GMAT Question of the Day (Feb 2): Arithmetic and Critical Reasoning

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Math (DS)

Series A(n) is such that A(n) = \frac{A(n-1)}{n} . How many elements of the series are bigger than \frac{1}{2}?

1. A(2) = 5
2. A(1) - A(2) = 5

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Verbal (CR)

Medical education in the United States has focused almost exclusively on curative medicine, while preventive care has been given scant attention. This is misguided. Medical schools should invest as much time in teaching their students how to prevent illness as in teaching them how to cure it.

Which of the following, if true, most strengthens the argument above?

(A) Many contagious diseases can be prevented with vaccines.
(B) In 1988, for every three cents the United States spent on prevention, it spent 97 cents on curative treatment.
(C) The number of students enrolled in medical school is the highest it has ever been.
(D) More people die each year from disease than from accidental causes.
(E) As the population grows, the number of doctors in certain specialties has not been keeping pace.

Answers to the questions: D, A
For explanations please see these threads: math and verbal

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