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GMAT Prep Question

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GMAT Prep Question

by leo » Wed Apr 11, 2007 6:46 am
Nuclear fusion is the force that powers the Sun, the stars, and hydrogen bombs, merging the nuclei of atoms and not splitting them apart, as in nuclear reactors.
(A) merging the nuclei of atoms and not splitting them apart, as in nuclear reactors
(B) merging the nuclei of atoms instead of splitting them apart, like nuclear reactors
(C) merging the nuclei of atoms rather than splitting them apart, as nuclear reactors do
(D) and merges the nuclei of atoms but does not split them apart, as is done in unclear reactors
(E) and merges the nuclei of atoms, unlike atomic reactors that split them apart

Please let me know the answer and explaination.

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by jaspetrovic » Wed Apr 11, 2007 5:07 pm
My answer is E.

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by sudhirsk » Fri Apr 13, 2007 1:40 pm
I would go with C.

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by nauman » Fri Apr 13, 2007 5:45 pm
I vote for C too.

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by Cybermusings » Sat Apr 14, 2007 3:27 am
Nuclear fusion is the force that powers the Sun, the stars, and hydrogen bombs, merging the nuclei of atoms and not splitting them apart, as in nuclear reactors.

(A) merging the nuclei of atoms and not splitting them apart, as in nuclear reactors
(B) merging the nuclei of atoms instead of splitting them apart, like nuclear reactors
(C) merging the nuclei of atoms rather than splitting them apart, as nuclear reactors do
(D) and merges the nuclei of atoms but does not split them apart, as is done in unclear reactors
(E) and merges the nuclei of atoms, unlike atomic reactors that split them apart

E...A,B and C violate the principles of parallelism...amongst D & E I would go with E

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by RAGS » Sat Apr 14, 2007 8:23 am
i think it should be C
how can u parallel the sun , the star and bombs to merging.....
Besides the list has ended as indicated by and Hydrogen bombs . So the last part is talking about nuclear fusion

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by leo » Sun Apr 15, 2007 5:56 am
OA is E

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by croman » Wed Jun 04, 2008 2:06 am
why not C,can someone explain more clearly to me?

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by anju » Wed Jun 04, 2008 9:12 am
the parallelism in E is in between
powers the Sun(, the stars, and hydrogen bombs) and merges the nuclei....

i hope this helps

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by Umar82 » Tue Jul 28, 2009 6:25 pm
This is an OFFICIAL Question from the Orange GMAT Book, and the OE is C.

Leo, please do not post fake answers!

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by doclkk » Tue Jul 28, 2009 8:26 pm
Umar82 wrote:This is an OFFICIAL Question from the Orange GMAT Book, and the OE is C.

Leo, please do not post fake answers!
I agree. The answer has to be C.

There is a list but the other "and" - what is its function? It doesn't have a function.
"the parallelism in E is in between
powers the Sun(, the stars, and hydrogen bombs) and merges the nuclei....

i hope this helps"
Is incorrect. The latter portion is subordinate to the former portion.

The rather than is the preferred idiom.