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There is some sound advice in this thread!

by NicoFalcon

Tue Sep 01, 2009 9:33 am
Forum: GMAT Strategy
Topic: Need Advice - GMAT in a week
Replies: 7
Views: 1694

hehe in the same boat here, I´m taking my exam on friday the 4th. Basically I´m just trying to get hold of what I already have. This means reviewing questions I´ve signaled for whatever reason and a "closing" (hopefully!) CAT. I´ve taken a MGMAT CAT (the fifth) on thursday (660) and going to tak...

by NicoFalcon

Sat Aug 29, 2009 1:46 pm
Forum: GMAT Strategy
Topic: GMAT on 2nd September
Replies: 4
Views: 968

Although I`havent took a shot at the GMAT yet, I feel the same way as dmateer25 about MGMAT Verbal stuff, it`s "philosophy" seems different than the Official GMAT material.

by NicoFalcon

Sun Aug 09, 2009 10:17 am
Forum: GMAT Strategy
Topic: mgmat score 640
Replies: 4
Views: 1231

Hi there, have only done 2 MGMATs and 1 GMATPrep, while gone through all "official" prep material and MGMAT SC guide, so take my advice with a pinch of salt: Although I agree with most people who point out that MGMAT tests are the closest to the real thing, I´m not quite sure about MGMAT Quant being...

by NicoFalcon

Mon Aug 03, 2009 5:02 am
Forum: GMAT Strategy
Topic: 700 in MGMAT to 640 in GPREP!!!
Replies: 1
Views: 814

Princeton Review CATs

Hi there! I`m on the final stage of my preparation, so doing some CATs and polishing my weak corners (mostly SC hehe). I`ve already done 1st GMAT Prep (690) and 2 MGMAT CATs (650 on both). I just finished a Princeton Review CAT and got a 590! Needless to say, I`m more than a bit concerned about that...

by NicoFalcon

Thu Jul 30, 2009 5:05 pm
Forum: GMAT Strategy
Topic: Best Practice Tests?
Replies: 280
Views: 294126

Mayo´s response is quite in line with what I´ve heard/read. HEC is supposed to be the elite of the elite in France. I´d had a Connect 121 chat with the local HEC rep and he said that about 100 of Fortune 500 companies CEOs are HEC alumnus, I haven´t confirmed it, but if true would be pretty impresiv...

by NicoFalcon

Fri Apr 03, 2009 5:06 am
Forum: Research MBA Programs
Topic: MBA in France?
Replies: 11
Views: 8531

I think you are right, there is no need to know the mean for a worst-case-scenario once you get the range, cause with the range and only two elements you know the difference with the mean (the only thing, besides the number of elements, that you need to calculate SD) is just the difference between e...

by NicoFalcon

Sat Feb 07, 2009 7:05 am
Forum: Data Sufficiency
Topic: standart deviation
Replies: 9
Views: 3859

May be you should go with the worst case scenario? I mean, say there are two elements in the set. If the mean of the set is 150.000 and the range is 25.000, so the higest possible standard deviation could be achieved with element a being 137500 and element b being 162.500. This will give you two dif...

by NicoFalcon

Sat Feb 07, 2009 3:14 am
Forum: Data Sufficiency
Topic: standart deviation
Replies: 9
Views: 3859

I try to follow this advice throughly. Always when you see an equation FACTORIZE ,if it`s unfactorized, and UNFACTORIZE, if it is factorized. Always try to simplify whenever you can, and things will usually start to be clear.

by NicoFalcon

Sat Feb 07, 2009 2:55 am
Forum: Data Sufficiency
Topic: Exponent problem
Replies: 5
Views: 1203

Knowing myself I would have calculated it, but that´s a better approach. Choices under 3.000 are ridiculous. Chocies much over 10% of 3.000 can be supposed to be too high. Of the remaining two, one is exactly the simple interest, so must be the remaining one. Most blibliography says that, when facin...

by NicoFalcon

Wed Feb 04, 2009 11:08 am
Forum: Problem Solving
Topic: Quick calculations
Replies: 2
Views: 971

It´s really not that big, since most of it is explanations for the problems in the guide. I find that writing a solution takes way longer than thinking it =)

by NicoFalcon

Mon Feb 02, 2009 3:42 am
Forum: GMAT Strategy
Topic: OG 11?!
Replies: 9
Views: 1478

Help me tweak my strategy

Hi there, greetings from Buenos Aires! I`ve been around a while and would like to thank everyone for the precious insight that can be found everywhere in this site. That same insight I plan to leverage on... I`ve ended my "orientation period" as I came to name the month or so I spent learning the ba...

by NicoFalcon

Sun Feb 01, 2009 1:19 pm
Forum: GMAT Strategy
Topic: Help me tweak my strategy
Replies: 1
Views: 945

I solved it in a rather informal way. Let´s see if my reasoning is OK: The problem is asking as if it is possible to say that x and y are both positive or negative ( so as xy<0) (1) Only relative info, impossible to tell about the main issue. INSUFF (2) The same, only relative info. INSUFF Now consi...

by NicoFalcon

Mon Dec 15, 2008 12:53 pm
Forum: Data Sufficiency
Topic: power prep DS
Replies: 15
Views: 1977

Class= J(jrs)+S(srs)

(1) S= 4/7 of the total, so S/(S+J)=4/7. INSUFF

(1) S=J+5. INSUFF

(1)+(2) S/(S+J)= 4/7 (1)

Replacing (2) into (1)
(J+5)/(J+(J+5))=4/7
SUFF

Answer C

There are 15 Junior and 20 Senior students in the class. Total q is 35

by NicoFalcon

Sat Dec 13, 2008 5:47 am
Forum: Data Sufficiency
Topic: DS on Probability
Replies: 2
Views: 891

Yep, doing my calculus in a hurry is one of the things that hurts me most too...

So... n?

(1) n+3>=20

So n>=17 INSUFF

(2) n-3<15

So n<18 INSUFF

(1)+(2) 17=<n<18. SUFF (assuming employees are integer xD)

Answer C

by NicoFalcon

Sat Dec 13, 2008 5:38 am
Forum: Data Sufficiency
Topic: Employees
Replies: 5
Views: 2117