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# Question for gurus - scoring the two sections partly

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21 Oct 2008, 09:42
Hi guys,

I'm practicing with Princeton Review, which it seems to have several supporters here on gmatclub, and I have the following doubt:

Doing the full text, first quant part and the verbal part, I get: 590 (Q:42; V:30). After that, I write down my questions.

Then I repeat just the quant part (taking care of reviewing that I get the same questions, which is true), answering the same as I did before. I get 380 (Q:42; V:0)

After that, I do the same with the verbal part (again, I check that I get the same questions, which is true) and I get 300 (Q:0; V:30)

One question comes to my mind: is not the sum of the quant and verbal parts the overall score?

590 <> 380+300

Any suggestions to this?

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21 Oct 2008, 10:31
They are not summed. Higher score is awarded to uncommon performance.

What are the odds that you will become a doctor? maybe 1%

What are the odds that you will become a lawyer? maybe 1%

What are the odds that you will become a doctor/lawyer? about 0.001%
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21 Oct 2008, 23:46
Thank you Tarmac for your explanation but I'm afraid I still don't understand it very well

What are the odds that you will become a doctor? maybe 1%

What are the odds that you will become a lawyer? maybe 1%

What are the odds that you will become a doctor or a lawyer? 2%

Why don't you summ them?

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22 Oct 2008, 10:32
The higher overall score is assigned to people who do well on both sections, not just one of them. You can't just add the scores up.
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22 Oct 2008, 11:06
JohnLewis1980 wrote:
Thank you Tarmac for your explanation but I'm afraid I still don't understand it very well

What are the odds that you will become a doctor? maybe 1%

What are the odds that you will become a lawyer? maybe 1%

What are the odds that you will become a doctor or a lawyer? 2%

Why don't you summ them?

Cheers

Although doctor/lawyer implies doctor OR lawyer, I'm assuming that Tarmac meant to imply the odds of becoming both.

The probability of A or B = A+B
The probability of A and B = A*B
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