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------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Q21: In January of last year the Moviemania chain of movie theaters started propping its popcorn in canola oil, instead of the less healthful coconut oil that it had been using until then. Now Moviemania is planning to switch back, saying that the change has hurt popcorn sales. That claim is false, however, since according to Moviemania’s own sales figures, Moviemania sold 5 percent more popcorn last year than in the previous year. Which of the following, if true, most strongly supports the argument against Moviemania’s claim? A. Total sales of all refreshments at Moviemania’s movie theaters increased by less than 5 percent last year. B. Moviemania makes more money on food and beverages sold at its theaters than it does on sales of movie tickets. C. Moviemania’s customers prefer the taste of popcorn popped in coconut oil to that of popcorn popped in canola oil. D. Total attendance at Moviemania’s movie theaters was more than 20 percent higher last year than the year before. E. The year before last, Moviemania experienced a 10 percent increase in popcorn sales over the previous year. Answer: ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Q22: Denoma, a major consumer-electronics maker, had a sizeable decline in sales revenue for its most recent fiscal year. This result appears surprising, because electronics retailers 11
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report that although their overall sales were considerably lower than in the previous year, their sales revenue from Denoma models actually grew, largely thanks to some innovative and popular models that Denoma introduced. Which of the following, if true, does most to explain the apparently surprising result? ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Q23: Antarctica receives more solar radiation than does any other place on Earth, yet the temperatures are so cold and the ice cap is reflective, so that little polar ice melts during the summer; otherwise, the water levels of the oceans would rise 250 feet and engulf most of the world’s great cities. A. is reflective, so that little polar ice melts during the summer; otherwise, B. is so reflective that little of the polar ice melts during the summer; were it to do so, C. so reflective that little polar ice melts during the summer, or else D. reflective, so that little of the polar ice melts during the summer, or E.
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