Find all School-related info fast with the new School-Specific MBA Forum

It is currently 17 Sep 2014, 01:45

Close

GMAT Club Daily Prep

Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track
Your Progress

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Not interested in getting valuable practice questions and articles delivered to your email? No problem, unsubscribe here.

Events & Promotions

Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

On average, residents of City X devote a greater percentage

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  
Author Message
TAGS:
Senior Manager
Senior Manager
avatar
Status: D-Day is on February 10th. and I am not stressed
Affiliations: American Management association, American Association of financial accountants
Joined: 12 Apr 2011
Posts: 275
Location: Kuwait
Schools: Columbia university
Followers: 4

Kudos [?]: 45 [0], given: 52

GMAT Tests User
On average, residents of City X devote a greater percentage [#permalink] New post 19 Nov 2011, 11:54
00:00
A
B
C
D
E

Difficulty:

  35% (medium)

Question Stats:

75% (02:24) correct 25% (01:17) wrong based on 36 sessions
On average, residents of City X devote a greater percentage of their yearly incomes to housing costs than do residents of City Y, though the costs of insurance and fuel generally are exorbitant in both commuter-heavy cities. Yet in Wealth Magazine's annual list of the country's least affordable cities, City Y is deemed less affordable than City X.

Which of the following, if true, best explains the contrast described above?

a)A greater percentage of residents of City Y send their children to private schools than is the case in City X.
b)Unlike City Y, City X has an efficient and inexpensive public transportation system.
c)The average price of a new house is higher in City X than in City Y.
d)A number of high-priced restaurants and boutiques have recently opened in City Y.
e)Several large businesses have recently relocated from City Y to City X.
[Reveal] Spoiler: OA

_________________

Sky is the limit

Verbal Forum Moderator
Verbal Forum Moderator
User avatar
Status: Flying over the cloud!
Joined: 16 Aug 2011
Posts: 818
Location: Viet Nam
Concentration: International Business, Marketing
Schools: Ross '17, Duke '16
GMAT Date: 06-06-2014
GPA: 3.07
Followers: 40

Kudos [?]: 218 [0], given: 43

GMAT ToolKit User Premium Member CAT Tests
Re: On average, residents of City X devote [#permalink] New post 19 Nov 2011, 23:35
I use POE to choose B, although I did not think choice B as the great choice here.
_________________

Rules for posting in verbal gmat forum, read it before posting anything in verbal forum
Giving me + 1 kudos if my post is valuable with you :)

The more you like my post, the more you share to other's need

CR: Focus of the Week: Must be True Question

Director
Director
avatar
Joined: 28 Jul 2011
Posts: 583
Location: United States
Concentration: International Business, General Management
GPA: 3.86
WE: Accounting (Commercial Banking)
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 45 [0], given: 16

GMAT Tests User
Re: On average, residents of City X devote [#permalink] New post 20 Nov 2011, 02:57
I will go with C
_________________

+1 Kudos If found helpful..

Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 11 Nov 2011
Posts: 37
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 0 [0], given: 7

GMAT ToolKit User
Re: On average, residents of City X devote [#permalink] New post 20 Nov 2011, 18:48
situation :
House Price X > Y
Fuel and Insurance cost X = Y
Total Living cost X < Y
both cities are commuter-heavy
so, public transport of city X is a logical and related explanation
Re: On average, residents of City X devote   [#permalink] 20 Nov 2011, 18:48
    Similar topics Author Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
2 Experts publish their posts in the topic In City X last April, was the average (arithmetic mean) Bunuel 8 09 Jul 2012, 03:53
1 Experts publish their posts in the topic In City X last April, was the average (arithmetic mean) mojorising800 3 09 Jun 2010, 11:05
2 Percentage/ average virtualanimosity 13 26 Aug 2009, 02:23
1 On average, residents of City X devote a greater percentage GMATBLACKBELT 9 23 Sep 2007, 18:07
A brochure for city X highlights the reasons why residents Subbu 4 04 Oct 2004, 13:44
Display posts from previous: Sort by

On average, residents of City X devote a greater percentage

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  


GMAT Club MBA Forum Home| About| Privacy Policy| Terms and Conditions| GMAT Club Rules| Contact| Sitemap

Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group and phpBB SEO

Kindly note that the GMAT® test is a registered trademark of the Graduate Management Admission Council®, and this site has neither been reviewed nor endorsed by GMAC®.