Carcass wrote:

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If in 1985 the per capita income was $7,200 and the ratio of the median sale price of an existing home to per capita income was the same as in 1980, what was the median sale price of an existing home in 1985 ?

(A) $50,040

(B) $44,640

(C) $11,600

(D) 55,040

(E) S1,160

Here the per capita income in 1985 = $7,200,

The ratio of the median sale price of an existing home to per capita income in 1980 = 6.2 (From 2nd graph)

Since it was given that the median sale price of an existing home to per capita income in 1980 is same as in 1985,

So we can write as :

median sale price of an existing home in 1985 ÷ per capita income = ratio of the median sale price of an existing home to per capita income in 1980

or median sale price of an existing home in 1985 ÷ 7200 = 6.2

or median sale price of an existing home in 1985 = 6.2 * 7200 = $44,640

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