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The researchers explained that the average cost of a study performed by the laboratory would increase more than 10 percent, amounting to about $80,000, as compared with similar research and analysis this year.

(A) The researchers explained that the average cost of a study performed by the laboratory would increase more than 10 percent, amounting to about $80,000, as compared with similar research and analysis this year.
(B) The researchers explained that the average cost of research and analysis performed by the laboratory would increase more than 10 percent, or about $80,000, from that of similar studies this year.
(C) The researchers explained that there would be an increase of about 10 percent in a study's average cost, or about $80,000, above this year's similar research and analysis.
(D) Compared to similar studies this year, the researchers explained that the average cost of research and analysis performed by the laboratory would increase about $80,000, by more than 10 percent.
(E) Contrasted with similar research and analysis this year, the researchers explained that the average cost of a study performed by the laboratory would increase more than $80,000, or about 10 percent.
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Re: The researchers explained that the average cost of a study [#permalink] New post 01 Mar 2013, 06:20
IMO - C
Please provide the OA. Hope my logic is sound!

(A) The researchers explained that the average cost of a study performed by the laboratory would increase more than 10 percent, amounting to about $80,000, as compared with similar research and analysis this year. - "increase more than 10 percent" awkward!
(B) The researchers explained that the average cost of research and analysis performed by the laboratory would increase more than 10 percent, or about $80,000, from that of similar studies this year. - "increase more than 10 percent" awkward!
(C) The researchers explained that there would be an increase of about 10 percent in a study's average cost, or about $80,000, above this year's similar research and analysis. - Correct
(D) Compared to similar studies this year, the researchers explained that the average cost of research and analysis performed by the laboratory would increase about $80,000, by more than 10 percent. - Incorrectly comparing studies with researchers
(E) Contrasted with similar research and analysis this year, the researchers explained that the average cost of a study performed by the laboratory would increase more than $80,000, or about 10 percent. - Incorrectly contrasting research and analysis with researchers
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Re: The researchers explained that the average cost of a study [#permalink] New post 01 Mar 2013, 06:58
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Nope. Your answer is incorrect :)


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This topic tests proper comparison in A, B, C and modification in D and E.


(A) The researchers explained that the average cost of a study performed by the laboratory would increase more than 10 percent, amounting to about $80,000, as compared with similar research and analysis this year. ----- cost compared with research and not with another cost. Some could even say that an increase is being compared with a research; whatever way you look in, the comparison is wrong.

(B) The researchers explained that the average cost of research and analysis performed by the laboratory would increase more than 10 percent, or about $80,000, from that of similar studies this year. ---- cost is compared with that of similar studies. Correct comparison and correct choice.


(C) The researchers explained that there would be an increase of about 10 percent in a study's average cost, or about $80,000, above this year's similar research and analysis. --- here again the comparison is between cost and research

(D) Compared to similar studies this year, the researchers explained that the average cost of research and analysis performed by the laboratory would increase about $80,000, by more than 10 percent. ---wrong modification; It looks as though the studies are being compared to the researchers.

(E) Contrasted with similar research and analysis this year, the researchers explained that the average cost of a study performed by the laboratory would increase more than $80,000, or about 10 percent. ---- same modification problem as in D
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Re: The researchers explained that the average cost of a study [#permalink] New post 02 Mar 2013, 05:43
In option A when they say ...., amounting to 80,000 dont they mean that 80,000 is the total cost as a result of the 10% increase , option B seems to indicate that there is an increase by 80,000 which is 10% o the total ..pls clarify
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Re: The researchers explained that the average cost of a study [#permalink] New post 03 Mar 2013, 08:37
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As I see it, it doesn’t matter so much whether the increase is $80000 or the total cost is $80000. The issue here is the comparison of some amount vis-a -vis a totally different entity such as a Study, except in B. That should be enough to arrive at the destination at the quickest.
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Re: The researchers explained that the average cost of a study [#permalink] New post 03 Mar 2013, 09:00
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The Correct Answer is B.

A) Wrong comparison average cost of a study……………..as compared with similar research…….. Correct Usage is Cost of x compared with Cost of y

B) Correct Choice. average cost of a study…..would increase more than10% …...….from that(cost) of similar studies.

C) The same error mentioned in Choice A repeats here. Also in construction increase of 10%...above y, above is redundant.
Correct construction is increase of 10%......in y

D) Modification Error. Compared to similar studies this year should immediately followed by the phrase being compared i.e. by study performed by laboratory………

E) Incorrect for the same reason cited in Choice D.

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Re: The researchers explained that the average cost of a study [#permalink] New post 03 Mar 2013, 10:11
Answer is B.

All other choices has comparison error
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Re: The researchers explained that the average cost of a study [#permalink] New post 04 Mar 2013, 05:38
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IMO - C
Please provide the OA. Hope my logic is sound!

(A) The researchers explained that the average cost of a study performed by the laboratory would increase more than 10 percent, amounting to about $80,000, as compared with similar research and analysis this year. - "increase more than 10 percent" awkward!
(B) The researchers explained that the average cost of research and analysis performed by the laboratory would increase more than 10 percent, or about $80,000, from that of similar studies this year. - "increase more than 10 percent" awkward!
(C) The researchers explained that there would be an increase of about 10 percent in a study's average cost, or about $80,000, above this year's similar research and analysis. - Correct
(D) Compared to similar studies this year, the researchers explained that the average cost of research and analysis performed by the laboratory would increase about $80,000, by more than 10 percent. - Incorrectly comparing studies with researchers
(E) Contrasted with similar research and analysis this year, the researchers explained that the average cost of a study performed by the laboratory would increase more than $80,000, or about 10 percent. - Incorrectly contrasting research and analysis with researchers


Thanks everyone for your feedback.
So, Here's what I understand.
a) "average cost of study" compared to "similar research and analysis this year"
b) "average cost of research and analysis" compared to "from that of similar studies this year
c) "study's average cost" compared to "above this year's similar research and analysis"
d) "Compared to similar studies this year," followed by "the researchers" - Illogical modification
e) "Contrasted with similar research and analysis this year," followed by "the researchers" - Illogical modification
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