Which company reported the larger dollar increase in earnings?
(1) Company A reported that its earnings increased by 4%.
(2) Company B reported that its earnings increased by 7%.
Statement 1 alone is sufficient but statement 2 alone is not sufficient to answer the question asked.
Statement 2 alone is sufficient but statement 1 alone is not sufficient to answer the question asked.
Both statements 1 and 2 together are sufficient to answer the question but neither statement is sufficient alone.
Each statement alone is sufficient to answer the question.
Statements 1 and 2 are not sufficient to answer the question asked and additional data is needed to answer the statements.
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This data sufficiency question tests you the difference between an actual number and a percentage. It's a common concept tested on this GMAT math section.
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