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Repeating Verb Phrases on the GMAT

By - Feb 13, 09:00 AM   Comments [2]

“Fred wrote to Congress to complain about this policy nearly four months before Silvia ____________” What we want to say is — Fred wrote to Congress, and Silvia also wrote to Congress, but Fred did what he did before Silvia did what she did.  The question...

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GMAT Counting with Restrictions

By - Feb 11, 09:00 AM   Comments [2]

First, try these challenging GMAT Quantitative problems, all variations on a theme, as you will see. 1) Seven children — A, B, C, D, E, F, and G — are going to sit in seven chairs in a row.  The children C & F have to...

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Active Verbs on the GMAT

By - Feb 8, 09:00 AM   Comments [0]

To start, consider these practice GMAT Sentence Correction questions. 1) The Senator’s warm recommendation of the popular Congressman seemed to many an implication that he will not see re-election to his current office. an implication that to make the implication to imply that as if implying to make implicit that 2) Five-star General John Pershing had such...

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Mathematical Thinking on the GMAT

By - Feb 6, 09:00 AM   Comments [2]

What does the GMAT Quantitative section test?  Math, of course.  As tautological as that may seem, there is a very subtle point here.  What exactly is math?   Mathematics Strange as it may seem, there is no generally accepted formal definition of the word mathematics.  Most of the...

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GMAT Math: Can you divide by a variable?

By - Feb 4, 09:00 AM   Comments [0]

Question #1: In the equation, can you divide both sides by x? Question #2: In the equation (x – 3)(x + 5) = (2x + 1)(x + 5), can you divide both sides by (x + 5)? Question #3: Question #4:   Dividing by a variable or by an algebraic expression The...

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GMAT Prepositions and Idioms: “for”

By - Feb 1, 09:00 AM   Comments [0]

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

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GMAT Prepositions and Idioms: “of”

By - Jan 30, 09:00 AM   Comments [0]

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

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GMAT Number Properties

By - Jan 28, 09:00 AM   Comments [0]

The single most-tested topic on the GMAT Quantitative Section is something called “Number Properties.”  In a way, this statement, while absolutely true, is a bit deceptive.  It’s like saying the biggest category at a particular zoo is mammals: even if that is completely true, that...

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Auxiliary (Helping) Verbs and Number on the GMAT

By - Jan 25, 09:00 AM   Comments [0]

First of all, try this GMAT Sentence Correction practice problem.   1) Knocked from the asteroid belt, an asteroid that comes close to Earth may be captured by Earth’s gravitational field, ultimately spiraling inward and, fully consumed during its fiery descent through the atmosphere while being a “falling...

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GMAT Probability and Counting Techniques

By - Jan 23, 09:00 AM   Comments [2]

This is the third in a series of probability articles for the GMAT Quantitative Section.  In the first, I discussed the “AND” and “OR” rules for probability.  In the second, I discussed the “complement rule” and how to use this to solve “at least” problems in probability. ...

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