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# Which of the following best approximates the amount by which the incre

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Which of the following best approximates the amount by which the increase in sales of fiction titles from 1985 to 1986 exceeded the increase in sales of fiction titles from 1983 to 1984?

(A) 31.5 thousand
(B) 40 thousand
(C) 49.3 thousand
(D) 50.9 thousand
(E) 68 thousand

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08 Aug 2017, 02:52

The increase in sales of fiction titles from 1983-1984 is 10000(from 20000 to 30000)
Similarly, the increase in sales of fiction titles from 1985-1986 is 41500(from 10000 to 51500)

Hence, the approximate amount the sales in 85-85 exceeded 83-84 is 31.5 thousand (Option A)
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