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# The table summarizes information in several categories about the 9

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The last row in the "Self-check express lanes" column indicates that the average number of self-check express lanes per store is 6.89. The only two stores with average customer ages between 34 and 36 are Store A and Store F, each of which has 8 self-check express lanes—more than the average number, 6.89. So in each store with an average customer age between 34 and 36, the number of self-check express lanes is above average.

The correct answer is True.

Sorting the table by the "Average customer age" column, we see that stores with higher average customer ages generally tend to have fewer self-check unlimited lanes. Thus, the table shows a negative correlation between average customer age and the number of self-check unlimited lanes.

The correct answer is True.

Sorting the table by the "Self-check express lanes" column, we see that all three stores with less than the average number of self-check express lanes have restaurants, whereas only one store of the six with more than the average number of self-check express lanes has a restaurant. Thus, stores with fewer self-check express lanes than average are more likely to have restaurants than are stores with more self-check express lanes than average, not less likely.

The correct answer is False.
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1) In store A -average customer age = 34.5 ->SCEL-8(>6.89-average),Store F also has SCEL 8 ---True
2)True - Since SCUL increases and the Avg customer age decreases
3)False - I is the exception here

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2)True - Since SCUL increases and the Avg customer age decreases

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Can someone please explain this. There are exceptions at 6, 8 and one of the fours if we arrange it according to ACA in ascending order.
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2)True - Since SCUL increases and the Avg customer age decreases

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Can someone please explain this. There are exceptions at 6, 8 and one of the fours if we arrange it according to ACA in ascending order.[/quote]

Did we figure this out yet? I'm confused about this one too.
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I agree. There is a negative correlation trend between age and SCUL (nice acronym) but there are exceptions, so I answered "no" as well... I will have to ask for help from someone with more IR experience as to why GMAC would classify this as "True"
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Nicoz wrote:
It would be a negative correlation, so that’s true. In data analysis, one or two points can have different values means they are non-correlated but overall if you plot them and draw a line of correlation it would come out as negatively correlated with the function or factor compared.

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Thanks! Now that you explain it, that makes sense. but I did not like having a few values that were not fitting in the pattern....
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Yes unfortunately that do happens with me several times when I manage quality aspect in projects.

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The table summarizes information in several categories about the 9 stores in a small grocery chain. The table also includes chain-wide averages where appropriate.
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For each of the following statements, select True if the statement can be verified to be true based on the information provided. Otherwise, select False.

 True False Statements In each store whose average customer age falls between 34 and 36, the number of self-check express lanes is above average. There is a negative correlation between the number of self-check unlimited lanes and the average customer age. Stores in this table that have fewer self-check express lanes than the chain-wide average are less likely to have restaurants than stores that have more self-check express lanes than the chain-wide average.

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For the second question, we have increasing SCUL in the order
[I/G/D=0] [A/C/E=4] [B/F=6] H=8
[56.7/38.8/50.5] [34.5/32/42.5] [28.4/34.6] 29.9

So for SCUL from 0 to 8, either ACA decreases from 56.7 to 29.9 or 50.5 to 29.9 or 38.8 to 29.9.
Hence a negative correlation. TRUE then.
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It would be a negative correlation, so that’s true. In data analysis, one or two points can have different values means they are non-correlated but overall if you plot them and draw a line of correlation it would come out as negatively correlated with the function or factor compared.

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I too was thinking so but surprisingly this isnt logic behind second question .
I used filter for this specific second question(use SCUL filter if you are viewing this question in mba.com mock1 ) and found that the data
shows complete negative correlation .
check stores in this order - DGI averages ACEBFH . The SCUL data points respectively will show 0,0,0,3.56,4,4,4,6,6,8
with avg customer age 50.50, 38.80,56.70,......29.90 . Its clearly showing negative correlation .
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Hi

Can someone please explain why 3rd sentence is marked as "false"?
There is indeed one exception, but the statement says "Stores in this table that have fewer self-check express lanes than the chain-wide average are less likely to have restaurants than stores that have more self-check express lanes than the chain-wide average."
"LESS LIKELY" doesn't mean it always have to happen.
Therefore, there IS such negative correlation, with just one exception.
Please let me know what you think about it.
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Hi
With reference to the 2nd question - Does this imply that it’s ok to drop outlier data points in such questions?

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I agree. There is a negative correlation trend between age and SCUL (nice acronym) but there are exceptions, so I answered "no" as well... I will have to ask for help from someone with more IR experience as to why GMAC would classify this as "True"

I might be wrong in this approach, but if we take average of (average age values) for same no. of SCUL, it would certainly show a negative correlation.

SUCL - Avg(Avg Age)
0 - 48.5
4 - 36.33
6 - 31.5
8 - 29.9

This shows a negative correlation.

PS: I too marked it as a "False" in GMAT Prep.
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Nicoz wrote:
It would be a negative correlation, so that’s true. In data analysis, one or two points can have different values means they are non-correlated but overall if you plot them and draw a line of correlation it would come out as negatively correlated with the function or factor compared.

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Thanks. Just read up on the 'line of best fit' which I think is what the question is focused on.
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Re: The table summarizes information in several categories about the 9 [#permalink]
What does exactly mean the term "chain-wide" in this question?
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I thought this was a trick question.
For each of the following statements, select True if the statement can be verified to be true based on the information provided. Otherwise, select False.

All questions can be verified to be true or not based on the information provided, thus, I thought all of them could be answered as True.
Can someone Nicoz bb Sajjad1994 or anyone else please confirm why this is incorrect. Sometimes there are trick questions where you have words like 'each' that affect the reasoning, I'm not sure why this is not the case.
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What does exactly mean the term "chain-wide" in this question?

Dear AndreMarchan
why do you need the meaning of the term if you have the hint in the prompt and the particular value in the table?
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The table also includes chain-wide averages where appropriate.
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