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  • Taking the SAT with Accommodations             Taking the SAT is a daunting task for anyone, but it can be especially challenging if you are a student with a disability. The good news is that, in the professional world, you will … Continue reading → Read More

  • GMAT Question of the Day - Data Sufficiency - DivisibilityWhat is the greatest common factor of positive integers k and m?

    (1) When integer k is divided by two the result is an integer with no prime factors.

    (2) m = 25

    AnswerSelectShow C.GMAT Question of the Day SolutionThe post GMAT Question of the Day - DS - Divisibility appeared first on Atlantic ... Read More

  • As an independent tutor, I pride myself in taking unorthodox approaches to meet my clients’ needs. Sometimes, this requires creativity in how I teach a concept, how I structure a lesson, or how I assign homework to my students. A good GMAT tutor will target your specific needs, and if that requires breaking from convention, then that’s ... Read More

  • GMAT Question of the Day - Data Sufficiency - InequalitiesIn a certain forest 1/5 of the trees are Walnuts and 1/6 of the trees are Birches. What is the number of birch trees in the forest?

    (1) The difference between the number of Walnut trees and the number of Birch trees is greater than 10

    (2) There are fewer than 350 total trees

    AnswerSelectShow ... Read More

  • Which of the following sets has the same standard deviation as the set that contains k, k + 2, and 2k?

    A. k-2, -2, 0

    B. 2k, 2k + 4, 4k

    C. 1, 2, k

    D. k, k-1, k-2

    E. k/2, k, 2

    AnswerSelectShow A.The post GMAT Question of the Day - PS - Standard Deviation appeared first on Atlantic GMAT. Read More

  • GMAT Question of the Day - Data Sufficiency - Overlapping SetsOf the leopards at a certain zoo, 20% are both spotted and mature. If all the leopards at the zoo are either spotted or not spotted, or mature or immature, is the ratio of the number of immature leopards who are spotted to the number of immature leopards who are not spotted greater than 1?

    (1) ... Read More

  • GMAT Question of the Day - Problem Solving - PercentAt the beginning of the year in town X, 30% of the population had liberal values. At the end of the year the total population had grown by 12% and the proportion of the population with liberal values had decreased by 5%. From the beginning of the year to the end of the year what was the approximate ... Read More

  • GMAT Question of the Day - Problem Solving - Exponents3^a+3^b+3^c+3^d = 2

    If a, b, c, and d are integers then what is the value of a + b + c + d?

    A. -3

    B. -2

    C. -1

    D. 1

    E. 2

    AnswerSelectShow A.GMAT Question of the Day SolutionIf you try algebra on this GMAT question of the day you'll have some issues. This isn't solvable in a conventional way. ... Read More

  • GMAT Question of the Day - Problem Solving - GeometryIf s is between 0 and 9, how many different equilateral triangles with side s can be formed that have an area which is an integer value?

    A. 3

    B. 4

    C. 5

    D. 6

    E. 7

    AnswerSelectShow E.GMAT Question of the Day SolutionThis GMAT question of the day is tough but not impossible. What makes it tough? You ... Read More

  • Keep running…

    by Pro GMAT on September 29, 2014

    Phew!! A lot of work, tensions, questions, explanations, failures, assignments, understandings, supplements, answers, learnings, rebuilding concepts, juices, exercises, managements, thoughts, reasons, spirits, blessings, and finally a minute view of some sunlight in the darkest. It always feels like a come … Continue reading → Read More

  • GMAT Question of the Day - Problem Solving - Geometry

    If DF I| AC and x = 1.5y, what is the ratio of the areas of triangle ABC and triangle DEF?

    A. 4/7

    B. 3/2

    C. 7/4

    D. 9/4

    E. 16/3

    AnswerSelectShow D.GMAT Question of the Day SolutionThe rules governing similar triangles are relatively basic. So what's challenging about GMAT similar triangles ... Read More

  • GMAT Question of the Day - Data Sufficiency - Geometry

    ABCD and JKLM are square regions with vertices J lying on side AD and point K lying on side BC. Is the area enclosed by region JDCK greater than 7?

    (1) The length of MK is √23

    (2) D is the center of square JKLM

    AnswerSelectShow A.GMAT Question of the Day SolutionThis GMAT Geometry question ... Read More

  • GMAT Question of the Day - Data Sufficiency - Number PropertiesIf z and x are integers is (z^3 + x)(z^4 + x) even?

    (1) x^3 + x^2 is even

    (2) (z^2 + x^2)/2 is odd

    AnswerSelectShow B.GMAT Question of the Day SolutionSimplify GMAT DS questions. Break down what the question is asking. Take this seriously. It's your job on DS questions to figure out ... Read More

  • GMAT Question of the Day - Data Sufficiency - Number PropertiesIf x is a positive integer greater than 1 does x have more than two factors?

    (1) x has the same number of factors as y^2

    (2) The result when y is divided by x is an integer

    AnswerSelectShow C.GMAT Question of the Day SolutionThe post GMAT Question of the Day - DS - Number Properties ... Read More

  • GMAT Question of the Day - Data Sufficiency - DigitsIs the two digit integer k less than or equal to 19?

    (1) K^2 > 400

    (2) K^3 < 8000

    AnswerSelectShow B.GMAT Question of the Day SolutionThe post GMAT Question of the Day - DS - Digits appeared first on Atlantic GMAT. Read More

  • This post is inspired by a recent student of mine who was able to improve from a 480 on his diagnostic to a 660 on the real GMAT. He was great at categorizing GMAT questions, but he really started seeing a jump after he took the below advice to heart.

    If you spend enough time studying for the GMAT, you inevitably run into advice espousing the best ... Read More

  • GMAT Question of the Day - Data Sufficiency - Number Properties/ArithmeticIf p and q are positive integers and p/q is a terminating decimal is q/p an integer?

    (1) (q^1/5)/10 is an integer

    (2) p = 1024

    AnswerSelectShow E.GMAT Question of the Day SolutionThe post GMAT Question of the Day - DS - Number Properties appeared first on Atlantic GMAT. Read More

  • What does it test? The SAT Writing section tests your ability to identify errors in sentences, your knowledge of grammar and usage, and your essay writing skills. What types of questions does it include? The Writing section includes one 25-minute … Continue reading → Read More

  • GMAT Question of the Day - Problem Solving - Overlapping SetsA certain farmer has a field with 105 tomato plants that have genes from at least one of three varieties of tomato: Green Tomatoes, Red Tomatoes, and Purple Tomatoes. 19 of the plants have red and green genes, 17 of the plants have red and purple genes and 14 of the plants have green and ... Read More

  • GMAT Question of the Day – Data Sufficiency – Absolute ValueIs x > 0?

    (1) 3x – 2 = |3-x|

    (2) x is an even integer

    AnswerSelectShow A.GMAT Question of the Day SolutionMost GMAT tutoring students don’t appreciate absolute value questions. Especially in the Data Sufficiency. That’s understandable because GMAT absolute ... Read More

  • GMAT Question of the Day – Data Sufficiency – ProbabilityRoy has a bowl with 12 red and j blue marbles. If Roy picks two random marbles out of the bowl it is more likely that he will pick one of each color than only two blue marbles. Are there an equal number of red and blue marbles in the bowl?

    (1) j > 11

    (2) The chance of picking ... Read More

  • GMAT Question of the Day – Data Sufficiency – DivisibilityIf k is an integer is (k^2 – 7k + 12)(k+2)/4 an integer?

    (1) k^2 – 1 is not divisible by 4

    (2) k is divisible by 4

    AnswerSelectShow D.GMAT Question of the Day SolutionFor this GMAT question of the day you might consider that any set of 4 consecutive integers will have ... Read More

  • GMAT Question of the Day – Data Sufficiency – GeometryA hardware store sells paint in two different containers. Container A is a cube with an edge of k. Container B is a right cylinder with a height of 5k. Assuming that each container is filled to capacity which container will cost less per unit of volume?

    (1) Container A costs 1/3 as much ... Read More

  • The A* Algorithm

    by LEARNINGlover.com on September 12, 2014

    As a child I remember traveling on road trips, sitting in the back of a car trying to do my best to keep myself busy for what would occupy the next six to ten hours of my life. One of the things I grew to like were the simple maze books that were sold on the magazine racks at some of the gas stations where we’d stop for food. There are two basic ... Read More

  •  Can you tell us about the CFA exam and describe the difference in each level

    Yes. Let me run through it level by level.

    The L1 exam is multiple choice but has wide syllabus: all asset classes, Corporate Finance, Economics, Financial Reporting and Analysis, Quantitative Methods, and even a heavily weighted (and tricky!) section on Ethics. Although ... Read More

  • GMAT Question of the Day – Data Sufficiency – Exponents/Number PropertiesIf k is not equal to 1, is 1 + k^3 + k^6 + k^9 < 1/(1-k)?

    (1) k > 0

    (2) k < 1

    AnswerSelectShow C.GMAT Question of the Day SolutionThis GMAT question of the day comes down to picking some good numbers. This is another example of a question that feels very ... Read More

  • What does it test? According to the College Board’s website, the SAT Mathematics section includes questions on arithmetic operations, Algebra 1, Geometry, Statistics, and Probability. It does not test concepts from Algebra 2, Pre-calculus, Calculus, or AP Statistics classes. The good … Continue reading → Read More

  • GMAT Question of the Day – Data Sufficiency – Number Properties/Odds and EvensIs (a^2 – b^2)/2 an odd integer?

    (1) a-b is odd

    (2) a^2 + b^2 is odd

    AnswerSelectShow C.GMAT Question of the Day SolutionFor this question of the day it’s important to remember one thing: a and b don’t have to be integers. With GMAT tutoring ... Read More