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07 Jul 2008, 02:05
kevincan wrote:
Haha, the pros and disadvantages of scoring that high.... scoring 780/790/800 is all about luck.

Speaking of which, I wrote a GMATPrep Test2 today.

Overall 780
Q: 51Q (5x) - 60 mins
V: 47V (4x, 2 SC 2 RC) - 40 mins

Still sick, plus had friends around for the last 20 q's on verbal so was distracted a bit.

I saw some ridiculous Quant questions I've never seen before, including a DS with 4 variables and about 4-5 absolutes & inequalities.... I think it was:

if a<y<z<b is |y-a|<|y-b|? Is y closer to a than it is to b?1) |z-a|<|z-b|
2) |y-a|<|z-b|

definitely a 50+ Q question

The RC's I didn't read the passage properly, and the SC's I second guessed myself-- my initial choices were correct.

Going to practice SC, review some Quant problems and do a Paper Test tomorrow.

Be sure to understand that |x-y| is the distance from x to y.

shhh you're giving it away
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07 Jul 2008, 03:10
Haha, the pros and disadvantages of scoring that high.... scoring 780/790/800 is all about luck.

Speaking of which, I wrote a GMATPrep Test2 today.

Overall 780
Q: 51Q (5x) - 60 mins
V: 47V (4x, 2 SC 2 RC) - 40 mins

Still sick, plus had friends around for the last 20 q's on verbal so was distracted a bit.

I saw some ridiculous Quant questions I've never seen before, including a DS with 4 variables and about 4-5 absolutes & inequalities.... I think it was:

if a<y<z<b is |y-a|<|y-b|?
1) |z-a|<|z-b|
2) |y-a|<|z-b|

definitely a 50+ Q question

The RC's I didn't read the passage properly, and the SC's I second guessed myself-- my initial choices were correct.

Going to practice SC, review some Quant problems and do a Paper Test tomorrow.

a<b<z<b

1. |z-a| < |z-b|
We have |y-a| <|z-a| and |z-b|<|y-b|
==> |y-a| < |y-b|
2. Insufficient
A is correct.

BTW, how did U deal with verbal section for only 40 minutes?
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07 Jul 2008, 06:59
Will he, won't he?
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07 Jul 2008, 09:51
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07 Jul 2008, 10:55

I'm still sick today arghhhhhhhh how the hell am I sick in the SUMMER!!!!!!!!!!!!

I'm writing the 21st of July, in 2 weeks
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07 Jul 2008, 22:16
Did 21 SC today from SC1000

17 right, 4 wrong. Completed in 13 minutes. The errors were just stupid mistakes-- one of my clients showed me a list of idioms a class gave her, and I saw between X *OR* Y on there, and I started to second guess myself and picked that. Of course between X OR Y is always wrong (should be between X and Y).

I didn't do too much else today, bought some jeans, a jawbone 2, some lightscribe dvds to burn questions onto for clients.... worked the phone for 4 hours today, 7 clients ahhh. I should double as a shrink.

Tomorrow I have 2 appointments, maybe 3-- then if my brain is still working I plan to do 3 hours in the evening.

Oh actually I'm going to review those Quants I got wrong yesterday. There were 2 good ones that I can learn from.
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07 Jul 2008, 22:57
Have been trying to PM you but i think you have blocked PM.
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07 Jul 2008, 23:26
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Have been trying to PM you but i think you have blocked PM.

I don't know what's wrong with my PM's? I just tried having it automatically delete messages if my box is full, although it does not appear to be full............ hrm strange....... I just sent you a message. Let me know if you got it or not.
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07 Jul 2008, 23:28
This is the message I get from gmat club..

Why dont u pm ur email id..It would be easier to communicate

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07 Jul 2008, 23:38
There, I found the setting. You're right, they were disabled-- I never disabled them though. Must have been a software upgrade. Resend the messages that didn't arrive, thanks : )
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12 Jul 2008, 15:30
Ok, FINALLY feeling better. I had some ridiculous viral infection and then my sinuses were clogged, and as anyone who has ever had a sinus infection knows, you can't study too well : )

I might study a bit today. The date is definitely creeping up-- 9 days! Yikes.
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12 Jul 2008, 22:17
SC 110-136, 17 minutes.

89% correct
38s per question

Going to review mistakes now.
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13 Jul 2008, 19:16
Here's the thing that ticks me off. LOGICALLY, we can assume they're all alive initially (otherwise how would Tina have a freaking name?). So in 4 years Tina would be at least 4, hence III should *logically* be true.

But, alas, the DS nazi who writes the DS questions says nope, you can't assume that.... so basically Tina isn't born yet.

So III need not be true.

So just remember, when doing age questions, don't assume the person is already born

You're a tutor? How much are you charging? You meeting up at his/your house or at school? You doing this by yourself or through some kind of organization? Would be a good way for me to make some money.

As for the question itself.

I is obviously false.
II is oviously true.
And we need to have a closer look at III

R = Rose
S = Sam
T = Tina

Today Rose is twice as old as Sam and Sam is 3 years
younger than Tina. If Rose, Sam, and Tian are all alive 4 years from
Today, which of the following must be true on that day?

Formulas:
R = 2S
S = T-3

Then to see whether it has to be true, you can just plug in the lowest number you can think of that work.
R:2
S:1
T:4

4 years later:
R:6
S:5
T:8

Hence, Tina CAN be older then Rose.

I - Rose is twice as old as Sam
II - Sam is 3 years younger than Tina
III - Rose is older than Tina

A) I only
B) II only
C) III only
D) I and II
E) II and III

Glad to have been of help.

For the record... I'm taking the GMAT on tuesday. Been studying 2-3 hours a day for a month. Did 4 prep. tests so far:
49Q, 46V, 770
49Q, 50V, 770
50Q, 44V, 770
49Q, 44V, 760

Would be really really happy with a 770.

EDIT: I'm an idiot. After proving that 3 was not necessarily true, I chose it in my answer. Whoops...

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III need not be true. Answer is II only.

Does anyone have some hard Official questions Quant questions, ie tricky permutation/probability, geometry triples, etc?

Best of luck on your exam. One thing I would recommend would be focusing on the hard Quant questions you got right-- you're at 49/50, which means you're missing a lot of the harder questions. And of course I hope you're using GMATPrep, not Kraplan.

As for my business, I'm independent. I'd stay away from the prep companies. In fact, a lot of my clients come to me after having taken a prep course-- the prep companies care more about $$than they do about results, which is why they rarely ever show how their students do. Intern Joined: 13 Jul 2008 Posts: 39 Followers: 1 Kudos [?]: 4 [0], given: 0 Re: GMAT Rewrite [#permalink] ### Show Tags 16 Jul 2008, 14:29 StartupAddict wrote: III need not be true. Answer is II only. Does anyone have some hard Official questions Quant questions, ie tricky permutation/probability, geometry triples, etc? Best of luck on your exam. One thing I would recommend would be focusing on the hard Quant questions you got right-- you're at 49/50, which means you're missing a lot of the harder questions. And of course I hope you're using GMATPrep, not Kraplan. As for my business, I'm independent. I'd stay away from the prep companies. In fact, a lot of my clients come to me after having taken a prep course-- the prep companies care more about$$ than they do about results, which is why they rarely ever show how their students do.

After proving that 3 wasn't necessarily true, I chose it in my answer... Went too fast.

Did get a 770 on my GMAT for your information.

How do you get clients? Word of mouth?
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17 Jul 2008, 08:59
Are you not promoting yourself and using this forum to advertise ?
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17 Jul 2008, 12:31
I have 9 clients that I tutor in person, and have a waiting list as well, so I'm quite busy : )

With a 770 you can definitely tutor.

I'm going to do a GMATPrep right now, I have 2 hours to kill.... to be continued.
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17 Jul 2008, 13:05
so when you takin the gmat again?
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17 Jul 2008, 13:36
Plz can you tell me a place from where i can review some advanced number system questions...............i am struggling with it. Like the question was how many 3 digit no.s greater than 800 will be divisible by 3 i tried solving it by this method (999-801)/3 = 66 but the answer is 72 i suppose...... can you please expain it

I have 9 clients that I tutor in person, and have a waiting list as well, so I'm quite busy : )

With a 770 you can definitely tutor.

I'm going to do a GMATPrep right now, I have 2 hours to kill.... to be continued.

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17 Jul 2008, 13:51
Edit: Need to stop going so fast. Forget this.

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