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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 ## The Greek mathematician Archimedes is most famous for ##### This topic has 1 member reply ### Top Member ## The Greek mathematician Archimedes is most famous for ## Timer 00:00 ## Your Answer A B C D E ## Global Stats Difficult The Greek mathematician Archimedes is most famous for discovering that the quantities of water displaced by an immersed object have the same volume as the object itself. A. discovering that the quantities of water displaced by an immersed object have B. his discovery that by immersing objects in water, they displace quantities of C. discovering that the quantities of water displaced by an immersed object has D. discovering the quantities of water displaced by an immersed object of E. his discovery of the fact that an object displaces water quantities, when immersed, of OA A Source: Economist Gmat ### Top Member Legendary Member Joined 02 Mar 2018 Posted: 1039 messages Followed by: 2 members Top Reply It should be noted that Water is neither singular nor plural; it is uncountable. The author must have overlooked the usage of "quantities" with water, but this is however grammatically wrong. Anyways, let's picture the solution from another angle of "Quantities" which mean "much" a plural and must be used with a plural verb "HAVE" to make a meaningful sentence construction. OPTION A - CORRECT From a logical viewpoint, the combined usage of the plural "HAVE" with "QUANTITIES" makes the underlined phrase correct. OPTION B - INCORRECT The plural "objects" and "they" in the underlined portion do not match with the singular "object" in the non-underlined portion. Additionally, the pronoun 'they' has no antecedent. This thus gives the sentence a different meaning. OPTION C - INCORRECT "Has" must be "Have". Also, "quantities" violate the subject-verb agreement. OPTION D - INCORRECT There is a change in meaning here. Emphasis given to the "quantities" is to be considered instead of those quantities of water displaced. OPTION E - INCORRECT Wordy and not crisp in meaning. Therefore, the valid direct object of the verb "replaces" is "quantities"... It's not logical. • FREE GMAT Exam Know how you'd score today for$0

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