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# There are more opera houses than there were two decades ago,

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Updated on: 26 Oct 2010, 23:59
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There are more opera houses than there were two decades ago, and charitable contributions are on the rise. Average audiences for opera, however, have been declining for the past twenty years.

Which of the following. if true, best explains the discrepancy above?
A. In the past twenty years musical theater audiences have grown.
B. A change in the tax code has conferred certain advantages on charitable giving.
C. Constructions codes have been revised on a national level to promote the construction of cultural facilities.
D. there has been an emphasis on unamplified sound in opera.
E. The number of new works has declined in the past three decades.

Originally posted by suhi on 25 Oct 2010, 21:35.
Last edited by suhi on 26 Oct 2010, 23:59, edited 1 time in total.
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23 Jun 2017, 02:26
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"D talks about "emphasis on unamplified sound in opera". In this case, I have understood it to mean that because of this, the size of the opera houses has been decreasing. Now this would explain why the average audience has reduced (as capacity is less), while at the same time, because of more interest in opera, more people are contributing to it as charity in order to build more opera houses."
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25 Oct 2010, 22:03
B.

B. A change in the tax code has conferred certain advantages on charitable giving.
Hence there are more people (who are not necessarily interested in opera) making charitable contributions because of the tax advantages.
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25 Oct 2010, 22:29
Even i thought its B. surprisingly the OA isnt B. plz gimme more feedback. because cant get any idea how that ans can be the OA.
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26 Oct 2010, 02:29
IMO E.

P1: No. of Opera Houses have increased
P2: Average audiences for Opera have decreased.

The only way to explain this discrepancy is, if we consider that the No. of new Operas are decreasing. Hence let us say that:
Audience in 1990: 100
Audience in 2010: 1000

No. of new Operas in 1990: 50 ... hence the dedicated audience of 100 goes to each of the 50 Operas making the Total audience for that year as 5000
No. of new Operas in 2010: 4 … hence dedicated audience of 1000 goes to each of the 4 Operas making the Total audience for that year as 4000.

Thus the audience are declining as can be seen from the figures.
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26 Oct 2010, 23:58
OA is D...its from Princeton review

gosh...how one can think of such an ans....if someone understands plz help
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27 Oct 2010, 00:08
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IMO E.

P1: No. of Opera Houses have increased
P2: Average audiences for Opera have decreased.

The only way to explain this discrepancy is, if we consider that the No. of new Operas are decreasing. Hence let us say that:
Audience in 1990: 100
Audience in 2010: 1000

No. of new Operas in 1990: 50 ... hence the dedicated audience of 100 goes to each of the 50 Operas making the Total audience for that year as 5000
No. of new Operas in 2010: 4 … hence dedicated audience of 1000 goes to each of the 4 Operas making the Total audience for that year as 4000.

Thus the audience are declining as can be seen from the figures.

well, i chose B and i even dont understand what D means...why its D?
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27 Oct 2010, 05:04
A. In the past twenty years musical theater audiences have grown - "musical theater audiences growing cannot impact audiences in opera"
B. A change in the tax code has conferred certain advantages on charitable giving - out of scope but keep it.
C. Constructions codes have been revised on a national level to promote the construction of cultural facilities. - irrelevant to the QS.
D. there has been an emphasis on unamplified sound in opera - irrelevant
E. The number of new works has declined in the past three decades - the # of new opera works could have declined OR new works somewhere else could have declined. This is very attractive, but stretch to assume

But IMO it is B
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27 Oct 2010, 05:15
maybe something is missing in the question stem. It is totally out of scope. The least we can assume is "the sound quality was bad that it decreased audiences to opera, but how can that start contributing to chairty????"

any experts pls could you help solve this?
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Nothing is missing from the question stem, the OP has typed everything correctly. I have the book and I was just confused by this same question. The OA really makes no sense at all. It's probably a typo in the print edition itself. Princeton Review is notorious for this kind of errors.
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Hi experts,
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Hello Experts,

Could any of you please explain why option D is the correct?

And also, do such questions appear in the GMAT exam?

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01 Jul 2017, 12:11
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Hello Experts,

Could any of you please explain why option D is the correct?

And also, do such questions appear in the GMAT exam?

The rationale seems to be that "an emphasis on unamplified sound in opera" would lead to smaller opera houses and thus a decline in average audience size, but I wouldn't lose too much sleep over this particular example.

This isn't an official GMAT question, and, as we've said before, it's extraordinarily difficult for test-prep companies to perfectly copy the style of real GMAT questions. After all, the GMAT spends somewhere in the neighborhood of \$1500-\$3000 to develop each question. Even the very best test-prep companies can't compete with that.
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05 Nov 2017, 07:17
Need expert's explanation! I am not able to understand why D is correct.
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