Critical Reasoning

How to Weaken an Argument in GMAT Critical Reasoning

By - Apr 13, 09:00 AM   Comments [2]

More Than One Way Often the strongest ways to attack an argument is to undermine one of its pivotal assumptions: that’s something I discussed in this post:http://magoosh.com/gmat/2012/arguments-and-assumptions-on-the-gmat/.  Other ways of attacking an argument include: a) questioning the evidence cited, and/or questioning the starting point b) showing argument leads...

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How to Tackle Analogous Situations in RC and CR

By - Apr 11, 14:52 PM   Comments [0]

By Jen Rugani Say a friend tells you a story about something that happened to her at work. Her boss has decided to assign her to a very specific research assignment, despite the fact that such research rarely yields practical results. Hearing this reminds you of...

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Assumptions: GMAT and Otherwise

By - Apr 11, 12:21 PM   Comments [0]

By Lucas Weingarten Sometimes you stumble upon something that is too full of coincidence to pass up.  Inc. recently published an online article that seems written with the GMAT in mind: Have you checked your assumptions lately? I have concluded that you’ll find this editorial particularly interesting because...

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GMAT Question of the Day (Apr 10): Statistics and Critical Reasoning

By - Apr 10, 02:00 AM   Comments [0]

Math (DS) Set consists of odd integers divisible by 5. Is standard deviation of positive? 1. All members of are positive 2. consists of only one member Question Discussion & Explanation Correct Answer - B - (click and drag your mouse to see the answer) GMAT Daily...

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GMAT Question of the Day (Apr 9): Arithmetic and Critical Reasoning

By - Apr 9, 02:00 AM   Comments [0]

Math (PS) Which expression is the greatest? (A) (B) (C) (D) (E) Question Discussion & Explanation Correct Answer - C - (click and drag your mouse to see the answer) GMAT Daily Deals Knewton GMAT: fully custom prep w/ the highest point increase guarantee in the industry. $350 savings @...

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GMAT Question of the Day (Apr 3): Word Problem and Critical Reasoning

By - Apr 3, 02:00 AM   Comments [0]

Math (PS) 4% of population of country L has military experience and supports a war against Country G. If 20% of those who support the war have no military experience what percentage of the country's population actually supports war against G? (A) 5% (B) 7.5% (C) 10% (D) 12.5% (E) 15% Question...

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GMAT Question of the Day (Apr 2): Probability and Critical Reasoning

By - Apr 2, 02:00 AM   Comments [0]

Math (PS) There are 6 cards numbered from 1 to 6. They are placed into a box, and then one is drawn and put back and then another card is drawn and put back. What is the probability that one of the cards was 5 if...

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GMAT Question of the Day (Mar 30): Work Problem and Critical Reasoning

By - Mar 30, 02:00 AM   Comments [0]

Math (PS) Robert can eat a 20 kg. bag of potatoes in 10 days. He and his wife Jane can eat the same bag in 7 days. How many days does it take Jane to eat a 20 kg. bag of potatoes by herself? (A) (B) (C)...

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GMAT CR: Paradox Questions

By - Mar 27, 09:00 AM   Comments [0]

Master this fiendishly tricky variety of Critical Reasoning question on the GMAT The philosopher Zeno of Elia (490-430 BCE) was famous for his mind-bending paradoxes.  One of them went like this: Suppose there were a race between Achilles (famed as the fastest runner in ancient Greece) and...

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GMAT Question of the Day (Mar 27): Overlapping Sets and Critical Reasoning

By - Mar 27, 02:00 AM   Comments [0]

Math (PS) Foodmart customers regularly buy at least one of the following products: milk, chicken, or apples. 60% of shoppers buy milk, 50% buy chicken, and 35% buy apples. If 10% of the customers buy all 3 products, what percentage of Foodmart customers purchase exactly 2...

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