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Should I Take the GRE for Business School?

By - Jan 15, 15:08 PM   Comments [0]

What does business school have to do with the GRE? Unlike the GMAT, which only those applying to business school sit for, the GRE is typically known as a test for those who are interested in non-business (non-law, now-medical, etc.) graduate programs. Back in October, ETS (the GMAC of...

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Re-thinking Pythagoras: Is a triangle obtuse?

By - Jan 14, 09:00 AM   Comments [0]

The Pythagorean Theorem is one of the most remarkable theorems in all of mathematics.  It has a treasure trove of ramification up its sleeve, any one of which could provide you with invaluable help on the GMAT Quantitative section.  For example, consider this practice problem. 1) Consider the...

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GMAT Math: the Probability “At Least” Question

By - Jan 11, 09:00 AM   Comments [0]

In the first post in this series, I spoke about the AND rule and the OR rule in probability.  Now, we will focus on probability question involve the words “at least.”  First, some practice of this genre. Set #1 = {A, B, C, D, E} Set #2 = {K, L, M,...

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GMAT Preposition “with”

By - Jan 9, 09:00 AM   Comments [0]

Prepositions in English display a powerful diversity of uses.  In the previous preposition article, we talked about the proposition “to”.  Here, we will look, at the preposition “with.”   The preposition “with” The word “with” is a preposition.  This means, it must be followed by a noun — or...

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GMAT Math: Probability Rules

By - Jan 7, 09:00 AM   Comments [0]

First, some practice questions.  The scenario below is relevant to questions #1-#3. There are two sets of letters, and you are going to pick exactly one letter from each set. Set #1 = {A, B, C, D, E} Set #2 = {K, L, M, N, O, P} 1) What...

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GMAT Prepositions and Idioms: “to”

By - Jan 4, 09:00 AM   Comments [0]

Prepositions in English display a powerful diversity of uses.  In previous preposition article, we talked about the proposition “from”.  Here, we will look, at the preposition “to.”   The preposition “to” The word “to” is a preposition.  This means, it must be followed by a noun — or by...

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Top Six GMAT Grammar Tips for Sentence Correction

By - Jan 2, 16:45 PM   Comments [0]

First, a hard Sentence Correct for practice. 1 The term “Immaculate Conception”, a doctrine that the Roman Catholic Church formally proclaimed in 1854, not referring to the conception of Jesus, which, according to Christianity, occurred miraculously despite his mother Mary being a virgin, but to the conception...

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GMAT Math: One is NOT a Prime Number

By - Dec 26, 09:01 AM   Comments [0]

Fact: according to all mathematical definitions, the number 1 is not a prime number   Primes One definition of a prime number is: any number that has only two positive integer factors —- itself and 1.   The following are valid prime numbers. 2, 3, 5, 7, 11, 13, 17, 19, 23, 29...

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GMAT Prepositions and Idioms: “from”

By - Dec 24, 09:28 AM   Comments [0]

Prepositions are perhaps the most versatile and powerful words in the English language.  What English does with prepositions is notoriously hard for non-native speakers to learn.   In this first “preposition idiom” article, we will look at the preposition “from.”   The preposition “from” The word “from” is a...

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Number Sense for the GMAT

By - Dec 21, 09:25 AM   Comments [0]

First, a practice problem. Remember, no calculator. I.  47/150 II. 111/330 III. 299/900 1) Rank those three in order from smallest to biggest. I, II, III I, III, II II, I, III II, III, I III, I, II   Number sense Many GMAT Quantitative Problems, like the foregoing one, test number sense.  What is number sense?  Number sense is a good...

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