GMAT Question of the Day (Nov 21): Absolute values and Sentence Correction

By - Nov 21, 02:00 AM Comments [2]

Math (PS)

If \frac{X}{|X|} < X , which of the following must be true about X ? ( X \ne 0 )

(A) X > 2
(B) X \in (-1,0) \cup (1,\infty)
(C) |X| < 1
(D) |X| = 1
(E) |X|^2 > 1

Question Discussion & Explanation
Correct Answer - B - (click and drag your mouse to see the answer)

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Verbal (SC)

Jane and William will represent our school at the modern arts convention, for their creations have been outstanding this semester.

(A) convention, for their creations have been outstanding this semester
(B) convention, their creations in this having been outstanding this semester
(C) convention; their creations this semester have been outstanding
(D) convention; they having been outstanding in their creations this semester
(E) convention, for they have this semester done outstanding creations

Question Discussion & Explanation
Correct Answer - C - (click and drag your mouse to see the answer)

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[2] Comments to this Article

  1. Baron Fingerlicking November 24, 11:41 AM

    I have a question about sentence correction. From my prep material I read that from the answer choices, “A” is a repeat of the underline sentence/phrase and thus we can eliminate immediately. However, after reviewing a practice exam (which I took on the GMAT prep software) I saw that the correct answer choice was A.

    So, whats the deal. Should answer choice A be eliminated since its a repeat of the underlined part of the sentence or can it in fact be the correct answer choice?

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  2. GMAT Club November 24, 4:46 PM

    Yes, A can be and is the answer choice in about 15% of SC’s.
    Sometimes the question is correct as written…. we would not need an A if it were not an option.

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