# Computer Sales?

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Assume DSI is the number of computers sold.

From 1996 to 2005, HPQ sold more computers than Dell did every year with Dell's highest sales in 2001 at around 42 DSI and HPQ's highest in 1996 at around 11. The narrowest different was in 1996. The graph shows HPQ sold twice or more computers than Dell every year except maybe 1996, close to twice.

Is the interpretation correct?
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Hi,
Economics is not my cup of tea, but I'm usually good at reading graphs. Here I am quite confused for two reasons.
1. DSI (Day Sales of Inventory ) measures the performance of a company. The lower the DSI, the better the performance (... unless here DSI means something else, of course!)
2. According to the text, "Dell's .. in 2001 at around 42 DSI and HPQ's ... in 1996 at around 11", but this contradicts the graph (I attach it below for clarity)
• 2001: DELL maybe 3-4; HPQ slightly over 40 (maybe 42)
• 1996: DELL slightly over 10 (maybe 11); HPQ slightly over 20

• I'm not an expert on graphs but I too know how to read graphs. The problem is whether I'm capable of putting my thoughts into words

I made an assumption in my original post because I didn't knwo what DSI was. Actually if I had the capability to edit the graph, which I didn't because it's not my graph- something I simply picked fromthe Internet, I would have removed DSI and wrote 'number of computers sold' which is my assumption.

I hope that clarifies it.
Tanit
• DSI (Day Sales of Inventory ) measures the performance of a company. The lower the DSI, the better the performance (... unless here DSI means something else, of course!)

Edit: Oh no. You got me. I misinterpreted the graph! I swapped the two companies! I'm sorry
Please refer to the corrected version below:

From 1996 to 2005, HPQ sold more computers than Dell did every year with HPQ's highest sales in 2001 at around 42 DSI and Dell's highest in 1996 at around 11. The narrowest different was in 1996. The graph shows HPQ sold twice or more computers than Dell every year except maybe 1996, close to twice.
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New2grammarEdit: Oh no. You got me. I misinterpreted the graph! I swapped the two companies! I'm sorry
Please refer to the corrected version below:

From 1996 to 2005, HPQ sold more computers than Dell did every year with HPQ's highest sales in 2001 at around 42 DSI and Dell's highest in 1996 at around 11. The narrowest different was in 1996. The graph shows HPQ sold twice or more computers than Dell every year except maybe 1996, close to twice.
Much better, as for matching companies with figures.
I'm not good enough to fix the grammar (the only thing I can say is that you need "difference", not "different").
I hope somebody else will look at it.
Thanks Tanit. Without your correction, nobody would dare to attempt to correct it Yes. my fingers sometimes type different when I read difference. Which finger?... left index...have to punish it.
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New2grammarWhich finger?... left index...have to punish it.
If I'd done that for every misspelling of mine, my hands wouldn't have any fingers now.
OK, I'm leaving this thread now so that somebody can have a look at your paragraph... back to the topic!
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