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# In the state of Michigan, , from 1980-1989, the total

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In the state of Michigan, , from 1980-1989, the total spending on books purchased from all sources increased by 34%. But during the same period, spending on fiction books, most of which were purchased from book stores selling only new books, grew just 16%.

Which of the foll. stmts about the period from 1980-89 is best supported by the statements above?

a. Spending on non-fiction books increased by more than 34%
b. Shoppers were more likely to buy fiction books when they when to a bookstore than they were to buy non-fiction
c. The rpices of books purchased at bookstores were higher than those of books purchased elsewhere
d. Indicidual spending on books increased while institutional spending declined
e.The no. of people who bought books from 2nd hand bookstores increased during this period

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17 Aug 2005, 23:59
I agree with lvb and crisnas on A.

We know that a market segment has grown by 16%, but the market as a whole has grown by 34%, so the other types of books must have grown by more than 34%

The other options are not suggested by the passage.
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18 Aug 2005, 06:18
How do you arrive at A?

I'm sorry, I just didn't get it.
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18 Aug 2005, 07:03
How do you arrive at A?

I'm sorry, I just didn't get it.

rchadha, did you try to rewrite the passage as a math problem?

Growth of market for fiction and non-fiction books together = 34%

Growth of sales of fiction books = 16%

Growth of market = Growth of fiction/weight of segment + Growth of non-fiction/weight of segment

=> The non-fiction must have have grown by more than 34% to offset the 16% growth in the fiction segment
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19 Aug 2005, 07:18
Thanks a lot! That explains, sometimes the % issues in CR totally get me!
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20 Aug 2005, 16:56
What about other categories, suppose science grew 90 perent, then nothing needs to be offset
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22 Aug 2005, 02:20

Do you know OA? I have doubts that (A) is an answer.
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13 Jul 2013, 07:01
veenu08 wrote:
Why can't E be the answer?

answer choices containing information outside the passage are always WRONG in inference question.

option E States something which is not stated in the passage....hence we cannot infer that.

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13 Jul 2013, 13:43
shaileshmishra wrote:
veenu08 wrote:
Why can't E be the answer?

answer choices containing information outside the passage are always WRONG in inference question.

option E States something which is not stated in the passage....hence we cannot infer that.

hope it helps

stimulus mentions - most of which were purchased from book stores selling only new books - does not mean that stores other than those selling only new books are 2nd hand bookstores. These other stores can keep and sell the combination of old and latest books , which does not make them 2nd hand bookstores . Hence option E is wrong
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In the state of Michigan, , from 1980-1989, the total spending on books purchased from all sources increased by 34%. But during the same period, spending on fiction books, most of which were purchased from book stores selling only new books, grew just 16%.

Which of the foll. stmts about the period from 1980-89 is best supported by the statements above?

a. Spending on non-fiction books increased by more than 34%
b. Shoppers were more likely to buy fiction books when they when to a bookstore than they were to buy non-fiction
c. The rpices of books purchased at bookstores were higher than those of books purchased elsewhere
d. Indicidual spending on books increased while institutional spending declined
e.The no. of people who bought books from 2nd hand bookstores increased during this period
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Now my question is all sources are old fiction books, old non fiction books, new fiction books and new non fiction books. All of whicj together grew by 34 percent.

Correct ans says that nonfiction books increased by more than 34 percent to compensate for the 16 percent increase in new fiction books.

Can it not be that sale of old fiction books increased to compensate for the overall 34 peecent?

How is the answer sure that it is just non fiction books that increased by more than 34 percent?
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In the state of Michigan, , from 1980-1989, the total spending on books purchased from all sources increased by 34%. But during the same period, spending on fiction books, most of which were purchased from book stores selling only new books, grew just 16%.

Which of the foll. stmts about the period from 1980-89 is best supported by the statements above?

a. Spending on non-fiction books increased by more than 34%
b. Shoppers were more likely to buy fiction books when they when to a bookstore than they were to buy non-fiction
c. The rpices of books purchased at bookstores were higher than those of books purchased elsewhere
d. Indicidual spending on books increased while institutional spending declined
e.The no. of people who bought books from 2nd hand bookstores increased during this period

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