Yesterday, studying materials of mathematical Olympiad of 2009 Moscow Lomonosov’s University, I said “this problem is format GMAT and soon the similar problems will meet at examinations.”
Now, I would like to present it for discussion.
Teams A, B, C participated in the championship on boxing. The each boxer from team A boxed exactly with 5 boxers from B and 2 from C, each boxer from B-with 6 from A and 4 from C, and each from C - with 3 from A and m from B. What is m?
This problem is in GMAT format but it doesnot mean that it is a GMAT problem. GMAT probllems has some important features such as:
1. It is solvable majority of the test takers. It is not unnecessarily complex or difficult to be solved by test takers..
2. It tests some basic math concepts but not an advanced concepts.
3. It should be solved under a resonable time i.e. 2 minuets.
4. It doesnot require advanced math skills.
5. So on..
Based upon these points above, it is not a GMAT problem for me because it is not solved under 2 minuets, it is too complex, and it tests some advance concepts.
Again, GMAT questions are not too difficult to be answered. If it were not too diffucult, it would have received many responses by now.