sumit411
Y is 4 times as likely as x means - - - - > y is 5 times x
Y is 4 times more likely than x means - - - - > y is 4 times x
Don't worry about this distinction in GMAT verbal section.
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GMAT Club Forum mobile app FaroughsStumped by the same question, and after looking into this quite a bit, I believe it is the reverse of the answer quoted above;
If we say "Y is 4 times
as likely (or as much)
as X" ---> Y = 4X
But if we say "Y is 4 times
more likely than X" ---> Y= 4X + X = 5X
Either way,
sumit411 is right in that the distinction here does not matter. Because the correct idiom is: "more likely than" / "as likely as" .... "
to" - which only (C) gets right in the
OG question we are referring to. Upon selecting the grammatically correct answer, we can conclude the intended meaning was "four times as likely as"