Find all School-related info fast with the new School-Specific MBA Forum

 It is currently 26 Aug 2016, 23:52

### GMAT Club Daily Prep

#### Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track
Your Progress

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

# Events & Promotions

###### Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

# According to public health officials, in 1998 Massachusetts

 new topic post reply Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics
Author Message
TAGS:

### Hide Tags

Senior Manager
Joined: 02 May 2004
Posts: 311
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 6 [0], given: 0

According to public health officials, in 1998 Massachusetts [#permalink]

### Show Tags

01 Sep 2007, 11:22
00:00

Difficulty:

(N/A)

Question Stats:

0% (00:00) correct 0% (00:00) wrong based on 0 sessions

### HideShow timer Statistics

37. According to public health officials, in 1998 Massachusetts became the first state in which more babies were born to women over the age of thirty than under it.

A. than
B. than born
C. than they were
D. than there had been
E. than had been born
VP
Joined: 09 Jul 2007
Posts: 1104
Location: London
Followers: 6

Kudos [?]: 98 [0], given: 0

Re: SC-Babies [#permalink]

### Show Tags

01 Sep 2007, 11:51
jamesrwrightiii wrote:
37. According to public health officials, in 1998 Massachusetts became the first state in which more babies were born to women over the age of thirty than under it.

A. than
B. than born
C. than they were
D. than there had been
E. than had been born

I would go with B.

since the passage compares the number of babies born to women under different ages.

...became the first state in which more babies were born to women over the age of thirty than born under it.

clearly it does not compare the women over 30 and under
Senior Manager
Joined: 02 May 2004
Posts: 311
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 6 [0], given: 0

[#permalink]

### Show Tags

01 Sep 2007, 12:08
I agree with your answer..according to the Brutal SC Key, it's A?
I don't agree...
VP
Joined: 10 Jun 2007
Posts: 1459
Followers: 7

Kudos [?]: 227 [0], given: 0

Re: SC-Babies [#permalink]

### Show Tags

01 Sep 2007, 14:13
jamesrwrightiii wrote:
37. According to public health officials, in 1998 Massachusetts became the first state in which more babies were born to women over the age of thirty than under it.

A. than
B. than born
C. than they were
D. than there had been
E. than had been born

I got A.

It comes down to B and A for me, but B is wrong because if you make the sentence parallel, you get:

According to public health officials, in 1998 Massachusetts became the first state in which more babies were born to women over the age of thirty than [to women] under it.

If you place "born" in the bracket, it doesn't make sense.
Manager
Joined: 07 Mar 2007
Posts: 199
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 23 [0], given: 0

[#permalink]

### Show Tags

01 Sep 2007, 14:24
I got A as well. My reasoning was the same as bkk145.

Tough SC though. Took me a while.
[#permalink] 01 Sep 2007, 14:24
Similar topics Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
17 According to public health officials, in 1998 Massachusetts 9 05 Mar 2013, 07:53
6 According to public health officials, in 1998 Massachusetts 5 29 Dec 2012, 09:56
According to public health officials, in 1998 Massachusetts 4 10 Feb 2009, 18:39
9 According to public health officials, in 1998 Massachusetts 16 10 Feb 2008, 05:55
37 According to public health officials, in 1998 Massachusetts 14 07 Jul 2007, 18:35
Display posts from previous: Sort by

# According to public health officials, in 1998 Massachusetts

 new topic post reply Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics

 Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group and phpBB SEO Kindly note that the GMAT® test is a registered trademark of the Graduate Management Admission Council®, and this site has neither been reviewed nor endorsed by GMAC®.