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

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18 Dec 2014, 07:18
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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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21 Jul 2016, 22:39
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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14 Nov 2016, 16:17
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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15 Nov 2016, 04:01
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lawiniecke wrote:
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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25 Mar 2017, 09:06
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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06 Mar 2018, 00:16
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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06 Mar 2018, 06:26
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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24 Nov 2019, 11:03
Hi Payal,

Why is B wrong? Is it not correct to say " A new hair-growing drug is being sold for three times the price, per milligram, than the
drug’s maker charges for another product with the same active ingredient.?"

egmat wrote:
Dear @tedchou12,

I will be glad to help clarify your doubt. I somehow believe that you are still doubtful about this question since you have not understood the crux behind what this question tests. Please do correct me if my supposition is wrong.

To answer your question directly - the explanation provided for "of which" is also applicable for "of what". Can you reason it out why? The reason has actually been presented very well in the explanation above. The key thing here is to understand the intended meaning that the sentence wants to communicate. Once you figure that out you will understand why "of which" or "of what" or "as" are incorrect in the context of this sentence.

Do let me know if you have any follow on questions.

Regards,

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26 Nov 2019, 07:08
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.

The following reasons are a compilation of the responses from Manhattan forum:

(A) as
- Wrong
three times as ... --> when we are using such comparison we require the idiom "as much as"
Using a single "as" is incorrect

(B) than
- Wrong
Than requires a "comparative degree" such as "greater, more, less etc."

(C) that
- Correct
This is a from of inverted sentence.
Normal sentence - The drug maker charges three times the price
When we invert it - Three times the price "that" the drug maker charges

(D) of what
- Wrong
-unidiomatic.
Simply using "what" would have been correct.
A new hair-growth drug is being sold for three times the price what the drug’s maker charges - Correct

(E) at which
- Wrong
- Here "which" refers to price.
So inserting which in the main sentence
A new hair-growth drug is being sold for three times the price of price drug’s maker charges.
We are kind of repeating - prices and charges
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