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I know that if understanding it in such way, we can not find out the answer, but how can I understand the intended meaning exactly in the first place I mean, is it because this expression actually could be interpreted in such two ways, or because I am wrong here? And if so, what the definition will be to express the meaning above?

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Hi canbtg,

The second question requires you to make some reasonable estimates and calculate the approximate AVERAGE transaction for a region. We're interested in finding the GREATEST average.

The answer choices narrow it down to 4 options: A, C, E and F

First, we have to determine some things about the 4 regions. The center of each circle lines up with a point on the X-axis that determines TOTAL SALES for that region. The number inside the circle represents the percent of total transactions. Here's what we know about the 4 regions:

Region A: about 500K in sales, 29% of the overall transactions.
Region C: about 800K in sales, 33% of the overall transactions.
Region E: about 700K in sales, 5% of the overall transactions.
Region F: about 900K in sales, 15% of the overall transactions.

To make this easy, let's say there were 100 total transactions. Since we're asked for the AVERAGE transaction, we'll need to use the Average Formula. This meansâ€¦.

Region A: 500K/29 ---> Less than 20K per
Region C: 800K/33 ---> Less than 30K per
Region E: 700K/5 ----> About 140K per
Region F: 900K/15 ---> About 60K per

The region with the highest average transaction is E

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