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31. A recent review of pay scales indicates that CEO’s now earn an average of 419 times more pay than blue-collar workers, compared to a ratio of 42 times in 1980.

A. that CEO’s now earn an average of 419 times more pay than blue-collar workers, compared to a ratio of 42 times
B. that, on average, CEO’s now earn 419 times the pay of blue-collar workers, a ratio that compares to 42 times
C. that, on average, CEO’s now earn 419 times the pay of blue-collar workers, as compared to 42 times their pay, the ratio
D. CEO’s who now earn on average 419 times more pay than blue-collar workers, as compared to 42 times their pay, the ratio
E. CEO’s now earning an average of 419 times the pay of blue-collar workers, compared to the ratio of 42 times

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We need a that after indicate. Hence D and E are out.

A is incorrect as it attempts to compare CEO's earning with blue collar workers and not the earnings of blue collar workers and compares earnings to the ratio.

....CEO’s now earn [strike]an average of 419 times[/strike] more pay than blue-collar workers, compared to a ratio of 42 times ...

B has similar problems of comparing earnings to ratio.

C is correct as it fixes the problems in A and B.

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But in C option we have
C. that, on average, CEO’s now earn 419 times the pay of blue-collar workers, as compared to 42 times their pay, the ratio

their indicates workers or CEO's.
Can someone resolve....
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We need a that after indicate. Hence D and E are out.

A is incorrect as it attempts to compare CEO's earning with blue collar workers and not the earnings of blue collar workers and compares earnings to the ratio.

....CEO’s now earn [strike]an average of 419 times[/strike] more pay than blue-collar workers, compared to a ratio of 42 times ...

B has similar problems of comparing earnings to ratio.

C is correct as it fixes the problems in A and B.

Crick


Crick's reasoning is correct. I agree.
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A difficult question, this one. But fun, nevertheless! :)
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Good question,it was a tough fight between B and C.
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31. A recent review of pay scales indicates that CEO’s now earn an average of 419 times more pay than blue-collar workers, compared to a ratio of 42 times in 1980.

A. that CEO’s now earn an average of 419 times more pay than blue-collar workers, compared to a ratio of 42 times
B. that, on average, CEO’s now earn 419 times the pay of blue-collar workers, a ratio that compares to 42 times
C. that, on average, CEO’s now earn 419 times the pay of blue-collar workers, as compared to 42 times their pay, the ratio
D. CEO’s who now earn on average 419 times more pay than blue-collar workers, as compared to 42 times their pay, the ratio
E. CEO’s now earning an average of 419 times the pay of blue-collar workers, compared to the ratio of 42 times

Anybody can explain?



Manhattan SC says,
Whenever you see X times and the options are 1)higher/greater/older 2)as great as/as old as/as high as

option 2 is right. Moreover we should as something as when we see Xtimes
So its a C
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I ignored C because of the pronoun *their*... can @e-gmat look into this?
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I ignored C because of the pronoun *their*... can @e-gmat look into this?


GMAT allows a bit of pronoun ambiguity when there is an element of parallelism involved - e.g.,

If a pronoun is a subject of a clause, it would refer to subject of another clause in the sentence, although there could be 2 different possible antecedent, one of which is the subject of the other clause.

Similarly a possessive pronoun would refer to a possessive noun, although there could be 2 possible antecedents.

Here the possessive "their" refers to " blue collar workers" by virtue of parallelism - this kind of usage is allowed in GMAT.
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