MM's claim : sales are down.
Counter claim : sales are not down.
A) Total sales of all refreshments at MovieMania's Movie Theaters increased by less less than 5 percent
This says Popcorn increased more than the average refreshment. Seems to support counter claim.
B) Moviemania makes more money on food and beverages sold at its theaters than it does on sales of movie tickets.
Who cares, irrelevant.
C) Moviemania's customers prefer the taste of popcorn popped in coconut oil to that of popcorn popped in canola oil.
Supports MM's claim.
D) Total attendance at Moviemania's movie theaters was more than 20 percent higher last year than the year before.
Supports MM's claim, by saying that the people vastly outgrew the popcorn sales.
E) The year before last, Moviemania experienced a 10 percent increase in popcorn sales over the previous year.
Supports MM's claim, saying that popcorn growth slowed.
I choose A.
I see your point. The OA is "A".
So ure saying that though the total sales of all refreshement increased by less than 5%, the popcorn sales increased by a whole lot more (as specified in the stimulus) and therefore it strengthen's MM's counter claim? I thought this question was nebulous because this answer choice doesnt stand out (atleast to me).
I chose answer choice "D" - what is wrong with that? Why did you eliminate answer choice "D". Is it too far a stretch of the imagination that > # of people ===> higher sales?