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Re: Softcover books -- tricky problem in the OG for Quant 2021

Yesterday Bookstore B sold twice as many softcover books as hardcover books. Was Bookstore B's revenue from the sale of softcover books yesterday greater than its revenue from the sale of hardcover books yesterday? (1) The average (arithmetic mean) price of the hardcover books sold at the store yes...

by GMATGuruNY

Wed Oct 14, 2020 3:20 pm
Forum: Data Sufficiency
Topic: Softcover books -- tricky problem in the OG for Quant 2021
Replies: 1
Views: 28

Softcover books -- tricky problem in the OG for Quant 2021

Yesterday Bookstore B sold twice as many softcover books as hardcover books. Was Bookstore B's revenue from the sale of softcover books yesterday greater than its revenue from the sale of hardcover books yesterday? (1) The average (arithmetic mean) price of the hardcover books sold at the store yest...

by GMATGuruNY

Wed Oct 14, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: Data Sufficiency
Topic: Softcover books -- tricky problem in the OG for Quant 2021
Replies: 1
Views: 28

Re: In a certain game, a one-inch square piece is placed in the

The prompt and answer choices should read as follows: In a certain game, a one-inch square piece is placed in the lower left corner of an eight-by-eight grid made up of one-inch squares. If the piece can move one grid up or to the right, what is the probability that the center of the piece will be e...

by GMATGuruNY

Fri Sep 11, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: Problem Solving
Topic: In a certain game, a one-inch square piece is placed in the
Replies: 2
Views: 1006

Re: Modifier from Veritas Prep

The following is from Veritas Prep Sentence Correction, Third Edition, page 106 Incorrect: It rained yesterday, which forced me to cancel the event. Correct: It rained yesterday, and as a result I was forced to cancel the event. My question however is that will the following be correct? It rained y...

by GMATGuruNY

Wed Sep 09, 2020 3:23 am
Forum: Sentence Correction
Topic: Modifier from Veritas Prep
Replies: 1
Views: 203

Re: The cathedrals of the Middle Ages were community centers

The cathedrals of the Middle Ages were community centers just as much as they were purely religious edifices; and they were structures that represented a city's commitment to a public realm, the opposite of being a private one . (A) community centers just as much as they were purely religious edifi...

by GMATGuruNY

Wed Sep 09, 2020 3:05 am
Forum: Sentence Correction
Topic: The cathedrals of the Middle Ages were community centers
Replies: 2
Views: 361

Re: If p < q and p < r, is (p)(q)(r) < p?

If p < q and p < r, is (p)(q)(r) < p? (1) pq < 0 (2) pr < 0 Statement 1 : pq < 0 --> p and q have DIFFERENT SIGNS Since p<q, p must be NEGATIVE, q must be positive. Statement 2: pr < 0 --> p and r have DIFFERENT SIGNS Since p<r, p must be NEGATIVE, q must be positive. Since both statements indicate...

by GMATGuruNY

Tue Aug 25, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: Data Sufficiency
Topic: If p < q and p < r, is (p)(q)(r) < p?
Replies: 3
Views: 966

Re: If |2x - 7| > 17, which of the following must be true?

If |2x - 7| > 17, which of the following must be true? A. -5 < x < 0 B. 0 < x < 12 C. -5 < x < 12 D. x < -5 or x > 12 E. x < -12 or x > 5 |2x - 7| > 17 is clearly satisfied if x=100. Eliminate A, B and C, whose ranges do not include x=100. D: x>12 E: x>5 Test a value BETWEEN 5 AND 12. If x=10, then...

by GMATGuruNY

Mon Aug 24, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: Data Sufficiency
Topic: If |2x - 7| > 17, which of the following must be true?
Replies: 3
Views: 62

Re: Word Problems

Bob is training for a fitness competition. In order to increase his maximum number of pull-ups, he follows the following routine: he begins with 25 pull-ups, rests for thirty seconds, and then does 24 pull-ups and rests, dropping one pull-up each time (25, 24, 23, etc.) until his final set of 11 pu...

by GMATGuruNY

Mon Aug 24, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: Problem Solving
Topic: Word Problems
Replies: 1
Views: 38

Re: Bob invested one-half of his savings in a bond that paid simple interest for 2 years and received $550 as interest.

Bob invested one-half of his savings in a bond that paid simple interest for 2 years and received $550 as interest. He invested the remaining in a bond that paid compound interest (compounded annually) for the same 2 years at the same rate of interest and received $605 as interest. What was the ann...


Re: An auction that has just been announced will feature many famous items and personal effects belonging to a recently

An auction that has just been announced will feature many famous items and personal effects belonging to a recently bankrupted rock star. Though it is likely that what remains of the rock star’s personal cachet will entice bidders to pay top dollar for his guitar, motorcycle, and snakeskin jumpsuit...


Re: Each team of business students are responsible for creating a marketable business plan. A. are responsible for crea

Each team of business students are responsible for creating a marketable business plan. A. are responsible for creating a marketable business plan B. are responsible to create a marketable business plan C. is responsible for creating a business plan that is able to be marketed D. is responsible for...


Re: Today, Samson’s Train traveled at a constant rate along a straight North-South route that included the famous 10-mil

Today, Samson’s Train traveled at a constant rate along a straight North-South route that included the famous 10-mile long Chasm Bridge. Was Samson’s Train on the Chasm Bridge at 2:00 p.m.? (1) At 9:00 a.m., Samson’s Train was 200 miles north of the Chasm Bridge, and at 4:00 p.m, the train was 140 ...


Re: John, Steve, and Mary are buying a car with a list price of $24,000. John contributes three times as much as Steve,

John, Steve, and Mary are buying a car with a list price of $24,000. John contributes three times as much as Steve, who contributes half as much as Mary. At the dealership, the trio buys the car and receives a 15% rebate. If they split the rebate funds proportional to each person's initial investme...


Re: OG: November 16, 2001, was a Friday. If each of the years 2004, 2008, and 2012 had 366 days,

November 16, 2001, was a Friday. If each of the years 2004, 2008, and 2012 had 366 days, and the remaining years from 2001 through 2014 had 365 days, what day of the week was November 16, 2014? A. Sunday B. Monday C. Tuesday D. Wednesday E. Thursday Between 2001 and 2014 are 10 non-leap years and 3...


Re: x and y are positive integers. If the greatest common divisor of 3x and 3y is 6, what is the value of y?

x and y are positive integers. If the greatest common divisor of 3x and 3y is 6, what is the value of y? (1) The greatest common divisor of 2x and 2y is 2y (2) The least common multiple of 2x and 2y is 2 The greatest common divisor of 3x and 3y is 6. To simplify this statement and isolate x and y, ...