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100 points for $49 worth of Veritas practice GMATs FREE VERITAS PRACTICE GMAT EXAMS Earn 10 Points Per Post Earn 10 Points Per Thanks Earn 10 Points Per Upvote ## GMATPrep QP1 : Officials at the United States Mint believe ##### This topic has 1 expert reply and 0 member replies ## GMATPrep QP1 : Officials at the United States Mint believe Officials at the United States Mint believe that the Sacagawea dollar coin will be used more as a substitute for four quarters rather than for the dollar bill because its weight, only 8.1 grams, is far less than four quarters, which weigh 5.67 grams each. A) more as a substitute for four quarters rather than for the dollar bill because its weight, only 8.1 grams, is far less than B) more as a substitute for four quarters than the dollar bill because it weighs only 8.1 grams, far lighter than C) as a substitute for four quarters more than for the dollar bill because it weighs only 8.1 grams, far less than D) as a substitute for four quarters more than the dollar bill because its weight of only 8.1 grams is far lighter than it is for E) as a substitute more for four quarters rather than for the dollar bill because its weight, only 8.1 grams, is far less than it is for OA: C ### GMAT/MBA Expert Legendary Member Joined 14 Jan 2015 Posted: 2667 messages Followed by: 122 members Upvotes: 1153 GMAT Score: 770 NandishSS wrote: Officials at the United States Mint believe that the Sacagawea dollar coin will be used more as a substitute for four quarters rather than for the dollar bill because its weight, only 8.1 grams, is far less than four quarters, which weigh 5.67 grams each. A) more as a substitute for four quarters rather than for the dollar bill because its weight, only 8.1 grams, is far less than B) more as a substitute for four quarters than the dollar bill because it weighs only 8.1 grams, far lighter than C) as a substitute for four quarters more than for the dollar bill because it weighs only 8.1 grams, far less than D) as a substitute for four quarters more than the dollar bill because its weight of only 8.1 grams is far lighter than it is for E) as a substitute more for four quarters rather than for the dollar bill because its weight, only 8.1 grams, is far less than it is for OA: C One split: we have a choice between "than the dollar bill" and "than for the dollar bill." If we write, "The Sacagawea dollar coin will be used more as a substitute for four quarters than the dollar bill," then, at best, there's an ambiguity. It could mean that the Sacagawea dollar is used more as a substitute for four quarters than it's used as a substitute for the dollar bill; But it could also mean that the Sacagawea dollar is used more as a substitute for four quarters than the dollar dollar bill is used as a substitute for four quarters. We'd prefer "The Sacagawea dollar coin will be used more as a substitute for four quarters than for the dollar bill," as now there's only one meaning - the Sacagawea dollar is used more as a substitute for four quarters than it's used as a substitute for the dollar bill. (Which is to say nothing of parallel construction.) Eliminate B and D. The phrase, "used more for x rather than for y," is redundant and nonsensical. We could write, "used more for x than for y," or we could write, "used for x rather than for y," but we certainly used both "more" and rather." Eliminate A and E. We're left with C. _________________ Veritas Prep | GMAT Instructor Veritas Prep Reviews Save$100 off any live Veritas Prep GMAT Course

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