### PT 17, LR Section 3, Q 24

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**Wed Apr 06, 2011 9:36 pm**Okay, this question was very frustrating for me. I had no trouble understanding the passage itself. The 3 regions make up the country, and whatever the population of the region is (percentage) out of the total country's population, you get revenues proportionally. Simple concept.

The problem for me was, trying to find out the difference between the answer choices C, D, and E. I picked D, but the answer was E.

Because E/C says increased by a percentage...does it mean increased by the total percentage of the country's population, or increased by the percentage of its OWN region's population?

Lets say region A has 20% population, region B has 50% population, and region C has 30% population.

Lets say region C increased by "smaller percentage than the other regions" Let's pretend region C increased by 1% while the other regions increase by 5%. Does the 1% mean 1% of the 30% population that region C has, OR does it mean 1% outta the entire population of the country?

Super confused with percentage, someone help me out please

The problem for me was, trying to find out the difference between the answer choices C, D, and E. I picked D, but the answer was E.

Because E/C says increased by a percentage...does it mean increased by the total percentage of the country's population, or increased by the percentage of its OWN region's population?

Lets say region A has 20% population, region B has 50% population, and region C has 30% population.

Lets say region C increased by "smaller percentage than the other regions" Let's pretend region C increased by 1% while the other regions increase by 5%. Does the 1% mean 1% of the 30% population that region C has, OR does it mean 1% outta the entire population of the country?

Super confused with percentage, someone help me out please