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Rich, That last comment came off as pretty direct, my apologies,I was dead tired earlier. Does anyone else have any thoughts on what I am saying with this question? I think it has important implications for all triangle ds questions if I am correct. If anyone else wants to take a look at this that w...

by bpolley00

Wed Jul 24, 2013 5:16 pm
Forum: GMAT Math
Topic: Can someone please address this question
Replies: 8
Views: 2887

Rich, I understand that is how DS questions typically go. It isn't an isosceles it is a 30 60 90 which is clearly indicated by the line AD being 6 square root 3 Fact 1- Yes it does. Look at every single 30 60 90 triangle. In fact, Google them all. Every single one of them the 60 degree angle is dire...

by bpolley00

Wed Jul 24, 2013 11:39 am
Forum: GMAT Math
Topic: Can someone please address this question
Replies: 8
Views: 2887

Actually, You don't need either 1 or 2 to answer this. You can simply answer it from the question stem ......

by bpolley00

Wed Jul 24, 2013 6:06 am
Forum: GMAT Math
Topic: Can someone please address this question
Replies: 8
Views: 2887

Too illustrate what I am saying take a look at this triangle. C has to have a degree of 60 degrees. The answer to this questions is definitively A, as simply knowing one side will tell you all the angles in the triangle. There is another question similar to this one somewhere where all they do is gi...

by bpolley00

Wed Jul 24, 2013 6:03 am
Forum: GMAT Math
Topic: Can someone please address this question
Replies: 8
Views: 2887

Can someone please address this question

If AD is 6 square root 3, and ADC is a right angle, what is the area of triangular region ABC? (1) Angle ABD = 60° (2) AC = 12 Statement (1) ALONE is sufficient, but statement (2) alone is not sufficient. Statement (2) ALONE is sufficient, but statement (1) alone is not sufficient. Both statements ...

by bpolley00

Wed Jul 24, 2013 6:00 am
Forum: GMAT Math
Topic: Can someone please address this question
Replies: 8
Views: 2887

Would you guys say that at the upper 700 level you see more ambiguity or would you say that it is simply about speed and attention to detail? I believe what I am beginning to see is random questions such as the one above; even-though, those questions aren't in the OG. Basically, I have read the OG l...

by bpolley00

Tue Jul 23, 2013 7:11 pm
Forum: GMAT Math
Topic: Is this type of question fair game/ to be expected on the te
Replies: 11
Views: 3167

Rich,

Thanks for your thoughts.I have noticed that quite a bit with some of the questions on this test.......

-BP

by bpolley00

Tue Jul 23, 2013 4:44 pm
Forum: GMAT Math
Topic: Is this type of question fair game/ to be expected on the te
Replies: 11
Views: 3167

Thanks Jim, I just haven't seen a DS question that would ask a triangle question quite like that until I took the Manhattan test today; which, I thought was much more difficult than anything in GMATprep/ the OG. I have got about 3 weeks left and I am going to be done with this test forever. I scored...

by bpolley00

Tue Jul 23, 2013 2:14 pm
Forum: GMAT Math
Topic: Is this type of question fair game/ to be expected on the te
Replies: 11
Views: 3167

Is this type of question fair game/ to be expected on the te

http://s8.postimg.org/jwnvn0vmp/triangle.jpg In the diagram above, what is the value of y? (1) x = 5 (2) a = b Statement (1) ALONE is sufficient, but statement (2) alone is not sufficient. Statement (2) ALONE is sufficient, but statement (1) alone is not sufficient. Both statements TOGETHER are suf...

by bpolley00

Tue Jul 23, 2013 10:12 am
Forum: GMAT Math
Topic: Is this type of question fair game/ to be expected on the te
Replies: 11
Views: 3167

Ignore the last part of my last comment. Congratulations on Yale, that is an awesome choice. Also, I enjoyed reading through your blog, there is some great advice in there.

-BP

by bpolley00

Thu Jul 11, 2013 11:00 am
Forum: The Application Process
Topic: Rejected from all schools
Replies: 26
Views: 9051

Machichi, haha, I took a Philosophy class and I thought it was very interesting. See that is what is fun about business school right? A whole bunch of people from different parts of the country with different experiences all trying to improve themselves and improve the way they think about the world...

by bpolley00

Wed Jul 10, 2013 4:09 pm
Forum: The Application Process
Topic: Rejected from all schools
Replies: 26
Views: 9051

Machichi, I guess this is just a difference in attitude or perhaps experiences. If I were to have studied Math or Engineering, I would completely understand that mentality. There is a definitive answer always and there isn't an incentive for people to be disingenuous. However, I didn't I studied Fin...

by bpolley00

Tue Jul 09, 2013 5:28 pm
Forum: The Application Process
Topic: Rejected from all schools
Replies: 26
Views: 9051

Professor Erickson, That was a great response. See that is where I got tripped up, I knew that all 3 lines had to be the same length but I figured the fourth line, MP, could still be used to create a trapezoid. This test has so many minute parts to each question and as you can tell I am not going to...

by bpolley00

Fri Jun 07, 2013 2:05 pm
Forum: Data Sufficiency
Topic: IS quadrilateral MNOP a square?
Replies: 6
Views: 5588

IS quadrilateral MNOP a square?

IS quadrilateral MNOP a square? 1)MN=NO=OP 2) Angle N and Angles O are right Angles Question in regard to this question: isn't it a matter of how you label Quadrilateral MNOP? For example- If you make the quadrilateral and label the 4 points M and N at the top and P and O at the bottom then you come...

by bpolley00

Fri Jun 07, 2013 8:56 am
Forum: Data Sufficiency
Topic: IS quadrilateral MNOP a square?
Replies: 6
Views: 5588

Inequalities Question

IF |X|>3, which of the following must be true? A) X>3 B) X^2>9 c) |X-1|>2 I only II only I and II only II and III only I, II, and III How is this II and III and not just 2? If you work out C it comes out to being X<-1 X>3. So, if X= -2 then the first condition would not be true, correct? Can someone...

by bpolley00

Tue Jun 04, 2013 2:17 pm
Forum: Problem Solving
Topic: Inequalities Question
Replies: 2
Views: 650