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The population of the town of Paxton continuously increased in the two decades 1960 through 1969 and 1970 through 1979. Was the percentage increase greater in the first decade than in the second decade?

(1) The population increase in the first decade was 10,082.
(2) The population increased by the same amount in both decades.

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Originally posted by SajjadAhmad on 04 May 2017, 11:31.
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Option A doesnt have enough information to study the percentage increase in both the decades. This alone is not sufficient.

Option B is enough.
If the population increases by the same amount in both decades
(eg)We have an increase of 10 out of total population of 100 in the first decade. The same increase of 10 out of 110 in the second decade, will clearly be lesser than the percentage increase in the first decade
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Statement 1. We don’t know the no of people increased in the second decade. Hence, Insufficient.
Statement 2. The percentage increase in first decade would be larger than the percentage increase in the second decade as the no of people after the increase in first decade would be larger than they were initially. So, the percentage increase would be smaller for second decade. Hence, Sufficient.
Hence, b is the answer.
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