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The automobile company announced that the average price of next year's models would decrease four-tenths of one percent, amounting to about $72, as compared with comparably equipped cars and trucks this year.

a) The automobile company announced that the average price of next year's models would decrease four-tenths of one percent, amounting to about $72, as compared with comparably equipped cars and trucks this year.

b) The automobile company announced that the average price of next year's cars and trucks would decrease four-tenths of one percent, or about $72, from that of comparably equipped models this year.

c)The automobile company announced that there would be a decrease of four-tenths of one percent in next year's models' average price, or about $72, below this year's comparably equipped cars and trucks.

d)Compared to comparably equipped models this year, the automobile company announced that the average price of next year's cars and trucks would decrease about $72, less by four-tenths of one percent.

e) Contrasted with comparably equipped cars and trucks of this year, the automobile company announced that the average price of next year's models would decrease about $72, or four-tenths of one percent.
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 [#permalink] New post 06 Apr 2007, 01:11
The automobile company announced that the average price of next year's models would decrease four-tenths of one percent, amounting to about $72, as compared with comparably equipped cars and trucks this year.

a) The automobile company announced that the average price of next year's models would decrease four-tenths of one percent, amounting to about $72, as compared with comparably equipped cars and trucks this year.
== as compared with is unidiomatic==

b) The automobile company announced that the average price of next year's cars and trucks would decrease four-tenths of one percent, or about $72, from that of comparably equipped models this year.
== from that of is unidiomatic ==

c)The automobile company announced that there would be a decrease of four-tenths of one percent in next year's models' average price, or about $72, below this year's comparably equipped cars and trucks.
== correct ==

d)Compared to comparably equipped models this year, the automobile company announced that the average price of next year's cars and trucks would decrease about $72, less by four-tenths of one percent.
== compared to comparably, less by refers to what?? ==

e) Contrasted with comparably equipped cars and trucks of this year, the automobile company announced that the average price of next year's models would decrease about $72, or four-tenths of one percent.
== Contrasted with --> Compared to == Contrasted with cars..., the company == Apples-to-Oranges==
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 [#permalink] New post 06 Apr 2007, 03:16
I agree that C seems to be the best answer, but I do not understand what the sentence is saying....is it 72 dollars total, or 72 dollars below what other cars cost....
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 [#permalink] New post 06 Apr 2007, 06:15
I think B.

A, D, E are clearly not.

As for C, "below this year's comparably equipped cars and trucks." is unclear. below this year's WHAT OF comparably equipped cars and trucks??? "that" which refers to the "avg price" is missing here.
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 [#permalink] New post 06 Apr 2007, 12:09
I am going with B..

C seems to have a repition, below and decrese seem overlapping?? otherwise C seems OK
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Re: SC: autombile company [#permalink] New post 06 Apr 2007, 14:29
Between B and C, vote B, for C is passive voice and sounds awkward.
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 [#permalink] New post 07 Apr 2007, 01:27
Another B.

c) The automobile company announced that there would be a decrease of four-tenths of one percent in [color=red]next year's models' average price[/color], or about $72, below this [color=red]year's comparably equipped cars and trucks. [/color]

from the red text, I don't get that the second part of the sentence is also referring to 'next year's price'. So C it out!

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Re: SC: autombile company [#permalink] New post 07 Apr 2007, 01:51
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The automobile company announced that the average price of next year's models would decrease four-tenths of one percent, amounting to about $72, as compared with comparably equipped cars and trucks this year.

a) The automobile company announced that the average price of next year's models would decrease four-tenths of one percent, amounting to about $72, as compared with comparably equipped cars and trucks this year.

b) The automobile company announced that the average price of next year's cars and trucks would decrease four-tenths of one percent, or about $72, from that of comparably equipped models this year.

c)The automobile company announced that there would be a decrease of four-tenths of one percent in next year's models' average price, or about $72, below this year's comparably equipped cars and trucks.

d)Compared to comparably equipped models this year, the automobile company announced that the average price of next year's cars and trucks would decrease about $72, less by four-tenths of one percent.

e) Contrasted with comparably equipped cars and trucks of this year, the automobile company announced that the average price of next year's
models would decrease about $72, or four-tenths of one percent.


Another B

In all other cases the average price is wrongly compared to cars trucks and what not
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 [#permalink] New post 07 Apr 2007, 13:23
B

in A

avg price of models ... as compared with cars .. Incorrect

In B

Avg price of cars decrease ... from that of comparably equipped models
This is correct comparison
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 [#permalink] New post 09 Apr 2007, 15:46
The answer is B. If you take out or 72 dollars, it becomes easier to see why.
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 [#permalink] New post 09 Apr 2007, 16:04
My asnwer is B.

A - "amounting to about $72" is wordy
C - "four-tenths of one percent in next year's models' average price, or about $72" sounds wierd. It should "four-tenths of one percent, or about $72" is correct comparison.

Thoughts....??
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 [#permalink] New post 09 Apr 2007, 19:06
OA is B. Thanks for the great discussion!!

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