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# According to the American College of Preventive Medicine, mandatory se

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According to the American College of Preventive Medicine, mandatory seat-belt use laws increase seat belt wearing from about 15 percent to 45 percent and there is a reduction in mortality and serious injury as well.
A. mandatory seat-belt use laws increase seat belt wearing from about 15 percent to 45 percent and there is a reduction in mortality and serious injury as well
B. mandatory seat-belt use laws increase the wearing of seat belts to 45 percent from about 15 percent and reduce mortality and serious injury as well
C. mandatory seat-belt use laws increase seat belt usage by anywhere from 15 percent to 45 percent and reduce mortality and serious injury
D. mandatory seat-belt use laws results in an increase in the wearing of seat belts by 15 percent to 45 percent and in a decrease in mortality and in serious injury
E. mandatory seat-belt use laws both increases the wearing of seat belts by 15 to 45 percent and decreases mortality and serious injury

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16 Aug 2017, 10:01
I disagree with the OA. I believe the OA should be (B), not (C). (C) changes the meaning of the sentence.

B. mandatory seat-belt use laws increase the wearing of seat belts to 45 percent from about 15 percent and reduce mortality and serious injury as well -- The sentence says there is an increase in usage from X to Y as a result of the law.
C. mandatory seat-belt use laws increase seat belt usage by anywhere from 15 percent to 45 percent and reduce mortality and serious injury -- This sentence says the law increased usage anywhere between X and Y. I disagree with this, per the original sentence.

Someone help me out with this, please.
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17 Aug 2017, 00:11
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According to the American College of Preventive Medicine, mandatory seat-belt use laws increase seat belt wearing from about 15 percent to 45 percent and there is a reduction in mortality and serious injury as well.
A. mandatory seat-belt use laws increase seat belt wearing from about 15 percent to 45 percent and there is a reduction in mortality and serious injury as well
B. mandatory seat-belt use laws increase the wearing of seat belts to 45 percent from about 15 percent and reduce mortality and serious injury as well
C. mandatory seat-belt use laws increase seat belt usage by anywhere from 15 percent to 45 percent and reduce mortality and serious injury
D. mandatory seat-belt use laws results in an increase in the wearing of seat belts by 15 percent to 45 percent and in a decrease in mortality and in serious injury
E. mandatory seat-belt use laws both increases the wearing of seat belts by 15 to 45 percent and decreases mortality and serious injury

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I am completely sure that OA should be "B"

Kindly recheck.
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17 Aug 2017, 11:10
I believe the OA of the question is incorrect, per my post.
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17 Aug 2017, 21:03
chose B..
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17 Aug 2017, 22:09
Chose B ..?..is the OA correct ?

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17 Aug 2017, 22:42
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Imo C
What did the laws increase is it the duration of the seat belt worn or the number of people wearing seat belts now .
I think C is the best answer .
Rest all other options have this meaning error.

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17 Aug 2017, 23:14
I think it should be B as well. C means that the increase of seatbelt usage can range from 15-45 percent. (E.g, 17, 20, 37, and so on.)

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18 Aug 2017, 10:42
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it's C.

You don't say "the wearing of seat belts". That's not proper english.

you wouldn't say "The rise of Uber decreased the riding of cabs". It's "The rise of Uber decreased cab usage". C/D/E all change the meaning of 15-45% which means that original meaning was the one that was incorrect. Besides, if the 15/45 meaning in a/b were correct that would mean that the current seat belt usage is level is 15%, which is way too low. The sentence is trying to say usage has increased by 15-45%, not increased from 15% to 45%.
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20 Aug 2017, 01:01
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According to the American College of Preventive Medicine, mandatory seat-belt use laws increase seat belt wearing from about 15 percent to 45 percent and there is a reduction in mortality and serious injury as well.
A. mandatory seat-belt use laws increase seat belt wearing from about 15 percent to 45 percent and there is a reduction in mortality and serious injury as well
B. mandatory seat-belt use laws increase the wearing of seat belts to 45 percent from about 15 percent and reduce mortality and serious injury as well
C. mandatory seat-belt use laws increase seat belt usage by anywhere from 15 percent to 45 percent and reduce mortality and serious injury
D. mandatory seat-belt use laws results in an increase in the wearing of seat belts by 15 percent to 45 percent and in a decrease in mortality and in serious injury
E. mandatory seat-belt use laws both increases the wearing of seat belts by 15 to 45 percent and decreases mortality and serious injury

Source: McGraw Hill GMAT

I chose B. I found the following errors in the other options

A. mandatory seat-belt use laws increase seat belt wearing from about 15 percent to 45 percent and there is a reduction in mortality and serious injury as well
B. mandatory seat-belt use laws increase the wearing of seat belts to 45 percent from about 15 percent and reduce mortality and serious injury as well
C. mandatory seat-belt use lawsincreaseseat belt usage by anywherefrom 15 percent to 45 percent and reduce mortality and serious injury
D. mandatory seat-belt use laws results in anincrease in the wearing of seat beltsby 15 percent to 45 percent and in a decrease in mortality and in serious injury
E. mandatory seat-belt use laws bothincreases the wearing of seat belts by 15 to 45 percent and decreasesmortality and serious injury
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26 Dec 2018, 22:51
I have chosen B as answer
after narrowing down to B and C ,. however I have no definite reason to eliminate C but I did so as i dont like "by anywhere" in C but its placement does not change meaning

One thing I noticed that we cant use and & as well together But B does that which is not correct.So on that basis I can say that C is correct
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08 Jan 2019, 10:01
The correct usage for percentage increase should be From X to Y, So only option C uses it correctly-increase seat belt usage by anywhere from 15 percent to 45 percent and is concise/non-redundant as opposed to option A
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