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# Q 8 A new hair-growing drug is being sold for three times

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A new hair-growing drug is being sold for three times the price, per milligram, as the drugâ€™s maker charges for another product with the same active ingredient.

A. as
B. than
C. that
D. of what
E. at which
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10 Oct 2005, 13:51
C sounds better to me. 'three times the price that he charges for another product'

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10 Oct 2005, 17:31
nakib77 wrote:
Q 8
A new hair-growing drug is being sold for three times the price, per milligram, as the drugâ€™s maker charges for another product with the same active ingredient.

A. as
B. than
C. that
D. of what
E. at which

I go for E coz it's like " three times the price at which the drug's maker....", and it uses the correct preposition of price " at the price".

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10 Oct 2005, 17:46
IMO its B

there is a comparision being done here and hence "than" must be used.

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10 Oct 2005, 19:33
Good variety in the answers here. I'd go C!

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10 Oct 2005, 23:56
I think D is wrong because "of what" refers to a portion or part of something.

**Ex. A new hair-growing drug is being sold for half the price, per milligram, of what the drugâ€™s maker charges for another product with the same active ingredient.

Therefore my money is on C.

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11 Oct 2005, 00:07
OA is D.
I don't have OE.

this question is from paper exam. I picked C, because I thought "Of what"
refers to partial fact.

Can somebody explain why it is D. thanks.
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11 Oct 2005, 00:26
Exactly. Can a true SC guru please explain why the OA is D rather than C

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11 Oct 2005, 02:55
I think it should be 'D'. I could eliminate 'C' with one reason ->

In 'C' does 'that' refer to 'the price'?
I think it does not, because of the comma after 'the price', it refers to 'per
milligram', changing the meaning of the sentence, if you select 'C'.

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11 Oct 2005, 19:27
You can read a great discussion by supercat here: http://www.gmatclub.com/phpbb/viewtopic ... sc&start=0
This question is of poor quality as there are multiple possible answers depending on the style you want to use. By doing many problems, you will find which are of good and bad quality. Do not overanalyze this one.
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Re: SC # new hair-growing drug [#permalink]

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12 Oct 2005, 09:06
Going with C for the reasons mentioned above.

What is OA and OE
nakib77 wrote:
Q 8
A new hair-growing drug is being sold for three times the price, per milligram, as the drugâ€™s maker charges for another product with the same active ingredient.

A. as
B. than
C. that
D. of what
E. at which

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Re: SC # new hair-growing drug   [#permalink] 12 Oct 2005, 09:06
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