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# An African scribe and mathematician, the first computation of pi was

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An African scribe and mathematician, the first computation of pi was made by Ahmes without benefit of the abacus or calculator.

A. the first computation of pi was made by Ahmes without benefit of the abacus or calculator
B. without the benefits of the abacus or calculator, the first computation of pi was made by Ahmes
C. Ahmes made the first computation of pi without the benefit of the abacus or calculator
D. there was made, without the benefit of the abacus or calculator, the first computation of pi by Ahmes
E. was Ahmes, who, without benefit of the abacus or calculator, made the first computation of pi

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22 Dec 2017, 05:52
SSSNW wrote:
An African scribe and mathematician, the first computation of pi was made by Ahmes without benefit of the abacus or calculator.

A. the first computation of pi was made by Ahmes without benefit of the abacus or calculator
B. without the benefits of the abacus or calculator, the first computation of pi was made by Ahmes
C. Ahmes made the first computation of pi without the benefit of the abacus or calculator
D. there was made, without the benefit of the abacus or calculator, the first computation of pi by Ahmes
E. was Ahmes, who, without benefit of the abacus or calculator, made the first computation of pi

It's C for me.

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Did you face any specific problem with this question.

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22 Dec 2017, 06:03
alokgupta1009 wrote:
SSSNW wrote:
An African scribe and mathematician, the first computation of pi was made by Ahmes without benefit of the abacus or calculator.

A. the first computation of pi was made by Ahmes without benefit of the abacus or calculator
B. without the benefits of the abacus or calculator, the first computation of pi was made by Ahmes
C. Ahmes made the first computation of pi without the benefit of the abacus or calculator
D. there was made, without the benefit of the abacus or calculator, the first computation of pi by Ahmes
E. was Ahmes, who, without benefit of the abacus or calculator, made the first computation of pi

It's C for me.

Hey SSSNW

Did you face any specific problem with this question.

Yes why C ? what is wrong with A ? i need explanation

Is C correct because Active voice vs passive voice ?

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22 Dec 2017, 15:15
SSSNW wrote:
alokgupta1009 wrote:
SSSNW wrote:
An African scribe and mathematician, the first computation of pi was made by Ahmes without benefit of the abacus or calculator.

A. the first computation of pi was made by Ahmes without benefit of the abacus or calculator
B. without the benefits of the abacus or calculator, the first computation of pi was made by Ahmes
C. Ahmes made the first computation of pi without the benefit of the abacus or calculator
D. there was made, without the benefit of the abacus or calculator, the first computation of pi by Ahmes
E. was Ahmes, who, without benefit of the abacus or calculator, made the first computation of pi

It's C for me.

Hey SSSNW

Did you face any specific problem with this question.

Yes why C ? what is wrong with A ? i need explanation

Is C correct because Active voice vs passive voice ?

A is wrong because after the clause "An African scribe and mathematician" requires naming the person this clause relates to, next.
Answer choice A starts with the "computation", which isn't the person who actually did this.

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