This should be an exciting question for finance and investment professionals. The chart is a stock chart that plots the performance of Apple stock over the course of 1 year. Price per share is shown on the top chart and volume of stock traded is graphed on the bottom in millions.
We are all familiar with Apple as a brand, a marketing machine, and as a device maker. Lots of information affects the stock price of Apple - including the sales (and potential sales) of iPhones, iMacs, and iPads. This question does not seek to explain any stock movements, but rather uses the graph itself as a basis for better understanding chart analytics.
This is a good question in that it combines various numbers - some in the millions, some in the hundreds - and combines them into a question that involves percentages and some decimals. Good mental math skills will help in the more difficult levels of graphics interpretation questions that you'll see on the GMAT integrated reasoning section.
In June of 2012, Malcolm Gladwell made the bold and controversial statement that in 50 years, Steve Jobs will be forgotten and instead, Bill Gates will be more remembered for his charitable contributions to society.
Is this really the case? What do YOU think? Leave your comments to the right.
Here at GMAT Pill, we dedicate this question to Steve Job's legacy and we strongly believe he has and will continue to be an inspiration to business leaders and entrepreneurs alike throughout the world. We don't see his influence dissipating in the way that Malcolm Gladwell claims.
Steve Jobs' legacy will continue further largely because of the lasting impact of iPhones and iPads as well as the publishing of his biography by Walter Isaacson, which details a lot of the stories that will help make Steve Jobs unforgettable in the future.
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