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# While studying, Ive noticed that the GMAT loves to use SC

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While studying, I’ve noticed that the GMAT loves to use SC questions in the form of “According to a study…” Usually the portion that states the results is underlined. I’m wondering if there is a common thread linking these types of questions. For example: I am more inclined to look toward the answer choice with the specific results closer to the beginning of that choice.

1.According to a study published by Dr. Myrna Weissman, only one percent of Americans born before 1905 had suffered major depression by the age of seventy-five; of those born since 1955, six percent had become depressed by age twenty-four.

(A) only one percent of Americans born before 1905 had suffered major depression by the age of seventy-five; of those born since 1955, six percent had become depressed by age twenty-four

(B) only one percent of Americans born before 1905 suffer major depression by the age of seventy-five; if they are born since 1955, six percent become depressed by age twenty-four

(C) of Americans born before 1905, only one percent of them have suffered major depression by age seventy-five, but six percent of those born since 1955 do by the age of twenty-four

(D) major depression is suffered by the age of seventy-five by only one percent of Americans born before 1905, and by age twenty-four by the six percent born since 1955

(E) Americans born before 1905 suffer major depression by the age of seventy-five only one percent of the time, but six percent of those born since 1955 did so by age twenty-four

OA is A; which states the results most upfront.
While studying, Ive noticed that the GMAT loves to use SC   [#permalink] 23 May 2007, 09:34
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