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In 2004, Burger Buster's revenue was estimated at nearly [#permalink] New post 04 Aug 2010, 19:11
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In 2004, Burger Buster's revenue was estimated at nearly $17.4 million, accounting for 0.6 percent of total revenue for domestic fast food eateries, triple the figure for 1999
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B. three times more than 1999
C. three times as much as 1999
D. triple the number that it was in 1999
E. a number triple that which occurred in 1999

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Re: In 2004, Burger Buster's revenue [#permalink] New post 04 Aug 2010, 19:30
IMO A, as choice A is precise and correct!, which states the intended meaning in fewer words.
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Re: In 2004, Burger Buster's revenue [#permalink] New post 04 Aug 2010, 20:20
B and C : compare 'revenue' with '1999'
D and E: Awkward and wordy
A: Is perfect
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Re: In 2004, Burger Buster's revenue [#permalink] New post 05 Aug 2010, 01:03
Yes, A is unambiguous. Even "triple the number" is more concise than "three times the number."

However, the non-underlined part contains the expression "estimated at..."
My understanding is that "estimated at" applies to a place, but this is not the case.
Can anyone clarify this? Source of the question is GROCKIT.COM PRACTICE TEST.
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Re: In 2004, Burger Buster's revenue [#permalink] New post 05 Aug 2010, 08:01
In 2004, Burger Buster's revenue was estimated at nearly $17.4 million, accounting for 0.6 percent of total revenue for domestic fast food eateries, triple the figure for 1999.

A. triple the figure for 1999 - CORRECT
B. three times more than 1999 - the figure ($17.4 million) is incorrectly compared with '1999'
C. three times as much as 1999 - the figure ($17.4 million) is incorrectly compared with '1999'
D. triple the number that it was in 1999 - awkward
E. a number triple that which occurred in 1999 - awkward
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Re: In 2004, Burger Buster's revenue [#permalink] New post 05 Aug 2010, 09:29
A it is.. other choices make incorrect comparison
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Re: In 2004, Burger Buster's revenue [#permalink] New post 06 Aug 2010, 04:02
A.. triple the figure.. accurate
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Re: In 2004, Burger Buster's revenue [#permalink] New post 06 Aug 2010, 05:38
Can some one please explain what's wrong with B?
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Re: In 2004, Burger Buster's revenue [#permalink] New post 06 Aug 2010, 11:20
onedayill wrote:
Can some one please explain what's wrong with B?


choice B: 3 times more than 1999
As per my understanding it should be "3 times more than in 1999".. The "in" is missing..

The original choice B somehow implies 4 * 1999 ( 3 times more than 1999 )
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