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According to recent studies comparing the nutritional value of meat from wild animals and meat from domesticated animals, wild animals have less total fat than do livestock fed on grain and more of a kind of fat they think is good for cardiac health.
A. wild animals have less total fat than do livestock fed on grain and more of a kind of fat they think is
B. wild animals have less total fat than livestock fed on grain and more of a kind of fat thought to be
C. wild animals have less total fat than that of livestock fed on grain and have more fat of a kind thought to be
D. total fat of wild animals is less than livestock fed on grain and they have more fat of a kind thought to be
E. total fat is less in wild animals than that of livestock fed on grain and more of their fat is of a kind they think is

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Re: comparison problem, need explanation please [#permalink] New post 07 Jan 2012, 15:08
I think the OA should have been B?
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Re: comparison problem, need explanation please [#permalink] New post 07 Jan 2012, 15:13
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I think the OA should have been B?


no. B has comparison problem, seems to compare total fat with livestock, unclear, must use "that" to refer to total fat
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Re: comparison problem, need explanation please [#permalink] New post 07 Jan 2012, 15:18
Had it been the fat of wild animals is less than that of livestock, then we are comparing the fat, but it says wild animals have less fat that livestock, are we not comparing the two types of animals here.
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Re: comparison problem, need explanation please [#permalink] New post 07 Jan 2012, 15:22
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Had it been the fat of wild animals is less than that of livestock, then we are comparing the fat, but it says wild animals have less fat that livestock, are we not comparing the two types of animals here.


yeah, what is compares is "the fat of wild animals" and "the fat of livestock", the fat of the two animals.
If we use "less fat than livestock", then it will cause ambiguous comparison between fat and livestock, which is not parallel
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Re: comparison problem, need explanation please [#permalink] New post 07 Jan 2012, 15:33
Thank you miaojunmaggie , this makes sense now
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Re: comparison problem, need explanation please [#permalink] New post 16 Jul 2012, 20:39
The answer is B according to the explanation on www-manhattangmat-com/forums/according-to-recent-studies-comparing-the-nutritional-value-t718.html. What is the source of this question?
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Re: comparison problem, need explanation please [#permalink] New post 18 Jul 2012, 16:25
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The answer to this question is definitely (B) and not (C). The question itself is fine; somebody just made a minor typo and put (C) instead of (B).

In (C) we have the pronoun 'that': 'wild animals have less total fat than that of....' What exactly does the 'that' refer to? If the 'that' referred to the fat of livestock, then we would be comparing 'wild animals' to 'the fat of livestock' which is indeed a bizarre comparison. (B) maintains a logical comparison between 'wild animals' and 'livestock.'
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Re: According to recent studies comparing the nutritional value [#permalink] New post 30 Oct 2012, 13:28
http://www.manhattangmat.com/forums/acc ... -t718.html
The above link (shared by rahulsn84) states that MGMAT supports B on this one.
Was not convinced with B as " wild animals have less total fat than livestock fed on grain" could be interpreted to mean wild animals have less fat and more livestock -Illogical comparison. Also, MGMAT guides emphasizes the need for "does" in situations such as I like to eat pies more that Jill does (Without "does" you could like pies more than Jill or eating them more than Jill does). Anyway, as per the thread though that rule is valid, GMAT doesn't consider it a deal breaker!!) :O
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Re: According to recent studies comparing the nutritional value [#permalink] New post 03 Oct 2013, 03:10
B. It correctly compares wild animals to livestock fed on grain and constructs the "less X and more Y" idiom correctly.

C compares wild animals to "that of" livestock... what is "that of" referring to? It also says "have less X and have more Y" - we don't need the second have. The first have can apply to both parts of the idiom.
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Re: According to recent studies comparing the nutritional value [#permalink] New post 15 Oct 2013, 04:03
Exactly....I was actually a lil taken aback when I saw C blinking green. for eg. It would be correct to say that Bill has more money than Mark. It would be incorrect to say that Bill has more money than 'that' of Mark. 'That' makes no sense.
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Re: According to recent studies comparing the nutritional value [#permalink] New post 08 Nov 2013, 22:19
Choose C.

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Re: According to recent studies comparing the nutritional value [#permalink] New post 12 Nov 2013, 19:13
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This is interesting...choose B and C flashed green? this set me off.

C. wild animals have less total fat than that of livestock fed on grain and have more fat of a kind thought to be

We don't need that since its logical that we comparing less total fat of wild animals with livestock who are fed on grain. Also that is X and Y structure here, and we do not need to repeat 'have'. wild animals have....and have.... this becomes to wordy.



I went with C. I looked at it closely and found that its a sentence structure problem. The way i concluded on C is as follows.

D&E are clearly out since we need a modifier after comma which should be animals.

"wild animals have less total fat than that of livestock fed on grain" we need to compare fat of wild animals with fat of livestock. We need THAT after than. Its present only in C.

also look at the marker AND.
"wild animals have less total fat than that of livestock fed on grain and have more fat of a kind thought to be"

its a [X] and [Y] which describes wild animals fat so on either side it should begin with HAVE. This is present in only C.

So read something like this.

wild animals have less total fat than that of livestock fed on grain and have more fat of a kind thought to be

wild animals have less total fat than that of livestock fed on grain and have more fat of a kind thought to be

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Re: According to recent studies comparing the nutritional value [#permalink] New post 21 Dec 2013, 20:47
Someone needs to change the OA to B.
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Re: According to recent studies comparing the nutritional value [#permalink] New post 01 Feb 2014, 21:53
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Someone needs to change the OA to B.


B has a comparison problem.

B. wild animals have less total fat than livestock fed on grain and more of a kind of fat thought to be

fat is compared with livestock which is illogical. also "more of a kind if a fat thought to be" is too wordy.

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Re: According to recent studies comparing the nutritional value [#permalink] New post 01 Feb 2014, 23:55
According to recent studies comparing the nutritional value of meat from wild animals and meat from domesticated animals, wild animals have less total fat than do livestock fed on grain and more of a kind of fat they think is good for cardiac health.
lets compare the contenders..."B" and "c".....


B. wild animals have less total fat thanlivestock fed on grain and more of a kind of fat thought to be.....LIVESTOCK FED ON GRAIN COMPARED TO WILD ANIMALS......



C. wild animals have less total fat thanthat oflivestock fed on grain and have more fat of a kind thought to be...."THAT OF" is undefined....
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Re: According to recent studies comparing the nutritional value [#permalink] New post 21 Feb 2014, 07:12
For such questions it is always good to cut the crap and make your own simple small sentences to predict the balance of comparison.

I have more chocolates than you (have).

B. wild animals have less total fat than livestock (have) : thus a noun + verb is expected to balance the comparison.
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