sanju09 posted a reply to When 242 is divided by a certain divisor the remainder is 8 in the Problem Solving forum
“Plugging in the answers is the quickest approach here, where we start testing from the middle option, (C) 13 in this case. See what is remainder, when 242 is divided by 13; it’s 8, oho! And also see what is remainder when 698 is divided by 13; it is 9, I love it! Now one final test, see what is ...”
May 17, 2016
sanju09 posted a reply to Positive integer x divisible by 24 in the Data Sufficiency forum
“Plugging in the numbers is the easiest way out to crackdown such problems: (1) √x is divisible by 4. Here, x = 16 fits but 16 is NOT divisible by 24; and x = 576 also fits but 576 is YES divisible by 24. Hence insufficient! (2) Since 3 is a factor of 24, therefore had x been divisible by 24, ...”
February 24, 2016
sanju09 posted a new topic called buy 1 chocolate apple, 1 chocolate snowball, and 1 rock cake in the Problem Solving forum
“At a school fete, 3 chocolate apples cost $6 but 1 chocolate apple with 2 chocolate snowballs cost $3. If 1 chocolate snowball costs 30 cents more than the cost of 1 rock cake, how much, rounded to nearest dollar, would it cost to buy 1 chocolate apple, 1 chocolate snowball, and 1 rock cake at the ...”
February 20, 2016
sanju09 posted a reply to Tough PS - Number Properties & Exponents in the Problem Solving forum
“Be careful friends and reread "For integers x, y, and z" to avoid consider fractional possibilities.”
February 20, 2016
sanju09 posted a reply to Tough PS - Number Properties & Exponents in the Problem Solving forum
“As we know that no perfect square integer ends in either of the digits 2, 3, 7, or 8 and the result 131072 ends in 2; hence 131072 is not a perfect square. In other words, the exponent over 2 (i.e. xyz) is definitely not even, which means that xyz must be odd. Pick B”
February 18, 2016
sanju09 posted a reply to There are 5 consecutive integers. If the product of the 5 nu in the Data Sufficiency forum
“This question is poorly worded, and on first look it doesn’t seem to be genuine GMAT wordings. Proper wordings would have been like: If the product of 5 consecutive integers is not zero, how many of those integers are negative? (1) The greatest of the 5 consecutive integers is less than 5. ...”
February 12, 2016
sanju09 posted a new topic called to recite the sacred song? in the Data Sufficiency forum
“What is the least possible number of students who could be made to stand in a rectangular array to recite the sacred song? (1) The students could be made to stand along r rows each containing 17 students. (2) The students could be made to stand along c columns each containing 5 students. Made ...”
February 5, 2016
sanju09 posted a reply to If a and b are positive... in the Data Sufficiency forum
“Rephrasing: If a and b are positive, is (ab)/ (a + b) < ab? Since, ab > 0, a + b > 0 question reduces to: Is 1/ (a + b) < 1 or Is a + b > 1? (1) a = 2b When b = 1, a = 2, is 3 > 1? YES When b = 0.1, a = 0.2, is 0.3 > 1? NO Insufficient (2) a + b > 1 ...”
February 5, 2016
sanju09 posted a reply to Numbers in the Problem Solving forum
“Dear rajan_agarwal, If you are preparing for GMAT, then you should not visit a source this question belongs to.”
February 5, 2016
sanju09 posted a reply to Quant in the The GMAT Avengers Study Group forum
“Take numbers in examples, 16 is 8 times another number 2, the percentage that 2 is less than 16 is = 87.5%. There’s typo in (B)”
February 5, 2016
sanju09 posted a reply to Quant in the The GMAT Avengers Study Group forum
“If the average age of 8 people increases by 2, then its total increases by 16. It means the ages 20 and 24 that sum up to 44 must have been replaced by a pair which sums up to 16 more than 44 that’s 60. And their average, 30 (A)”
February 5, 2016
sanju09 posted a reply to Quant in the The GMAT Avengers Study Group forum
“Are we translating it like x = 2y – 3 and also x – 1 = y + 1? Just solve to get x = 7 and y = 5; thus x + y = 12 (D)”
February 5, 2016
sanju09 posted a reply to Quant in the The GMAT Avengers Study Group forum
“The story tells us that Max has two options for the spending, spend $4000 or spend $6400; and the question simply asks, “6400 is what percent greater than 4000?”, let’s solve 60% (B)”
February 5, 2016
sanju09 posted a reply to help-need manhattan appendix for og quantitative review 2016 in the Problem Solving forum
“This analysis by Stacey Koprince is quite helpful. https://www.manhattanprep.com/gmat/blog/2015/06/08/everything-you-need-to-know-about-the-new-official-guides-part-1/”
February 3, 2016
sanju09 posted a reply to Is the perimeter of a triangle greater than 100? in the Data Sufficiency forum
“(i) If the shortest side is greater than 100/3, other two sides would also be greater than 100/3, thus proving its perimeter to be more than 100. Hence, YES. It’s A/D now. (ii) Since the longest side is greater than 50 and no side is more than the sum of the other two sides in a triangle, hence ...”
January 21, 2016
sanju09 posted a new topic called games of ‘Hearts’ in the Problem Solving forum
“In the 285 games of ‘Hearts’ San played, he had registered 141 wins. How many more games of ‘Hearts’ does San need to play and win, in order to register 50 percent wins overall? A. 11 B. 9 C. 7 D. 5 E. 3 Made Up”
January 21, 2016
sanju09 posted a reply to Triangle : gmat prep in the Problem Solving forum
“If we drop RS perpendicular to x-axis to meet x-axis in S, then OQRS is a trapezoid, whose area is ½ (3 + 4) (7) = 24.5; and the required area is obtained by chopping right triangles POQ and PSR out of 24.5 (see figure). Area POQ = ½ (4)(3) = 6, and Area PSR = ½ (4)(3) = 6, added 12, ...”
January 1, 2016
sanju09 posted a reply to statements must be true for all integers a, b and c? in the Problem Solving forum
“Commutative and Associative Laws are not good for minuses and divisions in general, but in the present case in particular, Commutative Law by chance works. Hence I & II can be taken in safely, leaving life-size doubts upon the legitimacy of Associative Law. Hence, (C) I and II only can be a ...”
January 1, 2016
sanju09 posted a reply to Which of the following statements can be inferred from the in the Problem Solving forum
“A quick rough summation of the 10 readings in the descending order would ensure the sum is more than 400 even when we haven''t added them all; hence the average is more than 40.”
December 27, 2015
sanju09 posted a reply to Which of the following statements can be inferred from the in the Problem Solving forum
“Process of elimination while working with each statement saves time and effort on such problems. I. The Klein family''s annual income more than doubled from 1985 to 1995. In 1985, it was 25, and in 1995, it was just below 65. Clearly, it’s more than double as compared to 1985. Hence, the ...”
December 26, 2015
sanju09 posted a reply to OG 13 200 in the Problem Solving forum
“The ratio S:A:W is 2:50:100. The ratio S:A when doubled becomes 2S:A or 4:50 in this case, and when the ratio S:W is halved, it becomes S:2W or 2:200 in this case. Soap is common in the two ratios, in first it’s 4 and in the other, it is 2, so take 4 for soap ratio everywhere. We therefore need to ...”
December 24, 2015
sanju09 posted a reply to OG 13 199 in the Problem Solving forum
“A 0 is missing in the first denominator, anyway: All the numerators and denominators here are close to 1, but numerators are far more closer to 1 than do the denominators. Let’s round numerators like 0.99999999/1.0001 - 0.99999991/1.0003 = 1/1.0001 – 1/1.0003 = {(1.0003 – ...”
December 24, 2015
sanju09 posted a reply to OG 13 198 in the Problem Solving forum
“A problem based on percents should be dealt with 100 as total. Let’s take total number of newspapers sold to be 100. Hence the number of copies of newspaper A is p, and 100 – p are that of newspaper B. But we hate variables when in hurry, so keeping the given prices to mind, let’s assign a ...”
December 24, 2015
sanju09 posted a reply to percentage in the Problem Solving forum
“When c is cost price and p is profit, the selling price is c + p and the percentage of profit is (p/c) 100%. But, when the selling price is made 2 (c + p), the profit becomes 3p, proving that 2 (c + p) – p = 3p, or 2 c = 2 p, or c = p. Hence, (p/c) 100% = 100%. Second option. ”
December 11, 2015
sanju09 posted a reply to Geometry in the Problem Solving forum
“E”
December 10, 2015
sanju09 posted a reply to Help in the Problem Solving forum
“30 percent of what is $21.00? It''s $70.00; and selling price must be more than $70.00. Only (E) $91.00 available.”
December 9, 2015
lunarpower posted a reply to Strategies for preventing careless mistakes ... in the GMAT Strategy forum
“i see. my apologies, i assumed you were an mba applicant.”
December 4, 2015
lunarpower posted a reply to Strategies for preventing careless mistakes ... in the GMAT Strategy forum
“i know of no such ''formulae'' (and would be constitutionally incapable of remembering them anyway). so... not really. the most important part is marty''s first line: you should play to your strengths. but you should not forget that this entire exam—start to finish—was designed specifically ...”
December 4, 2015
lunarpower posted a reply to Strategies for preventing careless mistakes ... in the GMAT Strategy forum
“you have a 750. congratulations. in this case, i have exactly one piece of advice: don''t take the test again. why would you re-take with a 750?”
December 2, 2015
sanju09 posted a reply to square roots doubt in the Problem Solving forum
“Power HALF refers to √, which means positive (by and large non-negative) root only; so NO – (d + 3) be considered. The basic function concepts are occasionally tested on GMAT. Remember, whatever is d + 3 or 2x – y in sign, positive or negative; their whole squares are non-negatives.”
November 25, 2015
sanju09 posted a reply to theTeam-11 must win in the Problem Solving forum
“Hi theCEO, There''s a typo in option A, this is 35 not 36. Edited. Your work is good, but in the end it didn''t address the real question, which is "the possible number of the remaining matches the Team-11 must win". It''s correct that the possible answer is 4/5 of some total and is ...”
November 19, 2015
sanju09 posted a new topic called the Team-11 must win in the Problem Solving forum
“The Team-11 has played half of its due number of matches so far, out of which it has won 40 percent of the matches and lost the rest of these. Which of the following value could represent the possible number of the remaining matches the Team-11 must win in order to register an overall win percent of ...”
November 19, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to pre-MBA prep in the MBA Student Life forum
“Can I ask what your background is? What career would you like post-MBA?”
November 18, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to Profile evaluation (12 years+) in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“You are in great shape! Just make sure you have your story right.”
November 18, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to Rare VS Rarity + and VS with in the Sentence Correction forum
“What is the source of this question? The grammar is all around poor. I would ignore it.”
November 18, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to Mba admissions consultant in India in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Reach out here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/amarjotsandhu I went to bschool with him.”
November 18, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to How to improve my gmat score in the GMAT Strategy forum
“Are you set on your exam date in 2 months? I know that you may WANT to apply to school soon, but you may just not be ready. Do you find yourself making the same mistakes? Have you categorized your questions? You need to have a plan of attack. Simply doing problem after problem is not going to ...”
November 18, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to Target 800 in the GMAT Strategy forum
“Just a word of caution, 4 months is not really THAT long of a time to study. Chart your progress and map a plan, but realize that it might take a bit longer as your last 50 points are going to be much more difficult than your first 50.”
November 17, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to The thin conveyor belt in the Problem Solving forum
“1/2 pi is used because each is 1/2 of a circle with a diameter of 1. didieravoaka- 1) it would have to be A + B + 2C = 15 2) should make sense from #1”
November 17, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to Confusion in meaning... in the Sentence Correction forum
“There is a difference in the meanings of the sentences. In the actual question, answer A would mean the show would actually stop when the audience has sustained interest. In your example, you have defined the meaning in that you will stop the water when the rice is cooked -- this makes ...”
November 17, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to 50% right questions, but 25 of score and 14% - How it works? in the GMAT Strategy forum
“It is not about the first 10 questions per say, it is more that you are getting easy questions wrong. Start looking at what you are getting wrong and work on those areas. Overall if the level of the questions is low and you are getting 50% right, then that is your level. What are you score ...”
November 17, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to Probability v.s combinations in the Problem Solving forum
“Think in terms of total groupings. The total number of ways that Jim and John can be selected is 1 -> 2C2 if you are thinking about formulas. Then, the total ways to people can be selected. 6C2 = 6 x 5 /2 = 15 1/15 is your answer”
November 17, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to Statistics Data Sufficiency in the Problem Solving forum
“You will find this pdf helpful:”
November 16, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to MBA without work experience in USA in the Research MBA Programs forum
“No MBA *requires work experience, but honestly I would recommend getting some. The program will provide you with a lot more value.”
November 16, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to Need some help in deciding B-schools in the Admissions Success Stories forum
“What is it that you want out of your MBA? Also, with a verbal score at the 58th percentile, I would recommend taking the exam again if you are looking at top programs.”
November 16, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to Totally lost and not sure what to do in order to achieve my in the Ask Clear Admit forum
“I would most definitely get some professional experience before you apply. In general, you have a good shot if that is your profile; you just need to tell the right story.”
November 16, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to Usage of which in the Sentence Correction forum
“which refers to the noun before the prepositional phrase. 1) letters 2) plunging prices”
November 16, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to 730 —96% (44Q 47V) Retake for higher Quant? in the I just Beat The GMAT! forum
“My honest opinion is that you should think about taking the exam again. You definitely have an OUTSTANDING score, but it will serve you to get the quant a bit closer to the 80th percentile for the top programs. Good luck!”
November 16, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to Data Sufficiency - Roots in the Problem Solving forum
“You can''t just ''cancel'' the square and the root. You have to treat the operations separately and handle them in order. When you have x^2 = 16, there are 2 possible answers 4 and -4”
November 13, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to Value of X in the Problem Solving forum
“All you really need to know if that exponents will always add a ''curve'' to the plot and absolute value will always create an ''angle''.”
November 13, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to Arithmetic percents in the Problem Solving forum
“I have attached another diagram that is pretty helpful for this question.”
November 13, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to help please in the Problem Solving forum
“Agree with Brent. Stay away from random question banks. You need to get accustomed to the style of GMAT questions. It is better for you to rework questions you have done than scour the ends of the Internet for bad GMAT questions.”
November 12, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to help please in the Problem Solving forum
“You absolutely do not need to know normal distributions and confidence intervals for the GMAT.”
November 12, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to SC- comparison question in the Sentence Correction forum
“There is no preference for compared to vs. compared with. They are used in different scenarios. Here is a good write up: http://grammarist.com/usage/compared-to-or-compared-with/ Know that the errors will be more distinct than something this small.”
November 12, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to For me, beating the GMAT means beating geometry in the GMAT Strategy forum
“Here are some good geometry lessons: http://gmatanswers.com/posts/tags/Geometry”
November 11, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to Strategy for Probability in the Problem Solving forum
“You will likely find this helpful: http://gmatanswers.com/posts/gmat-permutations-and-combinations This is not the traditional way these subjects are taught.”
November 11, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to Arithmetic Progression in the Data Sufficiency forum
“Also, recognize that you will never get contradictory information from the statements. If x = 27 from the ''bad wording'', it cannot be prime in statement 2.”
November 11, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to Like vs As in the Sentence Correction forum
“You have an introductory clause ending with the comma. These always introduce a noun, which is why you use ''like'' in this scenario.”
November 11, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to Arithmetic Percents in the Data Sufficiency forum
“With percents, you will often need to know the base to understand change. If you use Gross income as 100 and test scenarios where deductions are 1 and 99, you will get 2 different changes in net income. This makes the answer E. Also, Statement 2 should be the deductions increased by 15 ...”
November 11, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to Algebra Statistics in the Problem Solving forum
“If you start at 56 cents, the combination that you must have is 8 oranges and 2 apples. An equation for this is [40(a) + 60(10 - a)]/10 = 56 a is the number of apples. The next step is to solve the following: [40(2) + 60(o)]/(o+2) = 52 Solving for o gives you 3, meaning she has to put ...”
November 11, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to Something wrong with the GMAT Prep or it is just me? in the GMAT Strategy forum
“Henry- This is a very short time frame for you to expect to see any results. My inclination is that if you are aiming toward a 700+ score, you should not think about timing yet. At an upper 500 level, you have quite a bit of work that you need to do. In fact, I would stay away from the GMAT ...”
November 10, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to Hypotheses is best supported by the statements given? in the Critical Reasoning forum
“suyashtcs- A is not correct because in the normal state, caterpillars crawl up, away from gravity.”
November 10, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to Exits in the Data Sufficiency forum
“There is nothing that anchors these points to each other. K could be very close to J, or it could be very close to L. These different position would create different distances from K to L.”
November 10, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to In the five most important battleground states – in the Sentence Correction forum
“Comparison all the way. You need to compare what the Democrats reported to what the Republicans reported. Whenever you see words that are comparison related make sure that you compare nouns to nouns and verbs to verbs. This is an easy way to eliminate answers right away.”
November 10, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to One legacy of Madison Avenue's in the Sentence Correction forum
“If you trim some of the words you will get the following: One Legacy .... is ...... The legacy will not be a verb, but rather a noun. In this case ''the realization''”
November 10, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to GMAT Retake Needed? Low Quant, High Verbal in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“I really would recommend taking the exam again. Your quant score is in the 50th percentile. Most of the top programs will look for your quant score to be at least at the 80th percentile. Hope that helps. Jim”
November 9, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to Do I stand a chance? in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“You definitely have a shot. The GMAT is the most important thing for you right now. Get that squared away and you can craft your story. A 680 vs a 750 (just random numbers) will give you a very different position from which to write your essays. One thing at a time...”
November 9, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to IQ in the Problem Solving forum
“Again, not a GMAT question. Please only post questions that are related to the exam.”
November 9, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to iq in the Problem Solving forum
“Don''t waste your time with these... This is not a GMAT question.”
November 9, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to GMAT 640 (Q47 V31) (2nd attempt) in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“I think you have a shot at the schools you mentioned, but if you can get a score that is more in line with the mock scores you have received it will greatly improve your chances. Give it one more go, and good luck!”
November 9, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to PROBABLITY in the Problem Solving forum
“First figure out how many groups of 2 there are in total from the 8 pieces of paper: 8 * 7 / 2! = 28 From there I would just count the different groups of 11 & 12 3 + 8 = 11 3 + 9 = 12 4 + 7 = 11 4 + 8 = 12 5 + 7 = 12 5/28 = C”
November 5, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to PROFIT in the Problem Solving forum
“The cost of the 10 litres after dilution is 10(.9)(.9) = 8.1 --> this is removing 10% twice. (12 - 8.1)/8.1 is a bit less than 50%, which is B”
November 5, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to Strategy to get admitted to leading colleges in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“You are in a competitive group, so the answer is as high as you can get --> verbal will be important for you, so start studying now!”
November 5, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to Profile Evaluation- Do I stand a chance? in the Research MBA Programs forum
“You definitely have a shot; it''s all about crafting your unique story... and make sure that your GMAT score is up to snuff!”
November 5, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to "That is/That are" when is right, when is wrong? in the Sentence Correction forum
“You have a lot of information in this, so let me explain with a couple examples: [noun] that [verb] The noun and and the verb must agree bird that is - this is a singular noun and verb birds that are - this is a plural noun and verb Does this make sense?”
November 5, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to I can't schedule the date exam. in the Ask a GMAT representative forum
“Did you get this sorted? You should definitely call the contact number on the given page.”
November 4, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to profit. in the Problem Solving forum
“to make a 20% profit the selling price must be Rs. 30: 30 (1.2) = 36 To get a weighted cost of 30 from 33 and 0, the ratio must be 10:1 for milk to water: 0(x) + 33(1 - x) = 30 --> x is the percent of the combined solution that is water solution 33 - 33x = 30 --> x = 1/11 This ...”
November 4, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to V3 in the Data Sufficiency forum
“Here are the combinations of winners so you can see (there are 36 total possible outcomes 6 x 6): 2, 2 2, 4 2, 6 4, 2 4, 4 4, 6 6, 2 6, 4 6, 6 2, 1 4, 1 4, 3 6, 1 6, 3 6, 5 1, 2 1, 4 3, 4 1, 6 3, 6 5, 6 21/36 = 7/12 There are other ways to do this, of course, but ...”
November 4, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to my GMAT account is locked in the Ask a GMAT representative forum
“There are phone numbers listed here: http://www.mba.com/us/service/contact-us.aspx”
November 4, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to Which Score is considered for admissions? in the GMAT Strategy forum
“First off all, the scores will most likely be the same (maybe a percentile will change, but not much else). After that, you should report on your application the most recent score you received. If that is unofficial because you haven''t seen the official report, then report that. If you have ...”
November 4, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to IQ in the Problem Solving forum
“This is definitely NOT a GMAT question. This is not a type of sequence you will work with.”
November 4, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to Confusion in the explanation of this problem in the Data Sufficiency forum
“Ceilidh is absolutely right! ONLY USE QUESTIONS FROM TRUSTED SOURCES!!!”
November 4, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to Sum of even -Sum of odd in the Problem Solving forum
“Just think that there are 50 different sets of 2 numbers: 2 - 1 = 1 4 - 3 = 1 6 - 5 = 1 ...etc 50 x 1 = 50”
November 4, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to Proliferation of television in the Sentence Correction forum
“the entire dependent clause includes ''that the decline of high culture that began before the war is continuing'' Ultimately you have to use a little logic and see that the relative clauses beginning with ''that'' are connected.”
November 4, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to CR and RC - Notes? in the GMAT Verbal & Essays forum
“First off all, this is a case by case scenario. Some should take notes and others shouldn''t; it all depends on how you can internalize information. However, I personally think that you should try to keep notes (if you take them at all) to a minimum. Do the least amount of work that you can to ...”
November 4, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to Absolute Value in DS? in the Data Sufficiency forum
“Honestly, this question is not really something that you are going to see on the exam. The math is too laborious. Focus on questions that challenge you understanding of concepts, not complex math.”
November 2, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to Salesman Revenue in the Data Sufficiency forum
“This is a great approach, but I will say the wording of the question is pretty poor. ''sales increase by 11.11%'' is a bit ambiguous”
November 2, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to Need advise in the Research MBA Programs forum
“That question is more tailored to you. There is no single ''best'' school. What do you want out of your education? What type of coursed? what recruiting options? Think about what you want and then you can narrow your search.”
November 2, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to Teachers in the Sentence Correction forum
“There are (at least) a couple of things wrong: 1) it is not a complete sentence 2) conducting private tuitions is not the proper use; it should be private tutoring, instruction, etc...”
November 2, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to Assistance needed from experts to get started on GMAT in the GMAT Strategy forum
“There are 2 quality resources, 1 the 60 day guide here, and I have one on both my blog and within the platform. Good luck!”
November 2, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to GMAT SCORE - 660(Q-48, V-32),Any chance of ISB? in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“You definitely have a shot as your GMAT is right in the middle range - it wouldn''t hurt to take again though if you have the time.”
November 2, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to 5 years; 5+ attempts; 480 -> 700 (Q48;V38;IR5;AWA6) in the I just Beat The GMAT! forum
“Such an awesome story! Congrats. Every single person who is struggling with the GMAT should read this!”
October 28, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to Few general queries - kindly help in the Research MBA Programs forum
“1) There is no difference in schools at the MBA level 2) Almost all schools have a specific deadline for scholarship consideration, this typically coincides with round 2 3) http://www.topmba.com/mba-rankings/specialization ...”
October 28, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to Post-pone job offer for MS Finance? in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Do you have specifics on any of this?”
October 28, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to Quant Stuck at 40 - Suggestions required in the I just Beat The GMAT! forum
“The one thing that I always recommend to people when they study is to be able to explain the questions that they have done. Simply remembering the answers is not important. You will likely notice that as soon as you try to verbalize things it will challenge you in concepts you thought you knew ...”
October 28, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to Should I retake? First attempt 610, second attempt 650 in the I just Beat The GMAT! forum
“Absolutely retake. I have noticed over the years that 650 and 700 are big cut-offs for programs. Practice makes perfect as they say; try to get to a deep level of understanding so that you don''t have to think about how a concept works when you are taking an exam, but rather which concept is the ...”
October 28, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to GMAT preparation in the Let's Meet Up forum
“You might be better off trying to form a group of virtual studiers...”
October 27, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to 680 GMAT low gpa in the The Application Process forum
“I think your stretch schools will be around #10 and target should be around 15-20”
October 27, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to MBA or? in the Research MBA Programs forum
“I would strongly recommend going to a full-time program. It is expensive, but the network that comes out of it will be much better. I would apply to more general programs, think HBS, Stanford and Duke. Worry about the finances after you get in; there are definitely scholarship and financial aid ...”
October 27, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to CR problem types in OG in the Critical Reasoning forum
“Are you looking for the breakdown of specific question types, or the response to what these types of questions are?”
October 27, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to Need help urgently in the The GMAT Avengers Study Group forum
“There are a lot of variables to consider in this: What were your scores for each section? Did you finish each section? If not, how many questions did you not answer for each section? Which exams were these? Let''s start there...”
October 27, 2015
sanju09 posted a reply to no two ladies sit together? in the Problem Solving forum
“Such a great explanation, Brent! Nothing is clearer than this, it''s just just treat to watch. It’s simply a practical and methodical approach to such problems, where formulaic approaches such as 9!/(5!*4!) = 126 ..... could make one confused whether it’s a Permutation case or what? Formulaic ...”
October 9, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to Duke Cross Continent Vs UCLA Vs Haas in the The Application Process forum
“With one of the main goals of an MBA being the job you get afterward, I would recommend staying near to where you want to end up. Keep in mind, this comes from someone who went to Duke and loved it. I don''t think you would regret your experience there one bit, but recruiting will be much more ...”
October 8, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to On The Brink Of Collapse in the Research MBA Programs forum
“Take the GMAT and rock it! That can help overcome some flaws in your profile. I would suggest starting there.”
October 8, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to Can you increase the font for the official GMAT exam? in the GMAT Strategy forum
“I have not heard of such a thing in my years of prep experience. Would be interested to see if GMAC would make the change since they do allow for extra time...”
October 8, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to Low GMAT : Duke with Partial Scholarship in the The Application Process forum
“From a fellow Dukie, you are going to love it! Congrats on your acceptance. Now you just need to decide what to do...”
October 8, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to reply in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Where is your previous post?”
October 8, 2015
sanju09 posted a new topic called case study on two friends in the Problem Solving forum
“A case study on two friends Sarah and Christie revealed that c years ago Sarah was half as old as what Christie will be in s years from now. The study also revealed that s years ago Sarah was 2 fewer than half as old as what Christie will be in c years from now. If Christie’s present age is 36, ...”
October 8, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to GMAT 440, GPA 3.0 Seriously Need Advise! in the Admissions Success Stories forum
“It looks like you post got cut off. Did you have any specific questions? There are a lot of different pieces of advice that can be given depending on your goals and timing. Any insight into things that you might want advice on?”
October 7, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to GMAT prep in the Sentence Correction forum
“Your logic is good, just try to get a bit smoother in decision making. First eliminate b, c, and d because of the usage of descended. Then A because of ''its''.”
October 7, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to GMAT date in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Tough to say if that is too short a time frame. Generally speaking, I say take 2.5 - 5.5 months to study. People can do it on the short side, it is tough to get all the material to sink in over such a short period of time. The volume is the more difficult part, not the material itself. Start by ...”
October 7, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to Finance Master in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“You probably want to take it again. The 50th percentile is going to be tough to overcome.”
October 7, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to Functions-Composition in the Problem Solving forum
“My honest opinion is that you should not worry about the algebra for this, as it is not something that you will see on the GMAT. If you are thinking of doing something like this on the GMAT (i.e. not plugging in answers) you are thinking about the exam the wrong way.”
October 7, 2015
sanju09 posted a reply to Statistics in the Data Sufficiency forum
“(1) This means that number of citizens who belong to both countries represent 60 percent of the population of Country X. But we don’t know this number represent what percent of the population of Country Y. For example, if this number represents 70 percent of the population of Country Y, then ...”
September 23, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to Absolute Phrase in the Sentence Correction forum
“Yep. It absolutely can.”
September 23, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to Universities to apply for GMAT score of 640 in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“What does he want to do after he gets his MBA? That is a key question to answer before making this decision.”
September 23, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to The Dangerous Tranquilizer in the Critical Reasoning forum
“You are looking to see if the tranquilizing has an effect on fertility. Only C addresses the question if there are other instances where the rhinos are tranquilized. Stick with the subject of the argument and you won''t go wrong.”
September 23, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to Strategy for CR Questions in the Critical Reasoning forum
“There really is no difference in where you start. If it helps you feel at ease, definitely stick with it. Just know that each answer has an equal chance of being correct.”
September 23, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to How to increase from 680 (Q 49, V 33) to 740? in the GMAT Verbal & Essays forum
“You have plenty of time to improve your scores. Is there a question type that you are struggling with?”
September 23, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to loss in/of in the Sentence Correction forum
“Spot on. prepositions can be tricky because the meanings are subtly different and often misused.”
September 21, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to Arithmetic in the Data Sufficiency forum
“There is no need to do any calculation. You simply need the rate of the mules to be able to answer the question. Statement 2 is your answer. If you want some more information on this take a look here: GMAT Work”
September 21, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to Applying as a Vice President in private equity in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“It''s about your story, not the position. Why is an MBA the right move for YOU right now?”
September 21, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to loss in/of in the Sentence Correction forum
“''loss of'' would describe what you lost, in this case vigor Here are the uses of ''in'' as a preposition: expressing the situation of something that is or appears to be enclosed or surrounded by something else. "living in Deep River" synonyms: inside, within, in the middle of; ...”
September 21, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to airlines have recently intensified in the Critical Reasoning forum
“A greater number of people buy the discounted ticket than use the ticket. In specific numbers, 10 people buy the ticket, but only 6 actually use it.”
September 21, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to Rules in the Sentence Correction forum
“Rule 1 is an introductory clause. It always introduces the noun or noun phrase (a noun phrase is simply a group of words that are collectively a noun) immediately after the comma. Rules 2 and 3 are too general to always be true. It is more important to understand specific uses than to ...”
September 21, 2015
sanju09 posted a reply to the three containers in the Problem Solving forum
“The term ‘original’ used here may be redundant but leads to no confusion or presumption at all because ultimately it talks about the volume of the three containers, and not about the volumes of water they currently hold. But still, since I too feel it useless, hence it’s removed now. Thanks ...”
September 18, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to any e gmat course for sale? in the GMAT Books for Sale/Donation forum
“Most of these programs have trials and are non-transferrable. Just try before you buy.”
September 17, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to which one is correct. in the Sentence Correction forum
“1 and 2 both suggest that the plan will conquer the world. This is not accurate. Reading 3, the meaning is a plan that has a purpose of conquering the world.... This is accurate.”
September 17, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to Solutions to OG Questions? in the GMAT Math forum
“I have handwritten solutions to all of the quant problems in my platform. There is a trial, so you can check them out.”
September 17, 2015
sanju09 posted a new topic called the three containers in the Problem Solving forum
“Container A and Container B are initially full of water and the volumes of Container A and Container B are in the ratio 2 to 3 respectively. A third container, Container C, which is in volume the largest among the three containers, is initially 20 percent full of water. When one-half of Container ...”
September 17, 2015
sanju09 posted a new topic called it''s typo only in the Data Sufficiency forum
“Hi All, GMAT OG 2016, page 278 Qn. 20: Statement 2 either contradicts statement 1 or it''s typo. Though the explanation confirms that it''s typo only. Regards”
August 29, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to Missing Day 19 in the The 60-Day GMAT Study Guide forum
“If you pm me, I can send you day 19. Also, did you check your spam?”
August 14, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to All you need for a GMAT Prep - Assured 700+ in the GMAT Strategy forum
“Just a heads up, you have the privacy settings on your videos set so that no one can view them in public.”
August 14, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to 710, Low Quant in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“You want to get your quant number up to at least 47 and probably 48 for the schools you are interested in.”
August 14, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to Mobile GMAT prep apps? in the GMAT Strategy forum
“My program is also mobile friendly. Modern web design is great! As far as content, find out who wrote it. I trust that the experts on this forum all have great content - I''d be wary of content that was not produced by someone who has taught a LARGE number of people.”
August 14, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to stuck in lessons and needs help in the GMAT Strategy forum
“Just know that this is going to take some time. I frequently see people race through the work just to say they have ''done it''. I would recommend working through material and mastering a concept before moving forward to the next lesson. If you keep piling on more information, it will be easy to ...”
August 14, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to Study with a partner in the GMAT Strategy forum
“Time is totally up to you, but I typically say that 75 minutes sessions are good before you break - this is the length of a section on the exam. For content, I would say go over problems, even teach each other, if you can talk through how to improve your solutions, you will be in good shape.”
August 13, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to Using MGMAT Strategy Guide in the GMAT Strategy forum
“What makes you say that you are spending too much time working on the problems? Without context, it''s tough to know what you should do. To an extent I agree that you should evaluate how you are performing, but to me understanding the foundation is extremely important and sometimes that takes time ...”
August 13, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to Geometry - P, Q and a circle in the Problem Solving forum
“If you drop a vertical line from P to the x-axis to a point called A, then POA is the 30 degree angle because PA will equal 1 and AO will equal sqrt 3. Really all you have to do is flip the coordinates and account for positive values to get (1, √3)”
August 13, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to unlike most severance Source Gmat prep in the Sentence Correction forum
“Eliminate A, B, and C because the introductory clause must introduce a severance package. Eliminate E because ''that'' is a relative pronoun meaning what follows describes what comes before it and the workers are not collecting days.”
August 13, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to School reviews to help other students research in the Research MBA Programs forum
“Good luck. Friendly word of advice on the site, you might want to authenticate that people actually attended the schools”
August 13, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to most of the health Source Gmat prep in the Sentence Correction forum
“Uva- The easiest description of ''that'' vs ''they'' in this scenario is that ''they'' creates an independent clause and what comes after it is not a complete thought.”
August 13, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to Only received day 2 in past 3 days in the The 60-Day GMAT Study Guide forum
“Did you ever get these?”
August 11, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to Need Help! in the I just Beat The GMAT! forum
“First thing first, is there a reason that you have to take the exam on Monday? It doesn''t seem like your goal is realistic in this time frame. One thing that I notice with students who do tons and tons of GMAT problems is that they do not spend adequate time studying the concepts nor do take the ...”
August 11, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to Need suugestions for study plan in the I just Beat The GMAT! forum
“There are two important things you need to start with: 1) What is your target score? and 2) What is your current score? Take a practice exam to figure out your current level and how close you are to your goals, then it will be easier to craft a study plan.”
August 11, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to Applicant's Preparations in the The Application Process forum
“There''s a lot to do... First questions: 1) When would you like to apply and 2) Have you taken the GMAT?”
August 11, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to five digit codes in the Problem Solving forum
“To confirm, 360 is correct. If the answer is different, then question is incorrect. With problems like this, always start with your biggest constraint --> the middle number must be odd.”
August 11, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to Down, but not out just yet! How do I pick up the pieces? in the GMAT Strategy forum
“Usually when the quant ''feels easy'' it is because you are getting relatively easy questions wrong. A lot of times this if from oversight of details and basic math errors. To get to the score you want, it sounds like you need some quality practice to hone these skills. Remember that there is ...”
August 10, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to GMAT Battle Plan in the GMAT Strategy forum
“To address your questions: 1) 6 weeks is definitely on the short end of the time you should spend studying. That doesn''t mean you can''t do it, but there is just so much content to cover that it takes time to get through everything. See how it goes as you progress, but if you aren''t going to ...”
August 10, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to Resetting GmatPrep Test in the GMAT Strategy forum
“You will drive yourself crazy looking at the number right and wrong and trying to get an accurate indication of score. Almost everyone who takes the exam gets between 50-70% correct. It is about the difficulty of the questions you get correct, not the count. So, in short, this does not seem ...”
August 10, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to Resetting GmatPrep Test in the GMAT Strategy forum
“You will drive yourself crazy looking at the number right and wrong and trying to get an accurate indication of score. Almost everyone who takes the exam gets between 50-70% correct. It is about the difficulty of the questions you get correct, not the count. So, in short, this does not seem ...”
August 10, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to Somber in tone and menacing in content, in the Sentence Correction forum
“First, A, B, and C can be eliminated because the leader cannot have content. An introductory clause always relates to the noun that immediately follows it. There are a lot of reasons why D is better than E. I always try to quickly find differences at the beginning and end of the underline. At ...”
August 10, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to Mary persuaded n friends in the Data Sufficiency forum
“To think about this in a conceptual fashion, think about the ''2 layers of friends''. The first layer is the friends that Mary invites, and the second layer is the friends that Mary''s friends invites. As ''n'' increases, the second layer will increase more rapidly - it is exponential growth. 1) ...”
August 10, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to Circular Arrangement in the Problem Solving forum
“You can really just think of this as line with limitations for each spot: A -> Fix the spot Right of A -> 3 options that are not B Left of A -> 2 remaining options that are not B Spot 4 -> 2 options --- B and last one not chosen Last -> 1 -- the last remaining letter 1 ...”
August 9, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to Veritas CAT Score in the GMAT Strategy forum
“My guess is that you made some careless errors on the new exams. This happens when you haven''t touched material for quite sometime - it''s easy to overlook things. Consistently studying will all you to stay sharp on the subtle variations in questions.”
August 9, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to 710, IR 7 or 760, IR 3? in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“I''d say 760 with IR 3. If you want to say something in your optional statement, a quick word that you got a 7 previously should suffice. In the end, they will see both on your official report.”
August 9, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to Farmer /cows in the Sentence Correction forum
“''are producing'' implies these events are happening simultaneously. In fact, what is happening is ]if the cows are cared for, then they WILL produce milk.”
August 9, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to Statue of goddess Athena in the Sentence Correction forum
“The introductory clause makes it sound as though ''each year'' was based on records -- this does not make sense.”
August 9, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to Is work experience inevitable for being admitted ? in the The Application Process forum
“Here is the 2 + 2: http://www.hbs.edu/mba/admissions/application-process/Pages/student-applicants.aspx Although you still will have to work. The reason for work experience is that you need to engage in real life problems before you think about how to solve them. Classes are engaging and it is ...”
August 7, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to Inscribed circle in the Data Sufficiency forum
“Statement 2 is supposed to say the circumference is 18π, correct? Assuming so... 1) We don''t know anything about the triangle with just 1 angle and 1 side 2) We know now that angle C is 90 based off the rule Uva mentioned, but we don''t know anything else Together - Now we know that this ...”
August 7, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to Need help to improve GMAT score . 410 (gmat prep) , 420 in the GMAT Strategy forum
“finas- I think the single most important thing for preparers is to understand what they don''t know. Sounds silly, but digging deeply into mathematical rules, grammar rules, logic, etc. and seeing exactly how the GMAT tests material is important. Simply doing problems and checking answers is ...”
August 7, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to Is work experience inevitable for being admitted ? in the The Application Process forum
“Generally, you are going to want to get some work experience. Not only will it increase your chances of getting into a quality program, but it will also greatly enhance your experience at school. There are programs, such as Harvards 2+2, that you can apply for now, but there are not many of these ...”
August 7, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to Geometry Problem ? angle that bisects triangle in two half.. in the Data Sufficiency forum
“One way that I think about geometry figures is by thinking of what points are ''fixed'' and which are not. In each of the statements, one of the endpoints of the triangle can be shifted to create different sized triangles.”
August 6, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to GMAT preperation in the The 60-Day GMAT Study Guide forum
“Amazon will have used copies of the official guide for relatively cheap, but honestly there is a lot of overlap, so it might not prove to be that helpful. As for ''retired'' questions, those don''t really exist anywhere.”
August 6, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to digit value question in the Problem Solving forum
“Just to specifically answer your question. Any digit that ends in ''th'' is speaking of values to the right of the decimal.”
August 6, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to A silly question in the Lounge forum
“Yup, use whatever book you have, as there is little difference. The online material at gmat.com will also help you.”
August 6, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to Qestions I got wrong on MGMAT CAT 1 in the Problem Solving forum
“I''ll take the first one, but please repost: Question 1 What is the median value of the set R, if for every term in the set, Rn = Rn-1 + 3? (1) The first term of set R is 15. (2) The mean of set R is 36. The sequence increases by 3, meaning it is evenly spaced. When sequences ...”
August 6, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to Area of triangle if it outside a circle ? in the Problem Solving forum
“In response to your item about any direct formula... you do not need one. As pointed out, we must know that this is an equilateral triangle to be able to do the math. The GMAT is testing your ability to relate concepts and draw conclusions from different sets of information, not memorize formulas.”
August 5, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to Missing Day 3 in the The 60-Day GMAT Study Guide forum
“Did you check your spam? Likely the cause.. If not, let me know.”
August 5, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to Rates and Work problem in the Data Sufficiency forum
“Just a note on common ways rates problems can help you connect two different rate equations. In this case the distance of the two different trips is the same, so RT for the first trip equals RT for the second trip. Secondly, you can have an instance where two things start moving at the same time ...”
August 5, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to Rates and Work problem in the Data Sufficiency forum
“Just a note on common ways rates problems can help you connect two different rate equations. In this case the distance of the two different trips is the same, so RT for the first trip equals RT for the second trip. Secondly, you can have an instance where two things start moving at the same time ...”
August 5, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to Strategy Review in the GMAT Strategy forum
“How was your timing on the sections? Were you able to comfortably finish each of the sections?”
August 5, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to Only seven people this century have been killed by the great in the Sentence Correction forum
“I wouldn''t call this an idiom question, more involved with counting and non-counting nouns. As such, we are using counting nouns - we can actually count the people. B and E are the only ones that use ''fewer'', which is appropriate for counting nouns. In E, the number of people is compared ...”
August 5, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to profile eval in the Ask Stratus Prep forum
“Just an early review... You seem to have all of the boxes checked at this point - the most important thing from here is to develop your personal story so that you stand out from the crowd.”
August 4, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to Please list schools in terms of criteria below in the Research MBA Programs forum
“Have you looked here: http://www.bloomberg.com/bschools/rankings/international or here: http://grad-schools.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-graduate-schools/top-business-schools”
August 4, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to REMAINDERS in the Problem Solving forum
“We know that to have a remainder of 3 after being divided by 5, the number must end in a 3 or 8.... As we get an even number when dividing by 6, we know that the number must end in an 8. Let''s look at a few numbers that end in 8 and if they are 4 above a multiple of 6: 8 -- no 18 -- no 28 ...”
August 4, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to GMAT Score 680- Retake? in the Ask Stratus Prep forum
“I would recommend that you retake the exam.”
August 4, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to Statistics in the Problem Solving forum
“The answer is E... Statement 1 - The range has not affect on the standard deviation. Statement 2 - If a set has all the same numbers the standard deviation is 0. Why do I mention that? If you think of a group of large numbers that are all the same the S.D. would be 0, and less than the ...”
August 4, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to Sentance Correction in the GMAT Strategy forum
“That is a solid plan. One word of advice is to not look for huge leaps in your score each successive CAT. First, there is statistical variance and second, there is a lot of material. So, patching up a few weaknesses that you find in a CAT will help, but that CAT may also not ''find'' all of your ...”
August 3, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to Idiom in the Sentence Correction forum
“The point here is that you are comparing things and specifically the difference between 2 different items. For this, it is clearer to use between as it inherently addresses comparisons between 2 items.”
August 3, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to Between 1980 and 2000 the sea otter population in the Critical Reasoning forum
“The argument says that orcas will eat sea otters is seals are unavailable, so we want to find a statement that says the seals are not a strong enough food source. C says exactly this.”
August 3, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to GMAT OG13 vs 2016 ? in the GMAT Strategy forum
“Just a general comment on this. I would strongly recommend do the problems on your computer. The exam is computer based, so you want to practice as you would take the exam. This doesn''t mean you have to go out and buy a bunch of new stuff - just make sure you get the appropriate practice on the ...”
August 3, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to Albegra: Inequality in the Problem Solving forum
“First, factor the equation --> (x + 4)(x + 2)(x - 1)(x - 4) < 0 --> I put these in order to simplify the process If x is greater than 4 all are positive If x is 2 or 3, only the last term is negtive [Add 2 and 3 to the sum] If x is -1 or 0, then we have 2 positive terms and entire ...”
August 3, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to Meaning the argument and the how the OA is correct? in the Critical Reasoning forum
“You are comparing two events. First, a department store, Colson''s, moved to the area and some businesses closed. However, all of these locations had another business take the empty space. Next, a DISCOUNT department store, SpendLess, is entering the area and some businesses are EXPECTED to ...”
August 2, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to OG Question-The personal income tax did not become in the Sentence Correction forum
“What is the source of this question? B is definitely not correct - HAD should be WAS. D is wrong because ''main source of revenue'' is the noun that is described as dependent - It should be the federal government that is the main noun of this clause.”
August 2, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to Meaning of the argument? in the Critical Reasoning forum
“A man-made item was found in region of the world where there were no similar items. In order for that item to get there, it must have come from settlers that came from a different place in Eurasia - not the part closest to North America.”
August 2, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to 590-640-Trying hard to cross 700+ in the I just Beat The GMAT! forum
“I think it will be possible for you to reach the 40+ mark, but you have to focus on mastering the basics. The fact that you were able to score so highly on the exam says that you have the reasoning ability to do well on this exam. However, I did notice several grammatical errors in your writing, ...”
August 2, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to Prices at the producer level are only 1.3 percent higher now in the Sentence Correction forum
“No, because then you are comparing PRICES to LAST YEAR. What you want to compare is PRICES to LAST YEAR''S PRICES.”
August 2, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to 99th percentile – beat the GMAT in the I just Beat The GMAT! forum
“Yep, no reason to take it again. You are 100% done.”
July 24, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to Sentence correction help in the Sentence Correction forum
“Again, this is pretty much unreadable. Please repost accurately to get a quality response. Also, these are all questions that you should search for on the forum before posting a new thread.”
July 24, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to SC help in the Sentence Correction forum
“I''d have to see all of the answers, but it sounds like you missed the introductory clause. Ask yourself, ''what is currently at 26 billion barrels?'' It is the consumption, not the rate.”
July 24, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to SC help in the Sentence Correction forum
“PLEASE PLEASE - post more clearly... The reason is that leaked is supposed to be in parallel with the verb ran. ''polluting ...'' is a participial phrase, which is actually an adjective. As an adjective it is not all related to the verb structure.”
July 24, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to SC in the Sentence Correction forum
“This sentence is missing some things, can you please repost without typos?”
July 24, 2015
sanju09 posted a reply to greater than 4? in the Problem Solving forum
“agree”
July 24, 2015
lunarpower posted a reply to When people engage in the Critical Reasoning forum
“BENEFIT #3 of translating CR into ''conversation'': you''ll have to simplify the language of the passage (= ''explain to a 9-year-old'', as i''m always saying). normal people don''t talk in the language of dense formal text; rather, they talk like ... well, normal people. our brains are ...”
July 24, 2015
lunarpower posted a reply to When people engage in the Critical Reasoning forum
“BENEFIT #2 of translating CR into ''conversation'': you''ll be able to anticipate where the passage is going. consider: When freelance writers are offered full-time staff positions, very few of them accept. Some people try to explain this by... if this is a conversation, you can predict ...”
July 24, 2015
lunarpower posted a reply to When people engage in the Critical Reasoning forum
“BENEFIT #1 of translating CR into ''conversation'': you''ll ALWAYS catch important transitions—even if they are ''tiny little words''. this is the issue in your posts here. in an actual conversation, there is NO WAY you would miss ''Some people think...'', and there is also NO WAY you would ...”
July 24, 2015
lunarpower posted a reply to When people engage in the Critical Reasoning forum
“you''re welcome. by the way, you may have noticed that i haven''t posted here regularly in some time—i''ve been too busy on our own (MPrep) forum. if you don''t hear from me here (and the source is allowed on our forum) you may want to try your luck over there. the best fix for this ^^ ...”
July 24, 2015
lunarpower posted a reply to When people engage in the Critical Reasoning forum
“forgot the footnote— **i can only think of two exceptions: 1/ a religious authority (e.g., if a Christian says Jesus said X, or if a Muslim says Muhammad taught that X, then (s)he is probably going to agree with ''X''); 2/ a beloved mentor/parent/etc (e.g., My father always ...”
July 24, 2015
lunarpower posted a reply to When people engage in the Critical Reasoning forum
“more directly... in EVERYDAY CONVERSATION, Some people say... is almost invariably** followed by something with which the speaker DOES NOT agree. (at the very least, the speaker will generally entertain the possibility that whatever ''some people say'' is false.) if this is not obvious, just ...”
July 24, 2015
lunarpower posted a reply to When people engage in the Critical Reasoning forum
“of these two ''arrows'', only the first is actually substantiated by the passage. as far as the second arrow, note that the passage says... It has been suggested that regular release of endorphins increases people’s longevity ...in other words, ''Some people say endorphins make you live ...”
July 24, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to 99th percentile – beat the GMAT in the I just Beat The GMAT! forum
“Was this the official exam? If so, well done, you are a natural.”
July 23, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to The 19-year-old pianist and composer performed his most rece in the Sentence Correction forum
“Let''s just go through some things for each answer: A) ''as well as'' is redundant... B) ''both'' should come after ''in'' C) ''winning prestigious ... a young age'' in this case is a participial phrase (which are always adjectives). As there is not a list of such phrases '', hoping is ...”
July 23, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to Explain in the Sentence Correction forum
“Here is my take on working through eliminations with this problem: FIRST ELIMINATION C - this is wrong for a number of reasons; I notice it as a standout with ''under which...'' There is no reason for the preposition under and the sentence continues to be wordy and confusing. SECOND ...”
July 22, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to Explain in the Sentence Correction forum
“Here is my take on working through eliminations with this problem: FIRST ELIMINATION C - this is wrong for a number of reasons; I notice it as a standout with ''under which...'' There is no reason for the preposition under and the sentence continues to be wordy and confusing. SECOND ...”
July 22, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to Explain in the Sentence Correction forum
“Here is my take on working through eliminations with this problem: FIRST ELIMINATION C - this is wrong for a number of reasons; I notice it as a standout with ''under which...'' There is no reason for the preposition under and the sentence continues to be wordy and confusing. SECOND ...”
July 22, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to A researcher discovered that in the Critical Reasoning forum
“You are missing some key words. In the passage it says people ''TEND to score much lower....'' Not all do. In C, just because people (maybe not all, but 1, 2 or a few) with high immune-system activity CAN develop mental illness, doesn''t mean the immune system does not protect against it. ...”
July 22, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to Please help in choosing MBA Consultant in the Admissions Success Stories forum
“Most of these companies will offer you a free consultation. You might as well have a call with them to see which approach and style fits best with you. I know we, at Stratus Prep, do offer free consultations. I would recommend having a few calls and making the decision on your own because you ...”
July 22, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to Anyone taken the GMAT without studying? in the GMAT Strategy forum
“If you think there is a shot at scoring close to your desired level, then you might as well go. As of 3 days ago, you can cancel your score without penalty. You would lose the exam fee at this point anyway, so go ahead and take it.”
July 22, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to Boss left now report to the CEO but no promotion in the The Application Process forum
“I should not, titles are not everything - as long as you convey the responsibility change in your resume and personal statements, you should be just fine.”
July 22, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to Geometry in the Problem Solving forum
“This is essentially saying that you are to calculate the volume of a cone with a radius of 5 and height 4. 1/3πr^2h = = 1/3(100π) = 33π However, not likely a phrasing you will see on the GMAT.”
July 22, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to antipodes in the Sentence Correction forum
“(A) before Australia was Australia, it was the antipodes CORRECT (B) before there was Australia, it was the antipodes what does "it" refer to? with ''before there was Australia'' the sentence refers to the time before Australia, not the location (C) it was the antipodes that was ...”
July 21, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to gmat on this 15 in the Introductions forum
“Any updates? How did it go?”
July 21, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to MGMAT SC - modifiers and parallelism in the Sentence Correction forum
“No, because then you would be saying that man actual corrupts society, as opposed to saying man is negatively influenced by society as is intended.”
July 21, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to A researcher discovered that in the Critical Reasoning forum
“This is an example of misplaced cause and effect Low Immune --> Low mental health. The assumption that must be true is that low mental health does not actually cause the low immune system activity. i.e. Low mental health --> Low immune activity. If it is the later, then the ...”
July 21, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to ground-breaking work of Barbara McClintock in the Sentence Correction forum
“I would eliminate D more for the construction of ''of human cell''s different genes'' -- the 50,000 to 100,000 is modifying genes, so it is clearly to have them closer together. Also, the article ''the'' is needed before the numbers As far as your question: The difference is in the type of ...”
July 21, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to 20 days left and no progress has been made.... Frustrated in the GMAT Strategy forum
“My advice to people in this scenario is to focus on the easiest problems that you either 1) got wrong or 2) spent too much time on. Solidifying the easier topics, not going after the really tricky stuff, is what will bump up your score.”
July 21, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to cameras of the Voyager in the Sentence Correction forum
“If you are speaking about ''orbiting'', then yes. But realistically the change in the presentation is to ''sound right'' after known as. The gnat will frequently alter the words around grammatical errors just to have things sound right”
July 21, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to London area in the Let's Meet Up forum
“Check out my site - I think you''ll find it very useful. It is free to try so you can see if you like it.”
July 20, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to London area in the Let's Meet Up forum
“It sounds like you have a long way to go to get to your goal. This is not to discourage you - it is 100% possible - but just know that it will take work. Feel free to check out my program - it is designed to be affordable on all budgets and give answers to all of the questions you have. A ...”
July 20, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to cameras of the Voyager in the Sentence Correction forum
“You are correct. ''known as'' is used to name something/give an alias”
July 20, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to London area in the Let's Meet Up forum
“While I am not in London, I would be happy to help with your study plan - the first thing I would say is that you are on the front side of the range for the time it takes to study. That said, I would take a practice exam and see how close you are relative to your target score.”
July 20, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to Recommendation Letter from Boss who left company in the The Application Process forum
“Contact the admissions department for this one. They may just have you write a quick blurb in your optional statement. My guess is that they deal with this type of situation all of the time - the work force is fairly transient these days.”
July 20, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to GMAT Prep Question in the Data Sufficiency forum
“1) Sufficient If the sum is the same but the average for S is smaller, there must be more terms in S. Think if numerator is the same (average = sum/#terms), then the denominator must be larger for the average to be smaller. 2) The median has no relationship to the number of items in a set.”
July 20, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to HELP! in the The 60-Day GMAT Study Guide forum
“If you feel that the 60-day plan is overwhelming, then it might not be the right time frame for you. Many approach the GMAT with emotional desires to complete by a certain time for a certain reason. While it is important to have ambitious goals, also be realistic. As far as your question on ...”
July 20, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to Probability in the Problem Solving forum
“[quote="nikhilgmat31"][quote="GMATGuruNY"] We will not use a permutation here because of the specific order. I usually think of permutations and combinations in terms of spots and options for each spot, this way you can eliminate the formula. 5 x 4 x 3 for the numerator ...”
July 20, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to 640 in 1st practice test (750 aim). Strategy Help. in the GMAT Strategy forum
“The one thing I will add to this is to use time as an indication for the the items you should review. Just getting something right or wrong is not good enough. You don''t need to rush through problems, but in looking at your exam, one of the things that stands out is that you had some timing ...”
July 20, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to Baby vision in the Sentence Correction forum
“B describes the rating as being legally blind; this is not possible. The person with that rating would be blind.”
July 19, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to cameras of the Voyager in the Sentence Correction forum
“A, C, and E are out because the ''which'' describes Uranus, which is not doubling the number of known satellites. D) ''known as'' is an incorrect usage because it describes the naming of something.”
July 19, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to How to approach this Evaluate?Plzz explain in the Critical Reasoning forum
“She is offering a counter argument. A) It is not that his argument is not based on relevant information, he just left out some information B) She doesn''t challenge his evidence, but rather the lack of inclusion of a particular point C) Correct - She suggest that the economy will not suffer ...”
July 19, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to GMAT prep question pack in the The 60-Day GMAT Study Guide forum
“It''s not in there. My advice would be to use that as supplemental practice.”
July 19, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to A recent research study in the Sentence Correction forum
“E) changes the meaning of the sentence completely. ''every two people now has one mobile phone'' We are trying to show a relationship between the number of phones and the number of people. This almost conveys the meaning that 2 people own the same phone.”
July 19, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to decimal number simplification in the Problem Solving forum
“Hope this drawing helps a bit...”
July 19, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to How to approach an Evaluate question like this?detail plzz in the Critical Reasoning forum
“I guess I''ll throw that back at you. What questions do you have about the answer choices or explanations? When reading he passage, I identified that the body structure of the two animals was similar. The scientists concluded this must be because they had similar behavior”
July 18, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to How to approach an Evaluate question like this?detail plzz in the Critical Reasoning forum
“I tend to look at key words when analyzing structure based questions: The information was not conflicting - similarities were described. There was no earlier theory; the dinosaur was just discovered and the passage describes a way of determining characteristics CORRECT - A comparison was ...”
July 18, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to og-15 in the Sentence Correction forum
“I would eliminate D and E more because they each begin with it. This is redundant because you still need to identify another noun to have clarity of the meaning of the sentence - in this case heating-oil prices. A more efficient sentence simply says "heating-oil prices are expected..."”
July 18, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to Wine sulfites in the Critical Reasoning forum
“It is always important to identify the argument if there is one ---> People who are allergic to sulfites can drink the wine produced by winemakers that don''t add sulfites to their wines. Thus, we are looking for something that if not true, would break the argument. E is correct because if ...”
July 18, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to Anyone taken the GMAT without studying? in the GMAT Strategy forum
“Sounds like you have a good plan. 640 is a great start. If you took that cold, then you likely have the ability to get just about any score you want with some practice. Do you have a target exam date?”
July 18, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to An exam consists of 8 true/ false questions in the Problem Solving forum
“First there are 2^8 different ways to answer the quiz, or 256. The ways that the score will be above 75% is if he answers 6, 7, or 8 correctly. 8 is the easy one because there is just 1 solution, all correct. ---- 1 For seven, there are 8 different questions that he could have answered ...”
July 18, 2015
lunarpower posted a reply to When people engage in the Critical Reasoning forum
“here''s how the problem works if you make the substitution i described above. * people who wear dresses live longer than people who don''t. (this is a statistical FACT. we want to explain it.) * it''s doubtful that wearing dresses actually extends a person''s life span, so we need another ...”
July 17, 2015
lunarpower posted a reply to When people engage in the Critical Reasoning forum
“if you are still confused, just replace ''volunteer'' with ''wear dresses'', and that should make the logic easier to understand. i will explain in more detail below. but, BEFORE YOU SCROLL DOWN TO THE NEXT POST, actually make that substitution (take out ''volunteer'' and put in ''wear ...”
July 17, 2015
lunarpower posted a reply to When people engage in the Critical Reasoning forum
“interesting... resurrecting a thread that''s almost 4 years old! nope. first, you should IMMEDIATELY reject this interpretation, because this is not how the GMAT operates. we''re trying to show that this is NOT a cause/effect relationship. so, NO answer choice will state (DIRECTLY) ...”
July 17, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to Budget policy - Weaken Question in the Critical Reasoning forum
“The policy is to increase the budget as revenue increases The question is why would this not be a good practice for budgeting? CORRECT - Increasing a budget solely on revenue would not hold anyone accountable for how the budget is used. We don''t care about the level of revenue, only ...”
July 17, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to Budget policy - Weaken Question in the Critical Reasoning forum
“The policy is to increase the budget as revenue increases The question is why would this not be a good practice for budgeting? CORRECT - Increasing a budget solely on revenue would not hold anyone accountable for how the budget is used. We don''t care about the level of revenue, only ...”
July 17, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to SC Question , 129 OG 11 in the Sentence Correction forum
“First Elimination C and E - ''Persuading'' is not parallel to turned Second Elimination A - The use of ''she'' breaks down the parallelism to ''turned'' Third Elimination B - Persuade X to do Y is the proper idiom. THE ANSWER IS D”
July 17, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to Anyone taken the GMAT without studying? in the GMAT Strategy forum
“One bonus, although I agree that some preparation is wise, is that the GMAC no longer shows on your score report that you cancelled a score. So... no penalty other than the $250.”
July 17, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to golden crab in the Sentence Correction forum
“the phrase after the comma would be in incomplete clause. There is no noun.”
July 17, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to Want to review some original GMAT practice questions? in the Lounge forum
“Why don''t you try posting some of the questions on the site and get feedback from people? You will be more likely to get responses.”
July 17, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to Request suggestions on improving from 670 to 720+ in the GMAT Verbal & Essays forum
“I would go back over the SC questions that you got wrong and start to categorize them. You can use the categorizations in the back of the OG if you need help, but the point is to see what you are missing. Is it the actual grammatical rule or is it that you missed identifying the mistake? You will ...”
July 16, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to Expert Advice in the Sentence Correction forum
“As GMATguru describes above there is really only one sentence that makes sense logically. Otherwise is the hospital services that are making the 20 percent. This just doesn''t make sense. Try not to get caught up in trying to figure out why every piece of grammatical structure is the way that ...”
July 16, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to Doubts..Please clear in the Sentence Correction forum
“You will use comma + and when you are separating two independent clauses, which are phrases that can stand as a sentence by themselves. You remove the comma when the compounding predicates, such as: Tom went to the store and bought some eggs. Tom is doing the actions before and after the and ...”
July 16, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to Can I go from a 500 to a 700 by September? in the GMAT Strategy forum
“Yes, be wary of jumping around to a bunch of different programs - after you have found one that suits your style stick with it.”
July 16, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to Suggestion on improving from 670 to 720+ in the GMAT Verbal & Essays forum
“Seems like verbal is your issue. Tough to say what to do without seeing specific issues you had, but generally I would look at the verbal material and try to find the patterns in the questions. This is not something you can read in a post or a book, you have to get a feel for how different types ...”
July 16, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to Pyramid Geometry Data Sufficiency Question in the Data Sufficiency forum
“I always try to think about what can be changed about shape. In this instance the height of the triangles is movable. If it is movable, aka it can be smaller or larger, then there are multiple values. Also, you aren''t likely to see the term ''lateral area'' on the GMAT, but it is referring to ...”
July 16, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to Mixtures Problem in the Problem Solving forum
“The distance from -15% to +4 percent is 19 and the distance from +12% to +4% is 8. You can flip the distances and this gives you a ratio of the dollar amounts of 8 : 19 for the loss : gain. The loss was 10,000, which means the gain must be more than twice this amount. Only A is large enough.”
July 15, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to ratio of the surface area of a cube in the Problem Solving forum
“I would just use small numbers. First, a cube with sides of 2. S.A. = 6(2*2) = 24 Now, if we double 1 sides our surface area is: 2(2*2) + 2(2*4) + 2(2*4) = 40 24/40 = 5/8”
July 15, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to Timing related issue in SC questions in the Sentence Correction forum
“What you want to work on is the basic problems first. If you are having troubles with some error identifying and grammatical issues, you don''t need to worry about how to solve the "tougher" problems yet. Those are simply extensions of easier concepts. For example, even in the ...”
July 15, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to Tough SC in the Sentence Correction forum
“First Elimination A - The pronoun ''it'' is ambiguous. Second Elimination B - The sentence compares the energy produced in France to Germany (not the energy produced in Germany). Third Elimination D - The use of ''the'' before ''energy comes from…'' implies that the sentence is ...”
July 15, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to Nuclear plants in the Sentence Correction forum
“First Elimination A and C - The plural ''fixed costs'' does not agree with makes. Second Elimination D - It is unclear what ''stemming'' refers to. Third Elimination E - The preposition ''for'' should be used after "the same as" to show you are comparing the costs. THE ...”
July 15, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to Tiny Islands in the Sentence Correction forum
“First Elimination C - The placement of ''under provisions…'' improperly modifies areas. Second Elimination D - ''This'' has no clear referent. Third Elimination E - ''There are provisions of the new maritime code that'' is wordy THE ANSWER IS B”
July 15, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to Didn't get first email of the 60 day study guide in the GMAT Strategy forum
“Just sent to you.”
July 15, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to “e-waste” salvage company in the Sentence Correction forum
“First, you need the comma after players to separate the non-essential clause - eliminat C D is out because the which describes the players as what are discarded, not that waste items. A - them is ambiguous Ultimately down to B and E Tricky, but ''that have been discarded as trash is still ...”
July 15, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to averages in the Problem Solving forum
“What is the source of this question? Not really something you will see on the GMAT.”
July 14, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to Timing related issue in SC questions in the Sentence Correction forum
“This could be a number of things. How confident do you feel with the grammatical rules? Is it that you need to learn them still or are you struggling with identifying errors in the sentences?”
July 14, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to Information in the Research MBA Programs forum
“Can you elaborate?”
July 14, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to After 4 months of hard work only 570 in gmat prep -need advs in the I just Beat The GMAT! forum
“If you had to categorize why you are getting questions wrong would it be: silly mistakes? timing? couldn''t remember content? word translation? Any content areas? These are the things you should be asking yourself. If you forget a concept in an exam, spend time reviewing it. If you ...”
July 14, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to Property price in the Data Sufficiency forum
“If you think of percentages as ''relative relationships'' you can stay away from the calculation on a problem like this. If you were to do the calculations, you would see that the absolute difference between different sets of numbers will change. Percentages applied to smaller numbers have a ...”
July 14, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to GMAT No Show--How soon can I reschedule my appointment? in the GMAT Strategy forum
“Feel Better! Just give them a call to reschedule without waiting the 31 days.”
July 14, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to SC-Present and Past participle in the Sentence Correction forum
“Yup. Parallel is a structural thing. You need the same form of speech. adj vs. adj., verb vs. verb, tense vs. tense, etc...”
July 13, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to GMAT Practice Test 1 in the GMAT Strategy forum
“Then it is definitely doable. Focus on identifying differences in answer choices for SC. Learn the patterns for the things that are tested. Here are the categories (and order of importance - at least in my opinion): Verb Form Parallelism Pronoun Agreement Agreement Modifier ...”
July 13, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to is n odd in the Data Sufficiency forum
“The key with both of these is to recognize that a must be negative - its a tricky thing to think about when you have n > 1 making you think about positive numbers. 1) The only way for this to ever be true is if a is negative and n is an odd number, then positive > negative. 2) If a is ...”
July 13, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to 60! in the Problem Solving forum
“Every time you have 5 x 2 you get a zero at the end of a number. This is also the ONLY time you will get a zero at the end. As there are many more 2s than there are 5s, the number of zeros will be equal to the number of prime factors of 5 that 60! has. Here are the counts: 5 - 1 10 - 1 15 ...”
July 13, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to GMAT Practice Test 1 in the GMAT Strategy forum
“Are you noticing a specific topic that you are struggling with?”
July 13, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to Percent change algebra problem in the Problem Solving forum
“The answer is C. A simple percent increase and percent decrease question. 1 ± percent/100 is all you need.”
July 13, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to consultant explained in the Sentence Correction forum
“You can eliminate B and E because of which. The information after is imperative to the sentence. A has several parts of the sentence that are simply not concise. The use of the adverbs tirelessly and aggressively deliver the meaning more efficiently. C has the adverbs in the wrong place. ...”
July 13, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to P & C in the Problem Solving forum
“You need to multiply 35 by 2. Let''s look at Black and White. You either have: 4B and 3W: BBBBWWW or 4W and 3B: WWWWBBB. EACH ONE OF THESE has 35 different combinations. 35 + 35 = 70 70 x 10 = 700”
July 12, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to Geometry Prob in the Problem Solving forum
“Ha, yup. Made the change. Thanks.”
July 12, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to MGMAT Strategy Guide #1 FDPs, Ch 6 in the GMAT Math forum
“There is no right way to do all problems. Sometimes plugging in numbers is the best, and sometimes algebra is better. Practicing both techniques on problems will help you understand how and when each method should be used.”
July 12, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to Pdf books in the GMAT Math forum
“I think she is selling pdf copies... Might want to remove this one.”
July 12, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to SC-Present and Past participle in the Sentence Correction forum
“tired is an adjective here. The football team is tired.”
July 12, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to Geometry Prob in the Problem Solving forum
“Tough question, I could definitely see it as a question. See the figure below. You have 2 sectors each with an area of π and 2 triangles each with an area of 2. 2π - 4 http://s4.postimg.org/ht6q5srd5/Screen_Shot_2015_07_12_at_9_43_51_AM.jpg Let me know if you have questions. [/img]”
July 12, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to Can I go from a 500 to a 700 by September? in the GMAT Strategy forum
“Hi! Just to be clear about what you are asking... You moved from the 19th percentile to the 31st percentile in two months, and now you want to move from the 31st to the 90th in 2 months. That is going to be really difficult based off of past performance. Not impossible, but probably not likely ...”
July 12, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to sequences in the GMAT Math forum
“He is describing how the sum of consecutive terms works. In a more simple structure, if you were to sum 1 + 2 + 3, you could sum 1 + 2 = 3 and then you have 3 x 2 = 6. Or, for 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 5, you have 1 + 4 = 5, 2 + 3 = 5, so 5(3) = 15. That can get a little confusing, so I just stick with ...”
July 11, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to What is the probability that, twelve seconds from a randomly in the GMAT Math forum
“The part about the 12 seconds from not is irrelevant. So you have 10 number 0 - 9, out of a possible 60. 10/60 = 1/6”
July 11, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to Combinatorics in the GMAT Math forum
“Just a side note, this is a bit beyond what the GMAT will test you on. The only reason I mention this is that you would be better served mastering foundational skills than studying random uses that won''t be tested. It is a common problem that I see with GMAT hopefuls.”
July 11, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to Aspects or Elements of Sentence Structure in the Sentence Correction forum
“Here is the order of importance in my experience: Verb Form Parallelism Pronoun Agreement Agreement Modifier Comparison Meaning Logical prediction”
July 11, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to connecting punctuation in the Sentence Correction forum
“Marty''s explanation about emphasis is correct, but I think the phrasing actually does need to be emphasized here. It is a key component that the families use sign language - the use is what develops language abilities, the topic of the sentence. It would be easy to miss that point otherwise.”
July 11, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to people living in England in the Sentence Correction forum
“It would not make sense to use ''it'' as an expletive here. Firstly, the sentence would be passive, and secondly the phrasing is simply confusing because you don''t really know what ''it'' is.”
July 11, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to Unlike the original National Museum of Science and Technolog in the Sentence Correction forum
“It is just that the exhibit itself is not doing anything. The act of the touch is what activates the functionality. The exhibit does nothing to activate the animation. If it were a robot, you turned on the robot, and then the robot actually did something to start the animation, the structure in A ...”
July 11, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to Geometry in the Problem Solving forum
“The question itself is incomplete. It just says then? What are the answer choices referring to?”
July 10, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to Geometry in the Problem Solving forum
“Yes. The intercept is the exact point on the coordinate plane. (0, 2) and (0, -2) are different y-intercepts”
July 10, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to OG#177 in the Problem Solving forum
“Uh.... I would stay away from the algebra. It''s too easy to make a mistake. Have a look at this... http://s12.postimg.org/o5ths4h1l/Screen_Shot_2015_07_10_at_8_44_55_AM.jpg http://s12.postimg.org/w1416xqo9/Screen_Shot_2015_07_10_at_8_45_02_AM.jpg ...”
July 10, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to Problem Solving mixture question. Fruit Salad mixture in the Problem Solving forum
“Start looking at the differences in the ratios. As everyone said, the ratio multiplier is 3, but then just do (6 - 2) x 3 = 12. While maybe not important for this problem, getting used to these techniques will help with more challenging computation and DS problems.”
July 10, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to Problem solving Q182 OG 13 in the Problem Solving forum
“It is best to think of this as a weighted average problem so that your calculations are to a minimum. The ratio of sold cameras to returned cameras is 9 : 1. This means that that weighted average will be 90% of the distance from the -50% for the returned cameras and the +20% of the distance for ...”
July 10, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to Statistics, Averages, Explanation, OG 183 in the Problem Solving forum
“The one thing that I would recommend that is different from the above solutions would be to not multiply 68 x 7. When you see the left side if the equation you have 7x + 266 an this equals 68(7), or: 7x + 266 = 68(7). All the answers are integers, right? So it stands to reason that ...”
July 10, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to A firm that specializes in the analysis of handwriting claim in the Sentence Correction forum
“The key here is the use of the preposition ''from''. A makes is sound as the claims are from the writing sample.”
July 10, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to Extreme Problems with DS in the GMAT Strategy forum
“The usual reason for people struggling with DS questions is lack of understanding of the fundamentals. It doesn''t mean that you don''t know the topics, but rather how they are applied on the GMAT. You should start focusing on DS questions that fall in the same categories and understand exactly ...”
July 9, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to gmat on this 15 in the Introductions forum
“It''s coming around the corner! Best of luck to you! Any questions?”
July 9, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to Coordinate geometry parabola in the Data Sufficiency forum
“Honestly, don''t worry about this. It is not something covered on the GMAT. You will never have to calculate the formula of a parabola from points.”
July 9, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to Coordinate geometry parabola in the Data Sufficiency forum
“Honestly, don''t worry about this. It is not something covered on the GMAT. You will never have to calculate the formula of a parabola from points.”
July 9, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to Idiom usage of LIKE in the Sentence Correction forum
“The meaning is that he drives cars similar to his sister''s car, which are fast cars.”
July 9, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to Formulas for cash flow in the Sentence Correction forum
“A) The use of they at the end of the sentence actually describes big businesses B) This implies that the formulas for cash flow are growing C) Prefer D over this answer because of its concision. ''Subject to the same applicability'' is confusing. D) Yeah! E) This inappropriately uses ''they'' ...”
July 9, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to American agriculture in the Sentence Correction forum
“D is not correct Because of the use of more. Use more to describe the difference between 2 different things and most when there are 3 or more, as in the case here.”
July 9, 2015
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to OG Q Editorial: The roof of Northtown's municipal equipment in the Critical Reasoning forum
“The answer is B as it demonstrates that is was something other than the nails that cause the collapse. The first thing you should do in a CR question such as this is find the argument. Here it is that the sub-standard nails caused the collapse. If weakening, you are looking to find something that ...”
July 9, 2015
sanju09 posted a reply to Football in the Data Sufficiency forum
“Since, there are no ties, so we need the value of x, and the number of losses (x – y) made by the team, in order to answer y. Let’s inspect the statements one by one: (1) 2 more losses means 2 fewer wins, that’s (y – 2) wins out of x games is equivalent to 20 percent of x. We get single ...”
July 2, 2015
sanju09 posted a reply to Football in the Data Sufficiency forum
“Please ignore repeat post.”
July 2, 2015
sanju09 posted a reply to x women and y men in the Data Sufficiency forum
“In order to answer the number of different panels, we’ll choose 3 of x women and 2 of y men. To get to those numbers, we need the separate values of x and y for sure. Let’s inspect the statements one by one: (1) If two more women were available for selection, then 3 of (x + 2) women can be ...”
July 2, 2015
sanju09 posted a new topic called constantly online in the Data Sufficiency forum
“During 11 AM to 3 PM on the last Monday, four friends Karl, Lucy, Medic, and Nelson remained constantly online over distinct periods of time (in hours) within the given duration. If Medic remained online throughout the duration and Nelson remained online for more number of hours than Lucy did, which ...”
July 2, 2015
sanju09 posted a new topic called true for integers? in the Problem Solving forum
“Which of the following is true for integers? A. No two perfect squares add to a perfect cube B. No two perfect squares add to a perfect square C. No two perfect cubes add to a perfect square D. There is no smallest perfect cube E. The difference of two perfect squares is never a perfect square ...”
April 9, 2015
sanju09 posted a reply to p, q, and r are positive in the Problem Solving forum
“It implies that p, q, r are digits only, say 2, 3, and 4; and then look for the factors by dividing 234234 by 234, and we get 234234 = 234 × 1001, where the factor 234 is optional but the factor 1001 is a must. Since 1001 = 7 × 11 × 13, out of which, only 7 is in the options, hence (D).”
April 8, 2015
sanju09 posted a reply to Sequence sum in the Problem Solving forum
“NB: Posting the screenshot from the source without consent may put one in legal trouble* The expression (-1)^(k + 1) (1/2^k) for integer k, 1 ≤ k ≤ 10 would generate positive and negative terms alternately, resulting in the following shape: ½ – ½^2 + ½^3 - ½^4 + ½^5 - ½^6 + ½^7 - ...”
April 8, 2015
sanju09 posted a reply to plants, herbs, and shrubs only in the Problem Solving forum
“Yes Uva, it''s (D) indeed. Seen some great explanations too. Regards”
April 7, 2015
sanju09 posted a reply to red stripe golf ball in the Problem Solving forum
“This question is based on this assumption that there are only two types of golf balls in the dispensing machine, red stripe and no stripe. Hence, if p is the probability that the golf ball has no stripe, then p/9 is the probability that the ball has a red stripe. In that case, ratio in the two ...”
April 7, 2015
sanju09 posted a new topic called plants, herbs, and shrubs only in the Problem Solving forum
“A flower garden is designed by a systematic composition of plants, herbs, and shrubs only. If 40 percent of the herbs’ percent in the composition is the percent of plants in the composition, and 16 percent of the composition is shrubs, what is the percent of herbs in the composition? A. 40% B. ...”
April 3, 2015
sanju09 posted a new topic called what percent of y? in the Data Sufficiency forum
“If 3 more than 5 times of x is equal to 2 less than 8 times of y, then x is what percent of y? (1) y is divisible by 5. (2) x is 2 more than y. Made Up”
March 13, 2015
sanju09 posted a reply to it won’t rain on Day 2 in the Data Sufficiency forum
“In the absence of any complete explanation to the DS, I decided to show my way to attempt this hard DS. A DS can be termed to be hard if it forces a test taker to finish calculations before making a decision about it, which doesn''t happen so frequently on GMAT. Talaangoshtari’s approach is losing ...”
March 4, 2015
sanju09 posted a new topic called it won’t rain on Day 2 in the Data Sufficiency forum
“The probability that it’ll rain on Day 1 of a tournament is one-third the probability that it’ll rain on Day 2 of the tournament. What is the probability that it won’t rain on Day 2 of the tournament? (1) The probability that it’ll rain on only one of the Day 1 and Day 2 of the tournament ...”
March 1, 2015
sanju09 posted a reply to Veritas PS Practice Q8 in the Problem Solving forum
“Let’s deal with easy numbers only. Take each dimension of box as 10 inches, so that its volume is 1000 cubic inches, which costs a consumer 2000 cents (say), such that the original cost per cubic inch is 2 cents. Next scene, each dimension of box is made 5 inches, so that its volume now is 125 ...”
February 26, 2015
sanju09 posted a reply to twice as many omelettes in the Problem Solving forum
“Great replies! Thanks Brent for the back-up. Rates can best be compared if we set the work equal. In that case, ratio in individual rates is equal to the reciprocal of ratio in individual times taken. To compare, we can say that if K prepares 2 omelettes in 50 minutes, then Z would prepare i ...”
February 24, 2015
sanju09 posted a new topic called twice as many omelettes in the Problem Solving forum
“Chef Karin can prepare twice as many omelettes in 50 minutes as Chef Zibo could prepare in 30 minutes. If both chefs working together for 10 minutes could prepare 11 omelettes, how many omelettes could Chef Karin prepare working alone for 25 minutes? A. 12 B. 15 C. 18 D. 22 E. 25 Made Up!”
February 19, 2015
sanju09 posted a new topic called A Future SAT Easy Math Problem in the GMAT Math forum
“GMATians may take them as challenge!”
January 22, 2015
lunarpower posted a reply to Tax on water bill in the Sentence Correction forum
“on the other hand, "in which", "from which", "to which", etc. can appear either with or without a comma: I saw a play that was reviewed in the local newspaper. I saw a play in which one of my friends plays a starring role. ("in" + "that" = ...”
January 19, 2015
lunarpower posted a reply to Tax on water bill in the Sentence Correction forum
“if the modifier starts with "which", it should be preceded by a comma. (in the standard american usage endorsed by GMAC, "which" without a comma becomes "that".)”
January 19, 2015
lunarpower posted a reply to Tobacco SC in the Sentence Correction forum
“good observation. in the context of the original sentence, the red "it" is the cigarette itself. that is an actual conflict (with the immediately preceding "it", which is used to refer to something else). notice that there''s no "vagueness"; the problem is that ...”
December 24, 2014
lunarpower posted a reply to Tobacco SC in the Sentence Correction forum
“^^ there''s no reason why they should be parallel, since they aren''t in a parallel construction. "slowing" is a modifier. modifiers NEVER have to be parallel to the stuff they modify. if we change "entering..." to "that enters..." (but leave "slowing" ...”
December 24, 2014
lunarpower posted a reply to Tobacco SC in the Sentence Correction forum
“in context, it''s clear that "it" = oxygen, and oxygen is a singular noun. for the GMAT, that''s good enough. more importantly, talking about "vague pronouns" sets a bad precedent for the GMAT, which tests no such thing. if the GMAT tests a pronoun error, that error will be ...”
December 24, 2014
lunarpower posted a reply to Tobacco SC in the Sentence Correction forum
“i received a private message about this thread. ^^ not really. clearly, oxygen does enter a cigarette at some point in time. and, in a different context, this sort of construction could totally make sense. e.g., This cigarette causes oxygen to cool rapidly when the oxygen enters the filter ...”
December 24, 2014
sanju09 posted a new topic called A Cute Angle in the Problem Solving forum
“The larger interior angle of a parallelogram is 90° more than its smaller interior angle. What is the measure of the smaller interior angle of the parallelogram? A. 90° B. 75° C. 60° D. 45° E. 30° Made Up!”
November 4, 2014
sanju09 posted a reply to clockwise.... in the Problem Solving forum
“The total length of the track is 20π miles. In 10 hours, Car B would’ve moved 20 miles along the track leaving a distance of 20π - 20 miles between the two cars. At this point, both cars are in motion towards each other and their purpose is to first finish 20π - 20 miles between them, which ...”
October 30, 2014
lunarpower posted a reply to modifier issue expert in the Sentence Correction forum
“you''re welcome.”
October 27, 2014
lunarpower posted a reply to modifier issue expert in the Sentence Correction forum
“thinking more generally— the above is a good example of why functional thinking is superior to "classification" into rigid categories. namely, thinking about "actions" is better than worrying about whether said actions are technically verbs. in fact, in the "blue ...”
October 23, 2014
lunarpower posted a reply to modifier issue expert in the Sentence Correction forum
“also, note that i''ve been careful to say that these modifiers describe "actions". i.e., i''m careful NOT to say "verbs"... because, in sentences like the blue one, they won''t always be verbs. e.g., I peeked into the workshop and saw the master watchmaker here, comma + ...”
October 23, 2014
lunarpower posted a reply to modifier issue expert in the Sentence Correction forum
“nope, i wrote it correctly (although i do quite often reverse such things). the orange sentence is too hard to understand. when the reader sees the modifier, (s)he isn''t going to readily connect it all the way back to the orange stuff on the left. any reader''s natural instinct is to try to ...”
October 23, 2014
lunarpower posted a reply to Inference Question in the Reading Comprehension forum
“...let''s try that again. i''m 10 years old. in those choices, what do the words mean? e.g., choice (a) means... ...they''ll describe something people have thought for a while ...then they''ll describe a new way of thinking that goes against that one ...but will decide that the new way of ...”
October 22, 2014
lunarpower posted a reply to Because of the multiplier effect inherent in any unlimited-t in the Sentence Correction forum
“update: never mind the request for a link. as it turns out, * yes, that post is over 4 years old * someone else already pointed out the same issue to me * ... so i already edited the original post here''s the edited post: http://www.beatthegmat.com/soar-t62473-15.html#280069”
October 13, 2014
lunarpower posted a reply to Because of the multiplier effect inherent in any unlimited-t in the Sentence Correction forum
“yep, that''s not a thing. could someone please do me a favor and link to the original post, so that i can edit it? thanks. here''s the context: i almost certainly wrote that at least 4-5 years ago. at that point, the above principle correlated very well with GMAC''s correct and incorrect ...”
October 13, 2014
lunarpower posted a reply to Guidebook writer in the Critical Reasoning forum
“also— if the passage were discussing some part of the hotel through which everyone passes—e.g., how quickly the floor is worn down in the hotel''s exterior doorways—THEN "older hotels are smaller" becomes a factor. i.e., since everyone must pass through the doors of the hotel at ...”
October 13, 2014
lunarpower posted a reply to Guidebook writer in the Critical Reasoning forum
“prudhiviram— this is insightful, but it doesn''t apply here. "carpentry work" is mostly in the underlying frame of a building. if a building has a greater capacity, then, accordingly, it will be bigger, and will thus have more "carpentry work". The amount of carpentry ...”
October 13, 2014
lunarpower posted a reply to modifier issue expert in the Sentence Correction forum
“In GMAC materials, you''ll routinely encounter sentences like the blue one. Although the orange sentence is technically ok, I very highly doubt that you would ever see anything like it in an official sentence, since it''s stylistically poor writing. So, if you need a guessing method, you''re ...”
October 13, 2014
lunarpower posted a reply to Inference Question in the Reading Comprehension forum
“If I were 10 years old, how would you explain to me what choices D and E say?”
October 12, 2014
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to Big difference between quant and verbal in the Ask Stratus Prep forum
“Probably worth taking the exam one more time, but I would not try to force round 1.”
September 23, 2014
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to Big difference between quant and verbal in the Ask Stratus Prep forum
“Probably worth taking the exam one more time, but I would not try to force round 1.”
September 23, 2014
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to Huge discrepancy between Quant and Verbal scores in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Probably worth taking the exam one more time, but I would not try to force round 1. Jim”
September 23, 2014
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to "adequate amounts" or "adequate amount" in the Sentence Correction forum
“you need amounts because there are multiple people and thus multiple amounts.”
September 23, 2014
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to Test in 3 days! Anxious! in the GMAT Strategy forum
“I agree with all. Relax and just do light review of key concepts.”
September 23, 2014
lunarpower posted a reply to Organic food industry GMAT Prep Question in the Sentence Correction forum
“You''re welcome.”
September 14, 2014
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to Assumption question in the Critical Reasoning forum
“We are not weakening with B. If more companies closed than opened, this argument fails. E- an assumption in the GMAT is something that "must be true" That is not the case with this answer.”
September 13, 2014
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to Can/Should I beat the GMAT? in the I just Beat The GMAT! forum
“Honestly, I would say that you want to consider taking the exam again as you come from a competitive group. This does depend on the schools you are applying to? Do you have any idea where you are targeting?”
September 12, 2014
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to CR ques in the Critical Reasoning forum
“1) Not important 2) This is a reason to not have Braille 3) Not relevant 4) Okay, but doesn''t explain why these tellers would have Braille 5) The company makes more money by producing just one model - therefore even locations that don''t need Braille will have it.”
September 12, 2014
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to Manhattan GMAT Online ID in the GMAT Strategy forum
“Best thing to do is just bite the bullet and pay for it. People put a lot of work into the product, you should reward them.”
September 12, 2014
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to Help on Official Guide books in the The 60-Day GMAT Study Guide forum
“The 2015 is the newest book. Honestly, not terribly different from the 13th edition.”
September 12, 2014
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to Do B.schools need proof for family income in the The Application Process forum
“You won''t need to produce anything specific (unless you are talking about financial aid), but obviously report accurate numbers just in case...”
September 12, 2014
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to Study Plan for a month in the I just Beat The GMAT! forum
“I agree that your timeline is rushed. 1 piece of advice I give people when they have used a lot of material is to make sure that they are studying the proper way. Spend a lot of time figuring out how problems work, aka don''t be pragmatic and just be happy you got it right - this often leads to a ...”
September 9, 2014
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to Advice needed!!! Urgent in the GMAT Verbal & Essays forum
“What is your question exactly. Are you weighing this vs not going at all or another school?”
September 9, 2014
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to path in the Problem Solving forum
“Using the catch up rate is the best way to go here. Understanding this method will help simplify a lot of DS problems in rates that seem to be lacking information, but are actually sufficient.”
September 9, 2014
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to If n = t^3 for some positive integer in the Problem Solving forum
“We know that 2³3³5³ is the smallest possible value of n. The cube of an integer will have a prime factorization that contains exponents with multiples of 3 and since none of the factors of n have more than 3 of any individual prime factor, we know 3 is the smallest any of the exponents can be. ...”
September 9, 2014
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to Virtual Fear Vs Reality in the The Application Process forum
“Have you taken practice exams? I think your assessment is correct: you need a quality score.”
September 9, 2014
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to how many words in the Problem Solving forum
“Oops, was a bit sleepy this morning. Thanks to Brent for the next step.”
September 8, 2014
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to Full time or Part time MBA? in the Research MBA Programs forum
“Generally, part time programs have lower GMAT scores. The best option is really up to you. You are weighing the network you gain in a full time program vs the cost and flexibility of a part time program. The answer is different for everyone.”
September 8, 2014
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to Daniel Bernoulli in the Sentence Correction forum
“A and C are out because they do not properly introduce Daniel Bernoulli after the introductory clause. D is out because the use of ''he'' before dedicated unnecessarily uses a pronoun. B is out because of ''and also'' - it is redundant”
September 8, 2014
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to Albinism in the Critical Reasoning forum
“D. If the lack of melanin in people means they are usually more susceptible to sunburn then it must play a role in protecting skin.”
September 8, 2014
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to Cholesterol in the Critical Reasoning forum
“The passage is about the effectiveness of whole grains in lowering cholesterol. If there were other influences, such as exercise, that affected the change, it would be important to know. As for C, we are not concerned with the notion of if other things can lower cholesterol, but rather if ...”
September 8, 2014
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to how many words in the Problem Solving forum
“This is 7 choose 3 multiplied by 4 choose 2. n!/(n-k)!k! 7 choose 3 = 7!/4!3! = 35 4 choose 2 = 4!/2!2! = 6 35 x 6 = 210”
September 8, 2014
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to Confuse in the Sentence Correction forum
“The answer is D. This is a parallelism question and only D uses the noun form of ''confusion'' in the list of nouns.”
September 8, 2014
lunarpower posted a reply to Organic food industry GMAT Prep Question in the Sentence Correction forum
“Probably. As always, context matters.”
September 7, 2014
lunarpower posted a reply to Organic food industry GMAT Prep Question in the Sentence Correction forum
“No one is going to be able to answer this kind of question, because this isn''t how the human brain stores information. Think of a word, from your own first language, that is "exceptional" in some way. Now, ask yourself the same type of question ("What are the other words that act ...”
September 7, 2014
lunarpower posted a reply to modifier issue expert in the Sentence Correction forum
“Too abstract for me. Can you write an actual example that looks like this? Thanks.”
September 7, 2014
lunarpower posted a reply to soar! in the Sentence Correction forum
“Also, gmat62, those don''t look like official problems. Are they official problems? If not, ignore them.”
September 7, 2014
lunarpower posted a reply to soar! in the Sentence Correction forum
“That statement is admittedly a bit too strong. If you see a helping verb in the second part of a comparison, you should look for (in order) 1/ the same helping verb; 2/ the main verb that the helping verb goes with; 3/ whichever choice looks most like the other part. All of this is, of ...”
September 7, 2014
lunarpower posted a reply to soar! in the Sentence Correction forum
“That statement is admittedly a bit too strong. If you see a helping verb in the second part of a comparison, you should look for (in order) 1/ the same helping verb; 2/ the main verb that the helping verb goes with; 3/ whichever choice looks most like the other part. All of this is, of ...”
September 7, 2014
lunarpower posted a reply to Organic food industry GMAT Prep Question in the Sentence Correction forum
“Two things. 1/ In general, you shouldn''t think of "using" as an __ing form. Like "including", "using" is allowed more latitude than other words spelled with __ing. In fact, it''s used more like a preposition (e.g., "with") than like a typical __ing ...”
September 3, 2014
lunarpower posted a reply to Heavy commitment in the Sentence Correction forum
“You''re welcome.”
September 3, 2014
lunarpower posted a reply to modifier issue expert in the Sentence Correction forum
“In the problem you''ve cited, the whole issue is a non-issue, because NO modifier makes sense. In that context, "applying... is something that happens later. It''s not something that happens in the same timeframe as "moving in", and it is most certainly not a description of the ...”
September 3, 2014
lunarpower posted a reply to modifier issue expert in the Sentence Correction forum
“Have you ever seen this--or anything remotely like it--in an official problem? If not, it''s a non-issue (and thinking about it will have negative returns, in the sense of needlessly over-complicating the concept). If you have seen this sort of thing in an official problem, then point out ...”
September 2, 2014
lunarpower posted a reply to Heavy commitment in the Sentence Correction forum
“There are at least 2 more issues you can look at. • Choice C doesn''t convey the intended meaning explicitly. The intended meaning is that excessive commitment will cause an executive to make certain mistakes. This meaning is expressed explicitly in the correct answer (... is likely to ...”
September 2, 2014
sanju09 posted a new topic called the Steradian (Sr) equivalent in the Problem Solving forum
“If a Steradian (Sr) is equal to (180/π) ^2 square degrees, what is the Steradian (Sr) equivalent of 2025 square degrees? (A) π^2/36 Sr (B) π^2/25 Sr (C) π^2/16 Sr (D) π^2/9 Sr (E) π^2/4 Sr Partially Made Up! http://www.mathsisfun.com/geometry/steradian.html”
August 30, 2014
sanju09 posted a new topic called chairs round each of his tables-II in the Problem Solving forum
“Rudolph wants to place an equal number of chairs round each of his 7 tables. When he plans to place x chairs round each of his tables, he’s left with only 6 chairs to place round his seventh table, but when he plans to place y chairs round each of his tables, he’s left with no chairs to place ...”
August 29, 2014
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to 4 year education requirement in US 7 Canada in the Research MBA Programs forum
“Do you have an undergraduate degree?”
August 28, 2014
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to OG 10 RC in the Reading Comprehension forum
“A is saying that Black soldiers'' disease mortality rate was twice the White soldier''s disease rate. We have no way to compare combat vs. disease rates. The line "a major killer in this war" is why D is correct.”
August 28, 2014
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to Low GPA with NA & EAME Work Experience - Real chance at in the Ask Stratus Prep forum
“You have an outside chance, but honestly will need to do very well on the GMAT to prove that you can handle the academic rigor - 750+”
August 28, 2014
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to 2nd Attempt.!.Same score ! in the GMAT Strategy forum
“This is not all that uncommon. It is really tough to say without getting into the specifics. If you target score is 700 (just guessing), then you want to have a couple of full length practice exams that eclipse that number...”
August 28, 2014
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to Tutoring structure in the GMAT Strategy forum
“I do quite a bit of tutoring, and in general the best way to use a tutor is to have discussions around material that you have already worked through. The idea is to get a deeper understanding of the specific problem and how it pertains to other GMAT questions. As Rich said, classes and tutoring ...”
August 28, 2014
sanju09 posted a reply to chairs round each of his tables in the Problem Solving forum
“Well done Katy_ you did it absolutely right :)”
August 28, 2014
sanju09 posted a new topic called chairs round each of his tables in the Problem Solving forum
“Rudolph wants to place an equal number of chairs round each of his 7 tables. When he plans to place x chairs round each of his tables, he’s left with only 6 chairs to place round his seventh table, but when he plans to place y chairs round each of his tables, he’s left with no chairs to place ...”
August 28, 2014
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to Is x positive? (1) ( x – 3) 2 > 0 (2) x 3 – 1 > in the Data Sufficiency forum
“Statement 1: (x-3)² > 0. The only restriction here is that x cannot equal 0, INSUFFICIENT. Statement 2: x³ - 1 > 0 Thus, x³ > 1. Odd exponents will not change the sign of the base, meaning X must be positive if it is greater than 1 SUFFICIENT. B”
August 27, 2014
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to full time MBA ? in the MBA Student Life forum
“It is probably the most diverse and talented group of people you will ever be around - it is quite rewarding.”
August 27, 2014
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to MBA students Living On-Campus! in the MBA Student Life forum
“One thing you will notice if you start to research programs is that many of the schools have locations where a majority of the class lives. At my b-school, Duke, most everyone lived in one apartment complex.”
August 27, 2014
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to 690 to 760!!! Thanks a tonne BeatTheGmat in the I just Beat The GMAT! forum
“Awesome result! Best of luck with the application process. Looking forward to your review!”
August 27, 2014
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to Completing the Verbal - Sentence Correction Section in the The 60-Day GMAT Study Guide forum
“Don''t worry about your success rate in practice - worry about learning the lessons from each question. Focus on your success during practice exams. Really focus your efforts on how to identify differences in answer choices.”
August 27, 2014
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to divisible by 3 in the Data Sufficiency forum
“I like to think of these as fractions. 1) 2R/3 = Integer, thus R must have a factor of 3 SUFFICIENT 2) 3R/3 = Integer, which can translate to R is an integer - this does not mean it is divisible by 3. A”
August 26, 2014
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to Please evaluate my profile - 620 GMAT, should I retake? in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“With your GPA a bit on the low side, I would recommend that you retake the GMAT.”
August 26, 2014
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to GMAT, B schools, Study Group et.al in the The 60-Day GMAT Study Guide forum
“I am certain you will be able to find a loan - the best thing you can do is speak with the university office (admission and/or financial aid). Good luck with your studies!”
August 26, 2014
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to Gprep sc- 36 in the Sentence Correction forum
“A, B, and C are all out because there is not a proper comparison between the different kind of spices. Immediately after the introductory clause should be the phrase ''spices used in medicine'' E is out because there is no antecedent for ''they''”
August 26, 2014
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to Is it true that I am already too late? Please help in the The Application Process forum
“They are simply saying that there is a lot for you to do in a short period of time - this is true. It does not mean that you can''t do it, but be prepared for a lot of long hours working on test prep and applications.”
August 26, 2014
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to 690 to 730 in 2 months...crossing the 700 mark!! in the I just Beat The GMAT! forum
“Great job despite all of the test day mishaps. This should be very helpful for people!”
August 25, 2014
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to GMATPrep Q: NEed help with second statement in the Data Sufficiency forum
“I like to think of these as a fraction. This means that (x^2 - x)/y is an integer. Factoring you get this: x(x-1)/y is an integer You could plug numbers here, but generally speaking y could divide into x which would give you a ''yes'' or y could divide into x-1 which would give you a ...”
August 25, 2014
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to Need information about the preparation of GMAT Maths in the GMAT Math forum
“Personally, I don''t recommend using one of those CATs for a diagnostic. I would use one from any of the 3rd party providers to get a good idea. We publish a pretty handy Quant Guide as well.”
August 25, 2014
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to Completely change my GMAT study strategy? in the GMAT Strategy forum
“I don''t think you should completely abandon your quant efforts - it takes time to see a change. You definitely want to study verbal as well. When you say you did half of the work, do you mean only half of the practice problems? The problems are where you are going to see the biggest benefit.”
August 25, 2014
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to Profile Evaluation-6 years work experience in Pre-sales in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Your work experience is just fine. You might be a little above average in the number of years of experience, but you will be in a position to get into a program. Good luck!”
August 25, 2014
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to -ing form + Possessive noun in the Sentence Correction forum
“You will not see this construction on the GMAT. It is possible to use the format correctly, however it is extremely confusing.”
August 24, 2014
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to Value of |x| in the Data Sufficiency forum
“Your approach is perfect. Well done with the math! One thing to add is to check your solutions when doing the +/- calculation with absolute value. It is a bit of a work around and sometimes you can get solutions that in fact do not work when plugged back in. Not the case here, but worth ...”
August 24, 2014
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to Best Android app to train calculation skills in the GMAT Math forum
“Strong calculation skills are definitely a prerequisite, however. Thanks for the addition!”
August 24, 2014
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to Need help choosing study material to learn basics of Quant in the GMAT Math forum
“I agree that you want to use a couple of books. The Official Guide is a must for practice problems. I have used my GMAT Quant guide (you can find it at GMATprepster.com) for educating thousands of people. There are a bunch of free excerpts on the site if you want to take a peak.”
August 24, 2014
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to Profile Evaluation-6 years work experience in Pre-sales in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Not really sure what you are asking about here. Can you please clarify so I can give a better response? It is not too late for you to pursue and MBA or take courses in preparation for an advanced degree.”
August 24, 2014
sanju09 posted a reply to DS number line in the Data Sufficiency forum
“Is the number x positive? (1) On the number line, 0 is closer to x - 1 than to x. Hence اx – 1ا is less than اxا, no non-positive value of x can satisfy this inequality, hence x is positive and (1) is sufficient. (2) On the number line, 0 is closer to x than to x + 1. Hence ...”
August 23, 2014
sanju09 posted a reply to divisible by 3 in the Data Sufficiency forum
“Your ideas seem to be seriously mistaken on the divisibility basics. If double of an integer is evenly divisible by 3, so would the integer be, hence statement (1) alone is sufficient to answer YES to the question in chief. Further, if a statement carries a fact that we already know from the stem, ...”
August 23, 2014
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to Should I choose SMU MBA? in the Research MBA Programs forum
“Just a piece of advice, you might want to reach out to the alumni network for your specific question.”
August 22, 2014
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to Assumption in the Critical Reasoning forum
“First you must find the conclusion: Writing slowly = quality manuscripts There are assumptions about this: Sales determine the quality of a book The reason D is wrong is because while true it does not relate to the conclusion.”
August 22, 2014
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to Sentence Correction in the GMAT Strategy forum
“Subject: Hair Verb: Is Hope that helps”
August 22, 2014
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to Sculpted boulders found at Lepenski in the Sentence Correction forum
“Spot on. Good work. Clearly you eliminated the rest because of ''includes'' and ''including''”
August 22, 2014
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to Nothing quite like this Broadway in the Sentence Correction forum
“You are right in your analysis. What is the source?”
August 22, 2014
sanju09 posted a new topic called only three recipes to serve in the Data Sufficiency forum
“At a dinner party, there were only three recipes to serve, chicken broth, mac ‘n cheese and guacamole. 30 percent of the guests ate all the three recipes, while 38 percent of the guests ate exactly two of the three recipes. If 16 of the guests ate only one of the three recipes, how many guests in ...”
August 22, 2014
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to students currently enrolled...... in the Sentence Correction forum
“This is a bit of a tough one. Exchange with is the best option here. Here is a write up on the topic: http://english.stackexchange.com/questions/30926/exchanged-with-vs-exchanged-for”
August 21, 2014
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to Planting Seeds. Mangoosh Question in the Problem Solving forum
“The equation would actually be A=4O. There are more apples, so you need to increase the orange count to make them equal. .15A + .1O = 420 A=4O _______________ (.15)(4O) + .1O = 420 .7O = 420 O = 600”
August 21, 2014
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to Product sell in the Problem Solving forum
“If you want the maximum price for 1 item, all the other items must be priced as low as possible: 10 items @ $420 = $4,200 14 items @ $1,000 = $14,000 Lowest cost of the other 24 = $18,200 Total price of the 25 items = 25 x 1,200 = $30,000 30,000 - 18,200 = 11,800 D”
August 21, 2014
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to insurance in the Problem Solving forum
“You can break this up into pieces. The first $1,000 in medical expenses: Family total = $800 (initial premium) + $200 (20% of expenses) = $1000 Insurance total = $800 (80% of total) After this the insurance company pays all the expenses and is $200 behind the family total, so an ...”
August 21, 2014
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to How I Beat the GMAT! 770 Q50, V45, IR 8, AWA 6 in the I just Beat The GMAT! forum
“Great recap and Congrats! Good luck with applications”
August 21, 2014
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to Data collected from various sources indicate that in the Sentence Correction forum
“I agree with both of you that this is confusing. ''Each Year'' is simply used to define the time frame, meaning a comma must be used. The subject verb pair comes after the comma; definitely unusual, but not incorrect. What I will say is that the GMAT will rarely do this sort of stuff.”
August 20, 2014
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to GPREP SC-7 in the Sentence Correction forum
“yep, whose can refer to anything.”
August 20, 2014
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to Assumption question in the Critical Reasoning forum
“Always look for the most direct link in logic. Here they are describing how more companies means there is a greater interest. A) It doesn''t matter if they are viable B) Correct. If there were more than 45 companies that closed there would be no reason to think that public interest in ...”
August 20, 2014
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to GMAT QUANT - Math Test Anxiety in the GMAT Math forum
“Practice definitely will help, and really you haven''t been working on this for that long. The anxiety comes from uncertainty on the material. One thing I will say is that you probably want to steer clear of long division too - there are easier ways to do the math. Feel free to look at the ...”
August 20, 2014
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to 400 on the gmatprep 1.. pls help... in the GMAT Strategy forum
“For quant I like the GMAT Prepster Quant Guide (I am a little biased as I wrote it), and for verbal I think you would want to start with the GMAT club sentence correction guide and the reading comp videos at gmat prep now. I hope that is a good start.”
August 20, 2014
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to Modifier in the Sentence Correction forum
“When you review, are you spending time dissecting the answer explanations? That is where I would begin to start to learn the topic. There are a lot of ways that modifiers are used and you want to become accustomed to exactly how the exam will test you on various forms.”
August 20, 2014
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to GMAT Courses in London in the GMAT Strategy forum
“Are you looking for specifically an in person course? Is tutoring or online course an option?”
August 20, 2014
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to Geometry in the Problem Solving forum
“Please post the question in forum and not in the doc and I will be happy to answer.”
August 19, 2014
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to GPREP SC- 14 in the Sentence Correction forum
“This is very much a meaning question. Ask yourself what was placed in the stimulating environment? A) It wasn''t the brain growing as the sentence implies (in mice is a preposition) B) The pronoun ''they'' implies the brains were placed C) Same as B D) Here it is the brain growth E) ...”
August 19, 2014
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to How can I improve my CR skills? ASAP in the Critical Reasoning forum
“It''s hard to say with just the information you have given here, but the first thing you can start practices in identifying the structure of the argument. Clearly focus on what the conclusion (if one is given) is and what the premises are. Then, identify the basic assumptions that are required for ...”
August 19, 2014
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to Problem on EACH in the Sentence Correction forum
“You should eliminate A, C, and D right away because determines does not agree with the compound noun of "industries and regulatory environment" Then, each is singular in B, meaning the use of the plural pronoun ''their'' is incorrect. E”
August 19, 2014
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to High scores on mock tests but low on actual tests. Help!!! in the GMAT Strategy forum
“Just a comment, my guess is that SC is your problem area as you have a few basic grammatical errors in your note above. Most specifically, the errors are within verb form, which is a rather large topic on the GMAT. Good luck!”
August 19, 2014
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to OG13 CR#56 in the Critical Reasoning forum
“Looks good. Nicely done!”
August 17, 2014
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to Data collected from various sources indicate that in the Sentence Correction forum
“Adverb phrases at the beginning of a clause must usually be followed by commas. As soon as possible, I would like to take the GMAT. Eventually, I will be done studying.”
August 17, 2014
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to Help in planning for the GMAT after working long hours!!!! in the GMAT Strategy forum
“Take it slowly. You aren''t going to get there right away. Stay consistent and work on this for at least 30 minutes in a day; although, 60-90 is preferable if you can keep up the daily routine. As for the topics, here is how I break down the quant section: GMAT Quant Review”
August 17, 2014
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to Isotopes in the recently excavated bones of a 14-year-old in the Sentence Correction forum
“It is the ''and not'' that is correct. The use of and is not proper when for a comparison of this type: We did X, not Y.”
August 17, 2014
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to Suggestion for MBA Course in the Research MBA Programs forum
“In MNC''s?”
August 17, 2014
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to GPREP SC- 10 in the Sentence Correction forum
“B is not right because ''have dated'' implies that this no longer happens C and D should are not right because you do not have an independent clause following it. E ''date'' would have to plural for this to be correct. A”
August 17, 2014
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to GPREP SC-7 in the Sentence Correction forum
“A, B, and C each use having incorrectly. When the -ing form is used immediately after a noun it acts as an adjective. Adjectives are not necessary to the meaning of a sentence and can be removed. For D, the modifier with is a bit confusing here and the phrase following is overly wordy when ...”
August 17, 2014
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to Avg Work Experience required.. for top 10 Bschool.. in the Ask Stratus Prep forum
“Honestly, there is no "right" answer to this one. What you want to show is why business school is the next step in your career. If you have a quality 3-4 years the admissions committee will see that.”
August 17, 2014
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to In a class...! in the Problem Solving forum
“Here are the number of students in each category: Basketball: 32 Football: 40 Table Tennis: 24 If 5 play football and table tennis your new breakdown would be: Basketball: 32 Football: 35 Table Tennis: 19 Football and Table Tennis: 5 This give you a total of 91 students. You can ...”
August 7, 2014
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to 690 GMAT, High Verbal Low Quant!! RETAKE? in the Ask Stratus Prep forum
“At these top schools, a 50th percentile quant score is troublesome. Unfortunately, you have already taken the exam 4 times, so another retake might not give a good score that much weight in you application. However, I do think that to give yourself a good shot you want to show you can do better, ...”
August 7, 2014
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to Can I get accepted for a good MBA program? in the Admissions Success Stories forum
“You definitely can get in with a low GPA, but the first thing you need to do is ace the GMAT to prove that you have the ability. Then, in your applications, address why you had a low GPA - don''t hide it.”
August 7, 2014
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to Sentence Correction in the Admissions Success Stories forum
“What is the source of this question? There are a lot of grammatical mistakes. I would not try to gain anything from this question.”
August 7, 2014
Jim@StratusPrep posted a reply to 440 V30/Q31 in GMAT in the GMAT Strategy forum
“What is your target score? This will help guide your plan.”
August 7, 2014
sanju09 posted a reply to Set Theory Question in the GMAT Math forum
“The phrase you underlined in the link means Exactly Two, hence it''d include all (011, 101, 110) and not just (011, 101).”
August 7, 2014
sanju09 posted a reply to Set Theory Question in the GMAT Math forum
“Data 1 is a ratio cum Venn diagram problem, which allegorically reads as under: Maruti : Indigo = 4:3, Indigo : Alto = 2:3, therefore Maruti : Indigo : Alto = 8:6:9, and Maruti : Exactly Two = 2:1. Refer to the Venn diagram attached and follow the coding, and let A, B, and C represent Maruti, ...”
August 6, 2014
sanju09 posted a new topic called Lilavati was Bhaskara II’s daughter in the GMAT Math forum
“Whilst making love a necklace broke. A row of pearls mislaid. One sixth fell to the floor. One fifth upon the bed. The young woman saved one third of them. One tenth were caught by her lover. If six pearls remained upon the string How many pearls were there altogether? ...”
August 6, 2014
sanju09 posted a reply to 135 is a factor of 2^a.3^b.5^c in the Problem Solving forum
“Very genuine Ouch!!! Sir, thanks and congratulations for spotting it before others.”
August 3, 2014
sanju09 posted a reply to 135 is a factor of 2^a.3^b.5^c in the Problem Solving forum
“Nice prescription Matt :wink: Question needs corrections at two places, one in wordings, "a, b, and c are non negative integers", and the other, of course in the answer choices. Thanks for waking me up. Please re-read it as below: If 135 is a factor of 2^a.3^b.5^c, where a, b, ...”
August 3, 2014
sanju09 posted a reply to 135 is a factor of 2^a.3^b.5^c in the Problem Solving forum
“OOPS... Bad selection of answer choices. Edited. Thanks for the feed backs. :lol:”
August 3, 2014
sanju09 posted a new topic called 135 is a factor of 2^a.3^b.5^c in the Problem Solving forum
“If 135 is a factor of 2^a.3^b.5^c, where a, b, and c are non negative integers, which of the following CANNOT be the value of abc? A. 8 B. 6 C. 4 D. 2 E. 0 Made Up!”
July 31, 2014
lunarpower posted a reply to OG - SC Question 1 in the Sentence Correction forum
“In any case, for readers who might be wondering about this distinction out of pure curiosity, here''s a brief explanation. • If you control a variable, then you actually exert influence on that variable. E.g., Smith''s data are questionable because he did not adequately control the ambient ...”
July 28, 2014
lunarpower posted a reply to OG - SC Question 1 in the Sentence Correction forum
“I received a private message about this thread. Hm? You don''t even need to "bypass the issue". There''s no issue in the first place. "Control(ling) for..." is in every choice.”
July 28, 2014
lunarpower posted a reply to gasoline in the Critical Reasoning forum
“Cool, thanks. It''s most rewarding, to me at least, to post stuff that makes people think about life beyond just this exam. So, good to know that''s happening in the mind of at least one reader. The whole sisu thing needs to be tempered, though, by an honest evaluation of whether you''re ...”
July 28, 2014
sanju09 posted a reply to Sabina took first dip in the Problem Solving forum
“I didn''t get why x + y be read as n + y here, while the question specifically mentions that Sabina started with x flowers in hands, not n. Although n is mentioned in the beginning just to introduce the nature of pool.”
July 27, 2014
lunarpower posted a reply to gasoline in the Critical Reasoning forum
“Oh, and, I forgot two more things. • DO NOT label mistakes as "silly mistakes" or "carelessness". Both of these labels will prevent you from actually addressing the issue. The former just trivializes the issue, as though God just dropped mistakes on your head while you ...”
July 26, 2014
lunarpower posted a reply to gasoline in the Critical Reasoning forum
“This one is simple. • Write EVERYTHING down. Absolutely everything. If there are conditions, write them down directly next to wherever you''re going to use them. (If you''re going to use them in multiple places, write them down multiple times. Do it.) Do NOT tell yourself that "this ...”
July 26, 2014
lunarpower posted a reply to gasoline in the Critical Reasoning forum
“When it comes to things requiring attention to detail, I''m just ... well, slow. Ridiculously, shamefully slow. If you saw how long it takes me to get through things that are entirely details, and that don''t really have a big-picture component (e.g., start-up instruction manuals for electronic ...”
July 26, 2014
lunarpower posted a reply to gasoline in the Critical Reasoning forum
“There are a couple of good ways to respond to this. 1/ First, I take issue with the "lots of words" thing. If you think about this test in a way that''s well adapted to it, the "lots of words" complaint doesn''t ring as true. The parts of the test with the most words are ...”
July 26, 2014
lunarpower posted a reply to COMMA+-ING Vs noun modifier in the Sentence Correction forum
“It''s ok to write that the experiments investigated these effects. In some situations——such as this one——you have "compromises" in terms of the exact literal quality of a modifier. If... ... there''s no way to write a single sentence that''s exactly literal, or ... the ...”
July 26, 2014
lunarpower posted a reply to COMMA+-ING Vs noun modifier in the Sentence Correction forum
“It''s ok to write that the experiments investigated these effects. In some situations——such as this one——you have "compromises" in terms of the exact literal quality of a modifier. If... ... there''s no way to write a single sentence that''s exactly literal, or ... the ...”
July 26, 2014
sanju09 posted a new topic called Sabina took first dip in the Problem Solving forum
“An enchanted pool is such that if someone takes a dip into it with n flowers in hands, it becomes 2n flowers. Sabina took first dip into the pool with x flowers in her hands and given away y of the resulting number of flowers to Shivangi. She then took a second dip into the pool with the remaining ...”
July 26, 2014
lunarpower posted a reply to gasoline in the Critical Reasoning forum
“Ah, yes. C is worded incorrectly. This is where you''ll discover that I''m "special". I am very severely dyslexic; I can''t read sentences in a straight line. Ever see those refrigerator magnets with words on them? That''s what every sentence looks like to me at first. I just see a ...”
July 24, 2014
lunarpower posted a reply to gasoline in the Critical Reasoning forum
“"10 or more gallons" means "x gallons, where x ≥ 10".”
July 24, 2014
sanju09 posted a new topic called is y prime? in the Data Sufficiency forum
“If y is a positive integer, is y prime? (1) y > 4!. (2) 11! – 12 < y < 11! – 2. Source: The Princeton Review”
July 24, 2014
lunarpower posted a reply to Australian embryologists in the Sentence Correction forum
“And, finally, "descended" has the same problem as "has descended" or "had descended". It wrongly suggests literal downward motion, rather than lineal descent from an ancestor.”
July 17, 2014
lunarpower posted a reply to Australian embryologists in the Sentence Correction forum
“By the way, "has suggested" is also wrong. It implies that the evidence made this suggestion at one point but doesn''t anymore. I explained this here: http://www.manhattangmat.com/forums/post100122.html That''s way, way, WAY too subtle to be necessary on the GMAT. But it''s a thing.”
July 17, 2014
lunarpower posted a reply to Australian embryologists in the Sentence Correction forum
“You''re going in the right direction here, but not quite reaching the right goal. This is a comma + __ing modifier. Comma + __ing doesn''t modify a noun. It tries to modify the entire preceding action/clause. E.g., I dropped the groceries onto the floor, scaring the dogs. This is a ...”
July 17, 2014
sanju09 posted a new topic called is 5n an integer? in the Data Sufficiency forum
“If n is not an integer, is 5n an integer? (1) 3n + 2 is an integer divisible by 10. (2) 6n – 1 is an integer divisible by 5. Made Up!”
July 17, 2014
sanju09 posted a new topic called X-pand till End in the Problem Solving forum
“If x > 0, y > 0, and n is a perfect square odd integer, how many negative terms will 2(x – y)^√n have when expanded? A. ½(n – 1) B. ½n C. ½(n + 1) D. ½{(√n) – 1} E. ½{(√n) + 1} Made Up!”
July 17, 2014
sanju09 posted a reply to both Peter and Paul win in the Problem Solving forum
“Great replies! If P(Paul wins) = x then P(Peter wins) = 2x; such that (x)(2x) = 9/32 or x = 3/8 (probability that Paul loses is 5/8) and 2x = ¾ (probability that Peter loses is ¼). Now, the probability that only one of the two would win the grill show means Peter wins and Paul loses OR ...”
July 15, 2014
lunarpower posted a reply to gasoline in the Critical Reasoning forum
“Choice C doesn''t really do anything, because "lower quantities" and "more frequently" are offsetting ideas. In terms of their effect on total sales dollars, they cancel each out.”
July 14, 2014
lunarpower posted a reply to gasoline in the Critical Reasoning forum
“Right here you''re doing something you should NEVER do——focusing on an extreme (and very bizarre/counterintuitive) mathematical case, rather than thinking about the most likely or most ordinary interpretation of a statistic. Remember——This is not the quant section. It''s the verbal ...”
July 14, 2014
lunarpower posted a reply to og cr 91 in the Critical Reasoning forum
“Always read very carefully for the exact nature of things like goals, purposes, objectives, etc. Choice B implies that the plan might ultimately have bad results for the government budget. But that''s not the point. It''s not a plan to balance/fix the government budget; it''s a plan to make ...”
July 9, 2014
lunarpower posted a reply to Flight - Need clarification in the Sentence Correction forum
“When it comes to dealing with correct answers to official problems, you have 2 options: 1/ Complain about them and/or say why you think they''re wrong; 2/ Figure out how they work, learn from them, and retain these experiences as part of a growing "memory bank" of formal written ...”
July 6, 2014
lunarpower posted a reply to Tough one- Marcus Gavery in the Sentence Correction forum
“This looks like a solid understanding. You''re welcome.”
July 6, 2014
lunarpower posted a reply to COMMA+-ING Vs noun modifier in the Sentence Correction forum
“I think you''re right here. Remember, "__ed" is a passive construction, normally representing an action done on or to the subject. So, in most cases, it''s not possible for such a construction to be intimately connected to the subject+action of the preceding clause (which describes ...”
July 6, 2014
lunarpower posted a reply to COMMA+-ING Vs noun modifier in the Sentence Correction forum
“Sure.”
July 6, 2014
sanju09 posted a reply to multiple of 9 proves in the Problem Solving forum
“ Oops Moments :-)”
July 5, 2014
sanju09 posted a new topic called both Peter and Paul win in the Problem Solving forum
“The probability that Peter would win a grill show is twice of the probability that Paul would win the same grill show. If the probability that both Peter and Paul win the grill show is 9/32, what is the probability that only one of the two would win the grill show? A. ¾ B. 9/16 C. 3/8 D. ¼ E. ...”
July 5, 2014
sanju09 posted a reply to Quant question query - 2 in the Problem Solving forum
“When we see variable(s) in the answer, we PLUG IN. Let''s assign 100 for the total number of the papers that the store sold and some number for p, say p = 60, revenue $60, then B would be 40 in number, revenue $50; total revenue = $60 + $50 = $110. Now the required percent (r) is = (60/110)*100 = ...”
July 3, 2014
sanju09 posted a reply to Tricky DS Problem - Can anyone explain? in the Data Sufficiency forum
“If y = wx, then xy = wx^2. (1) wx^2 = 16 means xy = 16, hence sufficient. A/D. (2) y = 4 may have many possible values of x than one, hence insufficient. Choose (A).”
July 1, 2014
sanju09 posted a new topic called Is n an even integer? in the Data Sufficiency forum
“Is n an even integer? (1) 3n is an even integer. (2) n/2 is not an integer. Made Up!”
July 1, 2014
sanju09 posted a reply to and Lucy took a math test in the Data Sufficiency forum
“In a DS problem, we don''t really need to finish the calculation. The moment we feel a unique answer may or may not be reached, we should STOP, take DECISION, and save the precious TIME.”
July 1, 2014
lunarpower posted a reply to Usage of - When in the Sentence Correction forum
“You''re welcome.”
June 29, 2014
lunarpower posted a reply to Usage of - When in the Sentence Correction forum
“This is just the normal use of "in which". If it''s idiomatically correct to say "in NOUN", then you can also write "(a/an/the) NOUN in which..." E.g., Robert starred in this play. ... the play in which Robert starred ... I was born in 1975. In 1975, the ...”
June 29, 2014
lunarpower posted a reply to Flight - Need clarification in the Sentence Correction forum
“An increase is a numerical quantity, so, like any other numerical quantity, it can theoretically be doubled. I.e., in 1989 ("the previous year"), this statistic went up by N percent. Then, in 1990, it went up by 2N percent (= twice the previous increase).”
June 29, 2014
lunarpower posted a reply to Tough one- Marcus Gavery in the Sentence Correction forum
“Well... no. If that were non-essential, then you could eliminate it without any loss of specificity. If you try to eliminate that modifier, then you''re left saying that Africa is just "the land". That''s nonsense, of course; the sentence has to say that Africa is the land that ...”
June 29, 2014
lunarpower posted a reply to Tough one- Marcus Gavery in the Sentence Correction forum
“In general, these aren''t the same. • "People ___ing" are people who are ___ing in the timeframe of the sentence. • "People who ___" are people who ___ in general. (If you were going to describe their habits/traits/tendencies, you would mention the fact that they ...”
June 29, 2014
lunarpower posted a reply to A Common Mistake or An idiom usage. in the Sentence Correction forum
“You''re welcome. You should always ask "Why?" about every type of question on this test. If you understand what is emphasized (and what isn''t) on this exam—in terms of both content and skills—you''ll find the whole experience much more circumscribed, and much less daunting.”
June 29, 2014
lunarpower posted a reply to COMMA+-ING Vs noun modifier in the Sentence Correction forum
“Hi, Honestly, I can''t really come up with anything better than what I wrote the first time. So, I''ll just quote what I wrote the first time. (: • Describes Roberta • Must have a relationship to the whole idea of the sentence. I don''t really know the grammar terms (and don''t ...”
June 29, 2014
lunarpower posted a reply to COMMA+-ING Vs noun modifier in the Sentence Correction forum
“Nah. It describes "a technique". That sentence doesn''t imply a contrast. It just points out that the use of a certain technique has been extended beyond its original purpose. (This is just the diffusion of technology; there''s nothing anticlimactic or "unexpected" about ...”
June 29, 2014
lunarpower posted a reply to COMMA+-ING Vs noun modifier in the Sentence Correction forum
“I know I say this way too often, but, this sort of understanding (involving classifications/categories) shouldn''t be your end goal, because it''s awkward and clumsy. I.e., your goal is to distinguish correct usage from incorrect usage immediately. If you have to think in terms of grammar terms ...”
June 29, 2014
sanju09 posted a new topic called and Lucy took a math test in the Data Sufficiency forum
“Marry, Dora, Christie, and Lucy took a math test of total 50 marks. Christie scored 4 marks less than Marry scored and Dora scored 10 marks more than Lucy scored. If the average (arithmetic mean) of their scored marks is same as what Dora scored in the test, how many marks did Christie score in the ...”
June 29, 2014
sanju09 posted a reply to Pls help me with a diagram and explanation in the Problem Solving forum
“Minute hand moves by 6° in a minute, whereas hour hand moves ½° in a minute. Hence at 12:24, minute hand will be at 24th minute mark of the clock, and in those 24 minutes the hour hand would have moved by 12° (at the 2 minute mark of the clock) towards the minute hand. Hence, now there are ...”
June 29, 2014
sanju09 posted a new topic called multiple of 9 proves in the Problem Solving forum
““2 more than an odd multiple of 9 is a prime.” Which of the following multiple of 9 proves the above statement wrong? (A) First (B) Third (C) Fifth (D) Seventh (E) Ninth Made Up!”
June 28, 2014
lunarpower posted a reply to modifier problem in the Sentence Correction forum
“Hmm—this discussion was dead for more than 5 years before that post. Interesting. -- Basically, common-sense understanding should resolve these issues. Just ask yourself whether the __ing modifier actually makes sense as a DESCRIPTION of each of these things. Possibility #1: They ...”
June 27, 2014
lunarpower posted a reply to Usage of - When in the Sentence Correction forum
“Yes.”
June 27, 2014
lunarpower posted a reply to COMMA+-ING Vs noun modifier in the Sentence Correction forum
“More generally——Your understanding of patterns and constructions should not be totally static. It should have some "kernel" of understanding——i.e., a "core" understanding that represents the essence of a particular concept——but you should be willing to tweak it / ...”
June 27, 2014
lunarpower posted a reply to COMMA+-ING Vs noun modifier in the Sentence Correction forum
“It can describe turns. They took turns. — Turns doing what? / What kind of turns? Turns drawing xxxxx stuff. If you really don''t like that, then you can just remember it as an "idiom". That works, too, although it''s a slippery slope. I.e., it''s easy to slip into a pattern ...”
June 27, 2014
lunarpower posted a reply to Usage of - When in the Sentence Correction forum
“In all of the examples you''ve cited, "when" does refer to the actual timeframe when the following event happens. Look at this pair of sentences: When you return the goods, your money will be refunded. If you return the goods, your money will be refunded. The first sentence implies ...”
June 26, 2014
lunarpower posted a reply to A Common Mistake or An idiom usage. in the Sentence Correction forum
“If you notice any constructions that are used in contradictory / opposite / significantly different ways in the two languages (spoken and written English), you should pay more than the usual amount of attention to them. (As another example, consider pronouns. In SPOKEN English, they''re not ...”
June 26, 2014