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From 1973 to 1976, total United States consumption of cigarettes increased 3.4 percent, and total sales of chewing tobacco rose 18.0 percent. During the same period, total United States population increased 5.0 percent.
If the statements above are true, which of the following conclusions can be properly drawn?

(A) United States manufacturers of tobacco products had higher profits in 1976 than in 1973.

(B) Per capita consumption of cigarettes in the United States was lower in 1976 than in 1973.

(C) The proportion of nonsmokers in the United States population dropped slightly between 1973 and 1976.

(D) United States manufacturers of tobacco products realize a lower profit on cigarettes than on chewing tobacco.

(E) A large percentage of United States smokers switched from cigarettes to chewing tobacco between 1973 and 1976.

please reason it. Thank you .
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 [#permalink] New post 16 Dec 2004, 07:09
could anybody reason it?

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 [#permalink] New post 17 Dec 2004, 17:01
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could anybody reason it?

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this employs a linear logic

population grew by 5 %
smokers grew by 3.6 %

per capita smokers, that is # of smokers/# of people

is less in 1976 than in 1973

Hence B
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Re: CR 240 [#permalink] New post 18 Dec 2004, 14:49
"From 1973 to 1976, total United States consumption of cigarettes increased 3.4 percent, and total sales of chewing tobacco rose 18.0 percent. During the same period, total United States population increased 5.0 percent.

If the statements above are true, which of the following conclusions can be properly drawn?"

First impression: Statement seems to imply that there is a correlation between increase in population and increase in consumption and sale.


(A) United States manufacturers of tobacco products had higher profits in 1976 than in 1973.

Does higher sales necessarily means higher profits? I don't think so. Maybe there were discounts.

(B) Per capita consumption of cigarettes in the United States was lower in 1976 than in 1973.

Maybe not. Perhaps more people started to use so to even out the difference.

(C) The proportion of nonsmokers in the United States population dropped slightly between 1973 and 1976.

Increase in consumption could mean more people started to smoke or the same number of people were buying more cig.


(D) United States manufacturers of tobacco products realize a lower profit on cigarettes than on chewing tobacco.

Can't infer this.

(E) A large percentage of United States smokers switched from cigarettes to chewing tobacco between 1973 and 1976.

Increase does not imply switch.

For B: Can the increase in population offset the increase in consumption of cig?

I'm not sure what the answer is. Maybe B. Of the three verbal sections, CR is the hardest for me. I have trouble with percentages type questions. Please let me know if I'm over-analyzing or looking at the wrong things.
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"B" is the right answer. Ques states that consumption grew not number of smokers. So say in 1973 there were 100 ppl in US with total cig consumption of 20 (per capita cons = 20/100). Now say cons rises by 5% that it becomes 21 but the population grew by 10% i.e it becomes 110
( per capita cons = 21/110). Now you see that per capita consumtion has decreased, per capita means consumption per person and not only smokers, ques doesn't say anything abt smokers and non smokers it is abt total population
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Thanks all, especially praveen_rao7 and banerjeea_98.

You are right, the OA is B.
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Re: From 1973 to 1976, total United States consumption of [#permalink] New post 20 Feb 2012, 20:57
B is correct answer.
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