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# Guessing Last 10 questions of each sectio - Score projection

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26 May 2008, 10:14
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I had to guess the last 10 questions for both math and verbal - yea I know I'm an idiot.

Since I had to randomly guess the last 10 of each section, my question is, is it possible to be scoring in the 500 to 600 range leading up to the last 10 questions but could have ended up getting nearly all 20 questions wrong, which resulted in my GMAT score of 400?

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26 May 2008, 10:32
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In all likelihood, you didn't get all 20 wrong. However, your having guessed on so many means that you were scoring in the 500 to 600 range when time ran out

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28 May 2008, 07:27
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It's quite easy, human. I guessed last 5 verbal questions of real GMAT and was scored with V35. And it should be exactly around 550 . You are not an idiot cause you avoided penalties for abandonments. Well done.

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28 May 2008, 08:17
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I guessed on my last 6 questions of Quant and still got a 49. And 49-50 was my level, I was never a 51 guy. So, those last few questions can at most bring your score by 1 point I think.
The bottom line is, work on your timing but improve your skills too.
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28 May 2008, 11:09
chineseburned wrote:
I guessed on my last 6 questions of Quant and still got a 49. And 49-50 was my level, I was never a 51 guy. So, those last few questions can at most bring your score by 1 point I think.
The bottom line is, work on your timing but improve your skills too.

Jeeesh
If that's true, I would have given more time to the questions preceding #31

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28 May 2008, 11:24
kidderek wrote:
chineseburned wrote:
I guessed on my last 6 questions of Quant and still got a 49. And 49-50 was my level, I was never a 51 guy. So, those last few questions can at most bring your score by 1 point I think.
The bottom line is, work on your timing but improve your skills too.

Jeeesh
If that's true, I would have given more time to the questions preceding #31

Well, even if I magically had reached the 51 level when my time started to run out, that's still a 2-point drop. And maybe I did get a couple of those 6 correct, who knows. The important thing is not to leave unanswered questions, wrong answers after the 30th aren't too damaging on Quant. Verbal is a different beast. I think every msitake counts.
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28 May 2008, 11:33
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chineseburned wrote:
kidderek wrote:
chineseburned wrote:
I guessed on my last 6 questions of Quant and still got a 49. And 49-50 was my level, I was never a 51 guy. So, those last few questions can at most bring your score by 1 point I think.
The bottom line is, work on your timing but improve your skills too.

Jeeesh
If that's true, I would have given more time to the questions preceding #31

Well, even if I magically had reached the 51 level when my time started to run out, that's still a 2-point drop. And maybe I did get a couple of those 6 correct, who knows. The important thing is not to leave unanswered questions, wrong answers after the 30th aren't too damaging on Quant. Verbal is a different beast. I think every msitake counts.

Well, there's only a 26% chance that you got all 6 wrong, so yea you probably did get at least one right.

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28 May 2008, 11:43
kidderek wrote:

Well, there's only a 26% chance that you got all 6 wrong, so yea you probably did get at least one right.

Did you know that the GMAT is based on Murphy's Law?

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28 May 2008, 11:44
gmatnub wrote:
kidderek wrote:

Well, there's only a 26% chance that you got all 6 wrong, so yea you probably did get at least one right.

Did you know that the GMAT is based on Murphy's Law?

hahaha yes indeed.

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28 May 2008, 12:25
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kidderek, you amaze me. Maybe it's just how you view the world. On a question talking about guessing, you were able to bring up probability and back to quant!!!

26% chance of getting all the remaining questions wrong.

Would that be $$.8^6$$?

Kiderek.....always the teacher
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28 May 2008, 12:30
jallenmorris wrote:
Would that be $$.8^6$$?

Yup. good stuff.

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