Find all School-related info fast with the new School-Specific MBA Forum

It is currently 21 Oct 2014, 12:19

Close

GMAT Club Daily Prep

Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track
Your Progress

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Not interested in getting valuable practice questions and articles delivered to your email? No problem, unsubscribe here.

Events & Promotions

Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

In addition to mathematical achievements in areas such as

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  
Author Message
TAGS:
5 KUDOS received
Manager
Manager
User avatar
Joined: 16 Sep 2011
Posts: 106
Location: India
Concentration: Strategy
GMAT 1: 660 Q44 V37
GPA: 3.28
WE: Military Officer (Military & Defense)
Followers: 9

Kudos [?]: 57 [5] , given: 72

In addition to mathematical achievements in areas such as [#permalink] New post 23 Feb 2012, 20:14
5
This post received
KUDOS
00:00
A
B
C
D
E

Difficulty:

  35% (medium)

Question Stats:

60% (01:48) correct 40% (01:02) wrong based on 90 sessions
In addition to mathematical achievements in areas such as vibrating strings, Daniel Bernoulli contributed to the field of statistics with his theories of risk and carefully analyzing smallpox morbidity and mortality data to assess the benefits of a vaccine.
(A) Bernoulli contributed to the field of statistics with his theories of risk and carefully analyzing
(B) Bernoulli contributed to the field of statistics by his theories of risk and by carefully analyzing
(C) Bernoulli was a contributor to the field of statistics with his theories of risk and with his careful analysis of
(D) Bernoulli's contributions to the field of statistics include his theories of risk and his careful analysis of
(E) Bernoulli's contributions to the field of statistics including theorizing risk and careful analysis of

Got the correct answer on the first go. Try your hand on this one and if got it correct Then give me KUDOS
[Reveal] Spoiler: OA

_________________

If you like my post, Press +1 KUDO. It is the best way to say Thanks .

1 KUDOS received
Senior Manager
Senior Manager
User avatar
Status: May The Force Be With Me (D-DAY 15 May 2012)
Joined: 06 Jan 2012
Posts: 292
Location: India
Concentration: General Management, Entrepreneurship
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 89 [1] , given: 16

Reviews Badge
Re: This One goes for Comparison [#permalink] New post 24 Feb 2012, 02:43
1
This post received
KUDOS
gladiator999 wrote:
In addition to mathematical achievements in areas such as vibrating strings, Daniel Bernoulli contributed to the field of statistics with his theories of risk and carefully analyzing smallpox morbidity and mortality data to assess the benefits of a vaccine.
(A) Bernoulli contributed to the field of statistics with his theories of risk and carefully analyzing
(B) Bernoulli contributed to the field of statistics by his theories of risk and by carefully analyzing
(C) Bernoulli was a contributor to the field of statistics with his theories of risk and with his careful analysis of
(D) Bernoulli's contributions to the field of statistics include his theories of risk and his careful analysis of
(E) Bernoulli's contributions to the field of statistics including theorizing risk and careful analysis of

Got the correct answer on the first go. Try your hand on this one and if got it correct Then give me KUDOS



+1 D

This is a parallelism question where we have to compare the acheivements
Thus narrowed to D & E

E is incorrect as it changes the meaning of the sentence

Hence D is correct
_________________

Giving +1 kudos is a better way of saying 'Thank You'.

Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 23 Jun 2011
Posts: 6
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 6 [0], given: 1

Re: This One goes for Comparison [#permalink] New post 24 Feb 2012, 03:11
Its comparison of achievement and contributions....easy option D.
2 KUDOS received
Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 23 Jul 2011
Posts: 200
Concentration: Finance, Technology
Schools: UCSD (D)
GMAT 1: 640 Q44 V34
GPA: 2.99
Followers: 2

Kudos [?]: 48 [2] , given: 66

Re: This One goes for Comparison [#permalink] New post 24 Feb 2012, 22:19
2
This post received
KUDOS
Good Question! Thanks for the Cont.
Manager
Manager
User avatar
Joined: 29 Jun 2011
Posts: 165
WE 1: Information Technology(Retail)
Followers: 3

Kudos [?]: 13 [0], given: 29

Re: This One goes for Comparison [#permalink] New post 28 Feb 2012, 10:52
:oops: why is B wrong??
Can someone please explain??

Thanks!!
2 KUDOS received
Manager
Manager
User avatar
Status: Back to (GMAT) Times Square!!!
Joined: 15 Aug 2011
Posts: 189
Location: United States (IL)
GMAT 1: 650 Q49 V30
WE: Information Technology (Computer Software)
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 29 [2] , given: 25

Reviews Badge
Re: This One goes for Comparison [#permalink] New post 28 Feb 2012, 15:56
2
This post received
KUDOS
Babzsn84 wrote:
:oops: why is B wrong??
Can someone please explain??

Thanks!!

IMO, this question is not just about comparisons but also subtle ||ism. I also had B as a contender until I read D. We need to have 'achievements' in parallel with 'contributions' because we have an indicator out there 'In addition to'.

I hope this helps.
_________________

Working towards a goal...
V.

1 KUDOS received
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 23 Jun 2011
Posts: 6
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 6 [1] , given: 1

Re: This One goes for Comparison [#permalink] New post 01 Mar 2012, 04:42
1
This post received
KUDOS
In addition to mathematical achievements in areas such as vibrating strings, Daniel Bernoulli contributed to the field of statistics with his theories of risk and carefully analyzing smallpox morbidity and mortality data to assess the benefits of a vaccine.

(A) Bernoulli contributed to the field of statistics with his theories of risk and carefully analyzing
(B) Bernoulli contributed to the field of statistics by his theories of risk and by carefully analyzing
Awkward comparison,becoz it means that bernoulli contributed to field of statistics in addition to mathematical achievments.The comparisons should be between his achievments and his contributions.Bernoulli can contribute to mathematics but not to mathematical achievements .
(C) Bernoulli was a contributor to the field of statistics with his theories of risk and with his careful analysis of
(D) Bernoulli's contributions to the field of statistics include his theories of risk and his careful analysis of
(E) Bernoulli's contributions to the field of statistics including theorizing risk and careful analysis of
Director
Director
User avatar
Status: 1,750 Q's attempted and counting
Affiliations: University of Florida
Joined: 09 Jul 2013
Posts: 513
Location: United States (FL)
Schools: UFL (A)
GMAT 1: 600 Q45 V29
GMAT 2: 590 Q35 V35
GMAT 3: 570 Q42 V28
GMAT 4: 610 Q44 V30
GPA: 3.45
WE: Accounting (Accounting)
Followers: 22

Kudos [?]: 279 [0], given: 629

Re: In addition to mathematical achievements in areas such as [#permalink] New post 14 Oct 2013, 09:57
This appears to be a GMAT Hacks question of the day. It reappeared on January 3, 2013. The Official Explanation is as follows:

Answer: D The sentence sets up a comparison with the words "in addition to." The first clause refers to "mathematical achievements," so the subject following the comma should be comparable to achievements. The sentence as written (as well as (B) and (C)) places a person after the comma, which is wrong.

Achievements can be compared, but an achievement and a person cannot. That leaves us with (D) and (E). The subject following the comma ("Daniel Bernoulli's contributions") is the main subject of the sentence, it needs to have a corresponding verb. In (D), this is "include." There is no verb in (E), so (E) is not a complete sentence. (D) is correct.

Image
_________________

Got Kudos? :) Tis better to give than receive | ANALYSIS OF MOST DIFFICULT QUESTION TYPES
Need motivation? check out this video or this one | "We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit." - Aristotle
100 HARDEST CR QUESTIONS | 100 HARDEST SC QUESTIONS | 100 HARDEST PS QUESTIONS| 25 HARDEST QUESTIONS | 225 RC PASSAGES W/ TIMER!!!
PS QUESTION DIRECTORY|DS QUESTION DIRECTORY | SC QUESTION DIRECTORY | CR QUESTION DIRECTORY | RC QUESTION DIRECTORY

BEST OVERALL QUANT BOOK FOR THE MONEY | MAXIMIZE YOUR STUDY TIME


Last edited by avohden on 17 Nov 2013, 23:52, edited 1 time in total.
Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 09 Jan 2013
Posts: 68
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 15 [0], given: 6

Re: In addition to mathematical achievements in areas such as [#permalink] New post 14 Oct 2013, 11:14
I have a doubt; is "In addition to mathematical achievements in areas such as vibrating strings" modifying bernoulli or bernoulli's contribution?
SVP
SVP
User avatar
Joined: 06 Sep 2013
Posts: 1734
Location: United States
Concentration: Finance
GMAT 1: 710 Q48 V39
WE: Corporate Finance (Investment Banking)
Followers: 14

Kudos [?]: 191 [0], given: 294

GMAT ToolKit User
Re: In addition to mathematical achievements in areas such as [#permalink] New post 06 Jan 2014, 11:45
avohden wrote:
This appears to be a GMAT Hacks question of the day. It reappeared on January 3, 2013. The Official Explanation is as follows:

Answer: D The sentence sets up a comparison with the words "in addition to." The first clause refers to "mathematical achievements," so the subject following the comma should be comparable to achievements. The sentence as written (as well as (B) and (C)) places a person after the comma, which is wrong.

Achievements can be compared, but an achievement and a person cannot. That leaves us with (D) and (E). The subject following the comma ("Daniel Bernoulli's contributions") is the main subject of the sentence, it needs to have a corresponding verb. In (D), this is "include." There is no verb in (E), so (E) is not a complete sentence. (D) is correct.

Image


Good question but on E, who does HIS refer to? Bernoulli's is a possessive so can't be him

Thanks for the question avohden

Keep them coming

Cheers!
J :)
Director
Director
User avatar
Status: 1,750 Q's attempted and counting
Affiliations: University of Florida
Joined: 09 Jul 2013
Posts: 513
Location: United States (FL)
Schools: UFL (A)
GMAT 1: 600 Q45 V29
GMAT 2: 590 Q35 V35
GMAT 3: 570 Q42 V28
GMAT 4: 610 Q44 V30
GPA: 3.45
WE: Accounting (Accounting)
Followers: 22

Kudos [?]: 279 [0], given: 629

Re: In addition to mathematical achievements in areas such as [#permalink] New post 06 Jan 2014, 21:25
Quote:
Good question but on E, who does HIS refer to? Bernoulli's is a possessive so can't be him

Thanks for the question avohden

Keep them coming

Cheers!
J :)


jlgdr - I see your point on "His". Guess that is the problem with non-OG problems. The answer is the "best" but is not correct grammar.
_________________

Got Kudos? :) Tis better to give than receive | ANALYSIS OF MOST DIFFICULT QUESTION TYPES
Need motivation? check out this video or this one | "We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit." - Aristotle
100 HARDEST CR QUESTIONS | 100 HARDEST SC QUESTIONS | 100 HARDEST PS QUESTIONS| 25 HARDEST QUESTIONS | 225 RC PASSAGES W/ TIMER!!!
PS QUESTION DIRECTORY|DS QUESTION DIRECTORY | SC QUESTION DIRECTORY | CR QUESTION DIRECTORY | RC QUESTION DIRECTORY

BEST OVERALL QUANT BOOK FOR THE MONEY | MAXIMIZE YOUR STUDY TIME

Manager
Manager
User avatar
Joined: 16 Jan 2013
Posts: 182
Followers: 3

Kudos [?]: 87 [0], given: 56

Re: In addition to mathematical achievements in areas such as [#permalink] New post 06 Jan 2014, 21:45
avohden wrote:
Quote:
Good question but on E, who does HIS refer to? Bernoulli's is a possessive so can't be him

Thanks for the question avohden

Keep them coming

Cheers!
J :)


jlgdr - I see your point on "His". Guess that is the problem with non-OG problems. The answer is the "best" but is not correct grammar.


'His' is a possessive pronoun and can refer to the possessive noun - Bernoulli's. This is an accepted grammatical usage. But yes, may not be tested on GMAT (never seen such a question on OG)
_________________

Read my posts...
What are modifiers ??

Manager
Manager
User avatar
Joined: 14 Jan 2013
Posts: 157
Concentration: Strategy, Technology
GMAT Date: 08-01-2013
GPA: 3.7
WE: Consulting (Consulting)
Followers: 2

Kudos [?]: 60 [0], given: 29

Re: In addition to mathematical achievements in areas such as [#permalink] New post 06 Jan 2014, 22:26
gladiator999 wrote:
In addition to mathematical achievements in areas such as vibrating strings, Daniel Bernoulli contributed to the field of statistics with his theories of risk and carefully analyzing smallpox morbidity and mortality data to assess the benefits of a vaccine.
(A) Bernoulli contributed to the field of statistics with his theories of risk and carefully analyzing
(B) Bernoulli contributed to the field of statistics by his theories of risk and by carefully analyzing
(C) Bernoulli was a contributor to the field of statistics with his theories of risk and with his careful analysis of
(D) Bernoulli's contributions to the field of statistics include his theories of risk and his careful analysis of
(E) Bernoulli's contributions to the field of statistics including theorizing risk and careful analysis of

Got the correct answer on the first go. Try your hand on this one and if got it correct Then give me KUDOS



+1D,

The key point is to note that Contribution is the subject, so A,B,C are out. Between D and E , D is better
_________________

"Where are my Kudos" ............ Good Question = kudos

"Start enjoying all phases" & all Sections

__________________________________________________________________
http://gmatclub.com/forum/collection-of-articles-on-critical-reasoning-159959.html

percentages-700-800-level-questions-130588.html

700-to-800-level-quant-question-with-detail-soluition-143321.html

1 KUDOS received
Manager
Manager
User avatar
Status: Work hard in silence, let success make the noise
Joined: 25 Nov 2013
Posts: 160
Location: India
Concentration: Finance, General Management
GMAT 1: 540 Q50 V15
GMAT 2: 640 Q50 V27
GPA: 3.11
WE: Consulting (Computer Software)
Followers: 5

Kudos [?]: 33 [1] , given: 84

Re: In addition to mathematical achievements in areas such as [#permalink] New post 07 Jan 2014, 01:01
1
This post received
KUDOS
Very easy question...

A,B and C can be eliminated because they use Bernoulli but the question is comparing his achievements/contributions.

Out of D and E, E changes the meaning of the sentence.

So, the correct answer is D.
_________________

Sahil Chaudhary
If you find this post helpful, please take a moment to click on the "+1 KUDOS" icon.
My IELTS 7.5 Experience
From 540 to 640...Done with GMAT!!!
http://www.sahilchaudhary007.blogspot.com

Re: In addition to mathematical achievements in areas such as   [#permalink] 07 Jan 2014, 01:01
    Similar topics Author Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
Experts publish their posts in the topic OG 11/12 tests in the book- mathematical areas of questions majowive80 2 20 Nov 2011, 05:56
Achievers point Nihit 0 11 Oct 2008, 03:24
achievement essay dinesh8 1 03 Jul 2006, 21:07
achievement essay dinesh8 2 02 Jul 2006, 19:33
Topics in Mathematics qhoc0010 0 04 Mar 2005, 17:04
Display posts from previous: Sort by

In addition to mathematical achievements in areas such as

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  


GMAT Club MBA Forum Home| About| Privacy Policy| Terms and Conditions| GMAT Club Rules| Contact| Sitemap

Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group and phpBB SEO

Kindly note that the GMAT® test is a registered trademark of the Graduate Management Admission Council®, and this site has neither been reviewed nor endorsed by GMAC®.