• NEW! FREE Beat The GMAT Quizzes
Hundreds of Questions Highly Detailed Reporting Expert Explanations
• 7 CATs FREE!
If you earn 100 Forum Points

Engage in the Beat The GMAT forums to earn
100 points for $49 worth of Veritas practice GMATs FREE VERITAS PRACTICE GMAT EXAMS Earn 10 Points Per Post Earn 10 Points Per Thanks Earn 10 Points Per Upvote ## The beer industry is still very profitable ##### This topic has 1 expert reply and 0 member replies ### Top Member ## The beer industry is still very profitable The beer industry is still very profitable and the projections are that it will remain so. In the United States this year, the total amount of beer sold by breweries has increased, even though the number of adults who drink beer has decreased. Each of the following, if true, could explain the simultaneous increase in beer sales and decrease in the number of adults who drink beer EXCEPT: a. During this year, the number of women who have begun to drink beer is greater than the number of men who have quit drinking beer. b. The number of underage people who have begun to drink beer is greater than the number of adults who have quit drinking beer during the same period. c. During this year, the number of nondrinkers who have begun to drink beer is greater than the number of people who have quit drinking beer. d. The people who have continued to drink beer consume more beer per person than they have in the past. e. More of the beer made in the United States this year was exported to other countries than was the case last year. Can some experts identify the best option? OA A ### GMAT/MBA Expert Legendary Member Joined 14 Jan 2015 Posted: 2667 messages Followed by: 122 members Upvotes: 1153 GMAT Score: 770 Top Reply lheiannie07 wrote: The beer industry is still very profitable and the projections are that it will remain so. In the United States this year, the total amount of beer sold by breweries has increased, even though the number of adults who drink beer has decreased. Each of the following, if true, could explain the simultaneous increase in beer sales and decrease in the number of adults who drink beer EXCEPT: a. During this year, the number of women who have begun to drink beer is greater than the number of men who have quit drinking beer. b. The number of underage people who have begun to drink beer is greater than the number of adults who have quit drinking beer during the same period. c. During this year, the number of nondrinkers who have begun to drink beer is greater than the number of people who have quit drinking beer. d. The people who have continued to drink beer consume more beer per person than they have in the past. e. More of the beer made in the United States this year was exported to other countries than was the case last year. Can some experts identify the best option? OA A We're looking for the answer choice that doesn't resolve the following: beer sales are up the number of beer-drinking adults is down. A is useless. Why would it matter that the number of new women beer-drinkers is greater than the number of men who have stopped drinking beer? It seems as though this answer choice is attempting to fool an unsophisticated reader into thinking that the net effect here will be that the total number of beer-drinking adults has gone up. Clearly, that doesn't have to be the case. First, we don't know how many women have stopped drinking beer or how many new male beer-drinkers there are. More importantly, we're told that the total number of beer-drinking adults is down. How this smaller beer-drinking population breaks down along gender lines is irrelevant. _________________ Veritas Prep | GMAT Instructor Veritas Prep Reviews Save$100 off any live Veritas Prep GMAT Course

Enroll in a Veritas Prep GMAT class completely for FREE. Wondering if a GMAT course is right for you? Attend the first class session of an actual GMAT course, either in-person or live online, and see for yourself why so many students choose to work with Veritas Prep. Find a class now!
• Free Trial & Practice Exam
BEAT THE GMAT EXCLUSIVE

Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

• Free Practice Test & Review
How would you score if you took the GMAT

Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

• Magoosh
Study with Magoosh GMAT prep

Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

• Free Veritas GMAT Class
Experience Lesson 1 Live Free

Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

• 5 Day FREE Trial
Study Smarter, Not Harder

Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

• 1 Hour Free
BEAT THE GMAT EXCLUSIVE

Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

• Award-winning private GMAT tutoring
Register now and save up to $200 Available with Beat the GMAT members only code • Get 300+ Practice Questions 25 Video lessons and 6 Webinars for FREE Available with Beat the GMAT members only code • 5-Day Free Trial 5-day free, full-access trial TTP Quant Available with Beat the GMAT members only code • FREE GMAT Exam Know how you'd score today for$0

Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

### Top First Responders*

1 Ian Stewart 57 first replies
2 Brent@GMATPrepNow 31 first replies
3 Jay@ManhattanReview 29 first replies
4 GMATGuruNY 21 first replies
5 ceilidh.erickson 15 first replies
* Only counts replies to topics started in last 30 days
See More Top Beat The GMAT Members

### Most Active Experts

1 Scott@TargetTestPrep

Target Test Prep

199 posts
2 Max@Math Revolution

Math Revolution

84 posts
3 Brent@GMATPrepNow

GMAT Prep Now Teacher

69 posts
4 Ian Stewart

GMATiX Teacher

65 posts
5 GMATGuruNY

The Princeton Review Teacher

40 posts
See More Top Beat The GMAT Experts