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According to enrollment statistics published by u.s. medical schools

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According to enrollment statistics published by u.s. medical schools, the number of female medical students is equivalent to the number of male medical students currently enrolled in medical school.

A) the number of female medical students is equivalent to the number of male medical students currently enrolled in medical school
B) as many female as male students are currently enrolled in medical school
C) the number of female students is as many as that of male students currently enrolled in medical school
D) as great as the number of female is the number of male students currently enrolled in medical school
E) female and male students are currently enrolled in equal in medical school
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New post 10 Apr 2018, 23:17
Why option A is wrong?
I rejected B,C,D,E
B: as many it doesn't mean equal to
C: same as B
D: as great is not the correct use
E: in equal in is not the correct use
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New post 11 Apr 2018, 01:07
equivalent in A makes it little awkward.

equivalent means aa person or thing equal to another in value, measure, force or effect.

in A if in place of equivalent, equal was used then this might be a valid option.

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New post 11 Apr 2018, 01:22
Option A is wrong because "the number of male students currently enrolled in medical school" is not the best way to convey the intended meaning. The quote suggests that "the number" is enrolled rather than "male students".
Choice B corrects this error.
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New post 13 Apr 2018, 06:36
Correct me if I’m wrong - “the number of female students...the number of male students currently enrolled..” isn’t a proper comparison, hence A is wrong.

B - is a proper comparison with amount of “male students vs female students” and as..as idiom use is proper as well.

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