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Guys am terrible at permutations and combinations .. can someone please explain :

AABC can be arranged in 4!/2! ways - Is it because A is repeated twice ?

- pradeep

- by pbanavara

Fri Feb 20, 2009 8:04 pm- Forum: Problem Solving
- Topic: permute with perfection
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I blew this one.

If three-quarters of the seniors major in one of four subjects => 300 guys majored in one subject. Didn't quite understand that it's 300 distributed over 4 subjects.

- pradeep

- by pbanavara

Fri Feb 20, 2009 7:57 pm- Forum: Problem Solving
- Topic: Students and Subjects problem
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- by pbanavara

Fri Feb 20, 2009 7:28 pm- Forum: I just Beat The GMAT!
- Topic: Mission Accomplished 730 ( Q:51, V:38)
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E is the correct answer, but i thought it should be C. from statement 2, (m+v)^2 = 25. so, (m+v) = + or -5. from statement 1, mv=6. Since m and v are integers, they can be, 2 and 3 or 6 and 1, but only the values 2 and 3 satisfy the first statement. So, m+v = 5. So, both statements together are suf...

- by pbanavara

Fri Feb 20, 2009 4:01 pm- Forum: Data Sufficiency
- Topic: If m and v are integers, what is the value of m + v?
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x/y < 2 From stem 1 x- y < 2 For this to be true both x and y have to be negative . If that's the case then 3x+2y is always < 17 - Sufficient. 2. y-x < 2 ; x<2y : For this to be true x is +ve and y is -ve always .. hence insufficient. Choose A. I doubt this is correct - but gave it a shot. - pradee...

- by pbanavara

Fri Feb 20, 2009 8:52 am- Forum: Data Sufficiency
- Topic: Data Sufficiency for 780+ Aspirants
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- by pbanavara

Thu Feb 19, 2009 9:08 am- Forum: Data Sufficiency
- Topic: MGMAT : 600-700 range
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A simple one - but I got screwed never the less .. the modulus got me. I was like x > y when y > 0 and x > -(-y) when y < 0 .. so .. lesson learned

- by pbanavara

Wed Feb 18, 2009 11:02 pm- Forum: Data Sufficiency
- Topic: MGMAT : 600-700 range
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x/y < 2 From stem 1 x- y < 2 For this to be true both x and y have to be negative. If that's the case then 3x+2y is always < 17 - Sufficient. 2. y-x < 2 ; x<2y : For this to be true x is +ve and y is -ve always .. hence insufficient. Choose A. I doubt this is correct - but gave it a shot. - pradeep

- by pbanavara

Wed Feb 18, 2009 10:58 pm- Forum: Data Sufficiency
- Topic: Data Sufficiency for 780+ Aspirants
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##### MGMAT : 600-700 range

Is x > y?

(1) x2 > y

(2) x – |y| > 0

OA B

This one got to me.

- pradeep[/spoiler]

- by pbanavara

Wed Feb 18, 2009 3:40 pm- Forum: Data Sufficiency
- Topic: MGMAT : 600-700 range
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- by pbanavara

Wed Feb 18, 2009 1:27 pm- Forum: Admissions Success Stories
- Topic: Mayo's Admission Blog - UCLA, LBS, Columbia, Haas
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I took a different approach of picking numbers : Viz even and odd >6 as any number > 6 should be either odd or even.

Try with 7 - Eq 1 holds good.

Try with 8 - Still holds good.

Stop here. I'm not sure if this is the right way of doing this. DanaJ's approach is definitely better

- pradeep

- by pbanavara

Sun Feb 15, 2009 11:56 pm- Forum: Problem Solving
- Topic: Integers
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Now that I think about it, I guess you are right. The only shortcut techniques I know of are backsolving and picking numbers. However, by default I use the traditional technique, will not be able to solve the problem, lose time, get demoralized and completely forget to use any other short cut techni...

- by pbanavara

Sun Feb 15, 2009 10:44 am- Forum: GMAT Strategy
- Topic: Quant Strategy
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##### Quant Strategy

Having an engineering background, I hate to say that I score better in verbal than in Quant. Just took the MGMAT CAT 3 and got a 70th percentile in Quant and 77th percentile in Verbal. Not to mention, I've exhausted all Quant resources I have. I haven't tried the purple OG yet. Though there has been...

- by pbanavara

Sat Feb 14, 2009 6:16 pm- Forum: GMAT Strategy
- Topic: Quant Strategy
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##### Wanna be Entrepreneurs

Have a look at this 2004 video of William Sahlman with Charlie Rose. It's awesome. Sahlman is of course world renowned for his Entrepreneurship lectures at HBS. The story of battery operated toothbrushes is particularly interesting.

http://www.charlierose.com/view/interview/1112

- pradeep

- by pbanavara

Wed Feb 11, 2009 3:33 pm- Forum: Lounge
- Topic: Wanna be Entrepreneurs
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##### Entrepreneurship at Wharton

Check out this video guys - the first speaker Seth puts it all down with a lot of humor.

http://www.wep.wharton.upenn.edu/teachi ... ssion.html

- by pbanavara

Thu Feb 05, 2009 1:38 pm- Forum: Lounge
- Topic: Entrepreneurship at Wharton
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