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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 In California today, This topic has 1 member reply In California today, In California today, Hispanics under the age of eighteen account for more than 43 percent, compared with a decade ago, when it was about 35 percent. A.In California today, Hispanics under the age of eighteen account for more than 43 percent, compared with a decade ago, when it was about 35 percent. B.Of the Californians under the age of eighteen, today more than 43 percent of them are Hispanic, compared with a decade ago, when it was about 35 percent. C.Today, more than 43 percent of Californians under the age of eighteen are Hispanic, compared with about 35 percent a decade ago. D.Today, compared to a decade ago, Californians who are Hispanics under the age of eighteen account for more than 43 percent, whereas it was about 35 percent. E.Today, Hispanics under the age of eighteen in California account for more than 43 percent, unlike a decade ago, when it was about 35 percent. The OA is C. I am confused, in Gmat, compare to is incorrect and compare with is correct. Is that correct? Also, I find an explanation said that in choice B, Of the Californians and 43 percent of them are repeated,but I don't think so. I believe because the sentence refers Californians first and then use them to refer. Am I correct? Master | Next Rank: 500 Posts Joined 13 Mar 2015 Posted: 410 messages Followed by: 7 members Upvotes: 120 GMAT Score: 770 Crystal W wrote: In California today, Hispanics under the age of eighteen account for more than 43 percent, compared with a decade ago, when it was about 35 percent. A.In California today, Hispanics under the age of eighteen account for more than 43 percent, compared with a decade ago, when it was about 35 percent. B.Of the Californians under the age of eighteen, today more than 43 percent of them are Hispanic, compared with a decade ago, when it was about 35 percent. C.Today, more than 43 percent of Californians under the age of eighteen are Hispanic, compared with about 35 percent a decade ago. D.Today, compared to a decade ago, Californians who are Hispanics under the age of eighteen account for more than 43 percent, whereas it was about 35 percent. E.Today, Hispanics under the age of eighteen in California account for more than 43 percent, unlike a decade ago, when it was about 35 percent. The OA is C. I am confused, in Gmat, compare to is incorrect and compare with is correct. Is that correct? Also, I find an explanation said that in choice B, Of the Californians and 43 percent of them are repeated,but I don't think so. I believe because the sentence refers Californians first and then use them to refer. Am I correct? Compared to is used to compare dissimilar things: Cars and bikes Compared with is used to compare similar things: Cars and cars. You should not eliminate an answer choice directly just by thinking that this would never be correct on the GMAT. Regarding answer choice B, a decade is compared with 43% people. Hence incorrect. Hope this helps. • Magoosh Study with Magoosh GMAT prep Available with Beat the GMAT members only code • 5-Day Free Trial 5-day free, full-access trial TTP Quant Available with Beat the GMAT members only code • Free Veritas GMAT Class Experience Lesson 1 Live Free Available with Beat the GMAT members only code • 1 Hour Free BEAT THE GMAT EXCLUSIVE Available with Beat the GMAT members only code • Free Trial & Practice Exam BEAT THE GMAT EXCLUSIVE Available with Beat the GMAT members only code • Free Practice Test & Review How would you score if you took the GMAT Available with Beat the GMAT members only code • Get 300+ Practice Questions 25 Video lessons and 6 Webinars for FREE Available with Beat the GMAT members only code • 5 Day FREE Trial Study Smarter, Not Harder Available with Beat the GMAT members only code • FREE GMAT Exam Know how you'd score today for$0

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