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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 23 Jun 2010, 16:10
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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

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Re: Minority population Q. [#permalink] New post 23 Jun 2010, 17:57
I choose B, because I like the parallelism of "...in the 1970's".

C was the only other option that used this...I didn't like "twice what it was"
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Answer should be C.
Two times excludes D and E...A,B,C left.
A rate cannot be fast, but only high/low...
Thus C.
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Re: Minority population Q. [#permalink] New post 24 Jun 2010, 06:43
OA is C. toshio86's explanation makes sense. That could be the only reason why C is the answer, however it doesn't sound good to my ears.
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Re: Minority population Q. [#permalink] New post 24 Jun 2010, 10:55
"as fast as" is redundant in A and B. 'rate of increase' is already specified.
Only contenders are A,B, and C
IMO : C
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Re: Minority population Q. [#permalink] New post 24 Jun 2010, 20:57
toshio86 wrote:
Answer should be C.
Two times excludes D and E...A,B,C left.
A rate cannot be fast, but only high/low...
Thus C.


Nice concise explanation.
I choose B, but agree with toshio86. Gud !!!
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