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# In India today, diabetics under the age of forty account for more than

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01 Nov 2017, 01:34
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In India today, diabetics under the age of forty account for more than 37 percent, compared with a decade ago, when it was less than 15 percent.
(A) In India today, diabetics under the age of forty account for more than 37 percent, compared with a decade ago, when it was less than 15 percent.
(B) Of the Indians under the age of forty, today greater than 37 percent of them are diabetics, relative to a decade before, when it was less than 15 percent.
(C) Today, greater than 37 percent of Indians under the age of forty are diabetics, compared with less than 15 percent a decade ago.
(D) Today, relative to a decade before, Indians who are diabetics under the age of forty account for greater than 37 percent, whereas it was less than 15 percent.
(E) Today, diabetics under the age of forty in India account for greater than 37 percent, unlike a decade before, when it was less than 15 percent.
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01 Nov 2017, 02:37
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In India today, diabetics under the age of forty account for more than 37 percent, compared with a decade ago, when it was less than 15 percent.

Left only C correct since pronoun "it" cannot refer to proper antecedent.

(A) In India today, diabetics under the age of forty account for more than 37 percent, compared with a decade ago, when it was less than 15 percent.

(B) Of the Indians under the age of forty, today greater than 37 percent of them are diabetics, relative to a decade before, when it was less than 15 percent.

(C) Today, greater than 37 percent of Indians under the age of forty are diabetics, compared with less than 15 percent a decade ago. - Correct

(D) Today, relative to a decade before, Indians who are diabetics under the age of forty account for greater than 37 percent, whereas it was less than 15 percent.

(E) Today, diabetics under the age of forty in India account for greater than 37 percent, unlike a decade before, when it was less than 15 percent.
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20 Mar 2018, 10:31
what is the source of this question? GMAT OG says "Compared With" is not idiomatically correct.
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20 Mar 2018, 21:51
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Can some explain meaning based approach to eliminate options here
Even A conveys the meaning
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21 Mar 2018, 00:16
MasterSpinner wrote:
what is the source of this question? GMAT OG says "Compared With" is not idiomatically correct.

" compared with " is idiomatically correct. Compared with is used to show differences and " compared to ", is used to show similarities.

Compare A to B
Compare A with B

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21 Mar 2018, 00:18
akshata19 wrote:
Can some explain meaning based approach to eliminate options here
Even A conveys the meaning

A . 37 percent of what? Though we know that the sentence means 37% of the Indians. But the sentence should explicitly state by saying 37% of Indians

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