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IR question from Princeton Review 2013.. can some1 help [#permalink] New post 07 Jun 2012, 21:52
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Consider each of the following statements about the Presidential election data. For each statement indicate whether the statement is true or false, based on the information provided in the table.

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Not sure about the second and last question. Can someone please help?
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Re: IR question from Princeton Review 2013.. can some1 help [#permalink] New post 07 Jun 2012, 23:59
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Question 1:
We just need to sort the data, find the median numbers for each category (and the matching President), and then determine if the matching President is the same in each case.

Question 2:
This asks if Clinton had the smallest percent increase in popular vote from election 1 to election 2 among presidents who were elected twice.

Info we need: Presidents who were elected twice and the number of popular votes they received in each election.
Quick data gather: Nixon: 31.8 -> 47.2; Reagan: 43.9 -> 54.5; Clinton: 44.9 -> 47.4; Bush: 50.5 -> 62

Thankfully, we won't have to do any math here. Quick look at the numbers, and obviously Clinton had the smallest percent increase. To confirm: Nixon increased by 48%, Reagan by 24%, Clinton by 6%, and Bush by 23%.

Question 3:
Sort by political party. Find average of each category. Which is higher?

Question 4:
You can approach this question in a few different ways. My way of going about it: scan the two percentage columns for close matches. We get:

1960 (it's the first one so we'll include it as we have no reference point yet)
1976
2000
2004

Okay, now we've got four close ones. What's the difference in each? After getting that list, we're already pretty sure that the answer is True because Bush is 2000 and 2004 and it looked like those were the closest in our quick scan, but let's do some estimation to be sure. Personally, when I look at percentages, all I see is basis points, so I'll do that:

1960: ~650 basis points
1976: ~500 basis points
2000: ~250 basis points
2004: ~250 basis points

Not even close. The lowest two are 2000 and 2004. Bush was elected in both those years. Answer is T.
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Re: IR question from Princeton Review 2013.. can some1 help [#permalink] New post 08 Jun 2012, 12:07
Thanks so much vandygrad11.
I was not sure about the second question. I was wondering whether I should consider the '% of popular vote' or the 'actual value of popular votes' information to answer. So you say we should use the 'actual value of popular votes' info to answer this.
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Re: IR question from Princeton Review 2013.. can some1 help [#permalink] New post 08 Jun 2012, 22:03
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Thanks so much vandygrad11.
I was not sure about the second question. I was wondering whether I should consider the '% of popular vote' or the 'actual value of popular votes' information to answer. So you say we should use the 'actual value of popular votes' info to answer this.


Happy to help. I don't think there can be any doubt that they are referring to the 'actual value of popular votes'. The question asks about the percent increase in popular vote. You're right to question your understanding of a problem, but be careful not to overthink it! Your other option would require the statement to read something like this: "Of those Presidents elected for two terms, Clinton had the smallest increase in percentage of popular vote between the two years".
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Re: IR question from Princeton Review 2013.. can some1 help [#permalink] New post 09 Jun 2012, 19:31
Thanks once again. It helped a lot
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