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# From 1980 to 1989, total consumption of fish in the country

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From 1980 to 1989, total consumption of fish in the country [#permalink]  10 Sep 2004, 07:49
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From 1980 to 1989, total consumption of fish in the country of Jurania increased by 4.5 percent, and total consumption of poultry products there increased by 9.0 percent. During the same period, the population of Jurania increased by 6 percent, in part due to immigration to Jurania from other countries in the region.

If the statements above are true, which of the following must also be true on the basis of them?

A. During the 1980â€™s in Jurania, profits of wholesale distributors of poultry products increased at a greater rate than did profits of wholesale distributors of fish.
B. For people who immigrated to Jurania during the 1980â€™s, fish was less likely to be a major part of their diet than was poultry.
C. In 1989 Juranians consumed twice as much poultry as fish.
D. For a significant proportion of Juraniaâ€™s population, both fish and poultry products were a regular part of their diet during the 1980â€™s.
E. Per capita consumption of fish in Jurania was lower in 1989 than in 1980.
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Maybe am I too much math driven but I choose E.

A : no reference to any profit rate in the stem
B : We do not know the breakdown of consumption old/new inhabitants vs fish/poultry, increase in poultry consumption could be attributed to 80 inhabitants as well as new comers
C : no numbers to jauge level of consumption
D : significant in the reasonning... no way
E ...
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Re: CR -fish and poultry [#permalink]  10 Sep 2004, 08:09
I am choosing E.

A,B,C,D cannot be arrived with the given stem.
But, fish consumption increased by 4.5% and population increased by 6%.
It means that per capita consumption of fish was less in 1989 than in 1980.

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From 1980 to 1989, total consumption of fish in the country of Jurania increased by 4.5 percent, and total consumption of poultry products there increased by 9.0 percent. During the same period, the population of Jurania increased by 6 percent, in part due to immigration to Jurania from other countries in the region.

If the statements above are true, which of the following must also be true on the basis of them?

A. During the 1980â€™s in Jurania, profits of wholesale distributors of poultry products increased at a greater rate than did profits of wholesale distributors of fish.
B. For people who immigrated to Jurania during the 1980â€™s, fish was less likely to be a major part of their diet than was poultry.
C. In 1989 Juranians consumed twice as much poultry as fish.
D. For a significant proportion of Juraniaâ€™s population, both fish and poultry products were a regular part of their diet during the 1980â€™s.
E. Per capita consumption of fish in Jurania was lower in 1989 than in 1980.

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Agree with E guys. This one is trying to confuse you with % vs absolute numbers
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The OA is E. Thanks everyone.
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can somebody explain why B is not correct plz?
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E will hold only if the consumption of fish and poultry were equal in 1980....isnt it ?

I would have thought B is closer...
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saurya_s wrote:
can somebody explain why B is not correct plz?
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B) is not correct b/c maybe the ppl from jurania did not eat fish or poultry at all. we dont know their eating habits. the only fact that we get to know is that the population grows.
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nice and simple. E is plain....

all others are either irrevalant or out of scope....
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Re: From 1980 to 1989, total consumption of fish in the country [#permalink]  08 Jul 2012, 21:19
I think with these kind of questions the answer becomes clear once you use some numbers. I set 100 as the 1980 population thus 1989 population is 106. Number of fish consumed in 1980 is 100, and in 1989 is 10.45. Now, 100/10 is less than 106/10.45, thus E is the correct answer.
Re: From 1980 to 1989, total consumption of fish in the country   [#permalink] 08 Jul 2012, 21:19
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