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The paintings of French painter Trianne Dejere sold best in the period following the production of La Triump now Dejere's most famous piece. In the 12-month period preceding the unveiling of this piece, Dejere sold 57% of the works she produced in this period, a far greater percentage than in previous years. In the 12-month period following a glowing review of La Triumph in a popular magazine, however, Dejere sold 85% of the paintings she produced. Interestingly, Dejere's revenue from painting sales was roughly the same in both periods, since she sold the same number of paintings in the 12 months before presenting La Triumph as she did in the 12 months following the favorable review.
Which of the following statements can be properly concluded from the passage, if the information above is true?

(A) Due to the positive review, Dejere was able to charge substantially more for the works produced after La Triumph than the works produced before it.

(B) Dejere was more concerned with positive reviews than with increasing the prices of her paintings.

(C) The positive review of La Triumph brought Dejere's work to the attention of more art collectors than were previously aware of her work.

(D) Dejere painted fewer works in the 12-month period following the review of La Triumph than she had in the 12-month period preceding its unveiling.

(E) Dejere paid more attention to marketing her paintings after La Triumph received such a positive reception

Originally posted by Tagger on 25 Apr 2013, 06:54.
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25 Apr 2013, 08:58
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It requires little understanding of Ratios and Proportions in Arithmetic.

Trainnne Dejere(TD)'s has famous piece of painting La Triump (LT).
Questions compares scenario 12 months before and 12 months after release of release of LT.
Before LT:
paintings sold =b =57% of total painting(t1)... (1)
After LT:
paintings sold =a =85 % of total paintings(t2)...(2)

It is also said,
* sold the same number of paintings before and after LT. Let's say T.
b=a
=> 57 % of t1 = 85 % of t2
=> 57/85 = t2/t1
Total paintings produced after LT must be less than these done before LT.
* approximate revenue was roughly same before and after LT.
As same number of paintings sold before and after LT and revenue is also same. Prices could also be approximately same.

(A)Due to the positive review, Dejere was able to charge substantially more for the works produced after La Triumph than the works produced before it.
-> Looks correct, but +ve review is not mentioned anywhere.
(B)Dejere was more concerned with positive reviews than with increasing the prices of her paintings.
-> Not discussed at all.
(C)The positive review of La Triumph brought Dejere's work to the attention of more art collectors than were previously aware of her work.
-> Actually, After LT, number of paintings produced are lesser.
(D)Dejere painted fewer works in the 12-month period following the review of La Triumph than she had in the 12-month period preceding its unveiling.
-> Its correct, mathematically.
(E)Dejere paid more attention to marketing her paintings after La Triumph received such a positive reception
-> Marketing is not the critical issue here.
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25 Apr 2013, 07:31
D seems best
Dejere painted fewer works in the 12-month period following the review of La Triumph than she had in the 12-month period preceding its unveiling.
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19 Jan 2014, 09:54
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umeshpatil wrote:
It requires little understanding of Ratios and Proportions in Arithmetic.

Trainnne Dejere(TD)'s has famous piece of painting La Triump (LT).
Questions compares scenario 12 months before and 12 months after release of release of LT.
Before LT:
paintings sold =b =57% of total painting(t1)... (1)
After LT:
paintings sold =a =85 % of total paintings(t2)...(2)

It is also said,
* sold the same number of paintings before and after LT. Let's say T.
b=a
=> 57 % of t1 = 85 % of t2
=> 57/85 = t2/t1
Total paintings produced after LT must be less than these done before LT.
* approximate revenue was roughly same before and after LT.
As same number of paintings sold before and after LT and revenue is also same. Prices could also be approximately same.

(A)Due to the positive review, Dejere was able to charge substantially more for the works produced after La Triumph than the works produced before it.
-> Looks correct, but +ve review is not mentioned anywhere.
(B)Dejere was more concerned with positive reviews than with increasing the prices of her paintings.
-> Not discussed at all.
(C)The positive review of La Triumph brought Dejere's work to the attention of more art collectors than were previously aware of her work.
-> Actually, After LT, number of paintings produced are lesser.
(D)Dejere painted fewer works in the 12-month period following the review of La Triumph than she had in the 12-month period preceding its unveiling.
-> Its correct, mathematically.
(E)Dejere paid more attention to marketing her paintings after La Triumph received such a positive reception
-> Marketing is not the critical issue here.

I dont quite agree with your explanation :

My use case is as follows:

what if the paintings after La Triump were more in number but were priced less ???
and what if paintings before La Triump were a few but were priced high??

So:

(Before LT)more price * less paintings produced ( out of which57% are sold) = less price * more paintings produced ( out of which 85 % sold)

This will even prove the revenue concept.

would like to go with C as the answer

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28 Jan 2014, 21:41
umeshpatil wrote:
It requires little understanding of Ratios and Proportions in Arithmetic.

Trainnne Dejere(TD)'s has famous piece of painting La Triump (LT).
Questions compares scenario 12 months before and 12 months after release of release of LT.
Before LT:
paintings sold =b =57% of total painting(t1)... (1)
After LT:
paintings sold =a =85 % of total paintings(t2)...(2)

It is also said,
* sold the same number of paintings before and after LT. Let's say T.
b=a
=> 57 % of t1 = 85 % of t2
=> 57/85 = t2/t1
Total paintings produced after LT must be less than these done before LT.
* approximate revenue was roughly same before and after LT.
As same number of paintings sold before and after LT and revenue is also same. Prices could also be approximately same.

(A)Due to the positive review, Dejere was able to charge substantially more for the works produced after La Triumph than the works produced before it.
-> Looks correct, but +ve review is not mentioned anywhere.
(B)Dejere was more concerned with positive reviews than with increasing the prices of her paintings.
-> Not discussed at all.
(C)The positive review of La Triumph brought Dejere's work to the attention of more art collectors than were previously aware of her work.
-> Actually, After LT, number of paintings produced are lesser.
(D)Dejere painted fewer works in the 12-month period following the review of La Triumph than she had in the 12-month period preceding its unveiling.
-> Its correct, mathematically.
(E)Dejere paid more attention to marketing her paintings after La Triumph received such a positive reception
-> Marketing is not the critical issue here.

I dont quite agree with your explanation :

My use case is as follows:

what if the paintings after La Triump were more in number but were priced less ???
and what if paintings before La Triump were a few but were priced high??

So:

(Before LT)more price * less paintings produced ( out of which57% are sold) = less price * more paintings produced ( out of which 85 % sold)

This will even prove the revenue concept.

would like to go with C as the answer

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The above logic doesnot work, coz she would have to sell more paintings in the post showcase period to have an equivalent revenue. But the premise states that the number of painting SOLD were same in both periods. Hope it helps.
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The paintings of French painter Trianne Dejere sold best in the period following the production of La Triump now Dejere's most famous piece. In the 12-month period preceding the unveiling of this piece, Dejere sold 57% of the works she produced in this period, a far greater percentage than in previous years. In the 12-month period following a glowing review of La Triumph in a popular magazine, however, Dejere sold 85% of the paintings she produced. Interestingly, Dejere's revenue from painting sales was roughly the same in both periods, since she sold the same number of paintings in the 12 months before presenting La Triumph as she did in the 12 months following the favorable review.

Which of the following statements can be properly concluded from the passage, if the information above is true?

La Triump => The paintings of French painter Trianne Dejere sold best
Dejere sold 57% of the works after LT
Dejere sold 85% of the paintings she produced after LT review

X%*sales Price (LY) = 85% * sales price (FY)
same no. of painting
so same amount for painting => if it is same revenue

so if 57% ===> 85%
it means she produced less paintings.

(D) Dejere painted fewer works in the 12-month period following the review of La Triumph than she had in the 12-month period preceding its unveiling.
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04 Jan 2018, 22:38
"she sold the same number of paintings in the 12 months before the favorable review as she did in the 12 months following the favorable review." is the key word
Let x = the number of paintings sold

Fact 1 : "In the 12-month period preceding an event, Dejere sold 57% of the works she produced"
Fact 2: "In the 12-month period following the same event, Dejere sold 85% of the paintings she produced"

Clearly, x / 0.57 > x / 0.85
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28 Apr 2018, 03:54
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The paintings of French painter Trianne Dejere sold best in the period following the production of La Triumph now Dejere's most famous piece. In the 12-month period preceding the unveiling of this piece, Dejere sold 57% of the works she produced in this period, a far greater percentage than in previous years. In the 12-month period following a glowing review of La Triumph in a popular magazine, however, Dejere sold 85% of the paintings she produced. Interestingly, Dejere's revenue from painting sales was roughly the same in both periods, since she sold the same number of paintings in the 12 months before presenting La Triumph as she did in the 12 months following the favorable review.

Which of the following statements can be properly concluded from the passage, if the information above is true?

(A) Due to the positive review, Dejere was able to charge substantially more for the works produced after La Triumph than the works produced before it.

(B) Dejere was more concerned with positive reviews than with increasing the prices of her paintings.

(C) The positive review of La Triumph brought Dejere's work to the attention of more art collectors than were previously aware of her work.

(D) Dejere painted fewer works in the 12-month period following the review of La Triumph than she had in the 12-month period preceding its unveiling.

(E) Dejere paid more attention to marketing her paintings after La Triumph received such a positive reception

Only D makes sense. All other choices are out of scope.

Revenue before La Triumph = Revenue after La Triumph

57% * 100 = 85% * 65

57 = 55

100 < 65 shows that he produced fewer paintings after La Triumph but the revenue remained the same.

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05 May 2018, 02:31
Cost of 57 % of 1st year = Cost of 85% of paintings in 2nd year.
So basically Assuming that the cost per painting remains constant.
The total number of paintings sold in 1st year is same as total number of paintings sold in 2nd year
Hence, Total no of paintings she painted in 1st year is less than total no of paintings she painted in 2nd year.
Option D says the same.

However, am not convinced to assume that the cost of each painting remained same.
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The paintings of French painter Trianne Dejere sold best in the period following the production of La Triump now Dejere's most famous piece. In the 12-month period preceding the unveiling of this piece, Dejere sold 57% of the works she produced in this period, a far greater percentage than in previous years. In the 12-month period following a glowing review of La Triumph in a popular magazine, however, Dejere sold 85% of the paintings she produced. Interestingly, Dejere's revenue from painting sales was roughly the same in both periods, since she sold the same number of paintings in the 12 months before presenting La Triumph as she did in the 12 months following the favorable review.

Which of the following statements can be properly concluded from the passage, if the information above is true?

(A) Due to the positive review, Dejere was able to charge substantially more for the works produced after La Triumph than the works produced before it.

(B) Dejere was more concerned with positive reviews than with increasing the prices of her paintings.

(C) The positive review of La Triumph brought Dejere's work to the attention of more art collectors than were previously aware of her work.

(D) Dejere painted fewer works in the 12-month period following the review of La Triumph than she had in the 12-month period preceding its unveiling.

(E) Dejere paid more attention to marketing her paintings after La Triumph received such a positive reception

KAPLAN OFFICIAL EXPLANATION:

Trianne Dejere's paintings sold best after she revealed her most famous piece. In the twelve months before that unveiling, she sold 57% of her works. In the 12 months following the unveiling, she sold 85% of her works. Nevertheless, in both periods, she sold the same number of paintings.

An 800 test taker zeroes in on percents and ratios, knowing that the test makers often test his ability to distinguish between rates and raw numbers.

We need to consider what conclusion this evidence would support. If 57% equals the same number of paintings before the unveiling as 85% equals after the unveiling, then Dejere must have produced more paintings in the period before the unveiling; that's the only way that the numbers could work out. (D) states this from the other angle: Dejere must have painted fewer paintings after the unveiling. (D) is the correct answer.

(A) The author tells us that revenue from both periods is equal since Dejere sells the same number of paintings in both. Therefore, if she had charged more in the second period, she would have made more money than she had in the first, which would contradict the stimulus. Because this is inconsistent with the passage, it certainly can't be inferred from it.

(B) The information given pertains solely to the hard facts of the matter: the number sold and revenues gained during different time periods. (B) is therefore outside of the scope of the argument, since the author never mentions Dejere's motivations for painting. We can't reasonably conclude anything about her "concerns" here.

(C) if anything, might suggest that Dejere sold more paintings in the second period, which the stimulus explicitly contradicts. Further, the stimulus provides no information about how art collectors might have responded to the review, giving us no basis to form a conclusion about those collectors.

(E) might also suggest that sales would be higher in the second period, but we know that the sales were the same. However, there's really no reason to look this deeply into it. The main reason for chopping (E) is because marketing is never discussed.

An 800 test taker does not read more into a stimulus than what's given.
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01 Aug 2018, 02:46
umeshpatil wrote:
It requires little understanding of Ratios and Proportions in Arithmetic.

Trainnne Dejere(TD)'s has famous piece of painting La Triump (LT).
Questions compares scenario 12 months before and 12 months after release of release of LT.
Before LT:
paintings sold =b =57% of total painting(t1)... (1)
After LT:
paintings sold =a =85 % of total paintings(t2)...(2)

It is also said,
* sold the same number of paintings before and after LT. Let's say T.
b=a
=> 57 % of t1 = 85 % of t2
=> 57/85 = t2/t1
Total paintings produced after LT must be less than these done before LT.
* approximate revenue was roughly same before and after LT.
As same number of paintings sold before and after LT and revenue is also same. Prices could also be approximately same.

(A)Due to the positive review, Dejere was able to charge substantially more for the works produced after La Triumph than the works produced before it.
-> Looks correct, but +ve review is not mentioned anywhere.
(B)Dejere was more concerned with positive reviews than with increasing the prices of her paintings.
-> Not discussed at all.
(C)The positive review of La Triumph brought Dejere's work to the attention of more art collectors than were previously aware of her work.
-> Actually, After LT, number of paintings produced are lesser.
(D)Dejere painted fewer works in the 12-month period following the review of La Triumph than she had in the 12-month period preceding its unveiling.
-> Its correct, mathematically.
(E)Dejere paid more attention to marketing her paintings after La Triumph received such a positive reception
-> Marketing is not the critical issue here.

not at all required. can be done by thinking logically
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Cost of 57 % of 1st year = Cost of 85% of paintings in 2nd year.
So basically Assuming that the cost per painting remains constant.
The total number of paintings sold in 1st year is same as total number of paintings sold in 2nd year
Hence, Total no of paintings she painted in 1st year is less than total no of paintings she painted in 2nd year.
Option D says the same.

However, am not convinced to assume that the cost of each painting remained same.

Where is it mentioned that cost of each painting remained same ?

Passage simply says that D's revenue from painting sales was approx same in both period. Also, she sold 57% painting before review and 85% painting after review. So it means she produced fewer paintings after review. Option D says the same.
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the argument premise already brings about same number of paintings are sold for each period. Then what to discuss more about the quantities of paintings the artist produced... as in D.
I am not convinced.
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02 Oct 2018, 10:23
The point to be considered here is the revenue. Let the total revenue be x i.e x in the 12 month period preceding the unveiling (P1) and x in the 12 month period after the review (P2). In P1, 57% of the work produced is sold & in P2, 85% of the work produced is sold. If the revenue for both the periods is the same and the percentage of work in P1 in less than that of P2, then fewer works would have been done in P2 than in P1.
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02 Oct 2018, 11:58
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The point to be considered here is the revenue. Let the total revenue be x i.e x in the 12 month period preceding the unveiling (P1) and x in the 12 month period after the review (P2). In P1, 57% of the work produced is sold & in P2, 85% of the work produced is sold. If the revenue for both the periods is the same and the percentage of work in P1 in less than that of P2, then fewer works would have been done in P2 than in P1.

but, why shall we think the price of paintings of two periods are fixed anyhow?
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20Hobbit wrote:
The point to be considered here is the revenue. Let the total revenue be x i.e x in the 12 month period preceding the unveiling (P1) and x in the 12 month period after the review (P2). In P1, 57% of the work produced is sold & in P2, 85% of the work produced is sold. If the revenue for both the periods is the same and the percentage of work in P1 in less than that of P2, then fewer works would have been done in P2 than in P1.

but, why shall we think the price of paintings of two periods are fixed anyhow?

Because of these lines in the passage: 'Interestingly, Dejere's revenue from painting sales was roughly the same in both periods,since she sold the same number of paintings in the 12 months before presenting La Triumph as she did in the 12 months following the favorable review', it is safe to assume that the price of each painting was roughly the same for the two periods. If the revenue and the number of paintings sold for the two periods are same then the price of each painting should be the same.

Hope this helps!
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