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g000fy wrote:Considering round 2
Me too - but I'm having trouble finding information about whether or not Booth allows its students to pursue 3-year dual degrees with another university (MA/MBA) - beyond the handful listed on their website. Does anyone know?

by saritalr

Tue Nov 30, 2010 6:19 pm
Forum: The Application Process
Topic: Booth 2011 Applicants
Replies: 28
Views: 5851

Jessica@VeritasPrep wrote: And, lastly, ALWAYS waive your right to see the recommendation letter.
Hi Jessica,

I'm curious - why is this the case?

by saritalr

Tue Nov 30, 2010 6:14 pm
Forum: The Application Process
Topic: Letter of recommendation tips?
Replies: 13
Views: 6072

All schools weigh the application components holistically, meaning one piece (i.e., GMAT) is not more important than another (i.e., essays). The "80% rule" is not set in stone, nor is it followed by all schools. At this stage in the admissions cycle, you need to focus on putting together the strong...

by saritalr

Thu Nov 18, 2010 1:35 pm
Forum: Ask Stacy Blackman
Topic: What GPA/GMAT is needed to get into a top 5 school?
Replies: 251
Views: 213599

Hi Lisa, I can't thank you enough for taking the time to answer all these questions. I have one more for you. I'm in the process of applying for Fall 2011. I have 3.5 years of work experience (government) and received my BA from a top 15 University, albeit with a 3.2 GPA (econ minor). I'm interested...

by saritalr

Wed Nov 17, 2010 2:58 pm
Forum: Ask Stacy Blackman
Topic: What GPA/GMAT is needed to get into a top 5 school?
Replies: 251
Views: 213599

If you factor the equation (see below), you will get one positive and one negative root. Since time cannot logically be negative (you cannot travel 400 kilometers in -4 hours), you are left with only one possible values for time. Multiply by t(t-1): 400(t-1) + 20(t(t-1) = 400t 400t - 400 + 20t^2 - ...

by saritalr

Wed Nov 03, 2010 6:52 am
Forum: Data Sufficiency
Topic: GMATPrep Work question
Replies: 7
Views: 4468

Interesting topic. One thing that sticks out to me is that there hasn't been any discussion of the breakdown between the quant/verbal as it relates to the overall score. One of the schools I'm applying to (read: Wharton) seems to have an 80th percentile benchmark for the quant score (nothing officia...

by saritalr

Tue Nov 02, 2010 3:05 pm
Forum: GMAT Strategy
Topic: The Myth of the 800 GMAT
Replies: 24
Views: 96201

1) seems insufficient because there is no indication of how long it took to do the remaining distance, or how fast they travelled. They're left with 200km and could have taken 2 hours or 2 days. Insuff. 2) Travelled 400KM in T hours. Had it been 20kph faster in would have travelled 400km in T-1 hou...

by saritalr

Tue Nov 02, 2010 12:00 pm
Forum: Data Sufficiency
Topic: GMATPrep Work question
Replies: 7
Views: 4468

Thanks to both of you. Brian - I believe I understand your explanation, combining the like terms one at a time. Rahul - I'm not as clear on the explanation you posted. I see that in the firs step you subtracted 2 from both sides. But you lost me on the 2nd and 3rd step. It looks like you multiplied ...

by saritalr

Tue Nov 02, 2010 9:56 am
Forum: Problem Solving
Topic: mba.com cat question: 2+2+2^2....
Replies: 4
Views: 1834

Testluv wrote:
if the second statement had given a % increases or decrease is sales price rather than an absolute value increase then the ans would be C (providing statement 1 stayed the same)?

Thanks.
Yes, in that case C would be the correct answer, and good point.

Helpful question/answer. Thanks!

by saritalr

Tue Nov 02, 2010 9:06 am
Forum: Data Sufficiency
Topic: warehouse
Replies: 12
Views: 1471

mba.com cat question: 2+2+2^2....

Hi everyone. I'm still running into trouble with exponent problems. Here is an exponent problem from the online CAT at MBA.com. 2+2+2^2+2^3+2^4+2^5+2^6+2^7+2^8 a)2^9 b)2^10 c)2^16 d)2^35 e)2^37 It's sort of hard to look at when the exponents don't display correctly. I suspected that the solution mig...

by saritalr

Mon Nov 01, 2010 3:43 pm
Forum: Problem Solving
Topic: mba.com cat question: 2+2+2^2....
Replies: 4
Views: 1834

nicolezl wrote:
In the second line, you factor out 5^12 from (5^13 - 5^12), which gives you 5^12*(5-1).

Does that help?
Very helpful! Just what I needed - thank you!

by saritalr

Mon Aug 09, 2010 10:56 am
Forum: Problem Solving
Topic: Integers equally spaced on a line - help?
Replies: 6
Views: 1083

selango wrote:
A=5^13-12.5^12=5^12(5-12)

=-7.5^12
Thanks Selango. Can you explain the above line - are you factoring something out?

by saritalr

Mon Aug 09, 2010 10:55 am
Forum: Problem Solving
Topic: Integers equally spaced on a line - help?
Replies: 6
Views: 1083

Integers equally spaced on a line - help?

This problem threw me off the first time around. Now I understand how to set up the equation but I'm having trouble with the algebra. First the problem: [Image of 4 integers A, B, C, and D on a number line] The integers A, B, C, and D shown on the number line above are all equally spaced. If C and D...

by saritalr

Mon Aug 09, 2010 10:17 am
Forum: Problem Solving
Topic: Integers equally spaced on a line - help?
Replies: 6
Views: 1083

Which of the following is equal to the value of 2^5 + 2^5 + 3^5 + 3^5 + 3^5. 1. 5^6 2. 13^5 3. 2^6 + 3^6 4. 2^7 + 3^8 5. 4^5 + 9^5 The official answer is option 3. I recognize now that this is the case, but I haven't identified a non-calculation intensive method to solve the problem. What am I miss...

by saritalr

Thu Aug 05, 2010 10:21 am
Forum: Problem Solving
Topic: question from mba.com CAT
Replies: 9
Views: 1263

Can somone please clarify for this for please According to my prep book: "A prime number is any positive integer larger than 1 with exactly 2 factors: 1 and itself" A quick google search makes me think that there might be some grey zone at a more advanced theoretical level - but for the GMAT (and f...

by saritalr

Wed Aug 04, 2010 4:16 am
Forum: GMAT Math
Topic: Can primes be negative?
Replies: 7
Views: 1860