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is x>y? 1) x^.5 > y 2) x^3 > y From 1) x^0.5 > y This means root x > y we know that root of numbers are positive only we have to consider two range of data here one between 0 and 1 and another >1 case a: if x is between 0 and 1 , example 0.25 root x would be 0.5 , means root(x) > x point is the valu...

by blue_lotus

Tue Jul 07, 2009 3:05 am
Forum: Data Sufficiency
Topic: GMATprep: is x>y
Replies: 3
Views: 1129

As the former chair

As the former chair of the planning board for 18 consecutive years and a board member for 28 years, Joan Phikill attended more than 400 meetings and reviewed more than 700 rezoning applications.

A) As the former

B) The former

C) Former

D) She was

E) As the

OA:E

by blue_lotus

Wed Sep 17, 2008 2:04 pm
Forum: Sentence Correction
Topic: As the former chair
Replies: 1
Views: 1587

Well Done!!! I do agree that improvement is possible on GMAT provided
the individual is committed

by blue_lotus

Wed Sep 03, 2008 1:30 pm
Forum: I just Beat The GMAT!
Topic: 710 (92%) - Q50-94% & V37-81% I got my life back!!!
Replies: 11
Views: 4661

Let us reprase the question IS 3x > 7y x > 2.33y ? This is a YES/NO question Now let us check option 1: x > y + 4 : Insufficient as it does not give us conclusive answer Even if we try to plug numbers when y = 1 , x = 5 , means x is greater than 2.33y YES BUT when y = 4 , x = 8 , x is less than 2.33...

by blue_lotus

Mon Sep 01, 2008 1:41 pm
Forum: Data Sufficiency
Topic: number properties
Replies: 7
Views: 1089

The Answer is B as pranavc has mentioned above. The purpose or the aim is TO INCREASE EXPORT , the method suggested by politition is WEAKEN PUNDRA The question asks us to find an answer which IF TRUE , will provide strong ground to DOUBT the politicians recomendation. To Answer this question we have...

by blue_lotus

Sun Aug 31, 2008 2:45 pm
Forum: Critical Reasoning
Topic: GMAT Prep Question- Darfir - GREAT QUESTION
Replies: 23
Views: 8272

This questions asks us to weaken the argument The conclusion of the researcher is that Emotional well-being in adulthood is closely related to intimacy with siblings earlier in life. The Premise on which the reseacher base his conclusion is on a survey, in which emotionally less well people said the...

by blue_lotus

Sun Aug 31, 2008 2:15 am
Forum: Critical Reasoning
Topic: TOUGH WAEKEN QUESTION
Replies: 4
Views: 1684

As ReenaMo Mentioned the first split we can make is between "dermestid beetles" and "the dermestid beetle". The non underlined part of the sentence uses the pronoun `its`, this gives us the clue that the referent is a singular , that is " the dermestid beetle" We can safely eliminate option A and B....

by blue_lotus

Sat Aug 30, 2008 12:16 pm
Forum: Sentence Correction
Topic: Tough SC
Replies: 5
Views: 1317

In these kind of problems it is easier to plug numbers and find the answer The Ques here asks whether POSITIVE integer n is divisible by 3 it means is n a multiple of 3 , such as 3,6,9,12.... Let us check statement 1: n^2/36 is an integer. this means n^2 is multiple of 36, such as 36,72 etc let us f...

by blue_lotus

Sat Aug 30, 2008 1:49 am
Forum: Data Sufficiency
Topic: DS Practice test question #9
Replies: 3
Views: 1366

Gmat focus is just quant. It has nothing to do with paper test and Gprep. It has 24 quant questions in each test. You will see a score report displaying a range for approximate scaled score. ( example 42-46 scaled score). There are two product they offer. One test and pack of three. Pack of three ac...

by blue_lotus

Fri Mar 21, 2008 5:40 pm
Forum: GMAT Strategy
Topic: GMAT focus from mba.com by GMAC - NEW exams.
Replies: 2
Views: 2716

Hi Rathi, The way to go is first give test 1 of GMAT PREP (download it from www.mba.com) or request on site to send the CD. It is free. This test would be the closest to gauge your skills. Based on this you can then prepare for your weak areas . For resources , just check the Resource section of thi...

by blue_lotus

Thu Mar 13, 2008 12:05 am
Forum: GMAT Strategy
Topic: Is the level of OG questions fine enuf for a 700+ ?
Replies: 3
Views: 1866

Hi, A) When you have Modulus on both side, I use a simpler approach Square both sides, this removes any sign issues (x+1)^2 = [2(x-1)]^2 x^2 + 2x + 1 = 4( x^2 - 2x + 1) x^2 + 2x + 1 = 4 x^2 - 8x + 4 0 = 3x^2 - 10x +3 0 = 3x^2 - 9x - 1x +3 0 = 3x(x-3) -1(x -3) 0 = (x-3)( 3x-1) => (3x-1)= 0 or (x-3)=0...

by blue_lotus

Tue Mar 11, 2008 9:54 am
Forum: Data Sufficiency
Topic: Absolute problem
Replies: 5
Views: 1495

P = Number of favourable outcomes/ total outcomes Total outcome = chosing 2 out of 6 = 6C2 = 15 Chosing 2 out of 2 = 2C2 = 1 . (There is only one way that both Joshua and Jose can be selected) Therefore P = 1/15 Let me try to explain in another way to Let Joseua= J, Jose = K others be b,c,d,e Possib...

by blue_lotus

Mon Mar 10, 2008 7:42 am
Forum: Problem Solving
Topic: Probability
Replies: 2
Views: 1253

Kaplan premier comes with CD containing 4 tests.
Kaplan 800 contains questions if you are tageting 700+ scores

For other online CAT check this link
http://www.beatthegmat.com/gmat-simulat ... html#36588

by blue_lotus

Mon Mar 10, 2008 6:14 am
Forum: GMAT Strategy
Topic: Which Kaplan book to buy ?
Replies: 5
Views: 6553

Online free CAT are available of the following: 1. Manhattan GMAT 2. Kaplan 3. Princeton 4. Powerprep ( 2 test, this is old test before GMAT PREP) 5. GMATPREP (2 test, you can give this test multiple times, but many questions will start to repeat) You can purchase 1.Kaplan premier 2008 book comes wi...

by blue_lotus

Mon Mar 10, 2008 6:11 am
Forum: GMAT Strategy
Topic: GMAT Simulations- Need help!
Replies: 8
Views: 4837

[Sqrt(9 + sqrt(80)) + sqrt (9 -sqrt(80) ] ^2 = (a + b) ^2 => a^2 + b^2 + 2*a*b => [Sqrt(9 + sqrt(80))]^2 + [sqrt (9 -sqrt(80) ] ^2 + 2 [Sqrt(9 + sqrt(80))] [sqrt (9 -sqrt(80) ] =>9 + sqrt(80) + 9 - sqrt(80) + 2 [Sqrt(9 + sqrt(80))] [sqrt (9 -sqrt(80) ] =>18 + 2 [Sqrt(9 + sqrt(80))] [sqrt (9 -sqrt(80...

by blue_lotus

Mon Mar 10, 2008 2:21 am
Forum: Problem Solving
Topic: Please help!!!
Replies: 2
Views: 3552