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Tomorrow is the big day and...

Tomorrow is the big day - at 12:15PM I will sit my exam. A big thank you to everyone on these boards, your help has been amazing!

I will debrief tomorrow evening.

Here is a nice little good luck Chinese proverb that my brother sent me.

by franciskyle

Tue Apr 21, 2009 8:22 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Tomorrow is the big day and...
Replies: 3
Views: 1983

Sorry, I just figured it out just after I pressed submit.

Here is my solution:

[spoiler]A * 1/X = 1/Y

A = (1/Y) / (1/X)

A = X / Y[/spoiler]

by franciskyle

Mon Apr 20, 2009 2:43 pm
Forum: Problem Solving
Topic: Probability of Pulling & Breaking
Replies: 2
Views: 899

Probability of Pulling & Breaking

The probability of pulling a black ball out of a glass jar is 1/X. The probability of pulling a black ball out of a glass jar and breaking the jar is 1/Y. What is the probability of breaking the jar?

a) 1/(XY).
b) X/Y.
c) Y/X.
d) 1/(X+Y).
e) 1/(X-Y).

by franciskyle

Mon Apr 20, 2009 2:41 pm
Forum: Problem Solving
Topic: Probability of Pulling & Breaking
Replies: 2
Views: 899

B & C are the exact same sentence here, typo?

by franciskyle

Sun Apr 19, 2009 8:23 pm
Forum: Sentence Correction
Topic: SC practise 3
Replies: 6
Views: 1246

D for me.

Not only is the idiom correct, but none of the other choices make logical sense in the sentence.

by franciskyle

Sun Apr 19, 2009 8:19 pm
Forum: Sentence Correction
Topic: SC practise 1
Replies: 7
Views: 1348

What is the problem with B here?

by franciskyle

Thu Apr 16, 2009 10:10 pm
Forum: Sentence Correction
Topic: National Council of Churches
Replies: 12
Views: 10625

I read the explanations in the above link, but am still confused as to why the answer is not E.

The explanation states:

E: Had been. See, use had/had been when you actually need it.
This is not making sense. What does this explanation mean?

Thanks!

by franciskyle

Thu Apr 16, 2009 4:29 pm
Forum: Sentence Correction
Topic: help australia.......
Replies: 10
Views: 1528

Thanks for the input, I have heard good things about that book. Unfortunately, I cannot get my hands on a copy.

I am more interested in learning how people study for this section of the exam than anything. Does anyone have a unique study strategy they would like to share with the community?

by franciskyle

Sat Apr 11, 2009 8:54 am
Forum: Sentence Correction
Topic: Sentence Correction STUDY Strategy
Replies: 4
Views: 1060

Sentence Correction STUDY Strategy

I am having a lot of trouble studying the sentence correction - it seems that I am running in circles. I have been teaching myself the mechanics but I feel like I am getting nowhere. Even with regular practice I do not get any more comfortable with the questions. How does everyone structure their st...

by franciskyle

Fri Apr 10, 2009 10:33 pm
Forum: Sentence Correction
Topic: Sentence Correction STUDY Strategy
Replies: 4
Views: 1060

Sorry if this sounds somewhat elementary, but I am having trouble figuring out how this document works. Could someone lend and tell me how the document is structured?

Thanks!

by franciskyle

Fri Apr 10, 2009 3:37 pm
Forum: I just Beat The GMAT!
Topic: My GMAT Experience (760 - V46/Q49/AWA 5.0)
Replies: 15
Views: 33108

Careless/Simple/Stupid Mistakes

I have been making a lot of really careless mistakes lately, and I mean really careless. Things like 5 * 6 = 36 or just changing a number halfway through a problem by accident.

It would be great if people could share some of their methods for avoiding such elementary mistakes.

by franciskyle

Sun Apr 05, 2009 7:34 pm
Forum: Problem Solving
Topic: Careless/Simple/Stupid Mistakes
Replies: 3
Views: 1416

Ratio Problem... simple mistake?

I have solved this problem, but wrong. Could someone please tell me where I have gone wrong in my solution? Thanks so much! :) The table above gives the type and number of pets owned by a group of 48 households that own only cats and dogs. If the ratio of the total number of cats to the total number...

by franciskyle

Sat Apr 04, 2009 6:55 pm
Forum: Problem Solving
Topic: Ratio Problem... simple mistake?
Replies: 1
Views: 1003

Work/Rate Problem

Question: If 4 men working at the same rate can do 2/3 of a job in 40 minutes, how many minutes would it take 1 man working at this rate to do 2/5 of the job? Answers: 80, 88, 92, 96, 112 How would you tackle this problem? Below is how I solved it, but I feel like there is an easier way to do this p...

by franciskyle

Thu Apr 02, 2009 10:54 pm
Forum: Problem Solving
Topic: Work/Rate Problem
Replies: 2
Views: 815

A1: (Pi)*(r^2)

A2: (Pi)*(1.2*r)^2 = (Pi)*(1.44)^2

Using the formula:

(X2 - X1) / X1 * 100%

The Pi's & r^2 cancel so:

= (1.44 - 1) / 1 * 100% = 44%

by franciskyle

Thu Apr 02, 2009 3:56 pm
Forum: Problem Solving
Topic: Cricles
Replies: 3
Views: 934

Thanks. Now I see where I have gone wrong... sometimes the simplest careless mistake can haunt you!

by franciskyle

Sat Mar 28, 2009 6:02 pm
Forum: Problem Solving
Topic: Simple Algebra
Replies: 3
Views: 968