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# The table displays data on Brazilian agricultural products in 2009.

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The table is already alphabetized by commodity; reading across the last row (corresponding to the commodity sugar), Brazil accounts for 21% of the total and ranks first among all nations in world sugar production. Because Brazil produces less than one-fourth (25%) of the world’s sugar, neither Brazil nor any other individual country produces more than one-fourth of the world’s sugar.

The correct answer is Yes.

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Sorting the table on Exports, world rank reveals that Brazil ranks first in the export of orange juice, coffee, sugar, beef, and chickens. Brazil accounts for more than 20% of world production for each of the commodities orange juice, coffee, and sugar (56%, 40%, and 21%, respectively), but it accounts for less than 20% of world production for beef and for chickens (16% and 15%, respectively).

The correct answer is No.

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Sorting the table on Production, world share reveals that Brazil produces more than 20% of the world’s supply of each of the following commodities: sugar (21%), soybeans (27%), coffee (40%), and orange juice (56%). With respect to the export of these commodities, Brazil ranks first in sugar, coffee, and orange juice, but second in soybeans. Thus, soybeans provide a counterexample to the given statement.

The correct answer is No.
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RO1: Infer

The table is already alphabetized by commodity; reading across the last row (corresponding to the commodity sugar), Brazil accounts for 21% of the total and ranks first among all nations in world sugar production. Because Brazil produces less than one-fourth (25%) of the world’s sugar, neither Brazil nor any other individual country produces more than one-fourth of the world’s sugar.

The correct answer is Yes.

RO2: Recognize

Sorting the table on Exports, world rank reveals that Brazil ranks first in the export of orange juice, coffee, sugar, beef, and chickens. Brazil accounts for more than 20% of world production for each of the commodities orange juice, coffee, and sugar (56%, 40%, and 21%, respectively), but it accounts for less than 20% of world production for beef and for chickens (16% and 15%, respectively).

The correct answer is No.

RO3: Recognize

Sorting the table on Production, world share reveals that Brazil produces more than 20% of the world’s supply of each of the following commodities: sugar (21%), soybeans (27%), coffee (40%), and orange juice (56%). With respect to the export of these commodities, Brazil ranks first in sugar, coffee, and orange juice, but second in soybeans. Thus, soybeans provide a counterexample to the given statement.

The correct answer is No.

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Yes - Because at 21%, 1st rank is there
No - Beef and Chicken are the exceptions per the table
No- again beef and chicken are the exceptions

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1)Yes,since Brazil tops the list with 21% , which means no other country produces more than 1/4 of sugar
2)No,since Beef and chicken are exception here since Brazil tops for export in those categories but has production share < 20%
3)No,since again Beef and chicken are exception here

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Re: The table displays data on Brazilian agricultural products in 2009. [#permalink]
Sajjad1994 picture in the attachment doesnt mention the countries. Kindly look into it. Thanks
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Sajjad1994 picture in the attachment doesnt mention the countries. Kindly look into it. Thanks

The question is complete. The country name is not needed to be in the table to solve the question.
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Bhavika468 wrote:
Sajjad1994 picture in the attachment doesnt mention the countries. Kindly look into it. Thanks

The question is complete. The country name is not needed to be in the table to solve the question.

I think I read the questions in a wrong sense and hence I should delete my previous comment. Sorry about it and thanks for clarifying.
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Bhavika468 wrote:
I think I read the questions in a wrong sense and hence I should delete my previous comment. Sorry about it and thanks for clarifying.

No worries at all.
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Re: The table displays data on Brazilian agricultural products in 2009. [#permalink]
It looks lime the GMAT Focus Edition Kit has changed this question slightly. How do we answer:
There are countries that export a greater percent of their coffee crops than does Brazil.
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Re: The table displays data on Brazilian agricultural products in 2009. [#permalink]
This table will be treated as 1 question or 3 separate questions in the DI section?
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