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# Over 80 percent of Apple’s profits come from hardware sales, compared

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Over 80 percent of Apple’s profits come from hardware sales, compared to Microsoft, which gets less than 10 percent from hardware sales

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

B. whereas hardware sales account for less than 10 percent of Microsoft’s profits

C. while in Microsoft it is less than 10 percent

D. whereas less than 10 percent of profits come from hardware sales in Microsoft

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

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Originally posted by Cbirole on 07 Aug 2018, 21:49.
Last edited by Bunuel on 08 Aug 2018, 01:56, edited 1 time in total.
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07 Aug 2018, 22:05
Cbirole wrote:
Over 80 percent of Apple’s profits come from hardware sales, compared to Microsoft, which gets less than 10 percent from hardware sales

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

B.whereas hardware sales account for less than 10 percent of Microsoft’s profits

C
while in Microsoft it is less than 10 percent

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

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

+1 for B

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

B. whereas hardware sales account for less than 10 percent of Microsoft’s profits - Correct comparison. Apple's profit to Microsoft's profit

C. while in Microsoft it is less than 10 percent

D. whereas less than 10 percent of profits come from hardware sales in Microsoft

E. compared with the profits from hardware sales in Microsoft, in which it is less than 10 percent
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08 Aug 2018, 00:10
IMO D
As here the comparison is between proportion of hardware sales in total profiles, only D makes the right comparison

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08 Aug 2018, 01:29
Cbirole wrote:
Over 80 percent of Apple’s profits come from hardware sales, compared to Microsoft, which gets less than 10 percent from hardware sales

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

B.whereas hardware sales account for less than 10 percent of Microsoft’s profits

C
while in Microsoft it is less than 10 percent

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

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

plz , post the question following the clubs' rules.
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08 Aug 2018, 04:17
Over 80 percent of Apple’s profits come from hardware sales, compared to Microsoft, which gets less than 10 percent from hardware sales.

A. compared to Microsoft, which gets less than 10 percent from hardware sales. --> wrong comparison: comparing "Apple’s profits" with "Microsoft"

B. whereas hardware sales account for less than 10 percent of Microsoft’s profits --> correct

C. while in Microsoft it is less than 10 percent --> what is the antacedent for "it"

D. whereas less than 10 percent of profits come from hardware sales in Microsoft --> meaning change "10% of Apple's profits come from Apple's hardware sales to Microsoft "

E. compared with the profits from hardware sales in Microsoft, in which it is less than 10 percent --> same as C
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08 Aug 2018, 07:00
GMATNinja broall could you please explain why the answer cannot be D?
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Over 80 percent of Apple’s profits come from hardware sales, compared to Microsoft, which gets less than 10 percent from hardware sales
This question requires understanding of multiple concepts such as:
1. Correct comparison: You must compare similar things such as company to company and company's profits to company's profits but we can't compare company to company's profits.
2. Correct/Intended Meaning: The option must provide correct and intended meaning.

A. compared to Microsoft, which gets less than 10 percent from hardware sales.// Violates Rule 1 by wrong comparison//

B. whereas hardware sales account for less than 10 percent of Microsoft’s profits.//Correct: Comparison is correct and also parallel//

C. while in Microsoft it is less than 10 percent//Wrong: Use of it and while is wrong here//

D. whereas less than 10 percent of profits come from hardware sales in Microsoft// Wrong: Intended meaning is wrong. This option indicates that Apple's 10% profit comes from hardware sales in Microsoft//

E. compared with the profits from hardware sales in Microsoft, in which it is less than 10 percent// Wrong: Use of it is not clear and use of in which is wrong here.//

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11 Aug 2018, 06:40
elPatron434 wrote:
GMATNinja broall could you please explain why the answer cannot be D?

This is presumably not an official question, and I think one of the other moderators locked the thread already. But just in case this message leaks through: I think this question is a poor-quality knockoff of this official GMAT question: https://gmatclub.com/forum/qotd-over-75 ... l#p1916034. Check out that one instead.
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