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The average individual's cost of going into space is estimated at a fraction of the price per economy ticket of transatlantic airplane travel by the end of 21st century.

(A) The average individual's cost of going into space is estimated at a fraction of the price per economy ticket of transatlantic airplane travel by the end of 21st century.
(B) The average individual's cost by the end of 21st century of going into space s estimated at a fraction of the price per economy ticket of transatlantic airplane travel.
(C) By the end of 21st century, the average individual's cost of going into space is estimated at a fraction of the price per economy ticket of transatlantic airplane travel.
(D) To go into space, the cost to the average individual is estimated at a fraction of the price per economy ticket of transatlantic airplane travel by the end of 21st century.
(E) It is estimated that by the end of 21st century the cost to the average individual of going into space will be a fraction of the current price per economy ticket of transatlantic airplane travel.

Please explain your answers, only saying my answer is BLAH does not help anyone :)

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My answer is C. I will come back and will give my justification.

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New post 02 Nov 2007, 17:28
I will go for E. the only thing i know is that ESTIMATED AT is not idiomatic and it should be Estimated to be which is not used in any of the choices. Only E makes a bit sense with It is estimated that...

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New post 02 Nov 2007, 19:55
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The average individual's cost of going into space is estimated at a fraction of the price per economy ticket of transatlantic airplane travel by the end of 21st century.

(A) The average individual's cost of going into space is estimated at a fraction of the price per economy ticket of transatlantic airplane travel by the end of 21st century.
(B) The average individual's cost by the end of 21st century of going into space s estimated at a fraction of the price per economy ticket of transatlantic airplane travel.
(C) By the end of 21st century, the average individual's cost of going into space is estimated at a fraction of the price per economy ticket of transatlantic airplane travel.
(D) To go into space, the cost to the average individual is estimated at a fraction of the price per economy ticket of transatlantic airplane travel by the end of 21st century.
(E) It is estimated that by the end of 21st century the cost to the average individual of going into space will be a fraction of the current price per economy ticket of transatlantic airplane travel.

Please explain your answers, only saying my answer is BLAH does not help anyone :)


The adverbial phrase " By the end of 21st century" at the beginning of the sentence reduces the ambiguity.

I prefer C to E....

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New post 02 Nov 2007, 22:12
will go with E...estimated at is unidiomatic...more over C can not be the rt answer as it gives the impression that the estimation it self was done at the end of the 21st century..

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The average individual's cost of going into space is estimated at a fraction of the price per economy ticket of transatlantic airplane travel by the end of 21st century.

(A) The average individual's cost of going into space is estimated at a fraction of the price per economy ticket of transatlantic airplane travel by the end of 21st century.
(B) The average individual's cost by the end of 21st century of going into space s estimated at a fraction of the price per economy ticket of transatlantic airplane travel.
(C) By the end of 21st century, the average individual's cost of going into space is estimated at a fraction of the price per economy ticket of transatlantic airplane travel.
(D) To go into space, the cost to the average individual is estimated at a fraction of the price per economy ticket of transatlantic airplane travel by the end of 21st century.
(E) It is estimated that by the end of 21st century the cost to the average individual of going into space will be a fraction of the current price per economy ticket of transatlantic airplane travel.

Please explain your answers, only saying my answer is BLAH does not help anyone :)


'Estimated at' is unidiomatic'. 'Estimated to be' is better though 'to be' is usually incorrect on GMAT.

Leaves only E.

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New post 05 Nov 2007, 11:59
I go with C.
I think E is incorrect because we can't write 'cost to' has to be 'cost of'

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New post 05 Nov 2007, 12:38
I am going with C.

E is too wordy... the cost to the average individual can easily be replaced by the average individual's cost.

According to Manhattan GMAT SC, 'estimated to be' is supposed to be idiomatic, but I am not too positive about that.

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The average individual's cost of going into space is estimated at a fraction of the price per economy ticket of transatlantic airplane travel by the end of 21st century.

(A) The average individual's cost of going into space is estimated at a fraction of the price per economy ticket of transatlantic airplane travel by the end of 21st century.
(B) The average individual's cost by the end of 21st century of going into space s estimated at a fraction of the price per economy ticket of transatlantic airplane travel.
(C) By the end of 21st century, the average individual's cost of going into space is estimated at a fraction of the price per economy ticket of transatlantic airplane travel.
(D) To go into space, the cost to the average individual is estimated at a fraction of the price per economy ticket of transatlantic airplane travel by the end of 21st century.
(E) It is estimated that by the end of 21st century the cost to the average individual of going into space will be a fraction of the current price per economy ticket of transatlantic airplane travel.

Please explain your answers, only saying my answer is BLAH does not help anyone :)

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will go with E...estimated at is unidiomatic...more over C can not be the rt answer as it gives the impression that the estimation it self was done at the end of the 21st century..


If anything E gives the impression that the estimation was done at the end of the 21st century.

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New post 05 Nov 2007, 18:01
E it is.

Correct Idiom: estimated to be

Whats the OA?

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New post 06 Nov 2007, 03:20
OA is E.

Congratulations to all of you :)

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ontheway wrote:
The average individual's cost of going into space is estimated at a fraction of the price per economy ticket of transatlantic airplane travel by the end of 21st century.

(A) The average individual's cost of going into space is estimated at a fraction of the price per economy ticket of transatlantic airplane travel by the end of 21st century.
(B) The average individual's cost by the end of 21st century of going into space s estimated at a fraction of the price per economy ticket of transatlantic airplane travel.
(C) By the end of 21st century, the average individual's cost of going into space is estimated at a fraction of the price per economy ticket of transatlantic airplane travel.
(D) To go into space, the cost to the average individual is estimated at a fraction of the price per economy ticket of transatlantic airplane travel by the end of 21st century.
(E) It is estimated that by the end of 21st century the cost to the average individual of going into space will be a fraction of the current price per economy ticket of transatlantic airplane travel.

Please explain your answers, only saying my answer is BLAH does not help anyone :)


I said E for proper comparison.

E properly compares the right cost w/ the other cost. Everything elese is a bit ambigious. I preferred "the cost to the average individual" to "the average individuals cost"

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New post 01 Nov 2014, 22:34
Estimated at is not idiomatic hence options A,B,C,D out .
Also the modifier average is not clear who is it modifying individual or cost --> A, B , C .
Hence E clearly stands out .

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