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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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GMAT Idiom: because vs. because of

By - Dec 19, 09:22 AM   Comments [1]

First, a practice GMAT Sentence Correction question: 1) Because of Elnath Industries posting a second consecutive quarter of losses, its stocks tumbled 20% in the last three days. Because of Elnath Industries posting Because of Elnath Industries having posted Because Elnath Industries posting Because Elnath Industries posted Because Elnath Industries had been posting Because By...

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Doubling and Halving Trick for GMAT Math

By - Dec 17, 09:03 AM   Comments [0]

Learn one of the handiest tricks for math without a calculator!   Without a calculator, what is 1. 35 x 12? 2. 150 x 36? 3. 125 x 84? On the GMAT, you don’t get a calculator. With the doubling and halving trick, all of these become much easier.   Thinking about multiplication Every positive integer...

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GMAT Math: Midpoints and Parallel vs. Perpendicular lines

By - Dec 12, 09:00 AM   Comments [0]

First, a few practice questions. 1) Line A has the equation 3x + y = 7.  Which of the following lines is perpendicular to Line A? y = 3x + 4 y = –3x – 6 y = (1/3)x – 1 y = (–1/3)x + 2 y = (–7/3)x – 5 2)...

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GMAT Math: Calculating Combinations

By - Dec 10, 09:01 AM   Comments [0]

First, a few practice questions.  Remember --- no calculator! 1) A radio station has to choose three days of the seven in a week to broadcast a certain program, and that set will repeat each week.  The program can be broadcast equally on any of the seven...

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GMAT Grammar: Appositive Phrases

By - Dec 7, 09:03 AM   Comments [0]

Friends, Romans, countrymen: it is time to learn about appositive phrases!  But first, a practice sentence. 1. Being America's national bird, the Bald Eagle has little natural predators like the Great Horned Owl, and their population dwindling to almost nothing up to the point of DDT being...

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GMAT Math: Lines & Slope in the x-y plane

By - Dec 3, 09:01 AM   Comments [0]

Here are a set of practice GMAT questions about the Cartesian plane. 1) What is the equation of the line that goes through (–2, 3) and (5, –4)? y = –x + 1 y = x + 5 y = –3x/7 + 15/7 y = –4x/3 + 1/3 y = 9x/5...

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