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# The table below represents the combined net income of all United State

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The table below represents the combined net income of all United States companies in each of five sectors for the second quarter of 1996. Which sector had the greatest net income during the first quarter of 1996?

(A) Basic Materials

(B) Energy

(C) Industrial

(D) Utilities

(E) Conglomerates

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Bunuel wrote:

The table below represents the combined net income of all United States companies in each of five sectors for the second quarter of 1996. Which sector had the greatest net income during the first quarter of 1996?

(A) Basic Materials

(B) Energy

(C) Industrial

(D) Utilities

(E) Conglomerates

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Income in first quarter
Basic Materials => .74x=4.83 => x = 6.4
Energy => 1.4x=7.46 => x= 5.3
Industrial is 1% change so ~5
Utilities is 303% < Basic Material
Conglomerates => 1.1x=2.07 < Basic Materials

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Bunuel wrote:

The table below represents the combined net income of all United States companies in each of five sectors for the second quarter of 1996. Which sector had the greatest net income during the first quarter of 1996?

(A) Basic Materials

(B) Energy

(C) Industrial

(D) Utilities

(E) Conglomerates

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rounding numbers for easy calculations is good idea

A. Second quarter 4.5 %
%change - 25
Then first quarter 6 %
But If second quarter is 4.83, then first quarter is more than 6

B. Second quarter 7.46
Change 40
If first quarter is 5 then then second quarter is 7. But if second quarter is 7.45, then first quarter is a bit more than 5

C. second quarter 5
change -1%
0.99x =5
First quarter a bit more than 5

D. second quarter 8.57
Percent change from 1st quarter +303%
If first quarter is 2, then second quarter will 8
But since second quarter is more 8.57, then first quarter is a bit more than 2

E. second quarter \$2.07
Percent change from 1st quarter +10%
it can clearly be seen tha first quarter is less than 2
2.07=1.1x

hence A
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