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I am in the exact same boat. Looking to do well for the third time. I can't offer you a lot of advice, but I can tell you what I am doing this time around: -- I have tried to open up my mind for ideas and tried to make it as flexible as I can to appreciate "shifts". For ex: I am politically "savy" p...

by iwillsurvive101

Wed Jun 20, 2012 4:08 pm
Forum: GMAT Strategy
Topic: Starting over again for the 3rd time.
Replies: 4
Views: 1031

How much time should one allocate to IR for starters

I am re-starting my prep after a 580 GMAT attempt. I am currently in the "planning" mode and would like to understand from experts and fellow students how much time one should factor for the new IR section. I know what most of you will be thinking....umm..well that depends on the level, expertise et...

by iwillsurvive101

Mon Jun 18, 2012 6:48 pm
Forum: GMAT Strategy
Topic: How much time should one allocate to IR for starters
Replies: 1
Views: 769

580- Re-take strategy. How do you keep stuff FRESH?

Hello to the awesome GMAT Community: I took my GMAT last week, got a 580(Q44, V 25). Actually - I was not surprised at all, I kept myself very grounded before I went for the test, and I knew it that I had to re-take the test one more time. Background on my Preparation: - I am one of those engineers ...

by iwillsurvive101

Tue Jun 05, 2012 7:14 am
Forum: GMAT Strategy
Topic: 580- Re-take strategy. How do you keep stuff FRESH?
Replies: 4
Views: 2997

Generally when a school says that they require minimum 2 years of work-ex - they mean it literally. Getting into a good B-School without some solid work experience is going to be extremely hard. 2 Years is actually not much of an ask, there are other schools with average 5-8 years of work-ex require...

by iwillsurvive101

Tue Jun 05, 2012 6:39 am
Forum: GMAT Strategy
Topic: QUERY ABOUT ISB Hyderabad
Replies: 2
Views: 782

GMATPrep repeat questions

I took GMATPrep test1 couple of times and scored ~650 both the times. I did notice that few questions were repeated from the OG; I feel my score was inflated due to this. I understand the OG questions are retired and never appear in the real GMAT test, but still asking for kinks -- is there any poss...

by iwillsurvive101

Mon May 28, 2012 3:20 am
Forum: GMAT Strategy
Topic: GMATPrep repeat questions
Replies: 1
Views: 3394

Thank you very much Stuart! I appreciate your help.

by iwillsurvive101

Sun May 27, 2012 3:41 pm
Forum: Data Sufficiency
Topic: Inequalities DS
Replies: 4
Views: 870

can you pls help with the following similar problem as well?

Is |a| > |b|?

(1) b < -a

(2) a < 0

by iwillsurvive101

Sat May 26, 2012 1:31 pm
Forum: Data Sufficiency
Topic: Inequalities DS
Replies: 4
Views: 870

Inequalities DS

Is x + y > 0?

(1) x – y > 0

(2) x2 – y2 > 0

by iwillsurvive101

Sat May 26, 2012 12:56 pm
Forum: Data Sufficiency
Topic: Inequalities DS
Replies: 4
Views: 870

Unit digit problem from GMATPrep

If a = positive, and unit digit of a^2 = 9 and units digit of (a+1)^2 is 4, what is the unit digit of (a+2)^2? The explanation in GMATPrep does not make sense to me. Here is how I approached it, but not going anywhere with this solution. - For Unit digit problems, my approach is to always find out i...

by iwillsurvive101

Thu May 24, 2012 6:37 pm
Forum: Problem Solving
Topic: Unit digit problem from GMATPrep
Replies: 1
Views: 1055

How do you combine two ratios? Can someone please explain with few examples?

by iwillsurvive101

Thu May 24, 2012 4:41 pm
Forum: Problem Solving
Topic: Combine Ratio Problem
Replies: 4
Views: 11649

Combine Ratio Problem

(This is from MGMAT CAT) The ratio of boys to girls in Class A is 3 to 4. The ratio of boys to girls in Class B is 4 to 5. If the two classes were combined, the ratio of boys to girls in the combined class would be 17 to 22. If Class A has one more boy and two more girls than class B, how many girls...

by iwillsurvive101

Thu May 24, 2012 4:40 pm
Forum: Problem Solving
Topic: Combine Ratio Problem
Replies: 4
Views: 11649

Absolute Inequality

BTG Community, Please help me clarify the solution to this problem. Is |x| = y-z? (1) x + y = z (2) x < 0 Solution: I got so far: Question Rephrase: Is x = y -z OR Is x = z -y ? (Solving the absolute value - 2 Possibilitues) Statement1: x+y=z => Case1: Is x = y-z? Using x+y=z to answer the above I g...

by iwillsurvive101

Fri May 18, 2012 1:19 pm
Forum: Data Sufficiency
Topic: Absolute Inequality
Replies: 2
Views: 703

Simple Rate, Time Math question

Ref: OG12 Problem 154

Simplified form of the quetion. If Rate = 3/40 and Work = 2/5. What T(Time?) = ?

3/40 t = 2/5
=> t = 2 X 40 / (5* 3)

t = 16/3

Now if I divide 16/3, I get t = 5.33.

I picked 5.3 hours, but the correct answer is 5.2 hours. How is that possible?

by iwillsurvive101

Sun May 13, 2012 2:23 pm
Forum: Problem Solving
Topic: Simple Rate, Time Math question
Replies: 2
Views: 588

I've seen these types of questions in OG. I try to solve them by logic, trying each point in the answer choice and make sure it satisfies the "how far" requirement.

An algebraic approach would be better.

by iwillsurvive101

Sun Apr 22, 2012 5:33 am
Forum: Problem Solving
Topic: Coordinate plane problem
Replies: 3
Views: 853

IMO, The two answer choices contradict each other 1) n is multiple of 6 => n/6 is an integra 4(integra) + integer = integer YES 2) n/6 = R1 => n is not divisible by 6 (if its divisible, remainder has to be 0) NO But 1) says n is divisible by 6, and 2 says n is not divisible by 6. IMO, the correct an...

by iwillsurvive101

Fri Apr 13, 2012 6:06 pm
Forum: Data Sufficiency
Topic: DS Yes or NO type Questions
Replies: 6
Views: 1366