vocabulary
box-office receipts = the money earned from ticket sales for a film or play, revenue
We arrived with the following information,
1, Box office receipts for independent movies for the "first half" of this year have increased by 20 percent over "the total" receipts for independent movies for all of last year
revenue: $100 all of last year, $120 first half this year
we assume that the "total" revenue of last year is $100, therefore an increment of 20% is $120 for the "first half" revenue of this year
2, Last year, 50 independent movies were released, while so far this year "only 20" independent movies have been released. The number of independent movies slated for release in the second half of this year is roughly equal to the number released so far.
Total movies released: 50 for last year, 40 -/+ X for this year
Total of First half movies: last year not provided , 20 this year
Total of Second half movies: last year not provided , 20 -/+ X year
(A) The total box office receipts for independent movies this year will be significantly more than 20 percent greater than the receipts for independent movies last year.
revenue: $100 all of last year, $120 first half this year
No info provided for the revenue of second half of this year
(B) The number of independent movies released in the first half of this year is equal to the number released in the first half of last year.
total of First half movies: last year not provided, 20 for this year
No info provided for first half of movies last year
(C) The price of a movie ticket has not increased since last year.
No info provided for the revenue or second half of this year.
to find whether the price of a movie ticket has increased or decreased,
(This year) total revenue/total movie - (Last year) total revenue/total movie
(D) The average receipts for the independent films released during the first half of this year is greater than that of "all independent films released last year."
last year: $100/50 =$20/movie
this year first half: $120/20 = $60/movie
(E) The number of people seeing independent movies during the first half of this year is greater than the number who saw independent movies last year.
No info about "people" is provided.
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