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If you could assign a weight to VERBAL vs QUANT...

I read a post on the MGMAT forum that doing better on Verbal gives you a better overall score compared to Quant. I guess this topic has been discussed a few times before and the key reason is that a lot of non-native English speakers take the test bringing down the Verbal scores. From the recent 3-6...

by serendipiteez

Wed May 29, 2013 6:02 am
Forum: GMAT Strategy
Topic: If you could assign a weight to VERBAL vs QUANT...
Replies: 1
Views: 1044

[email protected] wrote:
It's conceivable (though unlikely) that the test-makers have made changes to the live questions so that the discrepancy isn't as great.
Has anyone seen analysis similar to Brent's for the Verbal section as well?

by serendipiteez

Wed May 29, 2013 1:46 am
Forum: GMAT Strategy
Topic: The Guessing Game
Replies: 5
Views: 1331

This is insane. How can you solve this in under 2 minutes?

There must be a faster way. Experts would really appreciate if you could shed some light on this.

by serendipiteez

Tue May 28, 2013 4:38 am
Forum: Problem Solving
Topic: 3 Connecting Flights
Replies: 8
Views: 4406

Nice, good to know that D far outnumbers the rest.

A: 23% B: 23% C: 7% D: 37% E: 10%
A: 19% B: 19% C: 18% D: 26% E: 17%

by serendipiteez

Mon May 27, 2013 6:27 am
Forum: GMAT Strategy
Topic: The Guessing Game
Replies: 5
Views: 1331

Besides OG, which tests do people come back from the real exam and say: "Hey, ____________ practice test was the most like what I saw on the real deal". MGMAT Veritas Kaplan 800score I have access to all these but I have not done all yet, so which most represents what is seen on the real test? Looki...

by serendipiteez

Mon May 27, 2013 1:33 am
Forum: GMAT Strategy
Topic: Best Practice Tests?
Replies: 283
Views: 302416

The Guessing Game

To quote the the BTG Flashcards: On harder DS questions, answer choices tend to be more sufficient than they might appear. • DON’T CHOOSE (E) if you have to guess. • Pick between (A) or (C), if you can eliminate (B). • Historically, (A) is slightly more common as the right answer. Guessing I...

by serendipiteez

Sun May 26, 2013 7:41 am
Forum: GMAT Strategy
Topic: The Guessing Game
Replies: 5
Views: 1331

My gut feel was "How does knowing what it increased by tell me anything about the original price?" and then I moved on. But clearly, there's an algebraic solution. Generally speaking, if we know the difference in prices between two dates like this example, can we always solve and get an answer? I'm ...

by serendipiteez

Sun May 26, 2013 4:40 am
Forum: Problem Solving
Topic: a DS question but what if we were to solve
Replies: 4
Views: 1713

For 700+: OG Quant 2 > OG Verbal 2 > OG13 > OG Bank

Wondering how the official material relatively ranks in terms of 700+ questions. I am using the Manhattan Archer that has been fantastic so far. I would like to focus on the HARD questions because I seem to be getting a good payoff on the low and medium. How do these rank in terms of Hard and Medium...

by serendipiteez

Sun May 26, 2013 3:45 am
Forum: GMAT Strategy
Topic: For 700+: OG Quant 2 > OG Verbal 2 > OG13 > OG Bank
Replies: 1
Views: 1510

Time saving strategy: Work your way in the reverse order?

Can it be generally said that in Problem Solving questions on the GMAT, it is better to work from E to A instead of A to E because the testmaker is trying to make you work through the answer in order.

Those with experience, hoping you can shed light on whether this is a good "strategy".

by serendipiteez

Fri May 24, 2013 11:44 pm
Forum: Problem Solving
Topic: Time saving strategy: Work your way in the reverse order?
Replies: 1
Views: 875

How many unique GMAT Official questions exist?

I would like to go through every single one.

1. OG13
2. 2 Practice Tests
3. Additional Question Banks

Is it just these three sources or are there more?

Also, how many questions are in the practice test if I was to keep resetting?

I would like to know the scope of the work I have ahead of me.

by serendipiteez

Fri May 24, 2013 2:39 am
Forum: GMAT Strategy
Topic: How many unique GMAT Official questions exist?
Replies: 4
Views: 1723

Property of a triangle within a triangle

http://s24.postimg.org/n7c01grq9/googletriangle.jpg In the diagram above, what is the value of y? (1) x = 5 (2) a = b Answer B Can anyone point me to more examples of understanding this property of the triangle? I am struggling to understand how we can establish side y just by knowing that a and b ...

by serendipiteez

Fri May 24, 2013 12:31 am
Forum: Data Sufficiency
Topic: Property of a triangle within a triangle
Replies: 11
Views: 2638

Number property: how to ensure that 5% greater is an integer

If the positive integer b is 5% greater than the positive integer a, which of the following expressions must be equal to an integer? I. b/3 II. b/5 III. b/7 A None B II only C I and II only D I and III only E II and III only Answer D Why do we look at b from the perspective of a? Once you get [spoil...

by serendipiteez

Thu May 23, 2013 9:17 pm
Forum: Problem Solving
Topic: Number property: how to ensure that 5% greater is an integer
Replies: 2
Views: 2092

Averages and means

The number m is the average (arithmetic mean) of the positive numbers a and b. If m is 75% more than a, then m must be 30% less than b 42.85% less than b 50% less than b 66.67% less than b 75% less than b Answer A I reach until the point where I get [spoiler]2.5a = b[/spoiler] but I do not know how ...

by serendipiteez

Thu May 23, 2013 8:43 am
Forum: Problem Solving
Topic: Averages and means
Replies: 3
Views: 2822

Musicians at work

Two musicians, Maria and Perry, work at independent constant rates to tune a warehouse full of instruments. If both musicians start at the same time and work at their normal rates, they will complete the job in 45 minutes. However, if Perry were to work at twice Maria’s rate, they would take only ...

by serendipiteez

Thu May 23, 2013 7:54 am
Forum: Problem Solving
Topic: Musicians at work
Replies: 7
Views: 3034

Breakdown of most frequently tested topics on the GMAT?

Hi Rebecca, With thousands of GMAT tests being taken over the years, a pattern can be drawn regarding what subjects are tested more relative to others. For example, knowing Number Properties usually represents 20% of all Quant questions versus Probability that represents 10%. Is there a chart or dia...

by serendipiteez

Thu May 23, 2013 12:10 am
Forum: Ask the Test Maker
Topic: Breakdown of most frequently tested topics on the GMAT?
Replies: 2
Views: 2279