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Which of the following statements can be inferred from the data above? I. The Klein family's annual income more than doubled from 1985 to 1995. II. The Klein family's annual income increased by a greater amount from 1985 to 1990 than from 1990 to 1995. III. The Klein family's average (arithmetic mean) annual income for the period shown was greater than $40,000. A. I only B. II only C. I and III only D. II and III only E. I, II, and III Hi This is an GMAT Prep Question.Please let me know the correct answer and why it correct? Moreover, why We cannot infer II from the data above?
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dolphinitida wrote: For III  Since the data is for 11 consecutive years, why can't you consider year 6 (1990) as the mean? If you do, the annual income appears to be right under $40,000. What you are talking about is the median. Year 6 will give you the median income. The mean needn't lie at the middle value. Say, for a set of numbers 4, 5, 5, 6, 7, 20, 22, mean will not be 6 (the middle value). Median will be 6 but mean will be much higher. Another way to analyze statement III is this: First 3 points are at most 15000 less than 40,000. Next 4 points are almost 40,000 each. The next point is at least 15,000 more than 40,000 The next 3 points are at least 20,000 more than 40,000. So overall, the distance of the points higher than 40,000 is more than the distance of the points lower than 40,000. This is just your deviation concept applied visually. For more on deviation, check: http://www.veritasprep.com/blog/2012/05 ... eviations/
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vikrantgulia wrote: Hi This is an GMAT Prep Question.Please let me know the correct answer and why it correct? Moreover, why We cannot infer II from the data above? Hi there, The answer IMO is C : Statements I and III must be true according to the figure above I The klein family's annual income more than doubled from 1985 to 1995 : True, In 1985 it was $25K while in 1995 it was more than $60K II The klein family's annual income increased by a greater amount from 1985 to 1990 than from 1990 to 1995 That is not true because the annual income increased by approximately $15K from 1985 to 1990 while it increased by approximately $20K from 1990 to 1995 Notice that these values are obtained by substracting the value of the annual income of the latter year from that of the former III The klein family's average (arithmetic mean) annual income for the period shown was greater than $ 40K. Ok, lets see: (25 + 25 + 25 + 35 + 35 + 40 + 40 + 55 + 60 + 60 +60) / 11 = 41,8 SO , that is true .
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For III  Since the data is for 11 consecutive years, why can't you consider year 6 (1990) as the mean? If you do, the annual income appears to be right under $40,000.



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this question require us to approximate. not easy. but if you practice often, it would be easy



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vikrantgulia wrote: Attachment: GMAT.png Which of the following statements can be inferred from the data above? I. The Klein family's annual income more than doubled from 1985 to 1995. II. The Klein family's annual income increased by a greater amount from 1985 to 1990 than from 1990 to 1995. III. The Klein family's average (arithmetic mean) annual income for the period shown was greater than $40,000. A. I only B. II only C. I and III only D. II and III only E. I, II, and III Hi This is an GMAT Prep Question.Please let me know the correct answer and why it correct? Moreover, why We cannot infer II from the data above? Bunuel, could you comment if this is an actual GMATPrep Quant question or an IR question?



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Hi SamuelWitwicky, Most Test Takers see 1 question in the Quant section that involves a complexlooking chart, graph or table; the prompt is usually more complex than an 'average' question and takes the better part of 3 minutes to solve. Thus, this type of question COULD show up in your Quant section (but you won't see many of them). As complex as the prompt looks, very little actual math is required to solve it. Some general estimation and patternmatching will get you the correct answer. GMAT assassins aren't born, they're made, Rich
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EMPOWERgmatRichC wrote: Hi SamuelWitwicky,
Most Test Takers see 1 question in the Quant section that involves a complexlooking chart, graph or table; the prompt is usually more complex than an 'average' question and takes the better part of 3 minutes to solve. Thus, this type of question COULD show up in your Quant section (but you won't see many of them).
As complex as the prompt looks, very little actual math is required to solve it. Some general estimation and patternmatching will get you the correct answer.
GMAT assassins aren't born, they're made, Rich Hey thanks for the reply. ok if that is so, i'd like to understand the wording of the question so that I don't make the same mistake again. The question stem states, which of the following can be inferred from the graph right? I feel statement II can be inferred to be wrong from the graph. And this is exactly how IR always asks the questions. Can the following be inferred? Yes or No.



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SamuelWitwicky wrote: I feel statement II can be inferred to be wrong from the graph.
And this is exactly how IR always asks the questions. Can the following be inferred? Yes or No. There is a difference: Can you infer that: The Klein family's annual income increased by a greater amount from 1985 to 1990 than from 1990 to 1995. If this is not true, you say that you cannot infer this from the graph. This is a statement and to be inferred, it needs to be true only. On the other hand: Did the Klein family's annual income increase by a greater amount from 1985 to 1990 than from 1990 to 1995? When it is a question, you can answer with a Yes or No. Both answers are acceptable. The only answer not acceptable is may be. (your basic DS principle) This question is asking about a statement and whether you can infer that. If the statement is correct, only then you can infer it.
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VeritasPrepKarishma wrote: SamuelWitwicky wrote: I feel statement II can be inferred to be wrong from the graph.
And this is exactly how IR always asks the questions. Can the following be inferred? Yes or No. There is a difference: Can you infer that: The Klein family's annual income increased by a greater amount from 1985 to 1990 than from 1990 to 1995. If this is not true, you say that you cannot infer this from the graph. This is a statement and to be inferred, it needs to be true only. On the other hand: Did the Klein family's annual income increase by a greater amount from 1985 to 1990 than from 1990 to 1995? When it is a question, you can answer with a Yes or No. Both answers are acceptable. The only answer not acceptable is may be. (your basic DS principle) This question is asking about a statement and whether you can infer that. If the statement is correct, only then you can infer it. ok got it! thanks a lot Karishma



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Rock750 wrote: vikrantgulia wrote: Ok, lets see: (25 + 25 + 25 + 35 + 35 + 40 + 40 + 55 + 60 + 60 +60) / 11 = 41,8 SO , that is true . How did you take last three numbers as 60. they look more close to 65 to me. Deciding the xact values make me waste a lot of time on these questions. Any help will be much appreciated. Thanks
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NoHalfMeasures wrote: Rock750 wrote: vikrantgulia wrote: Ok, lets see: (25 + 25 + 25 + 35 + 35 + 40 + 40 + 55 + 60 + 60 +60) / 11 = 41,8 SO , that is true . How did you take last three numbers as 60. they look more close to 65 to me. Deciding the xact values make me waste a lot of time on these questions. Any help will be much appreciated. Thanks Use the deviation method I have discussed above. If you do want to take values, take approximate values: 25, 26, 26, 35, 36, 38, 38, 56, 63, 63, 63 Mind you, the average you will get will not be very close to 40 so a few points here and there on your approximation will make no difference.
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VeritasPrepKarishma wrote: SamuelWitwicky wrote: I feel statement II can be inferred to be wrong from the graph.
And this is exactly how IR always asks the questions. Can the following be inferred? Yes or No. There is a difference: Can you infer that: The Klein family's annual income increased by a greater amount from 1985 to 1990 than from 1990 to 1995. If this is not true, you say that you cannot infer this from the graph. This is a statement and to be inferred, it needs to be true only. On the other hand: Did the Klein family's annual income increase by a greater amount from 1985 to 1990 than from 1990 to 1995? When it is a question, you can answer with a Yes or No. Both answers are acceptable. The only answer not acceptable is may be. (your basic DS principle) This question is asking about a statement and whether you can infer that. If the statement is correct, only then you can infer it. So just to be sure, in PS and DS, when the question asks 'can you infer...' it means can you get an exact value of this (true/false, yes/no, etc)? But in IR, when the question asks 'can you infer...' it means is there sufficient information provided in the paragraphs and tables for you to ARRIVE at an answer or DEDUCE an answer?



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sarathvr wrote: VeritasPrepKarishma wrote: SamuelWitwicky wrote: I feel statement II can be inferred to be wrong from the graph.
And this is exactly how IR always asks the questions. Can the following be inferred? Yes or No. There is a difference: Can you infer that: The Klein family's annual income increased by a greater amount from 1985 to 1990 than from 1990 to 1995. If this is not true, you say that you cannot infer this from the graph. This is a statement and to be inferred, it needs to be true only. On the other hand: Did the Klein family's annual income increase by a greater amount from 1985 to 1990 than from 1990 to 1995? When it is a question, you can answer with a Yes or No. Both answers are acceptable. The only answer not acceptable is may be. (your basic DS principle) This question is asking about a statement and whether you can infer that. If the statement is correct, only then you can infer it. So just to be sure, in PS and DS, when the question asks 'can you infer...' it means can you get an exact value of this (true/false, yes/no, etc)? But in IR, when the question asks 'can you infer...' it means is there sufficient information provided in the paragraphs and tables for you to ARRIVE at an answer or DEDUCE an answer? No, the difference does not lie in whether the question is asked in PS/DS or IR. The difference lies in the way the question is asked. Can you infer that: The Klein family's annual income increased by a greater amount from 1985 to 1990 than from 1990 to 1995.This is a statement. To infer it, it needs to be true. If this is not true, you say that you cannot infer this from the graph. On the other hand: Did the Klein family's annual income increase by a greater amount from 1985 to 1990 than from 1990 to 1995? When it is a question, you can answer with a Yes or No. Both answers are acceptable. The only answer not acceptable is may be.
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Responding to a pm: Quote: For this particular question (URL link above), I chose Option E as I can infer all the statements, two of which(I and III) are right and one (II) is false. Kindly explain where am I going wrong?
You cannot infer statement II. Here is why: Can you infer that: The Klein family's annual income increased by a greater amount from 1985 to 1990 than from 1990 to 1995. If this is not true, you say that you cannot infer this from the graph. This is a statement and to be inferred, it needs to be true ONLY. On the other hand: Did the Klein family's annual income increase by a greater amount from 1985 to 1990 than from 1990 to 1995? When it is a question, you can answer with a Yes or No. Both answers are acceptable. The only answer not acceptable is may be. (your basic DS principle) This question is asking about a statement and whether you can infer that. If the statement is correct, only then you can infer it.
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Once you realized that I. must be true and II. must not, then you can ignore statement III. and directly mark C: C is the only answer in which I. is true and II. is not!



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VeritasPrepKarishma wrote: dolphinitida wrote: For III  Since the data is for 11 consecutive years, why can't you consider year 6 (1990) as the mean? If you do, the annual income appears to be right under $40,000. What you are talking about is the median. Year 6 will give you the median income. The mean needn't lie at the middle value. Say, for a set of numbers 4, 5, 5, 6, 7, 20, 22, mean will not be 6 (the middle value). Median will be 6 but mean will be much higher. Another way to analyze statement III is this: First 3 points are at most 15000 less than 40,000. Next 4 points are almost 40,000 each. The next point is at least 15,000 more than 40,000 The next 3 points are at least 20,000 more than 40,000. So overall, the distance of the points higher than 40,000 is more than the distance of the points lower than 40,000. This is just your deviation concept applied visually. For more on deviation, check: http://www.veritasprep.com/blog/2012/05 ... eviations/this saves a lot of time. i kept addiing all the values and calculating average, eating lot of time thanks for the post
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I did a calculation mistake while evaluating statement 3  marked answer A as option. Learning: I should not do calculation in mind, rather I should actually write calculations in a piece of paper.
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11 data points : Income in 1000 85 > 25 86 > 26 87 > 26 88 > 35 89 > 40 90 > 44 91 > 44 92 > 58 93 > 64 94 > 64 95 > 64 I. The Klein family's annual income more than doubled from 1985 to 1995. Income in 95 = 64 which is more than twice of 25 ( income from 85 )  True : B, D are outII. The Klein family's annual income increased by a greater amount from 1985 to 1990 than from 1990 to 1995. 90  85 = 44  25 = 19 95  90 = 64  44 = 20
so 19 > 20  No So E is outIII. The Klein family's average (arithmetic mean) annual income for the period shown was greater than $40,000. to find average  Let's divide data points by 11 directly rather than summing and then dividing by 11 \(\frac{25}{11}\) + \(\frac{26}{11}\) + \(\frac{26}{11}\) + \(\frac{35}{11}\) + \(\frac{40}{11}\) + \(\frac{44}{11}\) + \(\frac{44}{11}\) + \(\frac{58}{11}\) + \(\frac{64}{11}\) + \(\frac{64}{11}\) + \(\frac{64}{11}\)
= 2 + 2 + 2 + 3 + 3 + 4 + 4 + 5 + 5 + 5 + 5 [ just taking integer values ] = 8 + 10 + 9 + 15 = 18 + 24 = 42 > 40 hence answer = CA. I only B. II only C. I and III only D. II and III only E. I, II, and III
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