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A new hair-growing drug is being sold for three times the price, per milligram, as the
drug’s maker charges for another product with the same active ingredient.

A. as
B. than
C. that
D. of what
E. at which

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New post 14 Nov 2008, 23:32
C. that

"three times the price per milligram" is designed to confuse you. What we need is a word that refers back to "price", not "times" or "milligram". The sentence should still make sense if we get rid of "three times" and "per milligram":

A new hair-growing drug is being sold for the price that the
drug’s maker charges for another product with the same active ingredient.

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stallone wrote:
A new hair-growing drug is being sold for three times the price, per milligram, as the
drug’s maker charges for another product with the same active ingredient.

A. as
B. than
C. that
D. of what
E. at which



D: the correct expression is: x charges thgree time of what y charges.

A. "times as"?
B. "than" needs comparatives that the sentence lacks.
C. "that" really doesnot help.
D. three times of what - yes.
E. "at which" is even worse.
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stallone whats the OA?

charges for another product needs the comparitive than as they are comparing prices.

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IMO C)

three times the price "that" drug's maker charges

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i marked C as well but the OA is D (source : gmat paper test)

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boo. I googled "times of what" and I only found a couple hits (not from a newspaper or other reputable source) using it in this way.

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Sentence requires comparison between products costing between two…

A. as [ creates subordinate clause and not comparison]
B. than [Hold]
C. that [“that” modifies what]
D. of what [what – can point to price or per milligram]
E. at which [ illogical]

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IMO, C

C) that ( CORRECT Price THAT company charge... make sense)
D) of what (shouldn't it be of how much)


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phdizzle wrote:
boo. I googled "times of what" and I only found a couple hits (not from a newspaper or other reputable source) using it in this way.



Newspaper grammer is not the same as the Gmat grammer. Gmat grammer is a typical one. I find GMAT grammer as more formal and strict where as NEWSPAPER GRAMMER is more as workable to and understandable by a mass people. More clearly, GMAT grammer is more used in acedemic and day-to-day business writing.
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I am baffled by the OA. I thought B should be the ans.
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A new hair-growing drug is being sold for three times the price, per milligram, as the
drug’s maker charges for another product with the same active ingredient.

A. as
B. than
C. that
D. of what
E. at which

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Here's Final Answer (I hope). Answer is C

A new hair-growing drug is being sold for three times the price, per milligram, as the drug’s maker charges for another product with the same active ingredient.

C. that (CORRECT: price that drug's maker charges...)
D. of what (WRONG: "price of what drug's maker charges...", here, what is refererring to the price itself, so if you rewrite, it says "price of price drug's marker charges....". If there is no 'the price', then it would make sense: ...three times what drug's marker charges...."

(if you like my answer.. give me kudos~~ :twisted: <--- I still don't know what it is for. :p)

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New post 18 Nov 2008, 16:22
Fellas,

Ans has to be D.

Here we are saying X = 3Y and NOT X > 3Y

So than is wrong.

Price of X is 2 times that of Y is correct. How ever we don't have X and Y as nouns in the construct here.

We need to compare/equate what the drug maker charges to the other.

Initially I felt D is wrong as of what sounded as if we are using to show a part of the total. But close second look made sense. Toughie!

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