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Hey mayonnaise ... great to hear you did well on the GMAT - congrats! I had been tracking your blog quite closely for a while and was hoping to sit the dreaded exam around the time you were going to sit it, but ended up breaking my arm and so had to take a couple months off to recover (I couldn't ho...

by Leonard C

Tue Dec 11, 2007 3:43 am
Forum: I just Beat The GMAT!
Topic: [720 Q49 V40] My Blog: Errors and lessons learned
Replies: 105
Views: 161713

You can do this simply by:

(4/52) x (4/51) x (4/50) = 8/16,575.

You start with 52 cards, but since there is no replacement, your sample population decreases by one.

by Leonard C

Sun Oct 07, 2007 2:32 am
Forum: Problem Solving
Topic: probability
Replies: 4
Views: 2038

Question for Stacey

Hi Stacey, I had asked this question before in the SC forum, but did not get a respond so I thought maybe I would try here. I'm still racking my brains over this issue - pls help if you can, thanks. A sentence on page 78 of the Manhattan SC is as follows: The police found the murder weapon, making t...

by Leonard C

Tue Oct 02, 2007 12:41 am
Forum: GMAT Strategy
Topic: Question for Stacey
Replies: 1
Views: 1131

Guys, The key here is to note that the nPr and nCr formulas only apply when there is replacement. (That is why the factorial term is used). Example 1 : How many license plate combinations are there if you can use all 36 letters and nos, but you can only use one letter or number once and the order of...

by Leonard C

Mon Oct 01, 2007 2:58 am
Forum: Problem Solving
Topic: Permutation License plate problem
Replies: 5
Views: 13549

Looking for a study partner who is strong in verbal

Hey guys, I wondering if anyone here is keen on having a study partner to discuss concepts, questions, etc. I am comfortable with the math part, but weak in verbal and it would be nice to study with someone who is weak in math but strong in verbal - that way we can help each other out. Let me know, ...

by Leonard C

Mon Oct 01, 2007 2:39 am
Forum: GMAT Verbal & Essays
Topic: Looking for a study partner who is strong in verbal
Replies: 1
Views: 2639

I agree with Mayonnaise ... if it is "rates" with an "s" then it is "rates for", but if it is "rate" with no "s", then it is "rate of". Is anyone else finding idoms extremely frustrating? I guess what makes it worse for me is listening to too much rap and hip hop music. I knew my mum was right when ...

by Leonard C

Thu Sep 20, 2007 9:38 pm
Forum: Sentence Correction
Topic: Rates for/rates of
Replies: 3
Views: 1833

The rule that I follow, and which has served me well so far, is this: For non-countable items, use "more" ===> I have more food than you. For countable items, also use "more" ===> I have more dishes that you. However, if you are comparing numbers, use "greater than" or "less than": ===> 10 is greate...

by Leonard C

Thu Sep 20, 2007 9:28 pm
Forum: Sentence Correction
Topic: official Guide for Gmat Verbal Review SC #72--- please Help!
Replies: 3
Views: 2282

Manhattan SC - Stacey Koprince, pls respond if you can

A sentence on page 78 of the Manhattan SC is as follows: The police found the murder weapon, making the prosecutor's job much easier. Initially I thought that they modifying phrase "making the prosecutor's job much easier" modifies the noun "police". However, if so, shouldn't the modifier and the no...

by Leonard C

Thu Sep 20, 2007 9:11 pm
Forum: Sentence Correction
Topic: Manhattan SC - Stacey Koprince, pls respond if you can
Replies: 0
Views: 1620

Modifier Question (Brutal SC #66)

Although ice particles in the upper atmosphere benefit Earth in that they reflect and absorb solar radiation, acting as global thermostat and thus keeping Earth from either burning up or freezing over, they also accelerate the destruction of the ozone layer by reacting with chloroflurocarbons (CFC's...

by Leonard C

Wed Sep 19, 2007 1:03 am
Forum: Sentence Correction
Topic: Modifier Question (Brutal SC #66)
Replies: 9
Views: 3024

Hey guys, I posted a message on this very subject under the heading "Pronouns and Antecedents". Welcome your comments. I agree however that in many instances we need to use logic or the context of the sentence to understand the antecedent of the pronoun. A word of caution on the 1000s - I have been ...

by Leonard C

Sat Sep 15, 2007 6:39 pm
Forum: Sentence Correction
Topic: Exceptions to the antecendent rule - what could they be?
Replies: 7
Views: 7949

Guys, After speaking to a couple of guys and doing some research, I think I have got to the bottom of this issue. However, welcome any further thoughts from the group. Rule 1: If the context of the sentence makes it clear who or what the pronoun refers to, then that sentence is fine. Example: Althou...

by Leonard C

Sat Sep 15, 2007 6:33 pm
Forum: Sentence Correction
Topic: Pronouns and Antecedents
Replies: 15
Views: 10186

Pronouns and Antecedents

Guys, This is not a test question but more of an example for discussion to firm up our knowledge of pronouns and antecedents. Consider the following: The attorney argued that students who were denied the use of school facilities for political activities had lost their right of free assembly. Manhatt...

by Leonard C

Tue Sep 11, 2007 7:42 am
Forum: Sentence Correction
Topic: Pronouns and Antecedents
Replies: 15
Views: 10186

Brutal SCs

Hey guys,

I've heard of a document called Brutal SC which contains the harder SC problems.

Thanks.

by Leonard C

Mon Sep 10, 2007 6:51 pm
Forum: Sentence Correction
Topic: Brutal SCs
Replies: 9
Views: 22997