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I am having trouble with SCs. Can someone please help explain the following?

According to the enrollment statistics published by U.S. medical schools, the number of female medical students is equivalent to the number of male medical students currently enrolled in medical school.

a)
b) as many female as male students are currently enrolled in medical school
c) the number of female students is as many as that of male students currently enrolled in medical school
d) as great as the number of female is the number of male students currently enrolled in medical school
e) female and male students are currently enrolled in equal numbers in medical school



The answer is B.

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I am having trouble with SCs. Can someone please help explain the following?

According to the enrollment statistics published by U.S. medical schools, the number of female medical students is equivalent to the number of male medical students currently enrolled in medical school.

a)
b) as many female as male students are currently enrolled in medical school
c) the number of female students is as many as that of male students currently enrolled in medical school
d) as great as the number of female is the number of male students currently enrolled in medical school
e) female and male students are currently enrolled in equal numbers in medical school



The answer is B.


B is the most concise and best in comparison to other choices which have problems. On GMAT equivalent is used in the strictest sense. the number is equivalent means its as much as or as near as but not the same as. Quotin from the OG " equivalent is too broad and vague a term for comparing groups of people" Similarly for equal OG saye" Equal is generally used for uncountable quantities, such as equal justice, not countable quantities such as people".
Similarly D uses as great as to compare numbers which is bad usage. great is used for extent. C uses that of unneccesarily.
Ref Verbal review Q 92
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thank you, hibloom. Your explaination is really helpful.
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Why is E wrong here?

What if E had equal number as opposed to equal numbers?
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New post 20 Nov 2008, 12:09
In E in addition to the doubtful use of equal as mentioned in the OG, if we use number in place of numbers it will lead to SV error
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In E in addition to the doubtful use of equal as mentioned in the OG, if we use number in place of numbers it will lead to SV error


Thanks I missed that you quoted Q 92 from OG. I will check it

The subject is F & M students. verb is are. Where is the S-V disagreement? Number(s) is not the subject. is it??
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New post 20 Nov 2008, 12:45
I really did nt know how to explain this and i just wrote SV error I did nt actually mean that.but this something like which Erin in TM explained that we would normally say "we create memories of things" not "we create memory of things"

similarly here we would have said

F and M students are in equal numbers not equal number

However I feel if we had said

F and M students are equal in number it would have been fine

Hope i made some sense

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