Find all School-related info fast with the new School-Specific MBA Forum

It is currently 20 Sep 2014, 18:31

Close

GMAT Club Daily Prep

Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track
Your Progress

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Not interested in getting valuable practice questions and articles delivered to your email? No problem, unsubscribe here.

Events & Promotions

Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

VeritasPrep CAT Qn

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  
Author Message
TAGS:
Director
Director
avatar
Status: Apply - Last Chance
Affiliations: IIT, Purdue, PhD, TauBetaPi
Joined: 17 Jul 2010
Posts: 693
Schools: Wharton, Sloan, Chicago, Haas
WE 1: 8 years in Oil&Gas
Followers: 14

Kudos [?]: 71 [0], given: 15

GMAT Tests User
VeritasPrep CAT Qn [#permalink] New post 11 Dec 2010, 19:59
00:00
A
B
C
D
E

Difficulty:

  65% (hard)

Question Stats:

47% (01:00) correct 53% (02:02) wrong based on 32 sessions
I dont know if I can post a VeritasPrep SC, but can someone explain this answer?

After increasing steadily from 1995 to 2000, the percentage of students in urban middle schools suffering from diabetes or being at least 30 pounds overweight decreased the following two years, down to 42.0 percent in 2002 from 43.4 percent in 2001 and 44.7 percent in 2000.

A suffering from diabetes or being at least 30 pounds overweight decreased the following two years, down to 42.0 percent in 2002 from 43.4 percent in 2001 and

B suffering from diabetes or weighing at least 30 pounds too much, decreasing in the following two years, falling to 42.0 percent in 2002 from 43.4 percent in 2001 and from

C having symptoms of diabetes or being at least 30 pounds overweight decreased the following two years, and fell to 42.0 percent in 2002 from 43.4 percent in 2001 and from

D who either suffered from diabetes or they weighed at least 30 pounds too much, decreasing the following two years, fell to 42.0 percent in 2002 from 43.4 percent in 2001 and

E who suffered from diabetes or weighed at least 30 pounds too much decreased the following two years, to 42.0 percent in 2002 from 43.4 percent in 2001 and

I chose A.
[Reveal] Spoiler: OA

_________________

Consider kudos, they are good for health

Veritas Prep GMAT Discount CodesKnewton GMAT Discount CodesKaplan GMAT Prep Discount Codes
Senior Manager
Senior Manager
avatar
Status: swimming against the current
Joined: 24 Jul 2009
Posts: 252
Location: Chennai, India
Followers: 4

Kudos [?]: 43 [0], given: 30

GMAT Tests User
Re: VeritasPrep CAT Qn [#permalink] New post 11 Dec 2010, 20:13
dude Decreased down is redundant
_________________

Gonna make it this time

Director
Director
avatar
Status: Apply - Last Chance
Affiliations: IIT, Purdue, PhD, TauBetaPi
Joined: 17 Jul 2010
Posts: 693
Schools: Wharton, Sloan, Chicago, Haas
WE 1: 8 years in Oil&Gas
Followers: 14

Kudos [?]: 71 [0], given: 15

GMAT Tests User
Re: VeritasPrep CAT Qn [#permalink] New post 11 Dec 2010, 20:15
anh did not pay close attention to that one.. however 30 pounds too much is ok? that does not sound quite right..
_________________

Consider kudos, they are good for health

Senior Manager
Senior Manager
avatar
Status: swimming against the current
Joined: 24 Jul 2009
Posts: 252
Location: Chennai, India
Followers: 4

Kudos [?]: 43 [0], given: 30

GMAT Tests User
Re: VeritasPrep CAT Qn [#permalink] New post 11 Dec 2010, 20:28
yep Didn't love it but I dont think its wrong "30 pounds too much than they should be" doesn't sound wrong.

the rest uses "Decreased and fell decreased and falling"
_________________

Gonna make it this time

Director
Director
avatar
Status: Apply - Last Chance
Affiliations: IIT, Purdue, PhD, TauBetaPi
Joined: 17 Jul 2010
Posts: 693
Schools: Wharton, Sloan, Chicago, Haas
WE 1: 8 years in Oil&Gas
Followers: 14

Kudos [?]: 71 [0], given: 15

GMAT Tests User
Re: VeritasPrep CAT Qn [#permalink] New post 11 Dec 2010, 20:30
30 pounds more than they should be? I mean too much is just too much to me :)
_________________

Consider kudos, they are good for health

Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 11 Jul 2010
Posts: 229
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 41 [0], given: 20

GMAT ToolKit User GMAT Tests User
Re: VeritasPrep CAT Qn [#permalink] New post 11 Dec 2010, 23:46
i thought this was some weird twister with a permissible exception to the 'thou shalt not use "being" principle'... picked c and wrong... looking back E is the only one which survives the redundancy-elimination process:

A. decrease --- down
B. decrease --- fall
C. decrease --- fall
D. decrease --- fall

use of "too much" in E is an evil too (too much compared to what?)--- but perhaps a lesser evil. I guess redundancy trumps somewhat vague phrasing (with "too much") here... but I'd like to know too from a GMAT prep expert if "redundancy" once spotted simply seals the fate of a sentence in the SC section of the GMAT.
Expert Post
Retired Moderator
avatar
Status: worked for Kaplan's associates, but now on my own, free and flying
Joined: 19 Feb 2007
Posts: 2266
Location: India
WE: Education (Education)
Followers: 263

Kudos [?]: 1616 [0], given: 249

Re: VeritasPrep CAT Qn [#permalink] New post 12 Dec 2010, 03:16
Expert's post
Coming to think of redundancy, will a percentage falling or decreasing to some x percent or y percent, (I mean the use of percentage and percent in the same sentence,) amount to redundancy?

Won’t it be better to say the percentage of students decreased the following two years to 42.0 in 2002 from 43.4 in 2001 and from 44.7 in 2000?
_________________

Get the best GMAT Prep Resources with GMAT Club Premium Membership

Current Student
User avatar
Status: mba here i come!
Joined: 07 Aug 2011
Posts: 271
Location: Pakistan
Concentration: Strategy, Marketing
Schools: Insead '13 (M)
GMAT 1: 680 Q46 V37
GMAT 2: Q V
Followers: 24

Kudos [?]: 703 [0], given: 48

GMAT ToolKit User
Re: VeritasPrep CAT Qn [#permalink] New post 28 Aug 2011, 03:26
alright, the catch here is that 'who' is required here otherwise 'suffering' or 'having symptoms' seem to incorrectly modify schools.

D is not parallel, so we're left with E.

i didn't like '30 pounds too much' as well but at least this is not grammatically incorrect. it does mean 30 pounds overweight.
_________________

press +1 Kudos to appreciate posts
Download Valuable Collection of Percentage Questions (PS/DS)

Manager
Manager
User avatar
Joined: 24 Oct 2013
Posts: 148
Location: Canada
GMAT Date: 10-16-2014
WE: Design (Transportation)
Followers: 4

Kudos [?]: 22 [0], given: 73

GMAT ToolKit User Premium Member CAT Tests
Re: VeritasPrep CAT Qn [#permalink] New post 31 Jul 2014, 15:54
Why is there a comma in E before the 'to'?
Re: VeritasPrep CAT Qn   [#permalink] 31 Jul 2014, 15:54
    Similar topics Author Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
4 Experts publish their posts in the topic Found this and many similar problems in veritas prep CAT and Vips0000 17 27 Oct 2012, 10:48
Experts publish their posts in the topic Veritas Prep CAT review? 01dynamic 1 10 Apr 2012, 18:09
Experts publish their posts in the topic Veritas prep CAT georgepaul0071987 1 22 Oct 2011, 18:30
Knewton CAT and Veritas prep CAT LifeChanger 0 02 Aug 2011, 10:46
VeritasPrep Cat (Catprep) mainhoon 0 17 Dec 2010, 18:55
Display posts from previous: Sort by

VeritasPrep CAT Qn

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  


GMAT Club MBA Forum Home| About| Privacy Policy| Terms and Conditions| GMAT Club Rules| Contact| Sitemap

Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group and phpBB SEO

Kindly note that the GMAT® test is a registered trademark of the Graduate Management Admission Council®, and this site has neither been reviewed nor endorsed by GMAC®.