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New equipment and other improvements reduced the amount of time—from eleven hours in 1982 to six in 1988—needed by workers so that they could produce a ton of steel.

(A) needed by workers so that they could produce
(B) needed when workers are producing
(C) workers need in producing
(D) workers needed to produce
(E) workers need for their producing of
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I think its C
Amount of time - from eleven hours in 1982 to six in 1988 -workers need in producing ..

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Hello - D is the correct answer

(c)
unidiomatic -- you don't need X in VERBing; you need X to VERB..

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New equipment and other improvements reduced the amount of time - from eleven hours in 1982 to six in 1988 - needed by workers so that they could produce a ton of steel.

(A) needed by workers so that they could produce
(B) needed when workers are producing
(C) workers need in producing
(D) workers needed to produce
(E) workers need for their producing of

OA after some discussion....



It should be D
Here is my explanation

from eleven hours in 1982 to six in 1988 -- this is modifier for "amount of time" so we can avoid this

So
New equipment and other improvements reduced the amount of time workers needed to produce

This seems to be precise and less ambiguous... :-D

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New equipment and other improvements reduced the amount of time - from eleven hours in 1982 to six in 1988 - needed by workers so that they could produce a ton of steel.

(A) needed by workers so that they could produce - "so that" is wordy, but also doesn't make literal sense here -- "X so that Y" implies that X is an action taken toward the goal Y. i.e., i studied hard so that i could get a good grade.
needing time is not an action taken toward a goal, so this doesn't make sense.
(B) needed when workers are producing - read literally, this sentence doesn't give any indication that the workers themselves need the time -- it just states that the time is "needed" (we don't know by whom) when the workers are working.
(C) workers need in producing - present tense doesn't make sense
(D) workers needed to produce - Correct
(E) workers need for their producing of - present tense doesn't make sense

Answer D
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The correct answer is C. active voice better than passive voice for GMAT test
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