• Varsity Tutors
    Award-winning private GMAT tutoring
    Register now and save up to $200

    Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

    MORE DETAILS
    Varsity Tutors
  • EMPOWERgmat Slider
    1 Hour Free
    BEAT THE GMAT EXCLUSIVE

    Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

    MORE DETAILS
    EMPOWERgmat Slider
  • Magoosh
    Magoosh
    Study with Magoosh GMAT prep

    Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

    MORE DETAILS
    Magoosh
  • Economist Test Prep
    Free Trial & Practice Exam
    BEAT THE GMAT EXCLUSIVE

    Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

    MORE DETAILS
    Economist Test Prep
  • Target Test Prep
    5-Day Free Trial
    5-day free, full-access trial TTP Quant

    Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

    MORE DETAILS
    Target Test Prep
  • Veritas Prep
    Free Veritas GMAT Class
    Experience Lesson 1 Live Free

    Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

    MORE DETAILS
    Veritas Prep
  • e-gmat Exclusive Offer
    Get 300+ Practice Questions
    25 Video lessons and 6 Webinars for FREE

    Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

    MORE DETAILS
    e-gmat Exclusive Offer
  • PrepScholar GMAT
    5 Day FREE Trial
    Study Smarter, Not Harder

    Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

    MORE DETAILS
    PrepScholar GMAT
  • Kaplan Test Prep
    Free Practice Test & Review
    How would you score if you took the GMAT

    Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

    MORE DETAILS
    Kaplan Test Prep

IR question Graphics Interpretation

This topic has 5 member replies
Nikhil Punjab Newbie | Next Rank: 10 Posts Default Avatar
Joined
26 Jun 2012
Posted:
8 messages
Upvotes:
1

IR question Graphics Interpretation

Post Tue Jun 26, 2012 11:45 am
The eleven cities in which Company X has stores are labeled A through I. The size of each circle indicates the relative size of each city’s population. The position of each circle‘s center relative to the vertical axis indicates the number of Company X stores in the city. The position of the circle’s center relative to the horizontal axis indicates total revenue of Company X from stores situated in each city.
For each of the following statements, use the drop-down menu to create the most accurate statement on the basis of information provided.
Of all cities in which Company X stores are placed, the one that accounts for the greatest amount of revenues ranks Select…(first, second, fourth, last) in the number of stores.
The average revenue per resident is greatest in city____(E, K, C, F)
[img][/img]
ttp://postimage.org/image/sfumm5u7r/" target="_blank">

  • +1 Upvote Post
  • Quote
  • Flag
Need free GMAT or MBA advice from an expert? Register for Beat The GMAT now and post your question in these forums!
abcd1111 Junior | Next Rank: 30 Posts Default Avatar
Joined
28 Jun 2012
Posted:
15 messages
Top Reply
Post Fri Jun 29, 2012 8:06 am
yuppie !! right answer !! thanks Nikhil Punjab ..

  • +1 Upvote Post
  • Quote
  • Flag
tanviet Legendary Member Default Avatar
Joined
20 May 2008
Posted:
1404 messages
Followed by:
2 members
Upvotes:
18
Top Reply
Post Fri Feb 08, 2013 12:30 am
I hope I get a few question like this on IR section to get 4 on ir.

many question is much harder.

  • +1 Upvote Post
  • Quote
  • Flag
abcd1111 Junior | Next Rank: 30 Posts Default Avatar
Joined
28 Jun 2012
Posted:
15 messages
Post Fri Jun 29, 2012 8:06 am
yuppie !! right answer !! thanks Nikhil Punjab ..

  • +1 Upvote Post
  • Quote
  • Flag
tanviet Legendary Member Default Avatar
Joined
20 May 2008
Posted:
1404 messages
Followed by:
2 members
Upvotes:
18
Post Fri Feb 08, 2013 12:30 am
I hope I get a few question like this on IR section to get 4 on ir.

many question is much harder.

  • +1 Upvote Post
  • Quote
  • Flag
Nikhil Punjab Newbie | Next Rank: 10 Posts Default Avatar
Joined
26 Jun 2012
Posted:
8 messages
Upvotes:
1
Post Fri Jun 29, 2012 1:10 am
Yes, you are correct!Smile Here is the explanation:

Start by analyzing the chart. You have two axes.
The position of each circle or bubble relative to the vertical axis defines how many stores Company X has in the city, so the higher the circle’s center is placed, the more stores are in the city. That means city B, which is on the very top, has the greatest number of Company X stores and city C, which is on the very bottom, has the smallest number of Company X stores.
A bubble’s position relative to the horizontal axis defines total revenue from all stores in the city, so the leftmost cities generate the least revenue for company X and the rightmost cities generate the most revenues. The size of the circle represents the size of the population of the city, so E has the greatest population, while cities C, I, G, F, and K are the smallest ones.
The first question asks which city brings in the most revenues: that is the city indicated by the rightmost circle, K. To find its rank in terms of the number of stores, locate its position along the vertical axis. The upper-most city, city B, has the greatest number of stores. Next comes city K, so the correct answer is second.
The second question asks you to find the city in which Company X generates the greatest per resident revenue. The revenue per resident can be calculated by dividing the total revenue by the number of residents. You do not have to examine all the cities, as you have only four options from which to choose. So you only need to consider cities E, K, C, and F. City E has the largest population, but the revenue it generates is not that high, so it’s a fast out. The other three cities, namely K, C, and F are all indicated by similarly small bubbles, so they all have approximately the same number of residents, so to find the one that has the greatest revenue per resident, we just need to pick the one that brings in more revenues. Since city K is the rightmost, and therefore has the greatest value on the revenue axis, the correct answer is K.

_________________
Confused by the new Integrated Reasoning section? Get our unique IR guide for free http://gogmat.com/integrated-reasoning-section-on-gogmat

  • +1 Upvote Post
  • Quote
  • Flag
Thanked by: abcd1111

Best Conversation Starters

1 lheiannie07 116 topics
2 LUANDATO 68 topics
3 swerve 65 topics
4 ardz24 65 topics
5 Roland2rule 64 topics
See More Top Beat The GMAT Members...

Most Active Experts

1 image description Scott@TargetTestPrep

Target Test Prep

198 posts
2 image description Brent@GMATPrepNow

GMAT Prep Now Teacher

181 posts
3 image description Jeff@TargetTestPrep

Target Test Prep

168 posts
4 image description Rich.C@EMPOWERgma...

EMPOWERgmat

134 posts
5 image description GMATGuruNY

The Princeton Review Teacher

119 posts
See More Top Beat The GMAT Experts