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Re: SC: Minority Population [#permalink]
30 Nov 2004, 18:53
In the 1980â€™s the rate of increase of the minority population of the United States was nearly twice as fast as the 1970â€™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
here we go
Choice A illogical comparison. Compares rate of increase with time (1970s)
Choice B it here refers to rate of increase in 1980s. Sounds as though same thing is changing hence illogical. What we are trying to compare two rates and not the same rate changing over a period of time.
Choice C correctly compares two rates by placing what ---> refering to rate in 1970s
D incorrect usage of times and faster
E wrong usage of times and illogical comparison between rate and period of time