO A
Spending on food increased at restaurants and other food retailers that prepare food to be consumed away from home.
it says food consumption increased at restaurant and other food retailers. one of the major reason that overall food consumption increased by 46% as compared to only 20% at home

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04 Apr 2010, 23:15
A
or I didn't see the catch.
Overall spending on food has increased much more than spending on food at home i.e. 20%. So, the rest could be attributed to food expenditure outside home.
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05 Apr 2010, 10:45
I would pick (A) unless there is something hidden which I missed, as usual.
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05 Apr 2010, 11:30
Even I'll go with A !
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05 Apr 2010, 18:00
given:
1) spending on food increased by 46%
2) spending on food consumed at home incrased by 20%
=> the remaning increase must be spending on food outisde home.
hence, (A) is correct.

B) doesn't matter if it is from supermarket or not. still it is food consumed at home and only accounts for 20% increase.
C) nothing about prices is told.
D) nothing about the household members is told.
E) nothing about the number of peopel is told. just the amount spent is mentioned.

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04 Apr 2012, 09:31
IMO B,..........

A doesn't exclude the possibility of food being purchases from supermarket...
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11 May 2012, 10:20
I used POE and see no relevance in other choices so I picked A. Any one know the OA?
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12 May 2012, 13:20
Since thee was an increase in over all spending for food, but decrease in one part spent on food...

it is quite obvious that that some thing has to increase in-order for that statement to be true , Statement A fits the logic correctly

Hence A

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20 Aug 2016, 07:56
If it is a high difficulty level then is definitely not answer A. Lol
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