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In the 1980s the rate of increase of the minority population [#permalink]
07 Dec 2006, 10:24

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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

Re: SC - rate of increase [#permalink]
07 Dec 2006, 12:29

To maintain ||sm we need 'in the 1970's' so our choices left are B and C.
'twice as fast as' is wrong. I think 'fast' is coverved in 'rate of increase' so we just need 'twice'

So answer is C!

tobiastt wrote:

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

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

Personally, I don't understand why it's not D. "that", in choice D, can refer to "the rate of increase of the minority population" the same way that "it", in choice C, suppose to refer to "the rate of increase of the minority population". Additionally, from what I understand, "it" is informal and if possible shouldn't be used in writing.

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

Cannot use "fast" to describe a rate. A rate is 2x greater or twice what it used to be. 2x = twice.

Therefore, A,B and D are out.

between C and E. E incorrectly says that the rate in the 80's is greater than the 1970s >>> Comparison problem.

We need to say it is two times greater than (twice what) it was in the 1970s