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# Barras, Agna & Cussaia - any increase 5% or more...

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13 Jul 2013, 21:45
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14 Jul 2013, 06:32
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Hi,

Please use table 2. The question is demanding us to assume 5% or more of a given food item. From AD 600 to AD 700, the proportion of grains increased from 10% to 15%. Here the overall consumption of a given food should be considered and not the overall food consumption increase.

Hope this helps.

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15 Jul 2013, 01:49
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arichinna wrote:
Hi,

Please use table 2. The question is demanding us to assume 5% or more of a given food item. From AD 600 to AD 700, the proportion of grains increased from 10% to 15%. Here the overall consumption of a given food should be considered and not the overall food consumption increase.

Hope this helps.

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Thanks! I think I kept reading the paragraph and looking at table 3. Was stuck on this quiet a while - thanks heaps
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20 Jul 2013, 19:47
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Obviously, Anyone can provide them the grain, the point is Barras imported as the consumtion was up the target 5% to trigger that assumption
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15 Sep 2013, 10:10
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An additional question that I am inserting here due to the fact that the tables are already here:

and the correct is in a square, mine are in the circle
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15 Sep 2013, 23:25
ronr34 wrote:
An additional question that I am inserting here due to the fact that the tables are already here:

and the correct is in a square, mine are in the circle

I think it asks that the facts be distinctly shown by both the passage and tables, therefore the questions have been answered as no in each case.

Had the question been, Was seafood a major chunk of the diet plan for Barras? then the answer would have been yes.
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28 Jul 2014, 00:08
Not able to figure out how the first one was solved. Does no over here mean - Can not be determined ?
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16 Mar 2015, 12:55
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Again a question regarding the "grains from cassia from 600 to 700"

The question states: "Assume that any increase of 5% or more from one century to the next in the AMOUNT..."

Tab 2 gives us information about the "percentages, by estimated weight, of dietary items consumed per person"
We see an increase of 5% of grain. However, tab 2 gives us only information about the composition of the dietary in each century and not about the consumed amount. Isn't it possible that the overall consumed amount was reduced and the amount of grain consumption did not increase by 5%? Therefore, the event in the question stem would not hold in this scenario.

Am I flawed in my thinking process?
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Again a question regarding the "grains from cassia from 600 to 700"

The question states: "Assume that any increase of 5% or more from one century to the next in the AMOUNT..."

Tab 2 gives us information about the "percentages, by estimated weight, of dietary items consumed per person"
We see an increase of 5% of grain. However, tab 2 gives us only information about the composition of the dietary in each century and not about the consumed amount. Isn't it possible that the overall consumed amount was reduced and the amount of grain consumption did not increase by 5%? Therefore, the event in the question stem would not hold in this scenario.

Am I flawed in my thinking process?

Your reasoning is prfectly OK, but the trick here is how to use the 2 tables together to solve the problem. Notice that seafood consumption percentage remains the same from 600s to700s (65%), and its actual consumed amount arised from 240 to 250 (a bit more). In other words, the total amout of food consume must have increased too. So, grain consumption actually has in increase of at least 50% (from 10% of x to 15% of y, while y is bigger than x).
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11 Jul 2016, 19:38
Can some one help me with this one ? Its the same set from the above passage mentioned ..
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17 Jul 2016, 16:28
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Monthly meat consumption for a family of 4 in AD 1000 = 160 lb
Residents in AD 1000 = 400, ~100 families of 4.
100 * 160 lb = 16,000

By a similar logic, in AD 1200 pounds consumed would be 24,000

Assuming a linear increase, the number in AD 1100 would BE 20,000 and the average in the 1000s would be 18,000.

Can you assume a linear increase? not sure, but it's definitely > 16,000
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Can some one help me with this one ? Its the same set from the above passage mentioned ..

Number of residents in Baras in 1000 ADs =400.

=> on average for a 4 person family, we have 100 families.

Now we are given that 160 lbs is the average meat consumption of a 4 person family in 1000 ADs.

Thus, Average total meat consumption = 100 * 160=16000. Hence, Answer is C.
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09 Aug 2016, 17:51
Hi can anyone please post explanation for question 3 of this MSR. why all the answers are NO? I am getting all as yes all of them are supported by passage individually!
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Hi can anyone please post explanation for question 3 of this MSR. why all the answers are NO? I am getting all as yes all of them are supported by passage individually!

Question no. 3 says we need to select yes ONLY IF we have the below information supported by each of the three tabs.

But, you can see that it is not a valid case for any of the three points provided. Hence, Answer is No for all.
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11 Aug 2016, 17:55
Yeah we have to somehow justify OA but thats a very lame way of tricking people even though I read the stem properly was still in doubt what the hell it meant! supported by each of oh wait a min supported by EACH wtf!
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geek_mnnit wrote:
Yeah we have to somehow justify OA but thats a very lame way of tricking people even though I read the stem properly was still in doubt what the hell it meant! supported by each of oh wait a min supported by EACH wtf!

No, we are not justifying the answer somehow. This is how GMAC works. GMAC people know that many people are going to miss the word each and gonna mark the wrong answer.
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ngh007 wrote:

The main reason why people select no for this question is because they are not sure whether Cussaia grew grain or not. Now there are 2 things to notice:
1. Assumption - any 5% increase in food is likely due to an increase in import - that implies any food whose consumption has increased is not self grown.
2. If grain's consumption is increased then it must have been imported from either Agna or Cussia. if you think you cannot tell from whom import has been made then you would answer this as NO. But in the first table we are told that Agna grew no grain.

Hence this information - Agna grew no grain -- combined with the specified assumption tells us that import has been made from Cussia.
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An additional question that I am inserting here due to the fact that the tables are already here:

and the correct is in a square, mine are in the circle

Can someone give explanation on this I couldn't understand
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For the 2nd set of questions that someone posted about:

The question asks: which statements are supported by the passage AND SEPARATELY supported by EACH of the two tables.

The passage clearly supports the 3 statements, so "yes", BUT the tables on the subsequent 2 tabs do NOT mention anything about the statements. Therefore, all 3 statements are "No".
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