GMAT Question of the Day (Aug 12): Probability and Critical Reasoning

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Math (PS)

Mary and Joe are to throw three dice each. The score is the sum of points on all three dice. If Mary scores 10 in her attempt what is the probability that Joe will outscore Mary in his?

(A) \frac{24}{64}
(B) \frac{32}{64}
(C) \frac{36}{64}
(D) \frac{40}{64}
(E) \frac{42}{64}

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

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Verbal (CR)

The candy manufacturer's claim that employee "theft" costs the company thousands of dollars a year in potential sales is greatly overstated. Most of the candy eaten on the job and not paid for is eaten one piece at a time, by workers who would not be willing to buy an entire box of it anyway.

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

(A) The workers eat only defective candies that could not be sold
(B) Candy eaten by employees represents lost potential sales to non-employees
(C) A few workers account for most of the candy that is eaten but not paid for.
(D) Most of the candies eaten by employees are consumed during the holiday season, when production outputs are at their highest
(E) The amount of candy eaten by employees is only a small fraction of the candy sold by the company

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

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