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Appropriate attire for classes

Hi all, I recently was accepted to business school for Fall 2016 (SUPER EXCITED), specifically the part-time/professional MBA and I have a question about appropriate attire for classes. While most students will be showing up in what they wore to work that day, I will not as I work from home full-tim...

by Rastis

Sun Feb 21, 2016 7:07 am
Forum: MBA Student Life
Topic: Appropriate attire for classes
Replies: 1
Views: 1603

Never give up. A story of perseverance.

I posted this in the Application Success Stories forum but I felt like it belonged here as well. Bear with me, please. This is rather long but worth the read. Ever since happening upon this website six or so years ago I always imagined the day when I would be able to write my own success story of ge...

by Rastis

Fri Feb 19, 2016 7:30 pm
Forum: I just Beat The GMAT!
Topic: Never give up. A story of perseverance.
Replies: 2
Views: 4035

Never give up. A story of perseverance.

Bear with me, please. This is rather long but worth the read. Ever since happening upon this website six or so years ago I always imagined the day when I would be able to write my own success story of getting into business school. And up until this past Tuesday, I didn't think I ever was. My story b...

by Rastis

Thu Feb 18, 2016 10:08 am
Forum: Admissions Success Stories
Topic: Never give up. A story of perseverance.
Replies: 5
Views: 6191

Trick question with wording?

If a group of numbers has an average of 1 and a standard deviation of 2, then how many integers are within one standard deviation of the average? a) 2 b) 4 c) 5 d) 8 e) 9 I believe the answer is 3, which is not listed as an answer choice. The question asks "WITHIN" one standard deviation. To me, tha...

by Rastis

Tue Jan 19, 2016 9:55 am
Forum: Problem Solving
Topic: Trick question with wording?
Replies: 4
Views: 1088

The bad photocopier

As an example of the devastation wrought on music publishers by the photocopier, one executive noted that for the recent choral festival with 1,200 singers, the festival's organizing committee purchased only 12 copies of the music published by her company that was performed as part of the festival. ...

by Rastis

Mon Jan 11, 2016 7:30 am
Forum: Critical Reasoning
Topic: The bad photocopier
Replies: 1
Views: 1784

Percent change

The quantities S and T are positive and are related by the equation S = K/T, where K is a constant. If the value of S increases by 50 percent, then the value of of T decreases by what percent? a) 25% b) 33 1/3% c) 50% d) 66 2/3% e) 75% I think the answer is D but according to the practice test I too...

by Rastis

Mon Jan 11, 2016 6:56 am
Forum: Problem Solving
Topic: Percent change
Replies: 4
Views: 1597

FREAKING OUT!

I have my official test this Saturday that I'm retaking for the 7th time and I'm freaking out. Why? Because I just scored a 490 on a GMATprep CAT after scoring a 640 on a MGMAT CAT just last week. Is there anything to do between now and then besides sleep in a church?

by Rastis

Thu May 28, 2015 12:14 pm
Forum: GMAT Strategy
Topic: FREAKING OUT!
Replies: 4
Views: 1294

Area of a triangle

What is the area of an equilateral triangle with a height of 8? a) 48 b) 64 c) 64/root3 d) 128 e) 128/root3 The way I tackled this problem was that I cut the triangle in half creating two right triangles. I then recognized that since one of the sides was 8 and that you could derive the other sides o...

by Rastis

Wed May 27, 2015 7:31 am
Forum: Problem Solving
Topic: Area of a triangle
Replies: 4
Views: 1214

Alligator Attacks

In the past year, there has been a dramatic increase in the number of people killed by alligators in Florida. During this same time, there has been an increase in the development of new houses, golf courses, and shopping areas in former wilderness areas within the state. Therefore, the increase in f...

by Rastis

Thu May 21, 2015 9:22 am
Forum: Critical Reasoning
Topic: Alligator Attacks
Replies: 9
Views: 2026

Bad test question?

In La Plata, Argentina, one of the first cities that was offering the public complimentary wireless Internet access; anyone with a wireless-enabled device can access the Internet from virtually any location in the downtown area. a) that was offering the public complimentary wireless Internet access;...

by Rastis

Sat May 09, 2015 9:51 am
Forum: Sentence Correction
Topic: Bad test question?
Replies: 1
Views: 1086

Deciphering answer meanings

What is the difference between answer choice B and D? For a contest at the upcoming county fair, Marie advocates for a ring toss because the ring toss is consistently the favorite activity of the children who attend the fair. Anne, however, points out that adults win most of the prizes when playing ...

by Rastis

Sat May 09, 2015 9:12 am
Forum: Critical Reasoning
Topic: Deciphering answer meanings
Replies: 1
Views: 837

That's much clearer! Thanks!

by Rastis

Sat May 09, 2015 7:10 am
Forum: Data Sufficiency
Topic: Trick Question?
Replies: 4
Views: 1281

Mitch,

But the question asks if the steaks can be grilled before her guests arrive, not if they are grill between 25-30 mins. If the steaks can be finished either at 24 mins or 28 mins, they are still finished before the guests arrive.

by Rastis

Fri May 08, 2015 1:12 pm
Forum: Data Sufficiency
Topic: Trick Question?
Replies: 4
Views: 1281

Trick Question?

It takes Amy between 6 and 7 minutes to grill a steak, and she can only grill one steak at a time. She does not need to take breaks between steaks. Can Amy finish grilling all the steaks needed for her party before her guests arrive? (1) Amy needs to grill four steaks for her party. (2) Amy's guests...

by Rastis

Fri May 08, 2015 12:12 pm
Forum: Data Sufficiency
Topic: Trick Question?
Replies: 4
Views: 1281

Thank, you, Ceilidh! Your explanation is exactly what I was trying to convey.

by Rastis

Mon Mar 30, 2015 5:19 am
Forum: Problem Solving
Topic: Trick Question?
Replies: 9
Views: 2389