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22 May 2010, 07:23
OA doesn't make any sense! What is the source?

Does someone have any explanations for the OA given?!
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22 May 2010, 08:06
Definitely go with D....OA is wrong here
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22 May 2010, 21:13
First the word has to be "economic" and next is the comparison.

I will go with option D
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23 May 2010, 17:13
IMO D as well.

Another reason for the OA NOT being E is because of the use of 'economical' instead of 'economic' which can imply that the 'detriments' were 'economical' whereas the correct use is 'economic detriments'.
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24 May 2010, 08:56
(D)
"economical" in E does not make sense...
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25 Jul 2010, 03:37
Its D.. Not concerned about what the OA says "Economical" is absolutely wrong..
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25 Jul 2010, 11:06
E is an incorrect answer on the Sets key...

You need an economic at the end and not "economical"
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19 Aug 2010, 23:47
It has to be D.

Economic is the right word which is present only in A and D options. A is incorrect because of invalid comparison. That leaves D as the right choice.
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20 Aug 2010, 00:21
IMO D...for sure
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25 May 2011, 04:25
IMO d

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25 May 2011, 05:46
D, too.
OA is incorrect.
I read this online.... ( I would post the link here, but as a new member I am not allowed to post links yet.)

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Economic vs. economical

There are many cases of word pairs such as cyclic and cyclical for which the difference in meaning is minimal. However, there are also similar pairs for which the difference is great. Economic and economical are one such pair.

Economic has to do with the economy, or an economy, be it global, national, or personal: the constant flow of money. Meanwhile, economical refers specifically to something that functions so well that it saves money, so that it is cheap to use. Economical, therefore, has a much more specific meaning than economic.

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1 - Incorrect - At the summit, the leaders discussed a number of economical issues.

- Correct - At the summit, the leaders discussed a number of economic issues.

2 - Incorrect - We have decided to trade in our car for a more economic one.

- Correct - We have decided to trade in our car for a more economical one.
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25 May 2011, 06:26
D. Eliminate B,C and E for "economical". A is not comparing correctly. Hence D.
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25 May 2011, 06:42
Lot of action on this one. I also feel that the answer is D.
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25 May 2011, 07:10
My choice is D.

A and B refer present tense, whereas the statement refers something in future.

E had 'econimical' which can be eliminated as per the context of the statement.
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25 May 2011, 09:01
I see the same question posted on the MG blog, the OA is surely D.

http://www.manhattangmat.com/forums/forecast-t7862.html

The source here is quoted as GMATPrep, but I think I remember seeing this question in one of the MGMAT CATs.
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29 May 2011, 03:29
D for me. Economic vice Economical
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22 Jun 2011, 14:38
D for sure!...Spent at least 5 minutes trying to figure out why D was wrong before reading the rest of the thread!
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30 Jul 2011, 09:12

in E economical is wrong and verb "they do now" is required after, the verb can't be omitted here as it is not the same as the first verb of the comparison. Tenses are different.
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20 Sep 2011, 11:47
HOW?!

Rather, OA apart, how do we decide between the
have to vs. would have to split? (Tense split - meaning-wise). Can anyone help me here?
for me the tense is a tie. Mainly because both the meanings seem correct to me.
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07 Apr 2012, 05:41
its D.......

i think split is the only way to improve score in SC....... you can't bet on meaning alone...
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