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# A recent review of pay scales indicates that CEOs now earn

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A recent review of pay scales indicates that CEO’s now earn an average of 419 times more pay than blue-collar workers, compared to a ratio of 42 times in 1980.

A. that CEO’s now earn an average of 419 times more pay than blue-collar workers, compared to a ratio of 42 times
B. that, on average, CEO’s now earn 419 times the pay of blue-collar workers, a ratio that compares to 42 times
C. that, on average, CEO’s now earn 419 times the pay of blue-collar workers, as compared to 42 times their pay, the ratio
D. CEO’s who now earn on average 419 times more pay than blue-collar workers, as compared to 42 times their pay, the ratio
E. CEO’s now earning an average of 419 times the pay of blue-collar workers, compared to the ratio of 42 times
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08 Apr 2008, 21:06
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A recent review of pay scales indicates that CEO’s now earn an average of 419 times more pay than blue-collar workers, compared to a ratio of 42 times in 1980.

A. that CEO’s now earn an average of 419 times more pay than blue-collar workers, compared to a ratio of 42 times
B. that, on average, CEO’s now earn 419 times the pay of blue-collar workers, a ratio that compares to 42 times
C. that, on average, CEO’s now earn 419 times the pay of blue-collar workers, as compared to 42 times their pay, the ratio
D. CEO’s who now earn on average 419 times more pay than blue-collar workers, as compared to 42 times their pay, the ratio
E. CEO’s now earning an average of 419 times the pay of blue-collar workers, compared to the ratio of 42 times

A. Eliminated -> Compare earning VS. blue-collar workers
B. Eliminated -> Make it different meaning : Compare ratio and 42 times
D. Eliminated -> 1. Fragment sentence.
2. Compare earning VS. blue-collart workers
E. The meaning is okay, but it is the fragment sentence. A recent review.. indicates CEO's earning an average of......

So, I think C is the best one here.
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10 Apr 2008, 17:23
The OA is B.

No OE given, can anyone justify B as the right answer?
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10 Apr 2008, 23:04
It cant be C. Who is "their" referring to?

In this case "their" is referring to the Blue Collar's pay when it should be referring to the CEO's pay.

Improper referent.
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29 May 2008, 18:28
According to the gmatprep, the OA is C
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30 May 2008, 12:09
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According to the gmatprep, the OA is C

thanks, was shocked to see B as the answer, where a ratio is compared to 42 times [times what??]
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30 May 2008, 12:54
dishant007 wrote:
A recent review of pay scales indicates that CEO’s now earn an average of 419 times more pay than blue-collar workers, compared to a ratio of 42 times in 1980.

A. that CEO’s now earn an average of 419 times more pay than blue-collar workers, compared to a ratio of 42 times
B. that, on average, CEO’s now earn 419 times the pay of blue-collar workers, a ratio that compares to 42 times
C. that, on average, CEO’s now earn 419 times the pay of blue-collar workers, as compared to 42 times their pay, the ratio
D. CEO’s who now earn on average 419 times more pay than blue-collar workers, as compared to 42 times their pay, the ratio
E. CEO’s now earning an average of 419 times the pay of blue-collar workers, compared to the ratio of 42 times

A,D -- are out improper comparision of "Pay" to blue collar workers
B,E- wrong. comparing ratio of "419 times the pay of blue-collar workers" to "48 times..?? (of what?)

C- A recent review of pay scales indicates that, on average, CEO’s now earn 419 times the pay of blue-collar workers, as compared to 42 times their ( blue-collar workers)pay , the ratio

Their -- clearly refers to bluecollar workers. CEO is singluar

Go for C.
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30 May 2008, 13:02
B

A. that CEO’s now earn an average of 419 times more pay than blue-collar workers, compared to a ratio of 42 times
B. that, on average, CEO’s now earn 419 times the pay of blue-collar workers, a ratio that compares to 42 times
C. that, on average, CEO’s now earn 419 times the pay of blue-collar workers, as compared to 42 times their pay, the ratio
D. CEO’s who now earn on average 419 times more pay than blue-collar workers, as compared to 42 times their pay, the ratio
E. CEO’s now earning an average of 419 times the pay of blue-collar workers, compared to the ratio of 42 times

Remaining with B and E. 'indicates that' should be used.

So B.
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30 May 2008, 13:18
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B

A. that CEO’s now earn an average of 419 times more pay than blue-collar workers, compared to a ratio of 42 times
B. that, on average, CEO’s now earn 419 times the pay of blue-collar workers, a ratio that compares to 42 times
C. that, on average, CEO’s now earn 419 times the pay of blue-collar workers, as compared to 42 times their pay, the ratio
D. CEO’s who now earn on average 419 times more pay than blue-collar workers, as compared to 42 times their pay, the ratio
E. CEO’s now earning an average of 419 times the pay of blue-collar workers, compared to the ratio of 42 times

Remaining with B and E. 'indicates that' should be used.

So B.

that, on average, CEO’s now earn 419 times the pay of blue-collar workers, as compared to 42 times their pay, the ratio

their pay = blue-collar workers' pay = pay of the blue-collar workers

that, on average, CEO’s now earn 419 times the pay of blue-collar workers, as compared to 42 times their pay (pay of the blue-collar workers), the ratio
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15 Nov 2009, 16:46
A is wrong -- now earn an average of 419 times -- should be --on average, CEO’s now earn 419
B) 42 times to what.
c) correct as their has correct referent blue-collar workers
D) A CEO’s who now earn -- WRONG CHANGES MEANING
E) CEO’s now earning - wrong tense
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