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Set 4 : Products and Companies

Each of the 23 boxes in the picture below represents a product manufactured by one of the following three companies: Alfa, Bravo and Charlie. The area of a box is proportional to the revenue from the corresponding product, while its centre represents the Product popularity and Market potential scores of the product (out of 20). The shadings of some of the boxes have got erased.

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The companies classified their products into four categories based on a combination of scores (out of 20) on the two parameters - Product popularity and Market potential as given below:

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The following facts are known:
1. Alfa and Bravo had the same number of products in the Blockbuster category.
2. Charlie had more products than Bravo but fewer products than Alfa in the No-hope category.
3. Each company had an equal number of products in the Promising category.
4. Charlie did not have any product in the Doubtful category, while Alfa had one product more than Bravo in this category.
5. Bravo had a higher revenue than Alfa from products in the Doubtful category.
6. Charlie had a higher revenue than Bravo from products in the Blockbuster category.
7. Bravo and Charlie had the same revenue from products in the No-hope category.
8. Alfa and Charlie had the same total revenue considering all products.

Question 3 : Which of the following statements is NOT correct?

  1. Alfa's revenue from Blockbuster products was the same as Charlie's revenue from Promising products.
  2. Bravo's revenue from Blockbuster products was greater than Alfa's revenue from Doubtful products.
  3. The total revenue from No-hope products was less than the total revenue from Doubtful products.
  4. Bravo and Charlie had the same revenues from No-hope products.

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Method of solving this CAT Question on CAT DILR

The companies classified their products into four categories based on a combination of scores (out of 20) on the two parameters - Product popularity and Market potential as given below:
CAT DI LR 2018 Slot 2
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From condition 1, Alfa and Bravo should have 2 each, Charlie should have 3.
From condition 2, Bravo = 1, Charlie = 2, Alfa = 3.
From condition 3, Alfa = Bravo = Charlie = 1.
From condition 4, Alpha = 4, Bravo = 3, Charlie = 0.
Let us capture this differently and then take it from there.
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CAT DI LR 2018 Slot 2
From condition 5, The big free square is Bravo.
From condition 6, The big free square is Charlie.
From condition 7, Charlie has rectangle and Square.
From condition 8, Chances are the big square in Promising is Charlie’s.
A) Alfa Block Buster revenues = 9 squares. Charlie Promising Revenues = 9 square units. This is correct.
B) Bravo Blockbuster = 10 squares, Alfa doubtful = 12 squares.This is not correct.
C) No-Hope = 15 squares, Doubtful = 29 squares. This is correct.
D) Given in the question. This is correct.

The question is "Which of the following statements is NOT correct?"

Hence, the answer is Bravo's revenue from Blockbuster products was greater than Alfa's revenue from Doubtful products.

Choice B is the correct answer

 

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