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For the first time in the modern era, non-Hispanic Whites are official

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New post 08 Jun 2017, 22:32
A. which amounts to a little less than half the population of the state, down from nearly three-quarters only a decade ago
B. which amounts to a little less than half the population of the state, down from a decade ago, when it was nearly three-quarters
C. and that amounts to a little less than half the population of the state, down from a decade ago, when they were nearly three-quarters
D. amounting to a little less than half the population of the state, down from nearly three-quarters a decade ago
E. amounting to a little less than half the population of the state, down from what it was a decade ago by nearly three-quarters
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For the first time in the modern era, non-Hispanic Whites are officially a minority in California, which amounts to a little less than half the population of the state, down from nearly there-quarters only a decade ago.

A. which amounts to a little less than half the population of the state, down from nearly three-quarters only a decade ago
B. which amounts to a little less than half the population of the state, down from a decade ago, when it was nearly three-quarters
C. and that amounts to a little less than half the population of the state, down from a decade ago, when they were nearly three-quarters
D. amounting to a little less than half the population of the state, down from nearly three-quarters a decade ago
E. amounting to a little less than half the population of the state, down from what it was a decade ago by nearly three-quarters
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Hi,
I really confused about this question. For the correct answer C, I don't know why "down from nearly three-quarters only a decade ago" is correct. And for the entire sentence, I don't know if the population of non-Hispanic Whites reduce from nearly three-quarters to less than a half? And minority means small part, I don't think three-quarters of non-Hispanic Whites are small parts. Please help~

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For the first time in the modern era, non-Hispanic Whites are officially a minority in California, which amounts to a little less than half the population of the state, down from nearly there-quarters only a decade ago.

(A) which amounts to a little less than half the population of the state, down from nearly three-quarters only a decade ago - which incorrectly refers to California

(B) which amounts to a little less than half the population of the state, down from a decade ago, when it was nearly three-quarters - same as A

(C) and that amounts to a little less than half the population of the state, down from a decade ago, when they were nearly three-quarters - whenever that is used as a demonstrative pronoun, that must be immediately followed by a noun; so basically that should be used as an adjective

(D) amounting to a little less than half the population of the state, down from nearly three-quarters a decade ago - Correct

(E) amounting to a little less than half the population of the state, down from what it was a decade ago by nearly three-quarters - what does it refer to ; also this changes the meaning

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