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According to the Federal Trade Commission, the recent increase in the amount of irrigation systems sold by
foreign conglomerates in the United States has resulted in more expensive
prices for the American consumer.
• amount of irrigation systems sold by foreign conglomerates in the United States has resulted in more expensive
• number of irrigation systems sold by foreign conglomerates in the United States has resulted in higher
• numbers of irrigation systems sold by foreign conglomerates in the United States has resulted in higher
• number of irrigation systems sold by foreign conglomerates in the United States has resulted in more expensive
• amount of irrigation systems sold by foreign conglomerates in the United States has resulted in higher
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Re: SC - Numerical Idioms [#permalink] New post 24 Apr 2012, 03:41
According to the Federal Trade Commission, the recent increase in the amount of irrigation systems sold by
foreign conglomerates in the United States has resulted in more expensive
prices for the American consumer.
amount of irrigation systems sold by foreign conglomerates in the United States has resulted in more expensive
• number of irrigation systems sold by foreign conglomerates in the United States has resulted in higher
numbers of irrigation systems sold by foreign conglomerates in the United States has resulted in higher
• number of irrigation systems sold by foreign conglomerates in the United States has resulted in more expensive
amount of irrigation systems sold by foreign conglomerates in the United States has resulted in higher
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Number = countable things (people, products)
Amount = non-countable things (usually describes the extent of things)

In this question, 'irrigation systems' can be counted so we want 'number.' Eliminate (A) and (E). 'Numbers of' is unidiomatic so eliminate (C).

Expensive refers to the price of an actual product. You cannot, however, have a more expensive price.
Higher relates to how much something is. Therefore, we use higher to modify 'price.' Eliminate (D).

That leaves us with (C) as the answer.

1. According to the Federal Trade Commission, the recent increase in the amount of irrigation systems sold by
foreign conglomerates in the United States has resulted in more expensive prices for the American consumer.
amount of irrigation systems sold by foreign conglomerates in the United States has resulted in more expensive
number of irrigation systems sold by foreign conglomerates in the United States has resulted in higher ANSWER
numbers of irrigation systems sold by foreign conglomerates in the United States has resulted in higher
• number of irrigation systems sold by foreign conglomerates in the United States has resulted in more expensive
amount of irrigation systems sold by foreign conglomerates in the United States has resulted in higher
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2. The portion of the interest earned on the state university’s endowment that is set aside to fund merit scholarships
for outstanding high school seniors is more numerous than that set aside to fund the university’s high-powered
athletic program.
• is more numerous than
• are more numerous than
• is greater than
• is greater
• are greater than

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Re: SC - Numerical Idioms [#permalink] New post 24 Apr 2012, 20:44
3. Of the three major candidates for President in 2004, Ralph Nader, an independent who had represented the Green
Party in the 2000 election, received the least media coverage and ultimately the fewest votes.
• received the least media coverage and ultimately the fewest votes
• received less media coverage and ultimately fewer votes
• received less media coverage and ultimately less votes
• received the least media coverage and ultimately less votes than did the other candidates
• received the smallest amount of media coverage and ultimately the smallest number of votes

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Re: SC - Numerical Idioms [#permalink] New post 24 Apr 2012, 20:46
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Re: SC - Numerical Idioms [#permalink] New post 26 Apr 2012, 11:12
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3. Of the three major candidates for President in 2004, Ralph Nader, an independent who had represented the Green
Party in the 2000 election, received the least media coverage and ultimately the fewest votes.
• received the least media coverage and ultimately the fewest votes
• received less media coverage and ultimately fewer votes
• received less media coverage and ultimately less votes
• received the least media coverage and ultimately less votes than did the other candidates
• received the smallest amount of media coverage and ultimately the smallest number of votes

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C


I think the OA should be (A) because the comparison is among three candidates and so the superlative form should be used.
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Re: SC - Numerical Idioms [#permalink] New post 27 Apr 2012, 05:34
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2. The portion of the interest earned on the state university’s endowment that is set aside to fund merit scholarships
for outstanding high school seniors is more numerous than that set aside to fund the university’s high-powered
athletic program.
• is more numerous than
• are more numerous than
• is greater than
• is greater
• are greater than

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A


I choosed C.
Why the portion is more numerous?
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Re: SC - Numerical Idioms [#permalink] New post 27 Apr 2012, 05:35
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I think the OA should be (A) because the comparison is among three candidates and so the superlative form should be used.


I used the same logic to solve this question. Could anybody explain why OA is C?
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Re: SC - Numerical Idioms [#permalink] New post 27 Apr 2012, 11:45
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1. According to the Federal Trade Commission, the recent increase in the amount of irrigation systems sold by
foreign conglomerates in the United States has resulted in more expensive
prices for the American consumer.
• amount of irrigation systems sold by foreign conglomerates in the United States has resulted in more expensive
• number of irrigation systems sold by foreign conglomerates in the United States has resulted in higher
• numbers of irrigation systems sold by foreign conglomerates in the United States has resulted in higher
• number of irrigation systems sold by foreign conglomerates in the United States has resulted in more expensive
• amount of irrigation systems sold by foreign conglomerates in the United States has resulted in higher

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I got B.

The "irrigation systems" are countable, so "number" is the correct way to refer to them.
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Re: SC - Numerical Idioms [#permalink] New post 03 May 2012, 22:20
Can anyone please explain ques 2 and 3?
I got both incorrect :(
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Re: SC - Numerical Idioms [#permalink] New post 03 May 2012, 22:51
Yes Please help with 2, 3. I got them incorrect as well and could not figure out the concept behind. Thank you.
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Re: SC - Numerical Idioms [#permalink] New post 03 May 2012, 23:35
I also answered 2nd and 3rd questions incorrect. Could you please shed light on?
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Re: SC - Numerical Idioms [#permalink] New post 07 May 2012, 12:14
@ChrisLele I hope you meant B as the answer.
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Re: SC - Numerical Idioms [#permalink] New post 22 May 2012, 23:27
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3. Of the three major candidates for President in 2004, Ralph Nader, an independent who had represented the Green
Party in the 2000 election, received the least media coverage and ultimately the fewest votes.
• received the least media coverage and ultimately the fewest votes
• received less media coverage and ultimately fewer votes
• received less media coverage and ultimately less votes
• received the least media coverage and ultimately less votes than did the other candidates
• received the smallest amount of media coverage and ultimately the smallest number of votes

[Reveal] Spoiler:
C




i take the A....caz it match parallelism.....
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Re: SC - Numerical Idioms [#permalink] New post 15 Jun 2012, 02:37
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3. Of the three major candidates for President in 2004, Ralph Nader, an independent who had represented the Green
Party in the 2000 election, received the least media coverage and ultimately the fewest votes.
• received the least media coverage and ultimately the fewest votes
• received less media coverage and ultimately fewer votes
• received less media coverage and ultimately less votes
• received the least media coverage and ultimately less votes than did the other candidates
• received the smallest amount of media coverage and ultimately the smallest number of votes

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C



It really shouldn't be C, the message intent gets changed "lowest number"---> "a lower number".
Same with B.

Having said that, A is also out since "fewest" is a definite no-no on GMAT.

Now, D and E...both seem good enough and D is the winner coz of consice ...but I have a doubt with than did the other candidates is valid or not.
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Re: SC - Numerical Idioms [#permalink] New post 23 Feb 2014, 00:25
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2. The portion of the interest earned on the state university’s endowment that is set aside to fund merit scholarships
for outstanding high school seniors is more numerous than that set aside to fund the university’s high-powered
athletic program.
• is more numerous than
• are more numerous than
• is greater than
• is greater
• are greater than

[Reveal] Spoiler:
A



Can anyone help to explain question 2 and 3?

I think correct answer for 2 is C. Even I cannt understand why A is correct, I cant figure out what's wrong with C?

Same for question 3 :(
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