Let Abe a unital separable simple C*-algebra with a unique tracial state. We prove that if A is nuclear and quasidiagonal, then A tensored with the universal uniformly hyperfinite (UHF) algebra has decomposition rank at most one. We then prove that A is nuclear, quasidiagonal, and has strict comparison if and only if A has finite decomposition rank. For such A, we also give a direct proof that A tensored with a UHF algebra has tracial rank zero. Using this result, we obtain a counterexample to the Powers-Sakai conjecture.
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