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In California today, Hispanics under the age of eighteen [#permalink] New post 28 Jul 2010, 03:05
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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
Hispanic, compared with about 35 percent a decade ago.
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%".
Please clarify this point.
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Re: 35% Today [#permalink] New post 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
Hispanic, compared with about 35 percent a decade ago.
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%".
Please clarify this point.
Thanks.


what is wrong with E? seems to be the best option out here.
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Re: 35% Today [#permalink] New post 28 Jul 2010, 04:53
+1 for E. How is it C? Can anyone explain
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Re: 35% Today [#permalink] New post 28 Jul 2010, 06:29
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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
Hispanic, compared with about 35 percent a decade ago.
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%".
Please clarify this point.
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
Hispanic, compared with about 35 percent a decade ago.


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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Re: 35% Today [#permalink] New post 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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Re: 35% Today [#permalink] New post 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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Re: 35% Today [#permalink] New post 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
Hispanic, compared with about 35 percent a decade ago.
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%".
Please clarify this point.
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
Hispanic, compared with about 35 percent a decade ago.


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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Re: 35% Today [#permalink] New post 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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Re: 35% Today [#permalink] New post 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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Re: 35% Today [#permalink] New post 29 Jul 2010, 07:20
Dude, please dont post the answer along the question. Use the spoiler :)
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Re: 35% Today [#permalink] New post 09 Aug 2010, 10:11
C. Today, more than 43 percent of Californians under the age of eighteen are
Hispanic, compared with about 35 percent (of Californians) a decade ago.

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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Re: In California today, Hispanics under the age of eighteen [#permalink] New post 11 Nov 2011, 10:37
Good explanation gauravnagpal
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Re: In California today, Hispanics under the age of eighteen [#permalink] New post 11 Nov 2011, 15:09
C. Today, more than 43 percent of Californians under the age of eighteen are
Hispanic, compared with about 35 percent a decade ago.
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
Re: In California today, Hispanics under the age of eighteen   [#permalink] 11 Nov 2011, 15:09
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