Option A- We can only compare similar items. In option A, - The automobile company announced that -
the average price of next year’s models would decrease four-tenths of one percent, amounting to about $72,
as compared with comparably equipped cars and trucks this year.
The comparison should be between the average price of x next year and the average price of x this year. Option A incorrectly compares the average price with comparably equipped cars and trucks.
Eliminate AOption B- The automobile company announced that -
the average price of next year’s cars and trucks would decrease four-tenths of one percent, or about $72, from
that of comparably equipped models this year.
“that of” refers to the average price. Hence it correctly compares the average price of x next year with that of (the average price of x) this year.
Hence, correct.Option C- The automobile company announced that -
there
would be a decrease of four-tenths of one percent in next year’s models price, or about $72,
below this year’s comparably equipped cars and trucks.
It can be a decrease of x from y. It cannot be a decrease of x below y.
Also, note the incorrect comparison made here-
decrease of x in next year’s price below
this year’s comparably equipped cars and trucks. EliminateOption D-
Compared to comparably equipped models this year, the automobile company announced that the average price of next year’s cars and trucks would decrease about $72, less by four-tenths of one percent.
The automobile company is being compared to comparably equipped models.
EliminateOption E- Contrasted with comparably equipped cars and trucks of this year, the automobile company announced that the average price of next year’s models would decrease about $72, or four-tenths of one percent.
Same as D.
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