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The latest census of the town in which Jacob’s hardware store is located has revealed that the population of new residents has increased tenfold since 1980. Though Jacob has not encountered any new competition for business during this time period, his inventory records indicate that the average number of lawnmowers and snowblowers that he sells per year has risen only slightly over the average number of lawnmowers and snowblowers he sold yearly prior to 1980.

Which of the following, if true, best explains the discrepancy outlined above?
(A) Since 1980, many of the single-home properties have been subdivided into smaller single-home parcels.
(B) Inflation has caused the prices of the machines to increase every year since 1980.
(C) All of the housing built in Jacob’s town since 1980 has been large apartment complexes.
(D) The average snowfall since 1980 has decreased from 6 feet per year to 4 feet per year.
(E) Jacob’s store only carries two brands of lawnmowers and snowblowers.

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The latest census of the town in which Jacob’s hardware store is located has revealed that the population of new residents has increased tenfold since 1980. Though Jacob has not encountered any new competition for business during this time period, his inventory records indicate that the average number of lawnmowers and snowblowers that he sells per year has risen only slightly over the average number of lawnmowers and snowblowers he sold yearly prior to 1980.

Which of the following, if true, best explains the discrepancy outlined above?
(A) Since 1980, many of the single-home properties have been subdivided into smaller single-home parcels.
(B) Inflation has caused the prices of the machines to increase every year since 1980.
(C) All of the housing built in Jacob’s town since 1980 has been large apartment complexes.
(D) The average snowfall since 1980 has decreased from 6 feet per year to 4 feet per year.
(E) Jacob’s store only carries two brands of lawnmowers and snowblowers.

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C is the answer here :
Here we need to resolve the conflict that why increase in population did not attributed to much rise in the purchase of machines ...

C says that only big complex apartment were constructed since 1980 ---now one apartment can accommodate a high number of family but obviously it will require mostly one machine for apartment .....it gives a reason why sale have not increased as anticipated...
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A is opposite to what is stated in C.
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Can somebody please explain choice A. What do they mean by smaller single home parcels ?
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How am I supposed to know apartments don't have lawns ? The large apartment complexes can be so fashionably designed that they provide a lawn to every one.
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