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The table above gives sale information for the 20 bathroom cleaners in the United States in 2010. For each product, the table describes the brand of the product, the product type, fragrance, unit sales, percent change in unit sales since 2009, total dollar sales, percent change in dollar sales since 2009, average price of each unit sold, and the dollar change in price since 2009.

Each column of the table can be sorted in ascending order by clicking on the word "Select" above the table and choosing, from the drop-down menu, the heading of the column on which you want the table to be sorted.

Consider each of the following statements about these sales figures. For each statement, indicated whether the statement is true or false, based on the information provided in the table.

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The product with the highest unit sales in 2010 also had the highest dollar increase in price since 2009.
Every orange scented product experienced growth in unit sales from 2009 to 2010.
No product experienced growth in dollar sales but a decline in unit sales from 2009 to 2010.
The highest-priced product in 2010 was also the highest-priced product in 2009.


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TickThe product with the highest unit sales in 2010 also had the highest dollar increase in price since 2009.
TickEvery orange scented product experienced growth in unit sales from 2009 to 2010.
TickNo product experienced growth in dollar sales but a decline in unit sales from 2009 to 2010.
TickThe highest-priced product in 2010 was also the highest-priced product in 2009.

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My answer are as below.

1. Highest unit sales 8674230, highest dollar increase 23.2%......True
2. The % growth of units sales of all orange scented product is positive. True
3. No products having growth in dollar sales declines in growth in unit sales. But few products with positive growth dollar sales have negative growth in unit sales. False
4. Go to highest average price of product ($4.33) in 2010 then price in 2009 4.33-0.05= 4.28. For other products no value in 2009 is greater than 4.28. True.


Please evaluate my answers and post the correct answers with explanation.
It is very good IR problem.

Originally posted by gvij2017 on 07 Dec 2019, 08:51.
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gvij2017 wrote:
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1. False. Super Clean's Fresh Spray had the highest unit sales, but Deluxe's Orange Spray had the highest dollar price increase. On a problem such as this, in which the question asks whether the leader in one category is also the leader in another, it is best to start by sorting by one of the categories. Then, either scan the other column for a higher value, or sort by the second category to see whether the same item stays at the top of the list (when doing that, however, be careful for a "tie").

2. True. Of the six Orange sprays, all experienced unit sales increases. One can best solve for this by sorting by the Fragrance category to align all the Orange items together, then by scanning those together along the "% change" column to see whether any of those products experienced negative or neutral unit sales.

3. False. Four fragrances experienced dollar sales growth but also a decline in unit sales. In a case like this, when the statement says "no fragrance..." you need only find one exception to that universal statement to consider the statement false.

4. True. Super Clean's Fresh Aerosol is the highest-priced item at $4.33, and this price reflects a $0.05 decrease from 2009, signifying that it was the highest-priced item in 2009 as well. Note here that the "current price" column reflects the 2010 price, and that the $ change column shows the difference from 2009. Accordingly, to determine 2009 price, one needs to add the decreases to the 2010 prices or subtract the increases to the 2010 prices; this counterintuitive logic is likely to confuse examinees, making this a tricky question.


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1) False,Since super Clean Fresh Spray had the highest unit sales in 2010, but Deluxe Orange Spray had the highest dollar price increase from 2009.

2)True,All 6 have +ve increments, which implies statement 2 is True.

3)False, Magic Clean and Mr Grime are the exceptions

4)True, Super clean aerosol was the highest in 2009 and is the highest in 2010 as well with a value of 4.33

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