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by saurabh_maths » Sat Mar 12, 2011 5:11 pm
A recent study of the United States tort system indicates that in 2004, accident, product-liability, and other tort costs totaled $260 billion, twice as many as 1990.

A twice as many as 1990
B twice as much as 1990
C twice the amount spent in 1990
D a number double those of 1990's
E a number double that of 1990's


OA ... LATER

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by navami » Sat Mar 12, 2011 8:34 pm
.........in 2004, ..... tort costs totaled $260 billion, <OPTIONS>

IMO E
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by tetura84 » Sat Mar 12, 2011 9:25 pm
Lets see what is the comparison here.
costs in 2004 vs costs in 1990.

A & B out because the comparison is between costs and year.
D & E out because that of/those of and 1990's is redundant.
I feel in is missing in D & E.
those of/that of in 1990 is correct.

IMO C
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by AIM GMAT » Sat Mar 12, 2011 9:33 pm
A twice as many as 1990
B twice as much as 1990
C twice the amount spent in 1990
D a number double those of 1990's
E a number double that of 1990's

$260 b compared to the amount spent in 1990 is the correct comparison . Rest all are wrong .
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by saurabh_maths » Sun Mar 13, 2011 6:06 am
AIMGMAT,

Yes the OA is C ...

But I want to know that why E is incorrect here ???

In E we are comapring the number 260 billion to a number that in 1990 . I thoight it shd be correct
Isn't it correct to say 260 Billion, a number double to that of 1990's then ?

Please explain .....

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by AIM GMAT » Sun Mar 13, 2011 8:33 am
tort costs totaled $260 billion = number

tort costs totaled $260 billion = amount

Which sounds better ?

What would u call Rs 100 , a number double that of xyz's ?


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by MAAJ » Sun Mar 13, 2011 9:13 am
(E) could be correct if it were like this:

...a number that doubled that of 1990
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by GMATGuruNY » Sun Mar 13, 2011 3:44 pm
saurabh_maths wrote:A recent study of the United States tort system indicates that in 2004, accident, product-liability, and other tort costs totaled $260 billion, twice as many as 1990.

A twice as many as 1990
B twice as much as 1990
C twice the amount spent in 1990
D a number double those of 1990's
E a number double that of 1990's


OA ... LATER
A and B incorrectly compare 260 billion to 1990. Eliminate A and B.

In D and E, the possessive 1990's is redundant with those of and that of, each of which is sufficient to indicate possession. Eliminate D and E.

The correct answer is C.
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