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mgmat coronary event

Post Wed Jul 21, 2010 5:13 am
American Heart Association researchers have calculated that one person in the United States should experience a coronary event every 26 seconds.

one person in the United States should experience a coronary event every 26 seconds
a person in the United States should experience a coronary event once in every 26 seconds
a coronary event will strike one person in the United States once in every 26 seconds
every 26 seconds a person in the United States will experience a coronary event
every 26 seconds a person in the United States should experience a coronary event

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Post Wed Jul 21, 2010 5:20 am
C for me
i dont see any obvious mistakes here, meaning is the only reason

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Post Wed Jul 21, 2010 5:37 am
IMO D

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Post Wed Jul 21, 2010 7:10 am
I think D is the answer.

Regarding 'C', I don't believe that coronary events actually strike people but, even if they do, "once in every 26 seconds" seems incorrect. I think you can remove "in" from that phrase, leaving "once every 26 seconds".

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Post Wed Jul 21, 2010 7:16 am
Sorry to say but Manhattan question is again exactly similar to what question we had in OG.
Btw...Pradeep..you gave one more MGMAT?

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Post Wed Jul 21, 2010 8:45 am
IMO D:
Here is why:


American Heart Association researchers have calculated that one person in the United States should experience a coronary event every 26 seconds.

one person in the United States should experience a coronary event every 26 seconds -->INCORRECT: verb here is "have calculated" and hence using 'should' logically doesn't make sense.

a person in the United States should experience a coronary event once in every 26 seconds -->INCORRECT: completely changes the meaning by stating that one person will experience coronary event every 26sec, however the implied meaning should be " 1 person every 26 seconds in Us will experience coronary event .

a coronary event will strike one person in the United States once in every 26 seconds -->INCORRECT: same as B, changing the meaning.

every 26 seconds a person in the United States will experience a coronary event -->CORRECT: This is what researchers have calculated, 1 person every 26 sec will face this issue.

every 26 seconds a person in the United States should experience a coronary event -->INCORRECT: basically a reversal of option A, but for same reason this is Incorrect as well.

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Post Wed Jul 21, 2010 10:13 am
Gotta be D.

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Post Wed Jul 21, 2010 10:29 am
sorry adi that time i was little rude with u as u not answering anything. now i found u r good in sc as u recognize the source of question quickly. no this is from old mgmat test question just to share with u guys. plz put yr opinion on this question

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Post Wed Jul 21, 2010 11:01 am
adi_800 is a champ in SC.
I have seen some of his posts in Testmagic(hope u r d same 1)..

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Post Wed Jul 21, 2010 1:01 pm
IMO, D.

I am not sure about the usage of "should" here.

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Post Wed Jul 21, 2010 5:18 pm
loveusonu wrote:
adi_800 is a champ in SC.
I have seen some of his posts in Testmagic(hope u r d same 1)..
Yup..I am the one...Thanks for your kind words...
But facing problems on CR side...
But I will make it happen...
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@Pradeep: Manhattan old tests? What are they?
Have they released any old tests to all?

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Post Wed Jul 21, 2010 8:27 pm
yes adi is SC master. what is testmagic?

no adi

this was my first mgmat test now i posting the questions in the forum

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Post Wed Jul 21, 2010 8:59 pm
testmagic is another forum
pradeepkaushal9518 wrote:
yes adi is SC master. what is testmagic?

no adi

this was my first mgmat test now i posting the questions in the forum

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Post Fri Jul 23, 2010 4:04 am
It is clear that this question is similar a question in OG10

"one" is wrong because "one" refer to a specific person. No logic

"once" is redundant.

the problem is with "should"

on GMAT land, "should" is used to show obligation although in traditional grammar, in grammar books, "should" can be used to show possibility----I think this is what gmat want us to think. Yes, we have to think so

that is my idea about "should" here

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Post Fri Apr 15, 2016 10:04 pm
Hi,

Could someone help to give a more clear and detailed explanation for this one, as I still could not understand the problem to option C - a coronary event will strike one person in the United States once in every 26 seconds . I really do find it the same to the OA Sad

Thanks for your response Smile

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