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9. In the 1980's the rate of increase of the minority population of the United States was nearly twice as fast as the 1970's.
(A) twice as fast as
(B) twice as fast as it was in
(C) twice what it was in
(D) two times faster than that of
(E) two times greater than
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Re: Brutal #9 [#permalink] New post 30 Sep 2009, 07:14
OA on brutal thread is C.
So this is actually a meaning problem.
'increase of .....' is fast, not 'rate of increase'
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Re: Brutal #9 [#permalink] New post 02 Oct 2009, 08:07
agree with above. C is the correct answer.
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Re: Brutal #9 [#permalink] New post 28 Oct 2009, 10:26
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A - This compares the rate to the 1970's. Also, a rate cannot be considered fast.
B - See A above.
C - Correct.
D - See A above.
E - "Greater" is not the right word to use here.

It might be worthwhile to point out that the term "1970's" is not possessive.
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Re: Brutal #9 [#permalink] New post 29 Oct 2009, 21:52
In the 1980's the rate of increase of the minority population of the United States was nearly twice as fast as the 1970's.

Indicates Answer should be B or C.

C. twice what it was in is correct.
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Re: Brutal #9 [#permalink] New post 07 Nov 2009, 18:31
bmillan01 wrote:
A - This compares the rate to the 1970's. Also, a rate cannot be considered fast.
B - See A above.
C - Correct.
D - See A above.
E - "Greater" is not the right word to use here.

It might be worthwhile to point out that the term "1970's" is not possessive.


I tend to disagree : "rate of" (= speed/frequency) can be considered fast. For example: X's rate of travel was faster than that of Y is correct.
I will choose C over B, because it is more concise.

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Re: Brutal #9 [#permalink] New post 07 Nov 2009, 18:34
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9. In the 1980's the rate of increase of the minority population of the United States was nearly twice as fast as the 1970's.

(A) twice as fast as
(B) twice as fast as it was in
(C) twice what it was in
(D) two times faster than that of
(E) two times greater than


C - Thats correct: minority-population-of-the-united-states-84119.html#p639946
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