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150. At Shiprock, New Mexico, a perennially powerful girls’ high school basketball team has become a path to college for some and a source of pride for a community where the household incomes of 49 percent of them are below the poverty level.

(A) where the household incomes of 49 percent of them are
(B) where they have 49 percent of the household incomes
(C) where 49 percent of the household incomes are
(D) which has 49 percent of the household incomes
(E) in which 49 percent of them have household incomes
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At Shiprock, New Mexico, a perennially powerful girls’ high school basketball team has become a path to college for some and a source of pride for a community where the household incomes of 49 percent of them are below the poverty level.

(A) where the household incomes of 49 percent of them are
(B) where they have 49 percent of the household incomes
(C) where 49 percent of the household incomes are
(D) which has 49 percent of the household incomes
(E) in which 49 percent of them have household incomes


A --> them does not clearly refer to the people in the community. Used in the context here, them could refer to the "some" for whom the girl's team
is a source of price or to the people in the community

B --> same problem as above with they. Also, "they have 49 percent" incorrectly suggests that each of the households in the community have 49% income, which is below poverty level

C --> use of conjunction where to clearly indicate "in place in which"- correct use of verb tense to say that the incomes of the households in the community are currently below the poverty level

D--> in GMAT which should always be preceeded by a comma. Also, the sentence as it is, with this option suggests that the "community has household incomes" - A community has households which have incomes.

E --> Same problem as with A&B
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Re: SC: school basketball team [#permalink] New post 03 Jun 2005, 22:49
HIMALAYA wrote:
C is corret.


I vote for D.

C - verb mismatch "50 % of household incomes is" below poverty line.

D - punctuation is never a reason why a GMAT choice is wrong (paul correct me if I am wrong). GMAT never tests punctuaions.

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Re: SC: school basketball team [#permalink] New post 03 Jun 2005, 23:38
HowManyToGo wrote:
HIMALAYA wrote:
C is corret.


I vote for D.

C - verb mismatch "50 % of household incomes is" below poverty line.

D - punctuation is never a reason why a GMAT choice is wrong (paul correct me if I am wrong). GMAT never tests punctuaions.

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I guess % takes the verb of the subject like, 50% of 10 is 5
But, 50 % of household incomes are

Thus C is fine.

Also in D, apart from the missing comma, which wrongly refers to community.

The community doesn't have less than 49% of household incomes
But
The community in which (where) households incomes are below...

Hope it helps.
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 [#permalink] New post 04 Jun 2005, 03:22
C should be it. A lesson on fundamentals:

"a high percentage of X" will be part of the exceptions in english language whereby the following verb, belonging to the same independant clause, will be conjugated singular or plural depending on the object of the preposition. Hence, "a high percentage of the population is" and "a high percentage of people are". Another such example would be with "most of"
eg Most of the class is not present
eg Most of the people are gone
As you can see, "most" in this case does not determine the number of the verb but the object of the preposition is (class or people)
Other such examples, but not limited to these, would include:
Some of
All of

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The OA is C.
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 [#permalink] New post 06 Jun 2005, 18:35
(A) where the household incomes of 49 percent of them are
- them has no predecent

(B) where they have 49 percent of the household incomes
- illogical sentence

(C) where 49 percent of the household incomes are

(D) which has 49 percent of the household incomes
- illogical sentence

(E) in which 49 percent of them have household incomes
- them has no precedent

C it is
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