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The Chinese suan pan is different than the European abacus [#permalink]  09 Oct 2012, 23:23
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The Chinese suan pan is different than the European abacus in that the board is split into two decks, with two beads on each rod in the upper deck and five beads on each in the bottom, representing the digits 0 through 4.

A. The Chinese suan pan is different than the European abacus in that the board is split into two decks, with two beads on each rod in the upper deck and five beads on each in the bottom, representing the digits 0 through 4.
B. The Chinese suan pan differs from the European abacus because the board is split into two decks, having two beads for each rod in the upper deck and five beads, representing the digits 0 and 4, on each in the bottom.
C. The Chinese suan pan differs from the European abacus in that the board is split into two decks, with two beads on each rod in the upper deck and five beads, representing the digits 0 through 4, each in the bottom.
D. The Chinese suan pan differs from the European abacus in that the board is split into two decks, with two beads on each rod in the upper deck and five beads, representing the digits 0 through 4, on each in the bottom.
E. The Chinese suan pan differs from the European abacus due to the fact that the board has been split into two decks, with two beads on each rod in the upper deck and five beads, which are representative of the digits 0 through 4, on each in the bottom.
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Re: The Chinese suan pan is different than the European [#permalink]  10 Oct 2012, 00:29
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getgyan wrote:
C. The Chinese suan pan differs from the European abacus in that the board is split into two decks, with two beads on each rod in the upper deck and five beads, representing the digits 0 through 4, each in the bottom.
D. The Chinese suan pan differs from the European abacus in that the board is split into two decks, with two beads on each rod in the upper deck and five beads, representing the digits 0 through 4, on each in the bottom.

+1C

Although the OA is D
I am confused between C and D. Not sure whether "each in the bottom" is correct or "on each in the bottom".

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Re: The Chinese suan pan is different than the European [#permalink]  10 Oct 2012, 00:34
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getgyan wrote:
The Chinese suan pan is different than the European abacus in that the board is split into two decks, with two beads on each rod in the upper deck and five beads on each in the bottom, representing the digits 0 through 4.

A. The Chinese suan pan is different than the European abacus in that the board is split into two decks, with two beads on each rod in the upper deck and five beads on each in the bottom, representing the digits 0 through 4. - i dont like this very much
B. The Chinese suan pan differs from the European abacus because the board is split into two decks, having two beads for each rod in the upper deck and five beads, representing the digits 0 and 4, on each in the bottom.
C. The Chinese suan pan differs from the European abacus in that the board is split into two decks, with two beads on each rod in the upper deck and five beads, representing the digits 0 through 4, each in the bottom.
D. The Chinese suan pan differs from the European abacus in that the board is split into two decks, with two beads on each rod in the upper deck and five beads, representing the digits 0 through 4, on each in the bottom.
E. The Chinese suan pan differs from the European abacus due to the fact that the board has been split into two decks, with two beads on each rod in the upper deck and five beads, which are representative of the digits 0 through 4, on each in the bottom.

+1C

IMO C since the reasons for A.B, and E are correct
In that is always used in the IDIOM:
X differs from Y "IN THAT"

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Re: The Chinese suan pan is different than the European [#permalink]  10 Oct 2012, 01:23

IMO C since the reasons for A.B, and E are correct
In that is always used in the IDIOM:
X differs from Y "IN THAT"

hope it helps!

In that is there in both C,D.

How to choose between the ending phase.
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Re: The Chinese suan pan is different than the European [#permalink]  10 Oct 2012, 01:42
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getgyan wrote:
The Chinese suan pan is different than the European abacus in that the board is split into two decks, with two beads on each rod in the upper deck and five beads on each in the bottom, representing the digits 0 through 4.

A. The Chinese suan pan is different than the European abacus in that the board is split into two decks, with two beads on each rod in the upper deck and five beads on each in the bottom, representing the digits 0 through 4. - i dont like this very much
B. The Chinese suan pan differs from the European abacus because the board is split into two decks, having two beads for each rod in the upper deck and five beads, representing the digits 0 and 4, on each in the bottom.
C. The Chinese suan pan differs from the European abacus in that the board is split into two decks, with two beads on each rod in the upper deck and five beads, representing the digits 0 through 4, each in the bottom.
D. The Chinese suan pan differs from the European abacus in that the board is split into two decks, with two beads on each rod in the upper deck and five beads, representing the digits 0 through 4, on each in the bottom.
E. The Chinese suan pan differs from the European abacus due to the fact that the board has been split into two decks, with two beads on each rod in the upper deck and five beads, which are representative of the digits 0 through 4, on each in the bottom.

+1C

IMO C since the reasons for A.B, and E are correct
In that is always used in the IDIOM:
X differs from Y "IN THAT"

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i have edited my post above.
In that is used on both C and D but then u need to look at some other issues as well.
Here " representing the digits 0 through 4, each in the bottom" is correct ---> if we see D "representing the digits 0 through 4, [color=#ff0000]on each in the bottom" what does ON EACH represent... its nothing so just KILL D!!
i hope this clears your doubt..

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Re: The Chinese suan pan is different than the European [#permalink]  10 Oct 2012, 01:48
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i have edited my post above.
In that is used on both C and D but then u need to look at some other issues as well.
Here " representing the digits 0 through 4, each in the bottom" is correct ---> if we see D "representing the digits 0 through 4, on each in the bottom" what does ON EACH represent... its nothing so just KILL D!!
i hope this clears your doubt..

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"ON EACH" represents rods

D. The Chinese suan pan differs from the European abacus in that the board is split into two decks, with two beads on each rod in the upper deck and five beads, representing the digits 0 through 4, on each in the bottom

It is resolved. D is the correct answer
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Re: The Chinese suan pan is different than the European [#permalink]  10 Oct 2012, 05:43
with two beads on each rod in the upper deck and five beads, representing the digits 0 through 4, on each in the bottom.

On each is required in the second arm too to match the same in the first arm. Hence D is parallel, while C is not
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Re: The Chinese suan pan is different than the European abacus [#permalink]  12 Oct 2012, 03:05
nice questions getgyan

my take:

The Chinese suan pan is different than the European abacus in that the board is split into two decks, with two beads on each rod in the upper deck and five beads on each in the bottom, representing the digits 0 through 4.

A. The Chinese suan pan is different than the European abacus in that the board is split into two decks, with two beads on each rod in the upper deck and five beads on each in the bottom, representing the digits 0 through 4. different than is used to differentiate quantities but question is trying to differentiate quality and hence should use either different from or differs from
B. The Chinese suan pan differs from the European abacus because the board is split into two decks, having two beads for each rod in the upper deck and five beads, representing the digits 0 and 4, on each in the bottom.
C. The Chinese suan pan differs from the European abacus in that the board is split into two decks, with two beads on each rod in the upper deck and five beads, representing the digits 0 through 4, each in the bottom. try reading the sentence without "representing the digits 0 through 4"..the sentence does not makes sense
D. The Chinese suan pan differs from the European abacus in that the board is split into two decks, with two beads on each rod in the upper deck and five beads, representing the digits 0 through 4, on each in the bottom.
E. The Chinese suan pan differs from the European abacus due to the fact that the board has been split into two decks, with two beads on each rod in the upper deck and five beads, which are representative of the digits 0 through 4, on each in the bottom.
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Re: The Chinese suan pan is different than the European abacus [#permalink]  12 Oct 2012, 03:08
aditi1903 - can you please explain why the usage of because is wrong here ??

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B. The Chinese suan pan differs from the European abacus because the board is split into two decks, having two beads for each rod in the upper deck and five beads, representing the digits 0 and 4, on each in the bottom.

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Re: The Chinese suan pan is different than the European abacus [#permalink]  12 Oct 2012, 03:27
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aditi1903 - can you please explain why the usage of because is wrong here ??

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B. The Chinese suan pan differs from the European abacus because the board is split into two decks, having two beads for each rod in the upper deck and five beads, representing the digits 0 and 4, on each in the bottom.

Please answer a question. You just have to select the correct choice
1) West differs from the East (because/in that) the standard of living is very contrasting
2) West differs from the East (because/in that) West had Industrial revolution before East

Look carefully, one states reason and the other states cause. Similarly "the board is split into two decks" is a reason why Chinese suan pan is different and not the cause.
If the setence had been like "The Chinese suan pan differs from the European abacus because the pan was made by the orthodox people of China"

Makes sense?
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Re: The Chinese suan pan is different than the European abacus [#permalink]  12 Oct 2012, 08:38
yes...makes sense ....
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Re: The Chinese suan pan is different than the European abacus [#permalink]  14 Oct 2012, 00:54
DUDE GMAT wont make a question that differs from the wrong answer choice by "1 WORD", I guess.
I really didn't make out the difference until the 3rd read! Grrrr
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