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A new hair-growth drug is being sold for three times the price, per mi

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A new hair-growth drug is being sold forthree timesthe price, per milligram, as the drug's maker charges for another productwith the same active ingredient.

Something is being sold for the price that X charges for Y.

A) as
B) than
C) that
D) of what
E) at which
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DevilDoggNC wrote:

First off -- make sure you understand the meaning of the sentence. What is the author trying to convey?

In simple language ---> There is a new product. The manufacturer of this new product is selling it for 3 times the price of another product (also produced by the same manufacturer). Both these products contain the same ingredients.

Look at choice D closely --

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

"Of which" here --> in a sense refers to a price of a price.

An easier approach would be to ignore the "per milligram" modifier.

"A new hair-growth drug is being sold for three times the price OF WHICH the drug’s maker charges for another product with the same active ingredient".

Choice D does not convey the intended meaning of the sentence.


What are you talking about
There is no option "OF WHICH"... option D reads "OF WHAT" .. I guess you did not read the question properly
Although you mention the correct answer but your reason for disqualifying D are not entirely satisfactory because you based them on a wrong phrase.
THE CORRECT ANSWER IS C
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Just for clarification purposes, can one of the experts please elaborate as to why D is unacceptable? Your responses are greatly appreciated!!! :)
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Just for clarification purposes, can one of the experts please elaborate as to why D is unacceptable? Your responses are greatly appreciated!!! :)


Hi lawiniecke

of what is redundant... focus on the part around the underlined part:

price of what the drugmaker charges

what -> refers to price itself

so price of price the drugmaker charges

contrast it to :

price that the drugmaker charges
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A new hair-growth 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.

price that the drug's maker....
Clearly C.
A) as
B) than
C) that
D) of what
E) at which
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If you ignore the "per milligram" modifier part, which clearly modifies the rate, the use of demonstrative pronoun perfectly makes sense here.
Example from MGMAT: The money spent by her parents is less than that spent by her children. Since demonstrative pronouns can be used for different copies of same item, here we are referring to different rates charged by the manufacturer for using the same ingredient. "That" being a singular demonstrative pronoun fits here.
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burnttwinky wrote:
A new hair-growth 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


Imo C

The correct sentence is A new hair-growth drug is being sold for three times the price, per milligram, that the drug’s maker charges for another product with the same active ingredient.

Here comparison is made between the prices of new drug and another product with the same ingredient.
That here will not refer to milligram as milligram can not be placed anywhere in the sentence and should be placed near noun which it modifies.
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