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In January of last year the Moviemania chain of movie theaters started propping its popcorn in canola oil, instead of the less healthful coconut oil that it had been using until then.
Now Moviemania is planning to switch back, saying that the change has hurt popcorn sales. That claim is false, however, since according to Moviemania’s own sales figures, Moviemania sold 5 percent more popcorn last year than in the previous year.


Which of the following, if true, most strongly supports the argument against
Moviemania’s claim?

A. Total sales of all refreshments at Moviemania’s movie theaters increased by less than 5 percent last year.

B. Moviemania makes more money on food and beverages sold at its theaters than it does on sales of movie tickets.

C. Moviemania’s customers prefer the taste of popcorn popped in coconut oil to that of popcorn popped in canola oil.

D. Total attendance at Moviemania’s movie theaters was more than 20 percent higher last year than the year before.

E. The year before last, Moviemania experienced a 10 percent increase in popcorn sales over the previous year.

Hello, I would like to how to reason between A and E?
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 [#permalink] New post 24 Dec 2004, 21:28
hello, I've reviewed the previous links.

But I still don't know what the meaning of choice E.

Could you tell me why E is error?

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 [#permalink] New post 25 Dec 2004, 06:08
chunjuwu wrote:
hello, I've reviewed the previous links.

But I still don't know what the meaning of choice E.

Could you tell me why E is error?

thanks


chunjuwu, A tells you that across the board only popcorn sales did better so it adds evidence that the company's claim is false.

E on the other hand supports the company's claim. The company can claim that though there was a 5% increase in sales if they had stuck to stuck to coconut oil there would have been a 10% increase in sales like the year before last.

Hope that was clear...
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 [#permalink] New post 26 Dec 2004, 20:04
gayathri wrote:
chunjuwu wrote:
hello, I've reviewed the previous links.

But I still don't know what the meaning of choice E.

Could you tell me why E is error?

thanks


chunjuwu, A tells you that across the board only popcorn sales did better so it adds evidence that the company's claim is false.

E on the other hand supports the company's claim. The company can claim that though there was a 5% increase in sales if they had stuck to stuck to coconut oil there would have been a 10% increase in sales like the year before last.

Hope that was clear...


Hello, gayathri,
could you help me to check my thought?

what the choice E means is that because the popcorn sales increase 10% in the year before last, if the company continue to maintain the new kind of oil, it will increase its sales in the coming years. So, choice E support the argument.

Am I right? thank you.
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