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GS-3 Section I Question 30

GS-3 Section I Question 30

Postby admin » Fri Aug 06, 2010 8:48 pm

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Re: GS-3 Section I Question 30

Postby cj_manneri3448 » Wed Mar 11, 2015 10:45 am

The question asks for highest profit for "types of businesses" not for a particular type of business. This is interpreted as: "what is the highest profit for a collective group of businesses". For China, whilst ONE of the Oil companies has the highest profit of all the companies at 19.94, the COLLECTIVE profits of the Oil companies is only 27.37. The Banking businesses tops this at 33.18, and is the highest type of profit for all of China.

Is this a correct interpretation of the question? If so, perhaps it needs to be reworded
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Re: GS-3 Section I Question 30

Postby luckyducky » Sat May 30, 2020 8:54 pm

Sum of all banking in China gives the biggest number, and sum of all autos in Japan gives the biggest number. Or did I miss something?
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Re: GS-3 Section I Question 30

Postby E589 » Fri Mar 12, 2021 4:23 pm

I had the same thought process! Can someone please clarify why the answer is C and not D?
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Re: GS-3 Section I Question 30

Postby jeanne_gsgamsat » Sun Mar 28, 2021 12:04 pm

Hi there,

The question asks us to calculate the industry that gives the biggest profit in China and similarly in Japan.

First, let's consider China:
Banking profit ~33.5 Billion
Oil profit ~28 Billion
Insurance negligible

Japan:
Auto profit ~27 Billion
Banking profit ~13 Billion
The remainder of the industries is negligible.

You are correct, the answer should be D. We've updated the worked solutions accordingly.
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