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Over 40 percent of Samsung’s profits come from hardware sales, compare

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Over 40 percent of Samsung’s profits come from hardware sales, compared to Nokia, which gets less than 10 percent from hardware sales.

A) compared to Nokia, which gets less than 10 percent from hardware sales.

B) whereas hardware sales account for less than 10 percent of Nokia’s profits

C) while in Nokia it is less than 10 percent

D) whereas less than 10 percent of profits come from hardware sales in Nokia

E) compared with the profits from hardware sales in Nokia, in which it is less than 10 percent

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09 Sep 2017, 05:33
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bkpolymers1617 wrote:
Over 40 percent of Samsung’s profits come from hardware sales, compared to Nokia, which gets less than 10 percent from hardware sales.

A) compared to Nokia, which gets less than 10 percent from hardware sales.

B) whereas hardware sales account for less than 10 percent of Nokia’s profits

C) while in Nokia it is less than 10 percent

D) whereas less than 10 percent of profits come from hardware sales in Nokia

E) compared with the profits from hardware sales in Nokia, in which it is less than 10 percent

Hi..

Although ' compared to' in GMAT is used to show similarities in different iems and vice versa for ' compared with', this is never the sole reason for discarding a choice.

In A, the comparison is wrong - Samsung's profit with Nike.

Only B and D are close by.
But D changed the meaning. Now it means that 10% of profits ( of what???) Are from hardware sales in Nokia.

B carries the intended meaning and does proper comparison.

B
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09 Sep 2017, 05:49
chetan2u : Brilliant analysis. Also, in D there is a wrong comparison. Looks like Samsung's profit vs Nokia is being compared(assuming that whereas is also a comparison indicator)
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09 Sep 2017, 05:52
By POE.

A wrongly compares between hardware sales and Nokia.

B correct

C 'it' has multiple Antecedents.profits or hardware sales.which one??not sure

D wrong comparator usage. Less than 10%Less profit of what??? No comparison operator mentioned. 'Than' always demands of two clear comparators.

E 'in which' is wrongly used. Inside Nokia profit is not less than 10%.Rather Noki's profit is not less than 10%.
Also,it has no clear antecedent as C.
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03 Oct 2017, 06:14
was tough call between B and D.

But chose B.

I think D alters the meaning.

D -> whereas less than 10 percent of profits come from hardware sales in Nokia

who is receiving the profit? maybe we can mean, whereas less than 10 percent of x'profits come from hardware sales in Nokia => company X is yielding profit from hardware sales in nokia.

Experts please correct me if am wrong in my reasoning.

Hence B.
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14 Apr 2019, 16:28
chetan2u wrote:
bkpolymers1617 wrote:
Over 40 percent of Samsung’s profits come from hardware sales, compared to Nokia, which gets less than 10 percent from hardware sales.

A) compared to Nokia, which gets less than 10 percent from hardware sales.

B) whereas hardware sales account for less than 10 percent of Nokia’s profits

C) while in Nokia it is less than 10 percent

D) whereas less than 10 percent of profits come from hardware sales in Nokia

E) compared with the profits from hardware sales in Nokia, in which it is less than 10 percent

Hi..

Although ' compared to' in GMAT is used to show similarities in different iems and vice versa for ' compared with', this is never the sole reason for discarding a choice.

In A, the comparison is wrong - Samsung's profit with Nike.

Only B and D are close by.
But D changed the meaning. Now it means that 10% of profits ( of what???) Are from hardware sales in Nokia.

B carries the intended meaning and does proper comparison.

B

Hi Chetan,

Could you please elaborate more on option D? I am not able to understand when you said "10% of profits ( of what???). Doesn't 10% of profits of what implies 10% of profits of hardware sales, which is what option B seems to be conveying? If you could please explain where I am going wrong, I would greatly appreciate it!

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14 Apr 2019, 18:53
JS1290 wrote:
Hi Chetan,

Could you please elaborate more on option D? I am not able to understand when you said "10% of profits ( of what???). Doesn't 10% of profits of what implies 10% of profits of hardware sales, which is what option B seems to be conveying? If you could please explain where I am going wrong, I would greatly appreciate it!

Chirag
In case it helps, you could also look at the official question that this question is based on.
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