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# Source : GMAT Paper Test 42 The gyrfalcon, an arctic bird

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Source : GMAT Paper Test 42

The gyrfalcon, an arctic bird of prey, has survived a close brush with extinction; its numbers are now five times greater than what they were when the use of DDT was sharply restricted in the early 1970's.

(A) its numbers are now five times greater than what they were when
(B) its numbers now fivefold what they were when
(C) its numbers now five times more than when
(D) now with fivefold the numbers it had when
(E) now with its numbers five greater since
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12 Oct 2008, 03:21
A it is

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12 Oct 2008, 13:34
amitdgr wrote:
bigtreezl wrote:
B for me

Nope.

doesnt "fivefold" mean the same thing as "five times greater than"? out of A and B I thought B was more economical. Guess i was wrong
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12 Oct 2008, 20:46
bigtreezl wrote:
amitdgr wrote:
bigtreezl wrote:
B for me

Nope.

doesnt "fivefold" mean the same thing as "five times greater than"? out of A and B I thought B was more economical. Guess i was wrong

I also fell into the "fivefold" trap
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13 Oct 2008, 03:38
bigtreezl wrote:
amitdgr wrote:
bigtreezl wrote:
B for me

Nope.

doesnt "fivefold" mean the same thing as "five times greater than"? out of A and B I thought B was more economical. Guess i was wrong

There is no verb in B its numbers are fivefold what they were sounds correct !!!

hence B is out !!yes fivefold does mean five times
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