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Several studies have found that the coronary patients who exercise most actively have half or less than half the chance of dying of a heart attack as those who are sedentary


a) have half or less than half the chance of dying of a heart attack as those who are sedentary

b) have half the chance, or less, of dying of a heart attack than those who are sedentary do

c) have half the chance that they will die of a heart attack, or less, than those who are sedentary do

d) are at least fifty percent less likely to die of a heart attack as those who are sedentary

e) are at least fifty percent less likely than those who are sedentary to die of a heart attack
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Re: [SC]coronary patients [#permalink] New post 24 Apr 2006, 07:15
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Several studies have found that the coronary patients who exercise most actively have half or less than half the chance of dying of a heart attack as those who are sedentary


a) have half or less than half the chance of dying of a heart attack as those who are sedentary

b) have half the chance, or less, of dying of a heart attack than those who are sedentary do

c) have half the chance that they will die of a heart attack, or less, than those who are sedentary do

d) are at least fifty percent less likely to die of a heart attack as those who are sedentary

e) are at least fifty percent less likely than those who are sedentary to die of a heart attack


This kind of SC tests the concise combination of ...as...as ....and less/more ....than ..... The correct combination is: ...at least/ at most .....less/ more .....than ......
So i'm left with D and E. Between the two, E uses the correct structure: ...less .....than .... so E is correct.

Go for E.
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 [#permalink] New post 24 Apr 2006, 07:18
Go with E too.
A, B, C are wordy.
D says less... as - incorrect


Oops :-)
seems I submitted the form twice.
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 [#permalink] New post 25 Apr 2006, 00:31
a) 'as those' is wrong. We need 'than those' for comparisons

b) 'who are sedentary do' --> the last 'do' is not nescessary as it results in bad comparison

c) bad comparison. Sounds like comparing chances of survival to number of inactive people.

d) are at least fifty percent less likely to die of a heart attack as those who are sedentary

e) people who are most active .... than those who are sendentary.... --> good comparison

E for me
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 [#permalink] New post 29 Apr 2006, 05:47
Laxie nailed it. (E) stands out. "half the chance" is not GMATish.

less...than...
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 [#permalink] New post 30 Apr 2006, 10:56
Agree with E, but I like D's construction more. If only it was idiomatic! :lol:
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Re: [SC]coronary patients [#permalink] New post 02 May 2006, 19:14
antiant wrote:
Several studies have found that the coronary patients who exercise most actively have half or less than half the chance of dying of a heart attack as those who are sedentary

a) have half or less than half the chance of dying of a heart attack as those who are sedentary

b) have half the chance, or less, of dying of a heart attack than those who are sedentary do

c) have half the chance that they will die of a heart attack, or less, than those who are sedentary do

d) are at least fifty percent less likely to die of a heart attack as those who are sedentary

e) are at least fifty percent less likely than those who are sedentary to die of a heart attack


half the chance?????? so abc out.

between D and E, D has wrong idiom "less ..........as" where as E has correct one "less ....than".
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 [#permalink] New post 02 May 2006, 19:24
a) ' as those who are sedentary' --> should be 'than those'
b) "...than those who are sedentary do" --> last 'do' is redundnat
c) awkward sentence
d) 'as those' who are sedentary --> should be 'than those'

E is the best choice.
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