GMAT Question of the Day - Daily to your Mailbox; hard ones only

It is currently 17 Jan 2019, 17:26

Close

GMAT Club Daily Prep

Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track
Your Progress

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Not interested in getting valuable practice questions and articles delivered to your email? No problem, unsubscribe here.

Close

Request Expert Reply

Confirm Cancel
Events & Promotions in January
PrevNext
SuMoTuWeThFrSa
303112345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
272829303112
Open Detailed Calendar
  • The winning strategy for a high GRE score

     January 17, 2019

     January 17, 2019

     08:00 AM PST

     09:00 AM PST

    Learn the winning strategy for a high GRE score — what do people who reach a high score do differently? We're going to share insights, tips and strategies from data we've collected from over 50,000 students who used examPAL.
  • Free GMAT Strategy Webinar

     January 19, 2019

     January 19, 2019

     07:00 AM PST

     09:00 AM PST

    Aiming to score 760+? Attend this FREE session to learn how to Define your GMAT Strategy, Create your Study Plan and Master the Core Skills to excel on the GMAT.

The finance department took into account a broader set of expenses tha

  new topic post reply Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  
Author Message
TAGS:

Hide Tags

 
Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 05 Jan 2011
Posts: 50
The finance department took into account a broader set of expenses tha  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post Updated on: 02 Jun 2018, 04:11
4
12
00:00
A
B
C
D
E

Difficulty:

  55% (hard)

Question Stats:

56% (01:13) correct 44% (01:07) wrong based on 585 sessions

HideShow timer Statistics

The finance department took into account a broader set of expenses than those used by the marketing department when each group determined a return-on-investment ratio.


A) department took into account a broader set of expenses than those used by the marketing department when each group determined a

B) department took into account a broader set of expenses than those used by the marketing department when each group determines a

C) department took into account a broader set of expenses than the marketing department when each group determined a different

D) department took into account a broader set of expenses than that used by the marketing department when each group determined a

E) department, taking into account a broader set of expenses than that used by the marketing department, so each group determined a

Originally posted by vishu1414 on 22 Dec 2012, 19:33.
Last edited by Bunuel on 02 Jun 2018, 04:11, edited 2 times in total.
Most Helpful Community Reply
VP
VP
User avatar
Status: Been a long time guys...
Joined: 03 Feb 2011
Posts: 1111
Location: United States (NY)
Concentration: Finance, Marketing
GPA: 3.75
GMAT ToolKit User Premium Member
Re: The finance department took into account a broader set of expenses tha  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 22 Dec 2012, 20:34
7
vishu1414 wrote:
The finance department took into account a broader set of expenses than those used by the marketing department when each group determined a return-on-investment ratio.

A) department took into account a broader set of expenses than those used by the marketing department when each group determined a
B) department took into account a broader set of expenses than those used by the marketing department when each group determines a
C) department took into account a broader set of expenses than the marketing department when each group determined a different
D) department took into account a broader set of expenses than that used by the marketing department when each group determined a
E) department, taking into account a broader set of expenses than that used by the marketing department, so each group determined a

OA after discussion


IMO the answer has to be D.
We are supposed to make the right comparison here.
In A and B, there is a SVA issue. A and B treats "broader set of expenses" as plural as is evitable by "those". This is wrong. In "broader set of expenses" we must deal with the "set" not the "expenses". A and B are gone.
In C, "broader set of expenses" is being compared with the "marketing department". Incorrect.
D makes the right comparison and hence is correct.
In E, if you remove the modifier by crossing it off, the sentence will not be able to stand on its own.

+1D
_________________

Prepositional Phrases Clarified|Elimination of BEING| Absolute Phrases Clarified
Rules For Posting
www.Univ-Scholarships.com

General Discussion
Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 05 Jan 2011
Posts: 50
Re: The finance department took into account a broader set of expenses tha  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 22 Dec 2012, 22:24
1
Thanks Marcab .
It should be "that"
VP
VP
User avatar
Status: Been a long time guys...
Joined: 03 Feb 2011
Posts: 1111
Location: United States (NY)
Concentration: Finance, Marketing
GPA: 3.75
GMAT ToolKit User Premium Member
Re: The finance department took into account a broader set of expenses tha  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 22 Dec 2012, 23:16
1
Current Student
User avatar
Joined: 18 Oct 2014
Posts: 843
Location: United States
GMAT 1: 660 Q49 V31
GPA: 3.98
GMAT ToolKit User
Re: The finance department took into account a broader set of expenses tha  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 21 Jul 2016, 10:58
vishu1414 wrote:
The finance department took into account a broader set of expenses than those used by the marketing department when each group determined a return-on-investment ratio.

A) department took into account a broader set of expenses than those used by the marketing department when each group determined a
B) department took into account a broader set of expenses than those used by the marketing department when each group determines a
C) department took into account a broader set of expenses than the marketing department when each group determined a different
D) department took into account a broader set of expenses than that used by the marketing department when each group determined a
E) department, taking into account a broader set of expenses than that used by the marketing department, so each group determined a

OA after discussion


'The set used by Finance department is compared with the set used by Marketing department. Hence 'that' is required for singular 'set'. A and B are out.

C is comparing 'set of expenses' with marketing department.

In option E- The finance department,taking into account a broader set of expenses than that used by the marketing department, so each group determined a

The above sentence doesn't make any sense.

D is the right answer
_________________

I welcome critical analysis of my post!! That will help me reach 700+

Board of Directors
User avatar
P
Joined: 17 Jul 2014
Posts: 2600
Location: United States (IL)
Concentration: Finance, Economics
GMAT 1: 650 Q49 V30
GPA: 3.92
WE: General Management (Transportation)
GMAT ToolKit User Premium Member Reviews Badge
Re: The finance department took into account a broader set of expenses tha  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 04 May 2017, 14:51
vishu1414 wrote:
The finance department took into account a broader set of expenses than those used by the marketing department when each group determined a return-on-investment ratio.

A) department took into account a broader set of expenses than those used by the marketing department when each group determined a
B) department took into account a broader set of expenses than those used by the marketing department when each group determines a
C) department took into account a broader set of expenses than the marketing department when each group determined a different
D) department took into account a broader set of expenses than that used by the marketing department when each group determined a
E) department, taking into account a broader set of expenses than that used by the marketing department, so each group determined a

OA after discussion


we compare a set of expenses with another set of expenses.
A/B/C are out right away.
E doesn't have an active verb
D remains
Intern
Intern
avatar
B
Joined: 16 May 2017
Posts: 39
Re: The finance department took into account a broader set of expenses tha  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 07 Jan 2018, 11:03
hello can someone tell me why C is wrong and what idiom is used with than. Sometimes I get it right but other times I get it wrong. Please help.
Math Expert
User avatar
V
Joined: 02 Sep 2009
Posts: 52231
Re: The finance department took into account a broader set of expenses tha  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 02 Jun 2018, 04:11
vishu1414 wrote:
The finance department took into account a broader set of expenses than those used by the marketing department when each group determined a return-on-investment ratio.


A) department took into account a broader set of expenses than those used by the marketing department when each group determined a

B) department took into account a broader set of expenses than those used by the marketing department when each group determines a

C) department took into account a broader set of expenses than the marketing department when each group determined a different

D) department took into account a broader set of expenses than that used by the marketing department when each group determined a

E) department, taking into account a broader set of expenses than that used by the marketing department, so each group determined a


VERITAS PREP OFFICIAL SOLUTION:



Correct answer: (D)

Several choices combine Comparison and Pronoun errors. The correct comparison is between two sets of expenses, one of which is “broader.” Since “a set” is singular, it is incorrect to use “those” to replace ‘a set of expenses,” as (A) and (B) do. Also, (C) compares “a set of expenses” to “the marketing department.” This choice would work if it said that the finance department used a broader set of expenses than the marketing department DID. Otherwise, we have an Comparison error. Also, (B) has a Tense problem, using “determines” when it should use the past tense “determined.” Choice (E) has the Sentence Construction error of not connecting the subject—“The marketing department”—to any verb. It is not a complete sentence. Choice (D), the correct choice, uses the singular pronoun “that” to refer to “a set of expenses” and contains no other errors.
_________________

New to the Math Forum?
Please read this: Ultimate GMAT Quantitative Megathread | All You Need for Quant | PLEASE READ AND FOLLOW: 12 Rules for Posting!!!

Resources:
GMAT Math Book | Triangles | Polygons | Coordinate Geometry | Factorials | Circles | Number Theory | Remainders; 8. Overlapping Sets | PDF of Math Book; 10. Remainders | GMAT Prep Software Analysis | SEVEN SAMURAI OF 2012 (BEST DISCUSSIONS) | Tricky questions from previous years.

Collection of Questions:
PS: 1. Tough and Tricky questions; 2. Hard questions; 3. Hard questions part 2; 4. Standard deviation; 5. Tough Problem Solving Questions With Solutions; 6. Probability and Combinations Questions With Solutions; 7 Tough and tricky exponents and roots questions; 8 12 Easy Pieces (or not?); 9 Bakers' Dozen; 10 Algebra set. ,11 Mixed Questions, 12 Fresh Meat

DS: 1. DS tough questions; 2. DS tough questions part 2; 3. DS tough questions part 3; 4. DS Standard deviation; 5. Inequalities; 6. 700+ GMAT Data Sufficiency Questions With Explanations; 7 Tough and tricky exponents and roots questions; 8 The Discreet Charm of the DS; 9 Devil's Dozen!!!; 10 Number Properties set., 11 New DS set.


What are GMAT Club Tests?
Extra-hard Quant Tests with Brilliant Analytics

Senior Manager
Senior Manager
User avatar
P
Joined: 04 Jun 2018
Posts: 388
Location: Germany
Concentration: General Management, Finance
GPA: 3.6
WE: Analyst (Transportation)
Premium Member Reviews Badge CAT Tests
Re: The finance department took into account a broader set of expenses tha  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 30 Oct 2018, 11:07
I think the underline is a little too extensive here, seems like the start of the sentence is not part of any answer choice.
_________________

A couple of things that helped me in verbal:
https://gmatclub.com/forum/verbal-strategies-268700.html#p2082192

Gmat Prep CAT #1: V42, Q34, 630
Gmat Prep CAT #2: V46, Q35, 660
Gmat Prep CAT #3: V41, Q42, 680

On the mission to improve my quant score, all help is appreciated! :)

GMAT Club Bot
Re: The finance department took into account a broader set of expenses tha &nbs [#permalink] 30 Oct 2018, 11:07
Display posts from previous: Sort by

The finance department took into account a broader set of expenses tha

  new topic post reply Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  


Copyright

GMAT Club MBA Forum Home| About| Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy| GMAT Club Rules| Contact| Sitemap

Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group | Emoji artwork provided by EmojiOne

Kindly note that the GMAT® test is a registered trademark of the Graduate Management Admission Council®, and this site has neither been reviewed nor endorsed by GMAC®.