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In Eastland, from 2000 to 2005, the total consumption of fish increased by 4.5 percent, and the total consumption of poultry products increased by 9.0 percent. During this time, the population of Eastland increased by 6 percent, in part due to new arrivals from surrounding areas.

Which of the following, if true, can one infer based on the statements above?
A)For new arrivals to Eastland between 2000 and 2005, fish was less likely to be a major part of families’ diet than was poultry.
B)In 2005, the residents of Eastland consumed twice as much poultry as fish.
C)The per capita consumption of poultry in Eastland was higher in 2005 than it was in 2000.
D)Between 2000 and 2005, both fish and poultry products were a regular part of the diet of a significant proportion of Eastland residents.
E)Between 2000 and 2005, the profits of wholesale distributors of poultry products increased at a greater rate than did the profits of wholesale distributors of fish.
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25 Nov 2011, 17:01
This is a very good practice question.

According to the stimulus,

Total fish comsumption = 4.5 percent increase
Total consumption of poultry products = + 9.0 % increase
Total Population = 6 % increase.

Since all the values given in the stimulus are percent increases, and we do not know the base value in 2000, we can eliminate B and D. E is irrelevant because profit is not mentioned anywhere. We can eliminate A as it requires us to assume that most of the population increase was due to the new arrivals.

C is the correct answer and can be proven from the information in the stimulus.

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13 Dec 2011, 00:19
109% consumption of poultry products/ 106 %population > consumption of poultry products/population = 1

So, choice C is the correct one.
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In Eastland, from 2000 to 2005, the total consumption of fish increased by 4.5 percent, and the total consumption of poultry products increased by 9.0 percent. During this time, the population of Eastland increased by 6 percent, in part due to new arrivals from surrounding areas.

Which of the following, if true, can one infer based on the statements above?
A)For new arrivals to Eastland between 2000 and 2005, fish was less likely to be a major part of families’ diet than was poultry.
B)In 2005, the residents of Eastland consumed twice as much poultry as fish.
C)The per capita consumption of poultry in Eastland was higher in 2005 than it was in 2000.
D)Between 2000 and 2005, both fish and poultry products were a regular part of the diet of a significant proportion of Eastland residents.
E)Between 2000 and 2005, the profits of wholesale distributors of poultry products increased at a greater rate than did the profits of wholesale distributors of fish.

Prethink inference-The per capita consumption of poultry was greater in 2005 than in 2005-109/106 in 2005 against 100/100 in 2000. only C matches this hence C is correct

other options
A)For new arrivals to Eastland between 2000 and 2005, fish was less likely to be a major part of families’ diet than was poultry-Likeliness/preference is not an issue here.It may be true but not always have to be true.
B)In 2005, the residents of Eastland consumed twice as much poultry as fish-Same as A
C)Between 2000 and 2005, both fish and poultry products were a regular part of the diet of a significant proportion of Eastland residents-Do not always have to be true same as option A
E)Between 2000 and 2005, the profits of wholesale distributors of poultry products increased at a greater rate than did the profits of wholesale distributors of fish-Profits is not the issue here hence out of scope
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A)For new arrivals to Eastland between 2000 and 2005, fish was less likely to be a major part of families’ diet than was poultry.
Nowhere it is mentioned that only the new arrivals were responsible for the increase in fish consumption.
It could be that the whole of increased population was responsible for the increase.

B)In 2005, the residents of Eastland consumed twice as much poultry as fish.
Yes, the total consumption increased but no where it is mentioned that the residents consumed it.
They could be buying fish to simply feed the bear, dog or just make cod liver oil from that.

C)The per capita consumption of poultry in Eastland was higher in 2005 than it was in 2000.
CORRECT.

D)Between 2000 and 2005, both fish and poultry products were a regular part of the diet of a significant proportion of Eastland residents.
Too many absolute modifiers here:
1) "regular part of the diet" Maybe they use it only during gatherings and functions.
2) "significant proportion" Maybe only a insignificant proportion consume a lot of fish and poultry?

E)Between 2000 and 2005, the profits of wholesale distributors of poultry products increased at a greater rate than did the profits of wholesale distributors of fish.
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12 Feb 2016, 18:36
suppose we have 1,000,000 people
and we have 1 fish/person and 0.5 chicken per person. -> I agree, not a good way to look at it, but good to understand why C is bad.
we have 1 fish and 0.5 chicken per capita. 500k chicken

population increased by 6% we have 1,060,000 people. chicken 9% increase. 545,000 now.
545000/1060000 = 545/1050 slightly more than 1/2

C works fine.
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