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24 Jan 2014, 18:00
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27 Jan 2014, 11:00
 FROM Veritas Prep Blog: Max-Min Strategies: Focus on Extremes In the last two weeks, we discussed some max min strategies. Today, let’s look at another max-min question in which we apply the strategy of focusing on the extremes. The largest or the smallest values are often found at the extremes of a given range.Question: If x and y are integers such that (x+1)^2 is less than or equal to 36 and (y-1)^2 is less than 64, what is the sum of the maximum possible value of xy and the minimum possible value of xy?(A) -16(B) -14(C) 0(D) 14(E) 16Solution: To get the sum of the maximum and minimum possible values of xy, we need to know the maximum and minimum values of xy. For those, we need to find the values that x and y can take. So first, we should review the information given:(x + 1)^2 <= 36(y – 1)^2 < 64We need to find the values that x and y can take. There are many ways of doing that. We can solve the inequality using the wave method discussed in this post or using the concept of absolute values. Let’s discuss both the methods.Wave method to solve inequalities:Solve for x: (x + 1)^2 <= 36(x + 1)^2 – 6^2 <= 0(x + 1 + 6)(x + 1 – 6) <= 0(x + 7)(x – 5) <= 0-7 <= x <= 5 (Using the wave method)Solve for y: (y – 1)^2 < 64(y – 1)^2 – 8^2 < 0(y – 1 + 8)(y – 1 – 8) < 0(y + 7)(y – 9) < 0-7 < y < 9 (Using the wave method)Or you can solve taking the square root on both sidesSolve for x: (x + 1)^2 <= 36|x + 1| <= 6-6 <= x + 1 <= 6 (discussed in your Veritas Algebra book)-7 <= x <= 5So x can take values: -7, -6, -5, -4, … 3, 4, 5Solve for y: (y – 1)^2 < 64|y – 1| < 8-8 < y – 1 < 8 (discussed in your Veritas Algebra book)-7 < y < 9So y can take values: -6, -5, -4, -3, … 6, 7, 8.Now that we have the values of x and y, we should try to find the minimum and maximum values of xy.Note that the values of xy can be positive as well as negative. The minimum value will be the negative value with largest absolute value (largest negative) and the maximum value will be the positive value with the largest absolute value.Minimum value – For the value to be negative, one and only one of x and y should be negative. Focus on the extreme values: if x is -7 and y is 8, we get xy = -56. This is the negative value with largest absolute value.Maximum value – For the value to be positive, both x and y should have the same signs. If x = -7 and y = -6, we get xy = 42. This is the largest positive value.The sum of the maximum value of xy and minimum value of xy is -56 + 42 = -14Answer (B)Try to think of it in terms of a number line. x lies in the range -7 to 5 and y lies in the  range -6 to 8. The range is linear so the end points give us the maximum/minimum values. Think of what happens when you plot a quadratic – the minimum/maximum could lie anywhere.Karishma, a Computer Engineer with a keen interest in alternative Mathematical approaches, has mentored students in the continents of Asia, Europe and North America. She teaches the GMAT for Veritas Prep and regularly participates in content development projects such as this blog!
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28 Jan 2014, 17:00
 FROM Veritas Prep Blog: School Profile: Work Hard and Play Hard at Swarthmore College Swarthmore College is ranked ninth among the Veritas Prep Elite College Rankings. It is a liberal arts and engineering college that is part of a three-college consortium including Harverford College and Bryn Mawr College. The school, which was founded by Quakers, has a long legacy of tolerance, social concern, and civic responsibility.Swarthmore promotes “ethical intelligence” and encourages students to question everything, especially their own thinking. They strive to create an open atmosphere that fosters dialogue and engagement with disparate ideas among students and faculty. Swarthmore’s goal is to develop what they refer to as leaders for the common good. Students looking to make their mark on the world may find a home at Swarthmore College.At Swarthmore the mission is “to prepare and motivate students to understand and engage issues of civic and social concern and to set their own paths towards shaping a more just and compassionate world.” Students are inspired to think independently and pursue activism, advocacy, and social entrepreneurship. The Lang Center for Civic and Social Responsibility was established in 2001 to provide students with vision and support in their endeavors. A few of the many paths students can pursue to increase social responsibility include education, agriculture, public policy, and LGBTQ. Swarthmore wants its students to make an impact on the world after graduation and they offer many programs and tools to make that happen.Swarthmore campus is located in a borough of Philadelphia on a 425-acre arboretum maintained by the school. The natural environment encompasses woodlands, grassy hills, and creeks that make the learning environment comfortable and tranquil. Right next to campus is The Village, a Swarthmore neighborhood filled with shops, restaurants, the occasional bed and breakfast, and a food co-op. The town of Swarthmore itself is a quiet little dry town only a twenty-five minute train ride to the robust city life of Philly.At Swarthmore 95% of the students live on campus in either an eight-person house or one of sixteen 200-person dorms. Most juniors and seniors have single rooms. Because meaningful interaction is a priority, there is only one dining hall on this large campus. This was a conscious decision to facilitate students congregating, mingling, and sharing ideas over meals. While students commune with one another, they enjoy healthy and delicious organic meals. It’s just one more example of how Swarthmore strives to model social awareness and effective change.Quaker traditions of tolerance are the backbone to Swarthmore College. A strong emphasis is put on community building and consensus decision-making. Equality and progressive change have been important to this school since its founder Lucretia Mott called for equal rights for women at the Seneca Falls Convention in 1848. While education and social development are the staples of Swarthmore, the school is equally dedicated to balance and a rich life.Swarthmore holds an annual Crum Creek Regatta where students race homemade boats down the shallow creek, provided they don’t sink first. Each spring, the school holds a weeklong Spring Fling celebration. Worthstock is a one-day outdoor live music event held during Spring Fling week. They are encouraged to work hard and play hard.Students with a passion for seeking within themselves the change they want in the world would do well to begin their journey by attending Swarthmore College.Plan on taking the SAT soon? We run a free online SAT prep seminar every few weeks. And, be sure to find us on Facebook and Google+, and follow us on Twitter! Also, take a look at our profiles for The University of Chicago, Pomona College, and Amherst College to see if those schools are a good fit for you.By Colleen Hill
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29 Jan 2014, 11:00
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30 Jan 2014, 10:00
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30 Jan 2014, 14:00
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03 Feb 2014, 10:00
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04 Feb 2014, 11:00
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11 Feb 2014, 12:00
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11 Feb 2014, 15:00
 FROM Veritas Prep Blog: Take the 2014 MBA Applicant Survey and Win \$500! It’s that time of year again! The Association of International Graduate Admissions Consultants (AIGAC) has launched the 2014 edition of its business school applicant survey. If you are applying to business school now, or have recently been admitted and plan on starting an MBA program in 2014, you could win \$500 just for spending 5 minutes completing!Why does AIGAC run this survey every year? AIGAC is an industry group representing admissions consultants all over the world, and the organization gathers this data every year to help its member consultants better serve their clients. Also, the data that AIGAC gathers is — 100% anonymously — shared with business school admissions officers, who are always eager to gain more insights into how business school applicants research and choose MBA programs. (You can see last year’s survey results here.)One lucky survey participant will be randomly selected to win \$500. But you only can win if you complete the survey, so do it now! You can access the survey here.Thanks in advance for helping us serve our clients better, and good luck!By Scott Shrum.
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