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The incidence of rape in rural areas is equally high or more so than in urban areas.
(A) equally high or more so than in urban areas
(B) equal to or higher than in urban areas
(C) as high as in urban areas or more
(D) equal to, if not more, than in urban areas
(E) as high as it is in urban areas, if not higher

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13 Jul 2016, 10:02
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Imo E.
Rest all seem awkward. Let me know OA.

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13 Jul 2016, 11:44
Can sum1 plz explain the OA ..got the wrong ans
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Imo E.
Rest all seem awkward. Let me know OA.

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The OA is E. But I think its wrong as the "it" in option E refers to "The incidence of rape in rural areas". Hence, it doesnt make sense.

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13 Jul 2016, 14:17
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Imo E.
Rest all seem awkward. Let me know OA.

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The OA is E. But I think its wrong as the "it" in option E refers to "The incidence of rape in rural areas". Hence, it doesnt make sense.

Rest all options wrongly compare "incident of rapes" to area.. that is why I selected E.

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13 Jul 2016, 14:23
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Can sum1 plz explain the OA ..got the wrong ans

Hi Sonakshi,

If you re-read the sentences with options plugged in, you'll notice that in rest 4 options, "incident of rapes" is being compared with "urban areas". That is improper comparison. E rectifies this mistake.
That's my opinion, maybe someone else can explain better.

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14 Jul 2016, 04:03
option B because of parallelism correctly compares incidence of rapes In rural and In urban areas ...Option E has comparalative without than,it may have rape or incidence of rape as its antecedent
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14 Jul 2016, 07:01
Does not E change the meaning?
Since, the author says that equally high or more, where as E says equally high if not more.
Can anyone shed some light on this.

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14 Jul 2016, 07:54
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option B because of parallelism correctly compares incidence of rapes In rural and In urban areas ...Option E has comparalative without than,it may have rape or incidence of rape as its antecedent

B is not correct ,( read it again correctly)

The incidence of something somewhere could be equal to the incidence of
something somewhere else
, but not just equal to somewhere else.

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14 Jul 2016, 07:56
lonepassenger wrote:
Does not E change the meaning?
Since, the author says that equally high or more, where as E says equally high if not more.
Can anyone shed some light on this.

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exactly I want to know the same thing the 'it' in e refers to 'incidence of rape in rural areas' and hence the sentence doesnt makes sense.

I want to know the same thing, whether the sentence is correct?

an expert could better explain !
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Updated on: 14 Jul 2016, 10:42
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Kevalkhanna wrote:
The incidence of rape in rural areas is equally high or more so than in urban areas.

(A) equally high or more so than in urban areas
(B) equal to or higher than in urban areas
(C) as high as in urban areas or more
(D) equal to, if not more, than in urban areas
(E) as high as it is in urban areas, if not higher

The incidence of rape in rural areas is as high as it is in urban areas if not higher.

IMHO IT refers to The incidence of rape

Further the sentence uses correct usage of the idiomatic expression : As X as Y

Hence correcr answer will be (E)

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Originally posted by Abhishek009 on 14 Jul 2016, 09:03.
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Lets look at this contruction
X is greater than or equal to Y -- both greater than and equal to point to Y

Now lets see what Y is in the problem statement

The incidence of rape in rural areas is equally high or more so than in urban areas.

(A) equally high or more so than in urban areas
(B) equal to or higher than in urban areas -- equal to what ??
(C) as high as in urban areas or more-- or more what ?
(D) equal to, if not more, than in urban areas-- equal to than in??
(E) as high as it is in urban areas, if not higher -- the most accurate sentence is option E .IT points to "incidence of rape"
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Kevalkhanna wrote:
The incidence of rape in rural areas is equally high or more so than in urban areas.
(A) equally high or more so than in urban areas
(B) equal to or higher than in urban areas
(C) as high as in urban areas or more
(D) equal to, if not more, than in urban areas
(E) as high as it is in urban areas, if not higher

What's wrong with option A?

can someone explain!
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equally high or more so than in urban areas.

equally high or more than in urban areas is the correct construction. Idiomatically More So is wrong
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14 Jul 2016, 17:26
Abhishek009 wrote:
Kevalkhanna wrote:
The incidence of rape in rural areas is equally high or more so than in urban areas.

(A) equally high or more so than in urban areas
(B) equal to or higher than in urban areas
(C) as high as in urban areas or more
(D) equal to, if not more, than in urban areas
(E) as high as it is in urban areas, if not higher

The incidence of rape in rural areas is as high as it is in urban areas if not higher.

IMHO IT refers to The incidence of rape

Further the sentence uses correct usage of the idiomatic expression : As X as Y

Hence correcr answer will be (E)

Thanks for the explanation, I got my mistake
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21 Jul 2016, 03:51
I choose c
only this option has correct structure as....as then comes or....
option A is awkward (equally high or more so then)
option B is wrong as we know after infinitive (to be)
there must be a base from of verb!
option D is idiomatically wrong
option E is ok but after comma when if conditional comes then we can see there is no proper finishing the rest of this sentence
hopefully I am right

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This SC is based on a Comparison, which means we'll likely be dealing with Parallelism rules also. The GMAT often uses "2-part" phrases to present a comparison, so we should be on the lookout for the proper usage of a 2-part phrase.

1) Comparison: The first part of the sentence states "The incidence of rape IN rural areas is….", so the second part of the sentence should also describe the incidence of rape in some other area(s). It would be redundant to use the phrase "the incidence of rape" twice, so we'll probably end up with the pronoun "it" instead. Eliminate A, B, C and D (each of these answers comes "in urban areas" to "incidents of rape", which is not a valid comparison).

The correct answer also uses the common 2-part phrase "as….as…."
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Hi sayantanc2k,
IMHO,(B) can be read as :
the incidence of rape in rural area is equal to or higher than (the incidence of rape) in urban area.

Is it wrong to interpret (B) as above?
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This SC is based on a Comparison, which means we'll likely be dealing with Parallelism rules also. The GMAT often uses "2-part" phrases to present a comparison, so we should be on the lookout for the proper usage of a 2-part phrase.

1) Comparison: The first part of the sentence states "The incidence of rape IN rural areas is….", so the second part of the sentence should also describe the incidence of rape in some other area(s). It would be redundant to use the phrase "the incidence of rape" twice, so we'll probably end up with the pronoun "it" instead. Eliminate A, B, C and D (each of these answers comes "in urban areas" to "incidents of rape", which is not a valid comparison).

The correct answer also uses the common 2-part phrase "as….as…."

Hi kannu44,
Option C also has the idiomatic construction 'as ..as'.
Besides in Option C incidence of rape in rural areas is compared with the incidence of rape in urban areas(check the preposition in).Incidence of rape would have been compared to urban areas if the sentence would have been of this form:-

The incidence of rape in rural areas is as high as urban areas or more.
. Doesn't the use of preposition" in" imply that comparison is between the incidences of rape in rural and urban areas.

Hence can someone explain why C is incorrect.
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Hello Experts,
How can option B wrong?
She is taller than him. In this sentence we are not comparing "taller" with "him".
Similarly, option B : the incidence of rape in rural area is equal to or higher than (the incidence of rape) in urban area.

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