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The graph below shows the development of Company XYZ, founded in 2001.

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The graph below shows the development of Company XYZ, founded in 2001. The vertical axis shows the average number of employees each year, and the size of the dots represents the annual revenues that year.
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1. In what year did the company have the highest revenue?

A. 2006
B. 2007
C. 2009
D. 2010
E. 2011

2. What was the percentage decrease in the number of employees from 2007 to 2008?

A. 41.6%
B. 58.3%
C. 85.7%
D. 171.4%
E. 240%

3. Which is a clear trend for Company XYZ during the years 2003 – 2007, before the subprime mortgage crisis?

A. number of employees decreases; revenue decreases
B. number of employees stays about the same, revenue stays about the same
C. number of employees stays about the same; revenue increases
D. number of employees increases, revenue stays about the same
E. number of employees increases, revenue increases

4. Which is a clear trend for Company XYZ during the years 2008 – 2011, in the aftermath of the subprime mortgage crisis?

A. number of employees decreases; revenue decreases
B. number of employees stays about the same, revenue stays about the same
C. number of employees stays about the same; revenue increases
D. number of employees increases, revenue stays about the same
E. number of employees increases, revenue increases

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1) B - per the graph the biggest dot corresponds to year 2007
2)41.6% - (120-70)/120 *100
3) Number of employee increases and revenue also increases
4) Number of employees remains roughly same, but revenue increases ( per the increase in the size of dots)

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