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Hi all,

I want to know the usage difference b/w Economic Vs Economical usage in SC on GMAT. I hope there can be more like me, who want to explore this difference.

Can anyone please explanation the difference b/w the two?
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Re: Economic Vs Economical [#permalink] New post 30 Apr 2010, 11:28
ykaiim wrote:
Hi all,

I want to know the usage difference b/w Economic Vs Economical usage in SC on GMAT. I hope there can be more like me, who want to explore this difference.

Can anyone please explanation the difference b/w the two?


Economic: Related to economy in general(monetary aspect) ..such as "Economy" of Germany..
Economical: Related to the efficiency of a services/product...such as product A is economical (A is cheap)

Hope it helps..

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Re: Economic Vs Economical [#permalink] New post 30 Apr 2010, 11:33
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Economic means related to monetary aspect

eg... the rise in cost will have economic effect on the customers.

Economical means efficient.

eg... the new car is more economical than the old one.
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Re: Economic Vs Economical [#permalink] New post 04 May 2010, 01:07
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Re: Economic Vs Economical [#permalink] New post 04 May 2010, 01:30
wow good explanations by nverma and gurpreetsingh.
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Re: Economic Vs Economical [#permalink] New post 23 Jun 2013, 04:27
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Hi all,

I want to know the usage difference b/w Economic Vs Economical usage in SC on GMAT. I hope there can be more like me, who want to explore this difference.

Can anyone please explanation the difference b/w the two?




Please refer to SC - Question 39, OG 13
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Re: Economic Vs Economical [#permalink] New post 09 Aug 2013, 22:47
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Economical means "thrifty, efficient".
Economic refers to "monetary aspects."

I have explained the difference using 3 examples.

EG:
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Although shistosomiasis is not often fatal, it is often so debilitating that is has become an economic drain on many developing countries.

A.it is often so debilitating that is has become an economic
B.it is of such debilitation, it has become an economical
C.so debilitating is it as to become an economic
D.such is its debilitation, it becomes an economical
E.there is so much debilitation that it has become an economical

Since in the question it refers to MONETARY DRAIN the the word used should be ECONOMIC. That leaves us with A and C. C has incorrect idiom used..

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A




The supply of oil being finite has become an economical and political consideration of the first magnitude for all modern industrial nations.
(A) The supply of oil being finite has become an economical
(B) The finite supply of oil has become an economical
(C) That the supply of oil is finite has become an economical
(D) The supply of oil being finite has become an economic
(E) That the supply of oil is finite has become an economic

Since it again refers to monetary considerations, the word used will be economic.
This leaves us with D and E.

[Reveal] Spoiler:
E



To develop more accurate population forecasts, demographers have to know a great deal more than now about the social and economic determinants of fertility.
A. have to know a great deal more than now about the social and economic
B. have to know a great deal more than they do now about the social and economical
C. would have to know a great deal more than they do now about the social and
economical
D. would have to know a great deal more than they do now about the social and
economic
E. would have to know a great deal more than now about the social and economical

Here, we are referring to the efficient determinants, hence ECONOMICAL is used. This leaves us with B, C , E.

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E



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