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15 Sep 2004, 07:22
No one till now. Common guys..
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15 Sep 2004, 07:39
crackgmat750, you rock.

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4 mins to read.
to answer q's - sorry, lost track of time, since I had to run for a call.
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15 Sep 2004, 07:51
1 A
2 C
3 D
4 D
5 E
6 D
7 A
8 B
9 D

forgot to note the time.
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15 Sep 2004, 08:35
Thanks again, but would have loved to post my answers as well.
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15 Sep 2004, 09:36
18 mins for 9 Qs

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Last edited by srijay007 on 15 Sep 2004, 09:40, edited 1 time in total.
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15 Sep 2004, 09:38
dushver wrote:
Thanks again, but would have loved to post my answers as well.

dushver,
Im sure u must have thought that "crackgmat3"'s prev post was the OA!
Note the RC was posted by crackgmat750

So the OA is still not out ....
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15 Sep 2004, 13:41
Yes, OA's are still not out, and they wont be before late in night. So you guys have some more hours to do this RC.
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15 Sep 2004, 22:45
I wanted to post it now,but right now iam very tired. I will post them tommorow. Till then, if more people want to try they are welcome.
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16 Sep 2004, 08:26
B
C
D
D
B
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A
D

14 mins ( 5 reading + 9mins for answering)
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16 Sep 2004, 09:15
17 mins in total. First pass of the passage itself took 3 mins.

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16 Sep 2004, 16:04
Great Job folks. Here are the OA's

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I beleive last two people did quite well in this RC.
One thing which is intriguing me is that Iam taking less time than others in doing these Rc's. I am not sure if what iam doing is good or not. But one major goal for me ,during my last preparation for GMAT, has been to improve my focus and speed in rc/cr questions.
I finished reading this RC in 4-5 minutes and did the questions in another 6 minutes.
I did 5th and 6th question wrong.
While going through the answers, i realized that 5th was a very smart question.. Only in the second last line of this long passage, it says that texas is currently having second largest population. From here, we can infer the answer B. Otherwise also, if we work by POE, no other choice is correct..but In the heat of the moment, like many others, I picked C. But if we check it now carefully, C is too broad. Last two people had this Q correct..kudos to them..because I beelive it is a very subtle question..and u need to keep your eye OPEN till the end of the passage and infer everything fast to do such questions.
We all did 6th question incorrect. It was again one of those tough except questions + choice C is something we tend to assume true because it was mentioned about in the passage. But if you guys read that part carefully, no where has been it mentioned that book describes the effect of mexican revolution on los angeles. Only author of this passage mentions that many mexicans left mexico after the revolution..so book doesnt mention the effect.
See the subtlelity in these kind of questions..under time pressure they force you to pick wrong choices.. it's in questions like these that men are separated from boys.
good luck folks.
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26 Feb 2012, 01:23
7. Each year companies in the United State could save as much as $58 billion annually by preventing illness among employees and gain as much as$200 billion through improving performance of workers if they simply provided offices with cleaner air.

A.　annually by preventing illness among employees and gain as much as $200 billion through improving performance of workers if they simply provided B. annually if they prevented employee illness and gain as much as$200 billion through worker performance improved by simply providing
C. annually in employee illness prevention and gain as much as $200 billion through worker performance improved by simply providing D. in employee illness prevention and gain as much as$200 billion through improving performance of workers if they simply provided
E. by preventing illness among employees and gain as much as \$200 billion through improved worker performance if they simply provided
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