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# In the 1980's the rate of increase of the minority

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In the 1980's the rate of increase of the minority population of the United States was nearly twice as fast as the 1970's.

(A) twice as fast as
(B) twice as fast as it was in
(C) twice what it was in
(D) two times faster than that of
(E) two times greater than

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19 Jan 2006, 12:26
The statement is talking already about the rate of increase being twice what it was.. as fast as is redundant in this case since we are talking about rate of increase and therefore too wordy. C is short and sweet.

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19 Jan 2006, 22:02
Good work GMAT buddies!

OA is (C)

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# In the 1980's the rate of increase of the minority

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