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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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Re: sc 31 CEO [#permalink] New post 04 Dec 2011, 18:10
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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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Re: sc 31 CEO [#permalink] New post 05 Dec 2011, 01:51
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.
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Re: sc 31 CEO [#permalink] New post 05 Dec 2011, 02:21
crick20002002 wrote:
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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Re: sc 31 CEO [#permalink] New post 06 Dec 2011, 14:58
A difficult question, this one. But fun, nevertheless! :)
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Re: sc 31 CEO [#permalink] New post 14 Jan 2012, 22:22
Good question,it was a tough fight between B and C.
Re: sc 31 CEO   [#permalink] 14 Jan 2012, 22:22
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