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# In the 1980’s the rate of increase of the minority population of the U

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27 Jan 2012, 17:31
Wow, a good concept and explanation. Thanks

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24 Feb 2012, 04:33
+1 C

Was slightly confused between E & C but got it right
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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--------> compares the rate of inc to 1970(illogical and eliminated)
(B) twice as fast as it was in----->it cannot refer to rate of increase of the minority population of the United States (eliminated)
(C) twice what it was in---->keep it
(D) two times faster than that of------->rate of inc cannot be faster
(E) two times greater than---->rate of inc is compared with 1970(illogical and eliminated)

BY POE C is the best

your answer may be correct but your reason for eliminating B is not correct. C also has 'it', why did you not eliminate it?
the reason why B is incorrect is the use of 'RATE as FAST as'.
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03 Mar 2012, 20:35
When dealing with SC questions, keep parallelism in mind.

In this case, you need to see what fits with "was". C is the correct answer.

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04 Mar 2012, 03:08
C
rate of increase & as as fast as both together are redundant
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07 Mar 2012, 08:59
Besides other factors , does twice win over two times for some specific reason here ?

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07 Mar 2012, 17:29
Thanks for all explanation guys, C looks like the correct answer.

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08 Mar 2012, 06:34
Here the correct answer is C as it correctly the two different time periods (1980’s & 1970's).
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25 Mar 2012, 00:25
C is best choice...........rate is just a number............

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01 Apr 2012, 07:35
I dont understand the option C, pls explain

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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
--> rate is not going to be fast

(B) twice as fast as it was in
--> same as A

(C) twice what it was in
--> correct

(D) two times faster than that of
--> same as A

(E) two times greater than
-->you need to specify the items that are in comparison ;This choice leaves it ambiguous;

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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

i would go with my layman level explanation..

is the rate of increase twice or two times..?

i went with twice because ( the rate of increase is two times faster? or two times greater..) is not grammatically correct... Hence options D & E are knocked off...

we are left with A, B & C

A: as fast as 1970s? rate is compared with 1970s...WRONG
B: rate as fast as it was in? rate is considered as speed? WRONG
C: rate is twice as it was in 1970s... CORRECT

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９． 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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９． 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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two times is the wrong idiom

twice is correct

In A after as fast as we nedd a subject to clarify and put clear that we talk about the rate

B and C.

C is clear and concise. B is redundant; moreover in B seems the rate si faster but indeed is only different between two years
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29 Dec 2012, 07:32
carcass wrote:
targetgmatchotu wrote:
９． 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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two times is the wrong idiom

twice is correct

In A after as fast as we nedd a subject to clarify and put clear that we talk about the rate

B and C.

C is clear and concise. B is redundant; moreover in B seems the rate si faster but indeed is only different between two years

can u explain when to use twice and when to use two times???

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carcass wrote:
targetgmatchotu wrote:
９． 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

Source: BRutal SC's

two times is the wrong idiom

twice is correct

In A after as fast as we nedd a subject to clarify and put clear that we talk about the rate

B and C.

C is clear and concise. B is redundant; moreover in B seems the rate si faster but indeed is only different between two years

can u explain when to use twice and when to use two times???

Sure

this is directly from Ron explanation

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that split is actually a red herring; as far as i know, there is no substantive difference between "twice" and "two times". in fact, at least one official problem i have also seen "double" used in the same way; although i find that a bit sketchy, apparently it's okay with gmac.

(a) and (e) are incorrect because, taken literally, they compare "the rate of increase of the minority population of the United States" to "the 1970's". that's an illogical comparison.

(d) is wrong because the construction "that of the 1970's" is not properly parallel to anything. in fact, the one construction to which it IS parallel ("the rate of increase...") doesn't make sense: taken literally, you are comparing "the rate of increase of the minority population of the United States" to "that of the 1970s".

(a) and (b) are also incorrect because you cannot say that a rate (or speed, etc.) is "fast".
e.g.
the car is fast --> correct
the car is high --> incorrect
the car's speed is fast --> incorrect
the car's speed is high --> correct
same pattern for "rate" as for "speed".

that leaves (c).

http://www.manhattangmat.com/forums/twi ... t9704.html

Both, telling the truth are correct, indeed. basically twice is more common in british eng and two times in american. Strangely the gmac (as ron said) says is correct.

here two times is wrong for the meaning of the sentence. see above [quote]
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25 Feb 2013, 06:29
C is the best one here.

In spite of using "what it" (uncommon terminology), C seems to win by POE.

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25 Feb 2013, 21:20
Rate can't be faster or slower. Therefore, C is the best answer.

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26 Feb 2013, 08:56
Got it wrong - Picked B (Correct ans is C)
'Rate of increase' already indicates the speed. Adding 'as fast as' makes it redundent.

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