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The neutrons residing in the nucleus of an atom have a mass [#permalink] New post 02 Feb 2014, 11:43
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The neutrons residing in the nucleus of an atom have a mass virtually the same as the protons but without an electric charge.


a. The neutrons residing in the nucleus of an atom have a mass virtually the same as the protons but without an electric charge

b.The mass of the neutrons residing in the atom's nucleus is virtually the same as that of its protons, but the former do not have an electric charge

c.Residing in the nucleus of an atom but without an electric charge, neutrons have virtually the same mass as protons do

d.The neutrons and protons residing in the nucleus of an atom have virtually the same mass, but neutrons lack an electric charge

e.Having virtually the same mass as protons do but lacking an electrical charge, neutrons reside in the nucleus of the atom


please provide your reasoning for each answer choice.
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Re: The neutrons residing in the nucleus of an atom have a mass [#permalink] New post 03 Feb 2014, 05:04
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This is a good question, indeed.

Here the logic is subtle: we have two things: neutrons and protons and one lack or hava a diffrent things in contrast with the other (neutrons) BUT we do not compare the same as in A

In B The mass of the neutrons residing in the atom's nucleus is virtually the same as that of its protons has no sense: the neutrons have the same mass of ITS protons

in E Having virtually the same mass as protons do but lacking an electrical charge. Avoid as mauch as possible having construction, in particular at the beginning of the sentence

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Re: The neutrons residing in the nucleus of an atom have a mass [#permalink] New post 03 Feb 2014, 06:33
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This is a good question, indeed.

Here the logic is subtle: we have two things: neutrons and protons and one lack or hava a diffrent things in contrast with the other (neutrons) BUT we do not compare the same as in A

In B The mass of the neutrons residing in the atom's nucleus is virtually the same as that of its protons has no sense: the neutrons have the same mass of ITS protons

in E Having virtually the same mass as protons do but lacking an electrical charge. Avoid as mauch as possible having construction, in particular at the beginning of the sentence

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Agreed with the elimination of B & E. In the exam I marked C and got this wrong. Also the explanation provided by economist gmat app is as follows :-

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Is it true for all GMAT answers that the construction A but B requires A and B to be of the same part of speech ?
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Re: The neutrons residing in the nucleus of an atom have a mass [#permalink] New post 03 Feb 2014, 07:43
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The neutrons residing in the nucleus of an atom have a mass virtually the same as the protons but without an electric charge.


a. The neutrons residing in the nucleus of an atom have a mass virtually the same as the protons but without an electric charge

b.The mass of the neutrons residing in the atom's nucleus is virtually the same as that of its protons, but the former do not have an electric charge

c.Residing in the nucleus of an atom but without an electric charge, neutrons have virtually the same mass as protons do

d.The neutrons and protons residing in the nucleus of an atom have virtually the same mass, but neutrons lack an electric charge

e.Having virtually the same mass as protons do but lacking an electrical charge, neutrons reside in the nucleus of the atom


please provide your reasoning for each answer choice.


Let me try:

a. The neutrons residing in the nucleus of an atom have a mass virtually the same as the protons but without an electric charge

"But" must be followed by a verb i.e. The neutrons.....have ... but (are) without....

b.The mass of the neutrons residing in the atom's nucleus is virtually the same as that of its protons, but the former do not have an electric charge

"but the former" refers to "The mass of the neutrons" - illogical

c.Residing in the nucleus of an atom but without an electric charge, neutrons have virtually the same mass as protons do


The original choice shows : The neutrons have (something) but (are something). Here the contrast is between "residing" and "without an electric charge"

d.The neutrons and protons residing in the nucleus of an atom have virtually the same mass, but neutrons lack an electric charge

e.Having virtually the same mass as protons do but lacking an electrical charge, neutrons reside in the nucleus of the atom

"having ....., neutrons reside"? - illogical
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Re: The neutrons residing in the nucleus of an atom have a mass [#permalink] New post 04 Feb 2014, 03:55
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djanand wrote:
The neutrons residing in the nucleus of an atom have a mass virtually the same as the protons but without an electric charge.


a. The neutrons residing in the nucleus of an atom have a mass virtually the same as the protons but without an electric charge

b.The mass of the neutrons residing in the atom's nucleus is virtually the same as that of its protons, but the former do not have an electric charge

c.Residing in the nucleus of an atom but without an electric charge, neutrons have virtually the same mass as protons do

d.The neutrons and protons residing in the nucleus of an atom have virtually the same mass, but neutrons lack an electric charge

e.Having virtually the same mass as protons do but lacking an electrical charge, neutrons reside in the nucleus of the atom


please provide your reasoning for each answer choice.


Let me try:

a. The neutrons residing in the nucleus of an atom have a mass virtually the same as the protons but without an electric charge

"But" must be followed by a verb i.e. The neutrons.....have ... but (are) without....

b.The mass of the neutrons residing in the atom's nucleus is virtually the same as that of its protons, but the former do not have an electric charge

"but the former" refers to "The mass of the neutrons" - illogical

c.Residing in the nucleus of an atom but without an electric charge, neutrons have virtually the same mass as protons do


The original choice shows : The neutrons have (something) but (are something). Here the contrast is between "residing" and "without an electric charge"

d.The neutrons and protons residing in the nucleus of an atom have virtually the same mass, but neutrons lack an electric charge

e.Having virtually the same mass as protons do but lacking an electrical charge, neutrons reside in the nucleus of the atom

"having ....., neutrons reside"? - illogical


As per the original sentence, there is no information where protons resides but the option D) provides that. Is that accepted on GMAT?

P.S. I picked up C.
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Re: The neutrons residing in the nucleus of an atom have a mass [#permalink] New post 04 Feb 2014, 07:53
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CARK wrote:
djanand wrote:
The neutrons residing in the nucleus of an atom have a mass virtually the same as the protons but without an electric charge.


a. The neutrons residing in the nucleus of an atom have a mass virtually the same as the protons but without an electric charge

b.The mass of the neutrons residing in the atom's nucleus is virtually the same as that of its protons, but the former do not have an electric charge

c.Residing in the nucleus of an atom but without an electric charge, neutrons have virtually the same mass as protons do

d.The neutrons and protons residing in the nucleus of an atom have virtually the same mass, but neutrons lack an electric charge

e.Having virtually the same mass as protons do but lacking an electrical charge, neutrons reside in the nucleus of the atom


please provide your reasoning for each answer choice.


Let me try:

a. The neutrons residing in the nucleus of an atom have a mass virtually the same as the protons but without an electric charge

"But" must be followed by a verb i.e. The neutrons.....have ... but (are) without....

b.The mass of the neutrons residing in the atom's nucleus is virtually the same as that of its protons, but the former do not have an electric charge

"but the former" refers to "The mass of the neutrons" - illogical

c.Residing in the nucleus of an atom but without an electric charge, neutrons have virtually the same mass as protons do


The original choice shows : The neutrons have (something) but (are something). Here the contrast is between "residing" and "without an electric charge"

d.The neutrons and protons residing in the nucleus of an atom have virtually the same mass, but neutrons lack an electric charge

e.Having virtually the same mass as protons do but lacking an electrical charge, neutrons reside in the nucleus of the atom

"having ....., neutrons reside"? - illogical


As per the original sentence, there is no information where protons resides but the option D) provides that. Is that accepted on GMAT?

P.S. I picked up C.


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