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It's hard to say, as the sentence is missing a main verb and I am unclear as to the intended meaning. I'm assuming that the pronoun "it" has NO antecedent, but rather serves as a "pseudo subject" in a sentence that has no subject - in the same way that the "it" in "it is raining" has no antecedent, ...

by Geva@EconomistGMAT

Wed Oct 16, 2013 1:04 pm
Forum: Sentence Correction
Topic: Pronoun - Antecedent
Replies: 4
Views: 2321

Hint: X>0 allows fraction values. Try plugging in x=1/2 - is x^3 still > x^2 then?

0<x<1 fraction values behave in exactly the opposite manner from x>1 values - the higher the power, the SMALLER the fraction.

by Geva@EconomistGMAT

Wed Oct 16, 2013 12:56 pm
Forum: Data Sufficiency
Topic: Inequalities- Manhattan guide problem
Replies: 2
Views: 797

Before diving into the statements, plug in a few numbers and see if there's a recurring pattern to the series: T0 = 3 T1 = T0+1 = 3+1 = 4 = even T2 = T1+2 = 4+2 = 6 = even T3 = T2+3 = 6+3 = 9 = odd T4 = T3+4 = 9+4 = 13 = odd T5 = T4+5 = 13+5 = 18 = even T6 = T5+6 = 18+6 = 24 = even T7 = T6+7 = 24+7 ...

by Geva@EconomistGMAT

Wed Oct 16, 2013 12:50 pm
Forum: Data Sufficiency
Topic: Number Systems -Odds & Evens
Replies: 1
Views: 788

attached for tis question you need to read three sentences only: 1) First sentence: traditional models: women should associate with men of their own class, not with women outside their class (better to have a poor husband than a rich lady friend) 2) Second sentence: some feminist social scientist: ...

by Geva@EconomistGMAT

Mon Oct 17, 2011 7:15 am
Forum: Reading Comprehension
Topic: gmat prep doubt
Replies: 1
Views: 983

A famous foreign dictator recently triumphed in a lawsuit against his booking agency, which, after failing to find him at either his palace or his bunker, used a similar-looking impersonator to perform his rendition of a well-known trademark rant for a soft drink commercial. Due to the outcome of t...


Hey guys, what's the ratio of each question type in the verbal section? The last practice test i've done had lots of sentence correction problems and just a few of critical reasoning ones. Is it randomly assimilated? Semi-randomly assimilated. The ratio is approximately 15-18 SC, 9-12 CR, 12-14 RC ...

by Geva@EconomistGMAT

Wed Oct 12, 2011 3:02 am
Forum: Sentence Correction
Topic: Ratio of questions in the verbal section
Replies: 4
Views: 1459

People with serious financial problems are so worried about money that they cannot be happy. Their misery makes everyone close to them—family, friends, and colleagues—unhappy as well. Only if their financial problems are solved can they and those around them be happy. Which one of the following...

by Geva@EconomistGMAT

Tue Oct 11, 2011 7:38 am
Forum: Critical Reasoning
Topic: Please help in CR question
Replies: 14
Views: 1378

How do we eliminate B? There is no implying of a "regulatory path" here. Or do we need to assume that Congress is the "regulatory path" here? Agreed that E is the stronger candidate here. Definitely. I definitely agree that B is the weakest of the 4 things Mary does (A,C, and D are very easy to eli...

by Geva@EconomistGMAT

Tue Oct 11, 2011 7:22 am
Forum: Critical Reasoning
Topic: MGMAT CAT CR Qsn
Replies: 5
Views: 2120

If K is a multiple of 29, is KY a multiple of 174? (1) Y has all the same factors as 27. (2) K is divisible by 2 without a remainder. The answer is C . I understood the way it is been explained also... http://www.beatthegmat.com/factors-t49143.html However I have a small doubt... for ky to be a mul...

by Geva@EconomistGMAT

Tue Oct 11, 2011 7:19 am
Forum: Data Sufficiency
Topic: If K is a multiple of 29, is KY a multiple of 174?
Replies: 2
Views: 915

Hi @frustratedgmat, We are doing everything possible to verify and ensure that there is no problem on our side. At this time (and at the time you have reported the problem), many other users are (and were) studying on the system without any problems, so the issue is probably a result of some conflic...

by Geva@EconomistGMAT

Tue Oct 11, 2011 6:55 am
Forum: Ask an Economist GMAT Tutor representative
Topic: Master GMAT Problems
Replies: 3
Views: 2745

The list below shows the times taken by 10 students to run a 400 meters race. if the standard deviation is 22.4, how many of the times are above one standard deviations below the mean. 70, 75, 80, 85, 90, 105, 105, 130, 130, 130 a) two b) three c) four d) five e) one Not "above" - that's an interpr...

by Geva@EconomistGMAT

Tue Oct 11, 2011 5:19 am
Forum: Problem Solving
Topic: statistics
Replies: 1
Views: 557

11 fair coins are tossed together, find the probability that there are more heads than tails? Dont have answer choices. Can someone explain? There is a total of 2^11 different combinations of 11 tosses. Think of it as 2^11 different "strings" of H and T: TTTTTTTTTTT TTTTTTTTTTH TTTTTTTTTHH TTTTTTTT...

by Geva@EconomistGMAT

Mon Oct 10, 2011 1:43 am
Forum: Problem Solving
Topic: Coin Toss Probability
Replies: 4
Views: 1091

I often get confused with these two words As vs Like Here is one question from Brutal SC (taken from resource link) A higher interest rate is only one of the factors, albeit an important one, that keeps the housing market from spiraling out of control, like it did earlier in the decade. a) that kee...

by Geva@EconomistGMAT

Mon Oct 10, 2011 1:34 am
Forum: GMAT Verbal & Essays
Topic: As vs Like - Need clarity
Replies: 1
Views: 1480

Hello, I took the gmat in September despite the fact that I didn't really study much over the summer...Bad idea! I got a 530. That was a waste of $250 but an eye-opener nonetheless. I have since picked up my studying habits. I'm decent in both Quant and Verbal. I'm an engineer and I'm good at math....

by Geva@EconomistGMAT

Sun Oct 09, 2011 11:40 pm
Forum: GMAT Strategy
Topic: HELP!!! - Can't seem to get past 530/540
Replies: 1
Views: 815

whats OA I am also getting B plese help OA is B And rightly so. The argument explains the term "effective flight" only in terms of "cannot fly if temperature are below optimal temp., and so are highly vulnerable to predators". So if the larger moths have a higher optimal temperature, it means that ...

by Geva@EconomistGMAT

Sun Oct 09, 2011 6:49 am
Forum: Critical Reasoning
Topic: Species of Moth
Replies: 26
Views: 10013