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Master with structure - Numerical comparison [source:]

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I am launching a new series - Master with structure from The current issue will discuss numerical comparison.

Comparison with numerical expression is tough to correctly apply in SC. The primary reason is that these expressions involve a wide variety of patterns. The best way to get command on these area is to carefully study these patterns / structures from quality dense materials [simillar to GMAT content] and become used to it. In current post, the examples are complied from

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- Carefully study how the numerical modifiers are placed in complex sentence.
- learn the style of numerical expressions in dense content
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    Examples of numerical modifier, percentage change from

    - E-commerce accounted for $1 in every $10 that American shoppers spent last year, up by 15% from 2014. Amazon’s North American sales grew at about twice that rate.

    - Television has taken up some of the slack. Budgets for the flashiest shows have risen: some episodes now cost $5m-6m an hour. That is much less than a feature film, but double the cost of many network shows.

    - According to Mike Dunn of Fox, by 2015 Americans will have 861m internet-connected devices, such as games consoles, tablets, smartphones and laptops, up from 560m in 2012.

    - In 2011 American cinemas sold 1.28 billion tickets, the smallest number since 1995. Last year, ticket sales rose back to 1.36 billion and box-office revenues to a record $10.8 billion, thanks to blockbusters like “The Avengers”.

    - The share of Americans who attend a cinema at least once a month declined from 30% in 2000 to 10% in 2011.

    - The Warriors drained just 39% of their field-goal attempts in Game Seven, a far cry from their 49% mark during the regular season.

    - Mr. Lee’s decision, which came more than a month after Samsung first issued a global recall of 2.5 million smartphones, is likely to cost it $4 billion or more in recall expenses and lost sales, analysts estimate, enough to wipe out an entire quarter of mobile profits.

    - The gap between each transistor was 10,000 nanometres (billionths of a metre) in size, about as big as a red blood cell.

    - Private Chinese companies generate about 1.7 yuan of revenue per yuan of assets, more than double the 0.7 ratio for state-owned enterprises (SOEs)

    - In the decade to 2012, the value of its mined exports tripled; mining investment rose from 2% of GDP to 8%.

    - From January 2003 to February 2011 the price of iron ore, which these days comprises 17% of Australia’s exports by value, rose from $13.8 to $187.2 a tonne.

    - In Australia, although business investment has fallen sharply, GDP growth remains near its 25-year average of 3%

    - More important, Australia let the dollar depreciate, which made its exports more appealing.

    - In 2015 the median house price in Sydney was 12.2 times the median income, up from 9.8 in 2014.

    - Some argue that government debt, which has hit a record 36.8% of GDP, up from a low of 9.7% in 2007, is another worry, because it provides less policy room to deal with the next crisis.

    - Whale sharks are the world's largest fish, growing up to 12 metres (40 feet) long and weighing as much as 11 tonnes.

    - Tobacco taxes do indeed tend to be regressive. In Britain 33% of manual workers smoke, compared with 15% of professionals and managers; the mentally ill smoke twice as much as everyone else; in some prisons, the rate is as high as 80%.

    - Several more people have been found dead in North Carolina as a result of Hurricane Matthew and its aftermath, bringing the total killed in the state to at least 17.
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