# GMAT Question of the Day (Dec 29): Combinations and Sentence Correction

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Math (PS)

A rectangular floor measures 2 by 3 meters. There are 5 white, 5 black, and 5 red parquet blocks available. If each block measures 1 by 1 meter, in how many different color patterns can the floor be parqueted?

(A) 104
(B) 213
(C) 577
(D) 705
(E) 726

OA and Explanation

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Verbal (SC)

On nearing the Earth, charged particles coming from the Sun tend to be deflected toward the North and South poles by the Earth's magnetic field.

(A) charged particles coming from the Sun tend to be deflected toward the North and South poles by the Earth's magnetic field
(B) charged particles that come from the Sun tend to be deflected toward the North and South poles by the Earth's magnetic field
(C) charged particles tend to be deflected as they come from the Sun toward the North and South poles by the Earth's magnetic field
(D) the Earth's magnetic field tends to deflect charged particles that come from the Sun toward the North and South poles
(E) the Earth's magnetic field tends to deflect toward the North and South poles charged particles coming from the Sun

OA and Explanation