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# A star will compress itself into a white dwarf, a neutron

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31. A star will compress itself into a white dwarf, a neutron star, or a black hole after it passes through a red giant stage, depending on mass.
(A) A star will compress itself into a white dwarf, a neutron star, or a black hole after it passes through a red giant stage, depending on mass.
(B) After passing through a red giant stage, depending on its mass, a star will compress itself into a white dwarf, a neutron star, or a black hole.
(C) After passing through a red giant stage, a star’s mass will determine if it compresses itself into a white dwarf, a neutron star, or a black hole.
(D) Mass determines whether a star, after passing through the red giant stage, will compress itself into a white dwarf, a neutron star, or a black hole.
(E) The mass of a star, after passing through the red giant stage, will determine whether it compresses itself into a white dwarf, a neutron star, or a black hole.

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05 Jun 2010, 21:42
IMO D.

E is another close option but i think it's incorrect because 'it' refers to the subject of the first clause which is 'the mass of the star' in this case.

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10 Jun 2010, 21:15
First i went for E but after going through Papillion's explanation...i feel its D.
what is the OA?

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Re: 1000sc   [#permalink] 10 Jun 2010, 21:15
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# A star will compress itself into a white dwarf, a neutron

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