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In the 1980s the rate of increase of the minority population

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In the 1980s the rate of increase of the minority population [#permalink] New post 29 Oct 2005, 08:13
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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

Please, explain your answer
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 [#permalink] New post 29 Oct 2005, 08:19
B.

ETS favorite: twice as fast as

Also, we need it to compare the rate of increase.
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 [#permalink] New post 29 Oct 2005, 09:55
B is good.
twice as fast as is correct idiom.
"it" refers back to "the rate..."
And use of "it..." makes the comparison logical
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 [#permalink] New post 30 Oct 2005, 02:52
go C go...guyz guyz...increase cannot be greater or faster...an increase is an increase is an increase...
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 [#permalink] New post 30 Oct 2005, 03:03
B. its not about the increase but rate of increase.

I believe D would have been correct had the year been anything greater than 1980's.
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 [#permalink] New post 30 Oct 2005, 03:11
actually it is not the first time we get this kind of question but i am still not sure...

B is grammatically correct for me but I still have a problem : how can you say that a rate of increase is faster ? :oops:
The increase is faster but not the rate of increase :?no ?

Because of this I would go for C
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 [#permalink] New post 30 Oct 2005, 03:55
OA is C

A should be discarded because it compares rate of increase with the 1970's. The same happens in E. D and B are wrong because the meaning is incorrect: a rate of increase can not be fast. Only C remains.
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 [#permalink] New post 30 Oct 2005, 16:59
automan, can you tell us the source of this question please ?
what you've written in your previous post is the given OE ?
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 [#permalink] New post 31 Oct 2005, 09:10
Great *sarcasm* another 'error' in the 1000 SCs! I thin someone noted a error today for the 1000 CR...
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Re: SC: minority population [#permalink] New post 31 Oct 2005, 10:33
automan wrote:
In the 1980тАЩs the rate of increase of the minority population of the United States was nearly twice as fast as the 1970тАЩs.
(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

Please, explain your answer


B is the answer?

Otherwise the comparison will not be correct.
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 [#permalink] New post 31 Oct 2005, 19:23
I believe D is correct.

We are comparing the rate of increase in the 1980s to the rate of increase in the 1970s. In D, "that" modifies the rate (at the beginning of the sentance.

a) wrong comparison: 1980s rate (a rate) compare to 1970 (year)
b) "it" has no clear referant (does it refer to rate or the minority population). Actually, the correct pronoun for population should be "they"
c) what is unneccessary.
e) again incorrect comparison (same as A)
  [#permalink] 31 Oct 2005, 19:23
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