# GMAT Question of the Day (Dec 14): Word Problem and Sentence Correction

- Dec 14, 02:00 AM Comments [0]

Math (PS)

A corporation with 5,000,000 shares of publicly listed stock reported total earnings of \$7.20 per share for the first 9 months of operation. During the final quarter the number of publicly listed shares was increased to 10,000,000 shares, and fourth quarter earnings were reported as \$1.25 per share. What are the average annual earnings per share based on the number of shares at the end of the year?

(A) 1.75
(B) 2.40
(C) 3.15
(D) 3.60
(E) 4.85

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Verbal (SC)

Even though the direct costs of malpractice disputes amounts to a sum lower than one percent of the \$541 billion the nation spent on health care last year, doctors say fear of lawsuits plays major role in health-care inflation.

(A) amounts to a sum lower
(B) amounts to less
(C) amounted to less
(D) amounted to lower
(E) amounted to a lower sum

Answers to the questions: E, C

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