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# One chance in a million

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28 Sep 2007, 10:44
This was a question in the GMATPrep.

The Environmental Protection Agency frequestly put mandatory control on toxic substances that present as little risk as one in a million chances to cause cancer.

as little risk as one in a million chances to cause cancer.
as little risk as one chance in a million for causing cancer.
as little risk as one chance in a million of causing cancer.
a risk of one chance in a million that it will cancer.
a risk of one chance in a million for it to cause cancer.
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28 Sep 2007, 10:59
"E"

a.b and c are redundant when it says little and one in a million chance.

D was a good contendor however.....it is missing cause and it says will cause cancer. How can you be sure that it WILL cause cancer.
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28 Sep 2007, 11:06
Witchiegrlie wrote:
This was a question in the GMATPrep.

The Environmental Protection Agency frequestly put mandatory control on toxic substances that present as little risk as one in a million chances to cause cancer.

as little risk as one in a million chances to cause cancer.
as little risk as one chance in a million for causing cancer.
as little risk as one chance in a million of causing cancer.
a risk of one chance in a million that it will cancer.
a risk of one chance in a million for it to cause cancer.

C.
very tricky, i only know that chance of causing is idiomatic
any ideas
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28 Sep 2007, 11:08
Cooper2248817 wrote:
"E"

a.b and c are redundant when it says little and one in a million chance.

D was a good contendor however.....it is missing cause and it says will cause cancer. How can you be sure that it WILL cause cancer.

What does IT refer to?
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28 Sep 2007, 11:21
I thought as must introduce a clause.

It referes to the toxic substances.

i just think that as little as is just redundant.
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28 Sep 2007, 11:23
Cooper2248817 wrote:
I thought as must introduce a clause.

It referes to the toxic substances.

i just think that as little as is just redundant.

toxic sustances=they

or i misinterpreted it
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28 Sep 2007, 11:29
I hate to do this....now that i re-read C...it does sound a little clearer. however i am a little confused about little and once in a million chance. I just feel that this is redundant.
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28 Sep 2007, 11:30
Cooper2248817 wrote:
I hate to do this....now that i re-read C...it does sound a little clearer. however i am a little confused about little and once in a million chance. I just feel that this is redundant.

we still do not know the OA it might be E or whatever we hope we will get OE as well
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28 Sep 2007, 11:50
I will go with C, it sounds better than

a risk of one chance in a million for it to cause cancer.

Ans: C
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28 Sep 2007, 12:44
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Witchiegrlie wrote:
This was a question in the GMATPrep.

The Environmental Protection Agency frequestly put mandatory control on toxic substances that present as little risk as one in a million chances to cause cancer.

as little risk as one in a million chances to cause cancer.
as little risk as one chance in a million for causing cancer.
as little risk as one chance in a million of causing cancer.
a risk of one chance in a million that it will cancer.
a risk of one chance in a million for it to cause cancer.

C.
very tricky, i only know that chance of causing is idiomatic
any ideas

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28 Sep 2007, 12:48
Witchiegrlie wrote:
This was a question in the GMATPrep.

The Environmental Protection Agency frequestly put mandatory control on toxic substances that present as little risk as one in a million chances to cause cancer.

as little risk as one in a million chances to cause cancer.
as little risk as one chance in a million for causing cancer.
as little risk as one chance in a million of causing cancer.
a risk of one chance in a million that it will cancer.
a risk of one chance in a million for it to cause cancer.

This is a good one. I go for C.

elim ED b/c "it" has no clear referent.

ABC: out of these choices...

C seems the most logical, I take of causing over for causing.
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28 Sep 2007, 13:54
C...
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28 Sep 2007, 15:00
How can we come to the conclusion that in D and E, 'it' has no clear referrent ?

I somehow assumed that 'it' in these two choices could refer to nothing but the toxic substances.
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29 Sep 2007, 10:38
what is the OA?
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13 Nov 2010, 23:40
Cooper2248817 wrote:
what is the OA?

This is a GMATPrep question - OA is B
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14 Nov 2010, 00:46
For me, (D) & (E) are out as there is not antecedent available for it. It can not refer to plural toxic substances.

I will go with (C)
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20 Nov 2010, 15:03
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25 Dec 2010, 21:00

C or B
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30 Dec 2010, 02:30
the original GMAT prep has the following (see below): B is the OA with these options... risk of.. causing is the correct idiomatic form... in the question as written above it will be C not B.

The Environmental Protection Agency frequently puts mandatory controls on toxic substances that present as little risk as one in a million chances to cause cancer.

(A) as little risk as one in a million chances to cause

(B) as little risk as one chance in a million of causing

(C) as little risk as one chance in a million that it will cause

(D) a risk as little as one chance in a million for causing

(E) a risk as little as one chance in a million for it to cause
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