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The paintings of French painter Trianne Dejere sold best in the period following the production of La Triump now Dejere's most famous piece. In the 12-month period preceding the unveiling of this piece, Dejere sold 57% of the works she produced in this period, a far greater percentage than in previous years. In the 12-month period following a glowing review of La Triumph in a popular magazine, however, Dejere sold 85% of the paintings she produced. Interestingly, Dejere's revenue from painting sales was roughly the same in both periods, since she sold the same number of paintings in the 12 months before presenting La Triumph as she did in the 12 months following the favorable review.
Which of the following statements can be properly concluded from the passage, if the information above is true?

(A) Due to the positive review, Dejere was able to charge substantially more for the works produced after La Triumph than the works produced before it.

(B) Dejere was more concerned with positive reviews than with increasing the prices of her paintings.

(C) The positive review of La Triumph brought Dejere's work to the attention of more art collectors than were previously aware of her work.

(D) Dejere painted fewer works in the 12-month period following the review of La Triumph than she had in the 12-month period preceding its unveiling.

(E) Dejere paid more attention to marketing her paintings after La Triumph received such a positive reception
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25 Apr 2013, 06:31
D seems best
Dejere painted fewer works in the 12-month period following the review of La Triumph than she had in the 12-month period preceding its unveiling.
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It requires little understanding of Ratios and Proportions in Arithmetic.

Trainnne Dejere(TD)'s has famous piece of painting La Triump (LT).
Questions compares scenario 12 months before and 12 months after release of release of LT.
Before LT:
paintings sold =b =57% of total painting(t1)... (1)
After LT:
paintings sold =a =85 % of total paintings(t2)...(2)

It is also said,
* sold the same number of paintings before and after LT. Let's say T.
b=a
=> 57 % of t1 = 85 % of t2
=> 57/85 = t2/t1
Total paintings produced after LT must be less than these done before LT.
* approximate revenue was roughly same before and after LT.
As same number of paintings sold before and after LT and revenue is also same. Prices could also be approximately same.

(A)Due to the positive review, Dejere was able to charge substantially more for the works produced after La Triumph than the works produced before it.
-> Looks correct, but +ve review is not mentioned anywhere.
(B)Dejere was more concerned with positive reviews than with increasing the prices of her paintings.
-> Not discussed at all.
(C)The positive review of La Triumph brought Dejere's work to the attention of more art collectors than were previously aware of her work.
-> Actually, After LT, number of paintings produced are lesser.
(D)Dejere painted fewer works in the 12-month period following the review of La Triumph than she had in the 12-month period preceding its unveiling.
-> Its correct, mathematically.
(E)Dejere paid more attention to marketing her paintings after La Triumph received such a positive reception
-> Marketing is not the critical issue here.
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19 Jan 2014, 08:54
umeshpatil wrote:
It requires little understanding of Ratios and Proportions in Arithmetic.

Trainnne Dejere(TD)'s has famous piece of painting La Triump (LT).
Questions compares scenario 12 months before and 12 months after release of release of LT.
Before LT:
paintings sold =b =57% of total painting(t1)... (1)
After LT:
paintings sold =a =85 % of total paintings(t2)...(2)

It is also said,
* sold the same number of paintings before and after LT. Let's say T.
b=a
=> 57 % of t1 = 85 % of t2
=> 57/85 = t2/t1
Total paintings produced after LT must be less than these done before LT.
* approximate revenue was roughly same before and after LT.
As same number of paintings sold before and after LT and revenue is also same. Prices could also be approximately same.

(A)Due to the positive review, Dejere was able to charge substantially more for the works produced after La Triumph than the works produced before it.
-> Looks correct, but +ve review is not mentioned anywhere.
(B)Dejere was more concerned with positive reviews than with increasing the prices of her paintings.
-> Not discussed at all.
(C)The positive review of La Triumph brought Dejere's work to the attention of more art collectors than were previously aware of her work.
-> Actually, After LT, number of paintings produced are lesser.
(D)Dejere painted fewer works in the 12-month period following the review of La Triumph than she had in the 12-month period preceding its unveiling.
-> Its correct, mathematically.
(E)Dejere paid more attention to marketing her paintings after La Triumph received such a positive reception
-> Marketing is not the critical issue here.

I dont quite agree with your explanation :

My use case is as follows:

what if the paintings after La Triump were more in number but were priced less ???
and what if paintings before La Triump were a few but were priced high??

So:

(Before LT)more price * less paintings produced ( out of which57% are sold) = less price * more paintings produced ( out of which 85 % sold)

This will even prove the revenue concept.

would like to go with C as the answer

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19 Jan 2014, 08:55
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The paintings of French painter Trianne Dejere sold best in the period following the production of La Triump now Dejere's most famous piece. In the 12-month period preceding the unveiling of this piece, Dejere sold 57% of the works she produced in this period, a far greater percentage than in previous years. In the 12-month period following a glowing review of La Triumph in a popular magazine, however, Dejere sold 85% of the paintings she produced. Interestingly, Dejere's revenue from painting sales was roughly the same in both periods, since she sold the same number of paintings in the 12 months before presenting La Triumph as she did in the 12 months following the favorable review.
Which of the following statements can be properly concluded from the passage, if the information above is true?

(A) Due to the positive review, Dejere was able to charge substantially more for the works produced after La Triumph than the works produced before it.

(B) Dejere was more concerned with positive reviews than with increasing the prices of her paintings.

(C) The positive review of La Triumph brought Dejere's work to the attention of more art collectors than were previously aware of her work.

(D) Dejere painted fewer works in the 12-month period following the review of La Triumph than she had in the 12-month period preceding its unveiling.

(E) Dejere paid more attention to marketing her paintings after La Triumph received such a positive reception

Please answer my doubt above and do post the OE. what is the source of the question?

i wish to go with C
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28 Jan 2014, 20:41
umeshpatil wrote:
It requires little understanding of Ratios and Proportions in Arithmetic.

Trainnne Dejere(TD)'s has famous piece of painting La Triump (LT).
Questions compares scenario 12 months before and 12 months after release of release of LT.
Before LT:
paintings sold =b =57% of total painting(t1)... (1)
After LT:
paintings sold =a =85 % of total paintings(t2)...(2)

It is also said,
* sold the same number of paintings before and after LT. Let's say T.
b=a
=> 57 % of t1 = 85 % of t2
=> 57/85 = t2/t1
Total paintings produced after LT must be less than these done before LT.
* approximate revenue was roughly same before and after LT.
As same number of paintings sold before and after LT and revenue is also same. Prices could also be approximately same.

(A)Due to the positive review, Dejere was able to charge substantially more for the works produced after La Triumph than the works produced before it.
-> Looks correct, but +ve review is not mentioned anywhere.
(B)Dejere was more concerned with positive reviews than with increasing the prices of her paintings.
-> Not discussed at all.
(C)The positive review of La Triumph brought Dejere's work to the attention of more art collectors than were previously aware of her work.
-> Actually, After LT, number of paintings produced are lesser.
(D)Dejere painted fewer works in the 12-month period following the review of La Triumph than she had in the 12-month period preceding its unveiling.
-> Its correct, mathematically.
(E)Dejere paid more attention to marketing her paintings after La Triumph received such a positive reception
-> Marketing is not the critical issue here.

I dont quite agree with your explanation :

My use case is as follows:

what if the paintings after La Triump were more in number but were priced less ???
and what if paintings before La Triump were a few but were priced high??

So:

(Before LT)more price * less paintings produced ( out of which57% are sold) = less price * more paintings produced ( out of which 85 % sold)

This will even prove the revenue concept.

would like to go with C as the answer

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The above logic doesnot work, coz she would have to sell more paintings in the post showcase period to have an equivalent revenue. But the premise states that the number of painting SOLD were same in both periods. Hope it helps.
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