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The Environmental Protection Agency frequently puts mandatory controls on toxic substances that present as little risk as one in a million chances to cause cancer.

A. as little risk as one in a million chances to cause

B. as little risk as one chance in a million of causing

C. as little risk as one chance in a million that it will cause

D. a risk as little as one chance in a million for causing

E. a risk as little as one chance in a million for it to cause


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tarek99 wrote:
The Environmental Protection Agency frequently puts mandatory controls on toxic substances that present as little risk as one in a million chances to cause cancer.

A. as little risk as one in a million chances to cause

B. as little risk as one chance in a million of causing

C. as little risk as one chance in a million that it will cause

D. a risk as little as one chance in a million for causing

E. a risk as little as one chance in a million for it to cause


Please explain your answer and why are the remaining answer choices wrong!
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as little risk as = probability = one in a million chances
-> C,D,E are out.

The Environmental Protection Agency frequently puts mandatory controls on toxic substances that present a PROBABILITY to cause cancer.
>>Changes the meaning .Probability will not cause cancer.
->A is out


The Environmental Protection Agency frequently puts mandatory controls on toxic substances that present a PROBABILITY of causing cancer.
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tarek99 wrote:
The Environmental Protection Agency frequently puts mandatory controls on toxic substances that present as little risk as one in a million chances to cause cancer.

A. as little risk as one in a million chances to cause

B. as little risk as one chance in a million of causing

C. as little risk as one chance in a million that it will cause

D. a risk as little as one chance in a million for causing

E. a risk as little as one chance in a million for it to cause


Please explain your answer and why are the remaining answer choices wrong!
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Here Risk .. causing/cause cancer
Not chances... causing/cause cancer
Risk to cause cancer
Risk of causing cancer --- This one looks better
Risk for causing cancer.


Will go for B.
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tarek99 wrote:
The Environmental Protection Agency frequently puts mandatory controls on toxic substances that present as little risk as one in a million chances to cause cancer.

A. as little risk as one in a million chances to cause

B. as little risk as one chance in a million of causing

C. as little risk as one chance in a million that it will cause

D. a risk as little as one chance in a million for causing

E. a risk as little as one chance in a million for it to cause


Please explain your answer and why are the remaining answer choices wrong!
Thanks


as little risk as = probability = one in a million chances
-> C,D,E are out.

The Environmental Protection Agency frequently puts mandatory controls on toxic substances that present a PROBABILITY to cause cancer.
>>Changes the meaning .Probability will not cause cancer.
->A is out


The Environmental Protection Agency frequently puts mandatory controls on toxic substances that present a PROBABILITY of causing cancer.
B wins


IMO it should be between B and D.

I feel it should be B because little compares correctly with 1 in a million(which is also little). Little risk does not compare well with one in a million. Any thoughts?

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OA is B. please explain.
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New post 10 Jul 2008, 06:44
As explained above by goalsnr , I think the eliminating factor for d is " probability "

"as little risk as one chance in a million .." is a probability

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"probability of causing"...is better than "probability for causing..."

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