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Thank you kindly for the feedback--I will pass it along. Keep in mind that the 1-60 sectional scaled scores are derived from the percentile score in the first place--so in a way they are redundant. The percentile score gives you more information than the 1-60 score, which is why we likely aren't inc...

by Testluv

Thu Feb 21, 2013 6:28 am
Forum: GMAT Strategy
Topic: Kaplan Percentile Meaning
Replies: 12
Views: 5736

On the GMAT, the question would have specified that the organization is comprised of only adult males and females. Because we're working with 3/8, picking a multiple of 8 to represent the total is a good way to go here. 80 ppl. 30% are female, so that's 24 women, leaving 56 men. 3/8 of the organizat...

by Testluv

Sun Jul 08, 2012 3:23 pm
Forum: Problem Solving
Topic: Problem Solving
Replies: 6
Views: 1067

Great, and if Reva's still kicking around here after TWO years, she'll find that very helpful :)

Please don't go back into the library and reply to posters who haven't been around for this long!

by Testluv

Sun Jul 08, 2012 3:13 pm
Forum: Critical Reasoning
Topic: OG 10 TH CR
Replies: 7
Views: 3055

Only II is "specifically implied" by the passage. The first sentence reads: We doubt that the latest government report will scare Americans away from ham, bacon, sausages, hot dogs, bologna, and salami or that it will empty out the bars or cause a run on natural food supplies. The writer doubts that...

by Testluv

Sun Jul 08, 2012 3:06 pm
Forum: Critical Reasoning
Topic: Latest government report
Replies: 8
Views: 1546

An empty bucket being filled with paint at a constant rate takes 6 minutes to be filled to 7/10 of its capacity. How much more time will it take to fill the bucket to full capacity? Setting up a ratio is the best way to handle questions of this sort. We know it takes 6 minutes to fill up 0.7 of the...

by Testluv

Sun Jul 08, 2012 2:56 pm
Forum: Problem Solving
Topic: The word translation
Replies: 3
Views: 1556

In comparing B and D, I chose D The wild mouflon sheep of the island of Corsica are direct descendants of sheep that escaped from domestication on the island 8,000 years ago. They therefore provide archaeologists with a picture of what some early domesticated sheep looked like, before the deliberat...

by Testluv

Sun Jul 08, 2012 2:49 pm
Forum: Critical Reasoning
Topic: The wild mouflon sheep
Replies: 13
Views: 6319

Great approaches above but we can speed up even further by replacing math with reasoning. The question is asking you whether one thing is smaller (or bigger) than another. (1) tells you that 2 of one thing is smaller than 3 of another. That's not enough to tell whether one thing is smaller (bigger) ...

by Testluv

Sun Jul 08, 2012 2:42 pm
Forum: Data Sufficiency
Topic: Is X<Y ?
Replies: 3
Views: 3825

You can also use the Kaplan denial test in assumption questions:

If C were not true, we would have:

Rokea will NOT increase it's development in the coming years

in which case the argument falls apart.

Thus, (C) is an assumption on which the argument depends.

by Testluv

Sun Jul 08, 2012 2:38 pm
Forum: Critical Reasoning
Topic: Assumption - industrial development
Replies: 7
Views: 1595

But wouldnt this option be agreed to by the Dr laforte because he stresses that the basic care equality is more important and mentions that to deny the basic medical care on the basis of the income is absolutely bad. Sounds like you understand Laforte's position well. But let's be careful in interp...

by Testluv

Fri Dec 09, 2011 12:44 am
Forum: Critical Reasoning
Topic: LSAT Tricky Insurance
Replies: 23
Views: 4522

The first sentence is evidence--erosion requires grinding against hard substances. The second sentence is conclusion those who grind their teeth are more likely to suffer enamel attrition. The mismatched ideas in the evidence and conclusion are "hard substances" and "teeth". The author is assuming t...

by Testluv

Thu Dec 08, 2011 9:48 pm
Forum: Critical Reasoning
Topic: Strengthen
Replies: 2
Views: 764

(C) is wrong because we don't care how long they train for or that they train for stamina. We only care about whether running barefoot makes them better. (C) has nothing to do with that (outside the scope).

by Testluv

Thu Dec 08, 2011 9:39 pm
Forum: Critical Reasoning
Topic: CR - weaken
Replies: 2
Views: 858

Choice (E) is definitely correct because if both theories CAN be false, the argument no longer stands. This application of the Kaplan denial test proves that (E) is an assumption needed for the argument. @ranjeet: choice (B) is something that must be trued based on the stated evidence--that is, choi...

by Testluv

Thu Dec 08, 2011 9:31 pm
Forum: Critical Reasoning
Topic: Galileo Vs Copernicus:Tough
Replies: 8
Views: 1659

The author is arguing that employees taking candies is no big deal--that it doesn't cost the company anything. (A) back this up by telling us that the candies they're eating couldn't have been sold anyways. So (A) strengthens the argument (rather than weakening it). Opposite answer choices are a com...

by Testluv

Sun Oct 02, 2011 7:55 pm
Forum: Critical Reasoning
Topic: candy manufacturer’s
Replies: 3
Views: 1225

Cool HSPA! But still, I am not 100% convinced. My contention - The existing provisions legislations for public industries, when expanded to private industry may not be effective. For conclusion to be valid, the legislation apart from being applicable needs to be effective in stopping discrimination...

by Testluv

Wed May 18, 2011 12:09 am
Forum: Critical Reasoning
Topic: involuntarily unemployed
Replies: 8
Views: 1410

Hi aspirant2011,

yes. Since choice C talks about "the chemicals" and since there is only one group of chemicals the arguer considers, it must be the same group of chemicals that the stimulus discusses.

by Testluv

Mon May 16, 2011 12:27 pm
Forum: Critical Reasoning
Topic: Exposure to certain chemicals commonly used in elementary sc
Replies: 19
Views: 11360