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  • GMAT Question of the Day – Data Sufficiency – RateJohn took twice as much time to complete the first half of his journey as he took to complete the rest of the journey. What was his average speed for the entire journey?

    (1) His average speed for the first half of the journey was 40 mph slower than his average speed for the rest of the journey

    (2) ... Read More

  • How to use the LSAT for GMAT Verbal MasteryMy guess is that you want a shot at an impressive MBA program and that you’re ready to take some unconventional steps in order to improve your GMAT verbal score. Well, kudos to you. You’ve come to the right place. Today we’ll chat about using the questions from another test (the LSAT) in order to craft ... Read More

  • Winter is Coming

    by Pro GMAT on August 29, 2014

    Its very dark out tonight, with few resources of light. But I need to reach the destination somehow. Woods have a smell of winter already in its air. The nights are becoming colder and longer. The only source of heat … Continue reading → Read More

  • GMAT Question of the Day – Problem Solving – ProbabilityDan will go on vacation starting Monday morning. If on any day of his vacation Dan’s boss calls him, Dan must return to work that same evening. If on any given day there is a 20% chance that Dan’s boss will call him, what is the probability that Dan will return to work on ... Read More

  • GMAT Question of the Day - Data Sufficiency – Number PropertiesIf v is greater than or equal to 1 is r/v a terminating decimal?

    (1) v – 1 is divisible by 3

    (2) r = 99

    AnswerSelectShow E.GMAT Question of the Day SolutionA terminating decimal broken down to its simplest form only has 2′s and 5′s in the denominator. That’s ... Read More

  • GMAT Question of the Day – Data Sufficiency – CombinatoricsA team is composed of exactly 4 executives and 3 associates. How many such teams can be formed?

    (1) If two fewer executives were available for selection there would be equal an number of executives and associates available for selection.

    (2) If two more associated were available ... Read More

  • What does it test? According to the ETS Web site, the Analytical Writing section of the GRE General Test “measures critical thinking and analytical writing skills, specifically your ability to articulate and support complex ideas clearly and effectively.” It measures these … Continue reading → Read More

  • Change in the Game Plan

    by Pro GMAT on August 26, 2014

    Hi Guys,  Its been a while since  I’ve posted my last blog. Yes, I was super busy with official work as well as some mind-blowing results of my practice tests and others. But, now it feels great after putting my thoughts again … Continue reading → Read More

  • GMAT Question of the Day – Problem Solving – Ratio/Word ProblemOn July 1st Company X and Company Y each sold their entire inventories of Widget Z. If Company X sold 40% more units of Widget Z than Company Y sold and charged 60% less than Company Y per unit of Widget Z, which of the following could be the combined revenue from the sale ... Read More

  • GMAT Question of the Day -Data Sufficiency- Digits/Number PropertiesIf z < 1 what is the tenths digit of z?

    (1) The tens digit of 100z is 0

    (2) z < 1/11

    AnswerSelectShow A.GMAT Question of the DayFor GMAT data sufficiency questions it will help to consider special numbers: 0, 1, positive, negative, integer, decimal. Whenever you are considering ... Read More

  • GMAT Question of the Day – Problem Solving – RateFrom her home, Daria traveled east for 2.6 miles and for every 15 minutes she traveled 1 mile. At some point she returned home on the same path. If after the initial 2.6 miles Daria traveled for 45 minutes then for how many miles did she travel west?

    A. 1.4

    B. 1.6

    C. 1.9

    D. 2.2

    E. 2.4

    AnswerSelectShow ... Read More

  • GMAT Question of the Day – Data Sufficiency – Absolute ValueIf |x| is greater than or equal to 1 is x < 0?

    (1) 1/2 – |x|/x > 0

    (2) |x|/2 – x/3 > 0

    AnswerSelectShow A.GMAT Question of the Day SolutionFor GMAT Absolute value questions remember to think about what happens when the number is negative and what happens ... Read More

  • GMAT Question of the Day – Problem Solving – ExponentsWhich of the following is equal to (.9997)^2

    A. .99940004

    B. .99940009

    C. .99949991

    D. .99960049

    E. .99969991

    AnswerSelectShow B.GMAT Question of the Day SolutionHere’s a question of the day with some seemingly tough calculations but with any GMAT question you should consider ... Read More

  • GMAT Question of the Day – Data Sufficiency – Absolute Value/Algebrax and y are integers. If x > |y| is x > 2?

    AnswerSelectShow D.

    GMAT Question of the Day SolutionGMAT absolute value questions generally focus on the polarity of the variables. Think of what happens when things are positive and when things are negative. In this ... Read More

  • According to the ETS Web site, the Verbal Reasoning section of the GRE General Test “measures your ability to analyze and evaluate written material and synthesize information obtained from it, analyze relationships among component parts of sentences and recognize relationships … Continue reading → Read More

  • An individual’s success depends upon his/her ability to be productive. Being productive means not to devote your maximum time to the task, but to get most out of your time that was spent on the task. It may be a day, an hour, … Continue reading → Read More

  • MBA Because

    by Pro GMAT on August 15, 2014

    Today, while going around some university webpages, a question came to my mind. Why I am doing this? The question which strikes everyones mind sometime, somewhere. It striked me 2-3 time, so thought of writing it down. I have a … Continue reading → Read More

  • Yeah!! Today is Independence day of India. Congratulation to all Indians and all who are reading this post. India is celebrating 68th Independence Day today (15th August). A country to love, to respect, to care, to be the first and the … Continue reading → Read More

  • GMAT Question of the Day – Data Sufficiency – Number PropertiesIf x is a two digit positive integer, is x even?

    (1) x can be written as the sum of the cubes of 3 different positive integers

    (2) x is a prime number

    AnswerSelectShow B.GMAT Question of the Day SolutionMy GMAT tutoring students probably get tired of me saying: stay organized! ... Read More

  • GMAT Question of the Day – Problem Solving – Overlapping Sets/Picking NumbersAt a certain rail-yard each train is either a freight train or a commuter train and either runs on the southern line or the northern line. 20% of the commuter trains run on the southern line and the number of freight trains that run on the southern line represents ... Read More

  • bRainStorming

    by Pro GMAT on August 13, 2014

    It was a cool rainy day, with more to accomplish less to relinquish. Yesterday I focused on Number theory and some info on resume. Find it here. Moving forward, today I focused on some basics of Quant and Verbal. I did … Continue reading → Read More

  • GMAT Question of the Day – Data Sufficiency – Absolute ValueIf x is an integer is y < 2?

    (1) |x| – x = y

    (2) x < |x|

    AnswerSelectShow C.GMAT Question of the Day SolutionFor GMAT absolute value questions think about the signs (+, -). What happens when the underlying variable is positive? What happens when it is negative? In ... Read More

  • Drinks Break on Marathon

    by Pro GMAT on August 12, 2014

    Last 3-4 weeks are going like running in a marathon. Consuming every possible information and saving it to the infinite TB of my brain. My hard-disk is revolving like Shaktimaan(an indian superhero). I have taken my CAT exams in past … Continue reading → Read More

  • GMAT Question of the Day – Problem Solving – ExponentsA. 10^12,000,000

    B. 10^6,000,000

    C. 10^3,000,000

    D. 10^600,000

    E. 10^300,000

    AnswerSelectShow B.

    GMAT Question of the Day SolutionThis question of the day presents an exponents work-out. First rule of GMAT: Know your fundamentals! Do you really know your exponent rules? The ... Read More

  • According to the ETS Web site, the Quantitative Reasoning section of the GRE General Test measures “problem-solving ability, focusing on basic concepts of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, and data analysis.” What doesn't it test? This is not a test geared towards math majors; … Continue reading → Read More

  • Outch..It hurts..

    by Pro GMAT on August 11, 2014

    It was a bad day again, or I would say a good day with some bad time. I took my MGMAT #3 today and ended up with a hurtful Score. It was just.. just.. 550 (Q40, V27).  – 20 from the previous … Continue reading → Read More

  • Study buddy cfa

    Social Studying in New York

    We often make studying for the CFA unnecessarily hard and lonesome. Let’s take the CFA for example. There are many ways to change that.

    For starters, get out of the house

    Lets start with Coffee Shops. New York has plenty of coffee options. Birch coffee-Located in the Gaudi-esque Gershwin Hotel. Seating ... Read More

  • VPR: Veritas Prep Review

    by Pro GMAT on August 10, 2014

    Yo!! Taken the Veritas prep, and it was nice to see an increase in score. :) I have completed it on time. I think it was easier than MGMAT. Score was: Few Takeaways: Quant: Perimeter of a triangle with side … Continue reading → Read More

  • Killer MGMAT 2

    by Pro GMAT on August 9, 2014

    It was not a holiday for me and I had a scheduled Manhattan GMAT 2nd CAT exam. I had taken my previous exam without AWA & IR, so I thought of taking it with AWA & IR this time. I wanted to … Continue reading → Read More

  • It was my first Manhattan GMAT exam. I went through all the instructions carefully. I was not aware that the section details comes within the timeframe of the exam. Ok. New Experience!! Selected 75 minutes for both Quantitative and Verbal … Continue reading → Read More

  • This is part 2 of How it started. You can find Part 1 here. I did complete quant but consumed a lot of time because i was busy with some client deliverables. Because of that, office was over charged with lots … Continue reading → Read More

  • GMAT Question of the Day – Problem Solving – Absolute Value

    If 2x – 7 is not equal to zero, which of the following must be true:

    I. x < 7/2

    II. (2x)^2 < 49

    III. |x| * x < 0

    A. I

    B. II

    C. I and II

    D. II and III

    E. I, II, and III

    AnswerSelectShow A.

    GMAT Question of the Day SolutionWhenever dealing with GMAT absolute ... Read More

  • I have taken my first GMAT prep on 26th February. The first score always becomes a surprise as we sometimes have over confidence being from engineering background. I also thought of scoring 600+ (at-least.) but was disappointed.

    I managed a score of 540 (Q22, V22, IR6) and really struggled with time to complete the exam. It was tough to complete the ... Read More

  • GMAT Question of the Day – Problem Solving – Combinatorics/Number PropertiesA certain company tags each of its products with an 8 digit alpha numeric code whose first 4 digits are either a digit 0-9 or a letter of the alphabet and whose last 4 digits represent the year of manufacture (for example, the last 4 digits of a product created in ... Read More

  • Before my first GMATPrep

    by Pro GMAT on August 7, 2014

    Before taking GMAT prep exam for the first time, I had gone through few important posts on various forums like GMATClub and Beat The GMAT. I started to note the following points to understand the GMAT:

    Read about GMAT on http://www.mba.com Read the structure of GMAT, looking for various sample test papers and various blogs giving information about ... Read More

  • Journey so far

    by Pro GMAT on August 7, 2014

    I have been preparing for GMAT from last few months according to my daily schedule. Is very hard to give time to studies after a busy and time consuming day.

    Sometimes, client wants us to stay late night to solve some issues, and sometimes Saturdays and Sundays are spent sipping coffee and fixing the issue with the software that does not belong to ... Read More

  • My First Post

    by Pro GMAT on August 6, 2014

    This is my first post.

    And I think I should focus this post towards who am I and what are my goals to write this blog!!

    Ok, First thing first.

    I am an Indian guy, studied from not the top but decent college. I have completed my engineering in Computer Science and currently working with the Fortune 500 Multi National Company. I have 3 years of work ... Read More

  • Suppose there is a sequence of events that took place e1, …, ene, with each event belonging to a certain classification group g1, …, gng. Then the problem of determining which of these groups a new event belongs is the classification problem.

    A naive Bayes classifier will determine to which of the possible classification groups a new observation ... Read More

  • GMAT Question of the Day – Data Sufficiency – Percent ChangeIf the total revenue at Company K and Company M decreased by d% from 2001 to 2003 what is the value of d?

    (1) In 2001 Company K earned 2,500,000 more revenue than Company M earned.

    (2) In 2003 Company K earned 2,225,000 more revenue than Company M earned.

    AnswerSelectShow C.GMAT ... Read More

  • GMAT Question of the Day – Data Sufficiency – Algebra/ThresholdIn a certain company 2/5 of the employees are either engineers or scientists. What is the ratio of engineers to scientists?

    (1) There are 75 employees in the company

    (2) There are more than 3 times as many engineers as there are scientists

    AnswerSelectShow E.GMAT Question ... Read More

  • GMAT Question of the Day – Problem Solving – Exponents/PuzzleWhich of the following is equivalent to (k-4)/(√k – 2)?

    A. √k + 2

    B. k + 4

    C. 4

    D. 4k

    E. 6k

    AnswerSelectShow A.GMAT Question of the Day SolutionOn this GMAT question of the day it is important to recognize that the denominator is one half of a difference of squares ... Read More

  • GMAT Question of the Day – Data Sufficiency – Number Properties/ArithmeticWhen the positive integer x is divided by the positive integer y the result can be expressed as a terminating decimal with J, K, and M representing the tenths, hundredths, and thousandths digits respectively. What is the value of J + K + M?

    (1) x < 10

    (2) y = ... Read More

  • GMAT Question of the Day – Problem Solving – CombinatoricsHow many unique ways can 7 people be arranged around a circular table (The same relative arrangement does count as unique)?

    A. 7!

    B. 6!

    C. 5!

    D. 7!/5!

    E. 7!/4!

    AnswerSelectShow B.GMAT Question of the Day SolutionMost GMAT combinations/permutations questions are not difficult ... Read More

  • GMAT Question of the Day – Data Sufficiency – Absolute Value/Number PropertiesIs |x| > x?

    (1) x^3 > x

    (2) |x|/x < 1

    AnswerSelectShow C.GMAT Question of the Day SolutionContinuing on with more GMAT absolute value questions. These can make your head spin if you’re not organized. When dealing with absolute value consider two ... Read More

  • GMAT Study Schedule Week 10This is the last week of grueling GMAT work. No joke. We’re close. We’re scaling back non-GMAT work and upping our official GMAT Quant feedbag. This is the time in GMAT tutoring when student’s get some GMAT confidence. Some of the questions will still be tough. That’s fine.

    We’ll be doing a couple of full ... Read More

  • GMAT Question of the Day – Data Sufficiency – Absolute Value/Number PropertiesIf a does not equal b and if neither a nor b equal zero is ((a-b)^2)/a+b > ab?

    (1) |a| + b < a + |b|

    (2) |a| – |b| > 0

    AnswerSelectShow C.GMAT Question of the Day – Data Sufficiency – SolutionThis is a tough GMAT question but if you ... Read More

  • GMAT Question of the Day – Data Sufficiency – Number PropertiesIs x + y positive?

    (1) x – y is positive

    (2) x^2 – y^2 is positive

    AnswerSelectShow C.GMAT Question of the Day Solution

     

    The post GMAT Question of the Day – DS – Number Properties appeared first on Atlantic GMAT. Read More

  • GMAT Question of the Day – Data Sufficiency – Exponents/Number PropertiesIf x and y are integers and if x < y < 0 is x^(xy) > y^(xy)?

    1) x^x < 0

    2) x^y > 0

    AnswerSelectShow C.GMAT Question of the Day SolutionYou might say that this GMAT question is just an exponents question but you’ll be better served thinking of ... Read More