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# Aging is a property of all animals that reach a fixed size

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18 Nov 2007, 15:24
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71. Aging is a property of all animals that reach a fixed size at maturity, and the variations in life spans among different species are far greater as that among individuals from the same species: a fruit fly is ancient at 40 days, a mouse at 3 years, a horse at 30, a man at 100, and some tortoises at 150.
(A) among different species are far greater as that among individuals from
(B) among different species are far greater than that among individuals from
(C) among different species are far greater than those among individuals of
(D) between different species are far more than that between individuals of
(E) between different species are greater by far than is that between individuals from
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18 Nov 2007, 16:55
A.Haung wrote:
71. Aging is a property of all animals that reach a fixed size at maturity, and the variations in life spans among different species are far greater as that among individuals from the same species: a fruit fly is ancient at 40 days, a mouse at 3 years, a horse at 30, a man at 100, and some tortoises at 150.
(A) among different species are far greater as that among individuals from
(B) among different species are far greater than that among individuals from
(C) among different species are far greater than those among individuals of
(D) between different species are far more than that between individuals of
(E) between different species are greater by far than is that between individuals from

Will go for 'C' .

I believe 'individuals of' is more appropriate then 'individuals from'
Those - plural form fits well for 'variations'
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18 Nov 2007, 17:02
Another C

Going with the same logic, "those" and "of" are correctly used.

Amar
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Updated on: 18 Nov 2007, 17:22
A.Haung wrote:
71. Aging is a property of all animals that reach a fixed size at maturity, and the variations in life spans among different species are far greater as that among individuals from the same species: a fruit fly is ancient at 40 days, a mouse at 3 years, a horse at 30, a man at 100, and some tortoises at 150.
(A) among different species are far greater as that among individuals from
(B) among different species are far greater than that among individuals from
(C) among different species are far greater than those among individuals of
(D) between different species are far more than that between individuals of
(E) between different species are greater by far than is that between individuals from

I go for D. I think the proper terminology is "between" rather than among when comparing two groups rather than the people within those groups.

D is better than E as E specifies that "than is that" for the plural of variations.

Originally posted by alrussell on 18 Nov 2007, 17:06.
Last edited by alrussell on 18 Nov 2007, 17:22, edited 1 time in total.
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18 Nov 2007, 17:19
alrussell wrote:
A.Haung wrote:
71. Aging is a property of all animals that reach a fixed size at maturity, and the variations in life spans among different species are far greater as that among individuals from the same species: a fruit fly is ancient at 40 days, a mouse at 3 years, a horse at 30, a man at 100, and some tortoises at 150.
(A) among different species are far greater as that among individuals from
(B) among different species are far greater than that among individuals from
(C) among different species are far greater than those among individuals of
(D) between different species are far more than that between individuals of
(E) between different species are greater by far than is that between individuals from

I go for E. I think the proper terminology is "between" rather than among when comparing two groups rather than the people within those groups.

D is better than E as E specifies that "than is that" for the plural of variations.

In 'E' - 'greater by far' is wordy. 'than is that between' missing subject, 'is' stands for which subject and why is it singular??

Moreover it is not between 2 groups but between 2 different set of informations.

That is what I think.
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18 Nov 2007, 17:40
alrussell wrote:
Beyond700 wrote:
alrussell wrote:
A.Haung wrote:
71. Aging is a property of all animals that reach a fixed size at maturity, and the variations in life spans among different species are far greater as that among individuals from the same species: a fruit fly is ancient at 40 days, a mouse at 3 years, a horse at 30, a man at 100, and some tortoises at 150.
(A) among different species are far greater as that among individuals from
(B) among different species are far greater than that among individuals from
(C) among different species are far greater than those among individuals of
(D) between different species are far more than that between individuals of
(E) between different species are greater by far than is that between individuals from

I go for E. I think the proper terminology is "between" rather than among when comparing two groups rather than the people within those groups.

D is better than E as E specifies that "than is that" for the plural of variations.

In 'E' - 'greater by far' is wordy. 'than is that between' missing subject, 'is' stands for which subject and why is it singular??

Moreover it is not between 2 groups but between 2 different set of informations.

That is what I think.

Sorry - I meant D.

Again in 'D' - that is not introducing a relative clause.. but a mere pronoun for the noun 'variations'.
As 'variations' is in plural form 'that' should be 'those'.

Again, not sure though lets wait for the OA
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18 Nov 2007, 17:43
Which are these two groups? I can only seen the comparison between many species (more than 2) and many individuals ( more than 2)... so I like among in this situation. However, I dont completely negate your logic and would like to understand it in detail.

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18 Nov 2007, 18:23
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A.Haung wrote:
71. Aging is a property of all animals that reach a fixed size at maturity, and the variations in life spans among different species are far greater as that among individuals from the same species: a fruit fly is ancient at 40 days, a mouse at 3 years, a horse at 30, a man at 100, and some tortoises at 150.
(A) among different species are far greater as that among individuals from
(B) among different species are far greater than that among individuals from
(C) among different species are far greater than those among individuals of
(D) between different species are far more than that between individuals of
(E) between different species are greater by far than is that between individuals from

Get C. First split: among vs between. Among is correct here b/c more than two species.

Second split: as vs than. Def than.

Third split: that vs those. We are talking about variations here so we need the plural those.
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19 Nov 2007, 19:37
OA is C

nice explanition Gmatblackbelt
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16 Apr 2008, 12:01
I too thought about using between because we think of comparisons as being between 2 things. But in the first sentence, we read that the statement pertains to "all animals". So among is required here.
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12 Jun 2008, 19:30
I think C is correct .those indicates the variations.
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