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# With a population equal to Kansas in an area one

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With a population equal to Kansas in an area one three-hundreth its size, Singapore is the most densely-populated nation in the world, averaging almost ten thousand people per square mile.

(A) With a population equal to Kansas in an area one three-hundreth its size, Singapore is the most densely-populated nation in the world, averaging

(B) With a population equal to that of Kansas in an area one three-hundreth its size, Singapore is the most densely-populated nation in the world, averaging

(C) With Kansas's population in one three-hundredth of its area, the densest population in the world is that of Singapore, with an average of

(D) Singapore has the same population as Kansas, but only one three-hundredth of its area, and makes it the most densely populated nation in the world, averaging

(E) Singapore is the most densely populated nation in the world, with Kansas's population in one three-hundredth of its area, or an average of

OE is B. I'm not sure why E can't be correct, though. Anyone?
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03 Sep 2005, 22:25
E is saying that Kansas's population is actually in Singapore.
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B is the answer. the reason in we need to compare like things , population by itself cannot be compared to Kansas, we can compare the population of SIngapoure by THAT of Kansas. so we need THAT in front of Kansas in order fo the comparison rule to hold. E is worded strange and changes the meaning of the sentence. its quite ambigious.
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In D) we would change the meaning of the sentence, or wouldnt we? We would assume that the population itself, not the amount of people, is the same. Is that right?

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24 Oct 2016, 05:02
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I'm not sure why E can't be correct, though. Anyone?

Option E says: The same population of kansas is in singapore(in a much smaller area). This is fundamentally wrong since the population of kansas is in kansas and the size of the population in singapore is similar to that of kansas(the intended meaning).
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In D) we would change the meaning of the sentence, or wouldnt we? We would assume that the population itself, not the amount of people, is the same. Is that right?

In D, we are actually comparing the population to a state! No. Not good!
Had the option been, Singapore has the same population as that of Kansas, your analysis would have been correct.
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22 Mar 2017, 08:05
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B is the answer. the reason in we need to compare like things , population by itself cannot be compared to Kansas, we can compare the population of SIngapoure by THAT of Kansas. so we need THAT in front of Kansas in order fo the comparison rule to hold. E is worded strange and changes the meaning of the sentence. its quite ambigious.

Does anyone know the source of this question? Please check out the Manhattan link below where Ron states that the word 'average' cannot be used as a verb. Although I marked option B as well since that's the best option available, is the use of word average as a verb correct here? Request the experts to comment. Thanks!

https://www.manhattanprep.com/gmat/foru ... t2322.html
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