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# In California today, Hispanics under the age of eighteen

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In California today, Hispanics under the age of eighteen account for
more than 43 percent, compared with a decade ago, when it was about 35
percent.

A. In California today, Hispanics under the age of eighteen account for more than
43 percent, compared with a decade ago, when it was about 35 percent.
B. Of the Californians under the age of eighteen, today more than 43 percent of
them are Hispanic, compared with a decade ago, when it was about 35 percent.
C. Today, more than 43 percent of Californians under the age of eighteen are
D. Today, compared to a decade ago, Californians who are Hispanics under the age
of eighteen account for more than 43 percent, whereas it was about 35
percent.
E. Today, Hispanics under the age of eighteen in California account for more than
43 percent, unlike a decade ago, when it was about 35 percent.

OA is C.
However, the comparision in C seems to be between "Today" and "About 35%".
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28 Jul 2010, 03:48
noboru wrote:
In California today, Hispanics under the age of eighteen account for
more than 43 percent, compared with a decade ago, when it was about 35
percent.

A. In California today, Hispanics under the age of eighteen account for more than
43 percent, compared with a decade ago, when it was about 35 percent.
B. Of the Californians under the age of eighteen, today more than 43 percent of
them are Hispanic, compared with a decade ago, when it was about 35 percent.
C. Today, more than 43 percent of Californians under the age of eighteen are
D. Today, compared to a decade ago, Californians who are Hispanics under the age
of eighteen account for more than 43 percent, whereas it was about 35
percent.
E. Today, Hispanics under the age of eighteen in California account for more than
43 percent, unlike a decade ago, when it was about 35 percent.

OA is C.
However, the comparision in C seems to be between "Today" and "About 35%".
Thanks.

what is wrong with E? seems to be the best option out here.
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28 Jul 2010, 04:53
+1 for E. How is it C? Can anyone explain
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28 Jul 2010, 06:29
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noboru wrote:
In California today, Hispanics under the age of eighteen account for
more than 43 percent, compared with a decade ago, when it was about 35
percent.

A. In California today, Hispanics under the age of eighteen account for more than
43 percent, compared with a decade ago, when it was about 35 percent.
B. Of the Californians under the age of eighteen, today more than 43 percent of
them are Hispanic, compared with a decade ago, when it was about 35 percent.
C. Today, more than 43 percent of Californians under the age of eighteen are
D. Today, compared to a decade ago, Californians who are Hispanics under the age
of eighteen account for more than 43 percent, whereas it was about 35
percent.
E. Today, Hispanics under the age of eighteen in California account for more than
43 percent, unlike a decade ago, when it was about 35 percent.

OA is C.
However, the comparision in C seems to be between "Today" and "About 35%".
Thanks.

I will try .
we all agree the correct answer is C or E ..
C. Today, more than 43 percent of Californians under the age of eighteen are

E. Today, Hispanics under the age of eighteen in California account for more than
43 percent, unlike a decade ago, when it was about 35 percent.
does not clearly answers the follwing questions : " Hispanics account for what " .. When you try to answer this you will see option Clearly answers this question .

Option C is in Active voice and option E is in passive ( active preferred over passive, if possible )

Also in option "it " is preceeded by decade .... So it creates a possibility of "decade" referred to as " it "

Also I reckon C the comparison is betwen two percentages ..

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28 Jul 2010, 08:28
I agree with C...
This is an OG question I guess OR i saw it on the paper based SETS...
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28 Jul 2010, 08:40
The "it" in E has no proper antecedent. In C - the 43% of today is being compared with 35% of a decade ago. Clear C
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28 Jul 2010, 10:11
gauravnagpal wrote:
noboru wrote:
In California today, Hispanics under the age of eighteen account for
more than 43 percent, compared with a decade ago, when it was about 35
percent.

A. In California today, Hispanics under the age of eighteen account for more than
43 percent, compared with a decade ago, when it was about 35 percent.
B. Of the Californians under the age of eighteen, today more than 43 percent of
them are Hispanic, compared with a decade ago, when it was about 35 percent.
C. Today, more than 43 percent of Californians under the age of eighteen are
D. Today, compared to a decade ago, Californians who are Hispanics under the age
of eighteen account for more than 43 percent, whereas it was about 35
percent.
E. Today, Hispanics under the age of eighteen in California account for more than
43 percent, unlike a decade ago, when it was about 35 percent.

OA is C.
However, the comparision in C seems to be between "Today" and "About 35%".
Thanks.

I will try .
we all agree the correct answer is C or E ..
C. Today, more than 43 percent of Californians under the age of eighteen are

E. Today, Hispanics under the age of eighteen in California account for more than
43 percent, unlike a decade ago, when it was about 35 percent.
does not clearly answers the follwing questions : " Hispanics account for what " .. When you try to answer this you will see option Clearly answers this question .

Option C is in Active voice and option E is in passive ( active preferred over passive, if possible )

Also in option "it " is preceeded by decade .... So it creates a possibility of "decade" referred to as " it "

Also I reckon C the comparison is betwen two percentages ..

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thanks Gaurav for excellent explanation.
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28 Jul 2010, 10:27
I narrowed to C and E and wrongly picked E....

But I do agree that E is ambiguous in that it does not say "Hispanic account for 43% of what???"

Also, 'it' has not antecedent.

Agree with C.
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29 Jul 2010, 06:33
I went with C .........

also one more thing I felt in E when "Today, Hispanics under the age of eighteen in California account for more than
43 percent, unlike a decade ago, when it was about 35 percent." ...felt that as though 43% of Hispanic are in California ....not other wise
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29 Jul 2010, 07:20
Dude, please dont post the answer along the question. Use the spoiler
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09 Aug 2010, 10:11
C. Today, more than 43 percent of Californians under the age of eighteen are

Is is more clear why the comparison is parallel now. "Compared with" are correct here b/c a percentage is compared to a percentage, similar items.
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11 Nov 2011, 10:37
Good explanation gauravnagpal
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11 Nov 2011, 15:09
C. Today, more than 43 percent of Californians under the age of eighteen are
D. Today, compared to a decade ago, Californians who are Hispanics under the age
of eighteen account for more than 43 percent, whereas it was about 35
percent

D: Californians who are Hispanic under the age of eighteen account for more than 43 percent...more than 43 percent of what? meaning is very unclear here

C: more than 43 percent of Californians today are Hispanic. clear.

Answer is C because of meaning
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15 Aug 2015, 15:31
Request you not to write your queries/answers/opinions in question window. It prevents ppl from analysing the question. The whole purpose of GMAT Club forum goes wasted by doing so.
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19 Jan 2016, 13:46
C is the answer because all other options use the pronoun "it" without antecedent.
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