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# Some Surveys on the use of graphics in business

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28 Feb 2013, 10:34
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Some Surveys on the use of graphics in business presentations indicate that proposals incorporating graphics stand a twenty percent better chance of being approved than proposals without graphics.

A.) a twenty percent better chance of being approved than proposals
B.) a twenty percent better chance of approval in comparison with those
C.) a likelihood they will be approved twenty percent greater than those
D.) a twenty percent greater likelihood of approval as compared to proposals
E.) twenty percent more likelihood of being approved than do those
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01 Mar 2013, 12:28
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Some Surveys on the use of graphics in business presentations indicate that proposals incorporating graphics stand a twenty percent better chance of being approved than proposals without graphics.
A.) a twenty percent better chance of being approved than proposals
B.) a twenty percent better chance of approval in comparison with those
C.) a likelihood they will be approved twenty percent greater than those
D.) a twenty percent greater likelihood of approval as compared to proposals
E.) twenty percent more likelihood of being approved than do those

You don't give the source, and quite frankly, I don't think too highly of this question. First of all, the phrase "twenty percent better chance" is very colloquial and casual, and doesn't strike me as the formal language one would find on GMAT SC. Furthermore, since the first part of the comparison is an action ("proposals incorporating graphics stand a twenty percent better chance of being approved"), it would be very much unlike the GMAT simply to have a simple noun ("proposals" or "those") after the the word "than." Choice (A), the OA here, takes a sloppy and colloquial solution to the comparison, and this falls far short of the standard of the GMAT Sentence Correction.

We want to abbreviate an entire verb phrase. See this blog:
http://magoosh.com/gmat/2013/repeating- ... -the-gmat/
I believe the GMAT-worthy correct version of this sentence would be
Some Surveys on the use of graphics in business presentations indicate that proposals incorporating graphics stand a twenty percent better chance of being approved than do those without graphics.
but this is not a choice in this low quality question.

Here's a higher quality GMAT SC practice question:
http://gmat.magoosh.com/questions/3221
When you submit your answer, the following page will have both a video explanation and a text explanation.

Let me know if you have any questions.
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21 Mar 2017, 02:05
Some Surveys on the use of graphics in business presentations indicate that proposals incorporating graphics stand a twenty percent better chance of being approved than proposals without graphics.

A.) a twenty percent better chance of being approved than proposals
B.) a twenty percent better chance of approval in comparison with those
C.) a likelihood they will be approved twenty percent greater than those
D.) a twenty percent greater likelihood of approval as compared to proposals
E.) twenty percent more likelihood of being approved than do those
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03 Apr 2018, 09:05
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abhimahna wrote:
Some Surveys on the use of graphics in business presentations indicate that proposals incorporating graphics stand a twenty percent better chance of being approved than proposals without graphics.

A.) a twenty percent better chance of being approved than proposals
B.) a twenty percent better chance of approval in comparison with those
C.) a likelihood they will be approved twenty percent greater than those
D.) a twenty percent greater likelihood of approval as compared to proposals
E.) twenty percent more likelihood of being approved than do those

abhimahna

I didn't understand why D is incorrect. I was infact stuck in between B and D. The answer turned out to be A
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prateek176 wrote:
abhimahna

I didn't understand why D is incorrect. I was infact stuck in between B and D. The answer turned out to be A

Hey prateek176 ,

This question is using the idiom "better ... than ". . So, wherever we have incorrect idiom that option will be incorrect.

Hence, option B is out.

Now, similarly, the correct idiom is greater than or smaller than. Hence, option D is also using incorrect idiom.

Does that make sense?
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