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Re: Demographers generally divide urban and suburban areas not into individual cities and towns, separated by political

Option A - Correct There is a clear demonstration of the two ways demographers can divide urban and sub-urban areas which is expressed using 'not...but'. This sentence is fully parallel to what the author has given. Option B - Incorrect The use of 'but instead' is redundant. If the sentence had con...


Re: Rembrandt so treasured his collection of Islamic portraits that when forced to sell them in order to raise money, he

Option A - Correct The word 'first' functions as an adverb which serves as a modifier to the verb 'made'. Option B - Incorrect The word 'first' functioning as an adverb cannot modify the pronoun 'he'. Also, the meaning of the sentence is quite different from what the author intended to say. Option ...


Re: Three houses are being sold through a real estate agent. What is the asking price for the house with the second-larg

Target question: What is the asking price for the house with the second-largest asking price? Statement 1: The difference between the greatest and the least asking price is $130,000. If largest price = $200,000, then the least price = $200000 - $130000 = $70000 The second largest price could be any...


Re: A company produces a certain toy in only 2 sizes, small or large, and in only 2 colors, red or green. If, for each s

Let the small red toys = x, automatically, small green toys = x Let the large red toys = y, automatically, large green toys = y Total number of red toys = x + y, and the total number of green toys = x + y Target question => what fraction of the total number of green toys is large? $$i.e\ eveluate\ \...


Re: A company makes and sells two products, \(P\) and \(Q.\) The costs per unit of making and selling \(P\) and \(Q\) ar

Profit = cost price - selling price Profit of P = $10 - $8 = $2 Profit of Q = $13 - $9.5 = $3.5 In 1 month, the company sold a total of 834 units of products P and Q. So, P + Q = 834 and P = 834 - Q This will be 2P = 2 (834 - Q) and 2P = 1668 - 2Q Target question: Was the total profit on these items...


Re: She explained she both wants a large house in the city, so that she can make visits the museums regularly, and also

Option A - Incorrect This is wrong because of the incorrect usage of 'both'. Option B - Incorrect This option is incorrect because it distorts the message the sentence is passing across. Option C - Correct This is stylistically preferable in the sense that it conveys the author's idea of who she wa...


Re: As the honeybees stinger is heavily barbed, staying where it is inserted, this results in the act of stinging causin

Option A - Incorrect This statement doesn't fit in because of the use of the pronoun 'this'. This explains that the act of the stinger staying where it is, is the cause of the fatal injury the bees sustain. Option B - Incorrect This contains no subject because it is introduced with the preposition ...


Re: Although severely damaged in the hurricane, the captain was able to repair the generator so that it could power the

Option A - Incorrect 'Although severely damaged in the hurricane...' This phrase refers to or explains that the captain was damaged which is not what the sentence is talking about. Option B - Incorrect The use of the past perfect tense in this sentence changed the meaning of what the author is tryi...


Re: Dallol, Ethiopia is one of the world's hottest places, with a recorded annual temperature of 94 degrees Fahrenheit,

The sentence is meant to compare the temperature in Ethiopia to the temperature in other countries. Option A - Incorrect The use of the 'which' clause makes it seem as if it is comparing the degree of the temperature, not the temperature itself. Option B - Incorrect This answer choice misses the pre...


Re: If the 1st term of a sequence is 0 and the 2nd term is 1, is the 5th term 2?

1st term = 0, an 2nd term = 1 Target question => Is the 5th term 2? Statement 1: Each odd-numbered term is either 0 or 2. The fifth term is an odd-numbered term, so, the 5th term is either 0 or 1. Since the answer is not definite, statement 1 is NOT SUFFICIENT. Statement 2: The 3rd term is 2. The in...


Re: A recent study of ancient clay deposits has provided new evidence supporting the theory of global forest fires ignit

The theory propounded from the sentence is that global forest fires ignited by meteorite impact caused the extinction of dinosaurs and other species 65 million years ago. Option A - Incorrect This option is saying that global forest fires caused the extinction of dinosaurs and other species, not met...


Re: Scientists have dated sharp-edged flakes of stone found in the fine-grained sediments of a dry riverbed in the Afar

There are many points that the author tried to raise in this sentence. The first is the fact that humans made tools 2.y million years ago, and people knowing that tools were made at that time. Option A - Incorrect This is illogical as it explains that people knew that tools were made as far back as ...


Re: Many teenagers undergo stress, but results of a recent study indicate that the patterns of stress that girls experie

In the sentence, the author compared the likelihood of the stress patterns in girls leading to depression that the stress patterns in boys leading to depression. The correct answer is supposed to be parallel to the sentence. Option A - Correct The use of auxiliary very 'are' doesn't allow the statem...


Re: Early mariners from the Vikings to medieval explorers were usually able to find their way if they employed early

Option A - Incorrect Sun and stars are not man-made tools, so, they cannot be among the list of early man-made navigation tools. Option B - Incorrect Same as option A above, the sun and stars are not man-made tools. Option C - Correct This is correct because if they could make use of the sun and st...


Re: The defense lawyer and witnesses portrayed the accused as a victim of circumstance, his life uprooted by the media

Option A - Correct This option uses the noun modifier 'uprooted' to suitably give additional information about the witness's life. Option B - Incorrect This is incorrect because of the use of the conjunction 'and' before a dependent clause which has changed the message the author is trying to pass ...