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A BIG Thank you to both of you for your responses (Nitin, thanks for the detailed explanation)

stop@800: you mentioned in the current context "show that" is correct, and nitin you alluded to that too.

Is there any condition where: "show .. X .. to be" is ever correct in GMAT?

by tparekh

Fri Oct 17, 2008 10:37 am
Forum: Sentence Correction
Topic: show that X or show X to be Y ?
Replies: 3
Views: 1076

show that X or show X to be Y ?

Hello, This might be a trivial question, but do we always need a " that " after the verb show : for e.g.: ... recent fossil discoveries in Pakistan show that whales, porpoises and tortoises are more closely related .. OR is it OK for the sentence to read as: ... recent fossil discoveries in Pakistan...

by tparekh

Fri Oct 17, 2008 7:08 am
Forum: Sentence Correction
Topic: show that X or show X to be Y ?
Replies: 3
Views: 1076

Issue: 1st Essay: Real Estate for Retirees. Pls. Rate

The following appeared in the personal finance section of a popular magazine: “The average price of an acre of land in the United States is now 50 times what it was in 1970, and nearly 200 times what it was in 1920. The nation’s population is projected to keep increasing, even as the amount of land ...

by tparekh

Fri Oct 10, 2008 10:33 pm
Forum: GMAT Essays (AWA)
Topic: Issue: 1st Essay: Real Estate for Retirees. Pls. Rate
Replies: 0
Views: 1193

Re: Re

Defintely it is D. IF the retailers buy it at a discounted price and later sell it at regular price then the very purpose of holding such sales gets defeated and the manufacturers do not get benefitted I did not get how the manufacturers did not benefit? They still ended up selling enough product t...

by tparekh

Tue Oct 07, 2008 10:31 pm
Forum: Critical Reasoning
Topic: Manufacturers Promotion
Replies: 6
Views: 3932

OG - Verbal (Purple book) : SC - 69: Breeding Bird Survey

Hello, I had a question regarding the Sentence correction questions no. 69 in the OG 11 - Verbal (Purple) book. I am not repeating the content here for copyright, but a phrase of the sentence says: monitoring of population changes of as many as, or of more than 250 Answer choices: A. B. monitor popu...

by tparekh

Mon Sep 29, 2008 7:17 pm
Forum: Sentence Correction
Topic: OG - Verbal (Purple book) : SC - 69: Breeding Bird Survey
Replies: 1
Views: 1012

Re: cyclist

A man cycling along the road noticed that every 12 minutes a bus overtakes him while every 4 minutes he meets an oncoming bus. If all buses and the cyclist move at constant speed, what is the time interval between consecutive buses? 5 minutes 6 minutes 8 minutes 9 minutes 10 minutes i think its B 6...

by tparekh

Wed Sep 24, 2008 12:01 am
Forum: Problem Solving
Topic: cyclist
Replies: 10
Views: 1684

Re: Permutation

Look upon it from the Action (A) and Comedy (C) perspective. Imagine there are 5 time slots - "A" can take any one of the 5 slots, and "C" can take any of the remaining 4 slots. D occupies the remaining 3 slots and order does not matter. Hence the answer is 5 * 4 ?

by tparekh

Tue Sep 23, 2008 11:49 pm
Forum: Problem Solving
Topic: Permutation
Replies: 2
Views: 1367

Some feedback on profile ? (S/W Engg - 7 years)

Hello, I do not have a leadership/mgmt profile, but certainly have a desire to do an MBA from a top-tier school. I would like to explore a change in my career with regards the function. A couple of options that I am contemplating: A career in Marketing/Advertising or starting my own business. Short ...

by tparekh

Fri Sep 19, 2008 12:47 pm
Forum: Ask Stacy Blackman
Topic: Some feedback on profile ? (S/W Engg - 7 years)
Replies: 0
Views: 871

I am a little confused between "c" and "d". How do we assume that the commuters did not buy enough tokens that could have postponed (for a very long time) the effects of the increase? Although unlikely, nothing would stop commuters from buying 5 years worth of tokens? Also with "D", isn't it possibl...

by tparekh

Sat Sep 13, 2008 1:25 pm
Forum: Critical Reasoning
Topic: According to the Tristate
Replies: 17
Views: 5963

Codex Berinensis: OG CR question: Assumptions to make?

Hello, I do not know whether its ok to post the text of an OG question here, but would just like to discuss one of them. This is question 123 from the OG11 book - CR section (Codex Berinensis.. a Florentine copy...) My question is: Is it to be assumed that a "copy" of a treatise can be made within a...

by tparekh

Sat Sep 13, 2008 1:20 pm
Forum: Critical Reasoning
Topic: Codex Berinensis: OG CR question: Assumptions to make?
Replies: 1
Views: 3581

I chose "B", and couldn't understand the reasoning in the OG. If the international opinion is unanimous against Patria, wouldn't a trade embargo actually succeed, given that all countries will prevent trade with Patria?

I know something is wrong with my reasoning, but dont know what :)

thanks.

by tparekh

Thu Sep 11, 2008 7:52 pm
Forum: Critical Reasoning
Topic: 1000 CR test 13, #16
Replies: 12
Views: 7501

What is the value of x/y?

I think I saw this DS question in a Kaplan book:

Q. What is the value of x/y ?

1. x - y = 14
2. 2x = 5y

The answer is "B", but i did not choose that as I did not
know whether or not x & y were non-zero. Hence did not
get x/y = 5/2. Is something wrong in my assumption?

thanks,
tarak

by tparekh

Fri Sep 05, 2008 11:39 pm
Forum: Data Sufficiency
Topic: What is the value of x/y?
Replies: 2
Views: 1041

During the 18th century

This is from Kaplan CAT test. I am not sure if its ok to post these here. If not someone let me know :)

I chose "2" whereas the answer was "4". Can someone help me with this?

by tparekh

Fri Aug 08, 2008 9:38 pm
Forum: Sentence Correction
Topic: During the 18th century
Replies: 1
Views: 1109

Based on accounts of various ancient writers...

Based on accounts of various ancient writers, scholars have painted a sketchy picture of the activities of an all-female cult that, perhaps as early as the sixth century B.C., worshipped a goddess known in Latin as Bona Dea, “the good goddess.” (A) Based on accounts of various ancient writers (B) Ba...

by tparekh

Wed Aug 06, 2008 7:22 pm
Forum: Sentence Correction
Topic: Based on accounts of various ancient writers...
Replies: 18
Views: 16319

Issue with the Grid

Hello, This is indeed a very helpful grid. I was just having a small problem with the grid and was wondering if anyone else did too. If I put the number of questions > 41, it creates the sheet rows correctly, but, all rows after 41 look different/messed up and the timing calculation per row is incor...

by tparekh

Mon Aug 04, 2008 11:01 pm
Forum: GMAT Strategy
Topic: GMAT Practice Grid, with Timing!
Replies: 21
Views: 24314