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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

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 numbers in medical school

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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
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 numbers in medical school


Equivalent is used for non-countable noun ( equivalent in amount, value...). A is incorrect. As for C, The number..... as many as.... the number, we cannot use the number together with "many"--> C is incorrect. D and E are awkward. B is the most idiomatic in this case. " as many as". So B is the answer.
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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
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 numbers in medical school[/quot

B is the best choice.
A)the number cannot be equivalent to the other number.
the number of x is equal to the number of Y.
C) number+many--> redundancy
D) as great as, equivalent to----> used with uncountable nouns
E) female and male students enrolled in equal number-----> seems that equal number is the name of a major!
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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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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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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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You are right, partly. Numbers cannot be equivalent to each other. We use the word equivalent to show a large degree of similarity.

For example,

The amount of time I spent on preparing for the GMAT is equivalent to that spent on learning how to code.

This is fine because time is a non-countable quantity.

However if you say something like:

The number of hours I spent on preparing for the GMAT is equivalent to that spent on learning how to code.

This is NOT correct.

5 cannot be equivalent to 5 or 5.0000001

5 must be equal to 5 and unequal to 6.
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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

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 numbers in medical school



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The initial sentence is certainly wordy, but look for specific problems that you can fix. Let's start with the terms describing the number. You're given several options: the number... is equivalent to, as many female as male students, the number... is as many as, as great as the number..., and the students are enrolled in equal numbers. Options (C) and (D) are grammatically incorrect because each uses the wrong idiom to describe the number. None of the remaining choices is grammatically incorrect, so focus on their expression. Answer choice (B) is clearly the most succinct option, and since it is still faithful to the original meaning of the sentence, it is the correct choice as well.
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