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Mitch,

IN + VERBing typically serves to express IN WHAT WAY something happened.
In D, IN deciding correctly implies that deciding to sell on credit was the WAY in which the chain of stores broke with its previous policy.
Can you give some other examples for this IN + VERBing ?

by vk_vinayak

Mon Sep 17, 2012 2:59 am
Forum: Sentence Correction
Topic: The J.C.Penney chain of retail stores
Replies: 2
Views: 1586

avik.ch wrote:If 3^a4^b = c, what is the value of b?

(1) 5a = 25

(2) c = 36

OA = C

I think the second statement is sufficient.

Source : Kaplan
1) Tells us about only a. INSUF

2) (3^a) * (4^b) = 36 = (3^2) * (4^1) => b=1. SUF.

by vk_vinayak

Mon Sep 17, 2012 2:47 am
Forum: Data Sufficiency
Topic: The value of B ?
Replies: 7
Views: 1159

[email protected] wrote:Can anyone explain the status of integer 0. Manhattan considers it a positive even integer whereas GMAT Books dont. Please clear the status.
Can you quote the reference for the MGMAT (page number /prob) etc?

0 is neither positive nor negative.

0 is an even integer.

by vk_vinayak

Mon Sep 17, 2012 2:01 am
Forum: Problem Solving
Topic: Number Properties | Integer 0
Replies: 3
Views: 1017

Gally Pumps is aiming at starting a new business that offers annual contracts to repair and maintain pumps at refineries. These contracts will include services such as re-balancing, repairing the bearings, replacing the pump impellers as they wear out etc. Since Gally is a newcommer, it aims to com...

by vk_vinayak

Mon Sep 17, 2012 12:09 am
Forum: Critical Reasoning
Topic: Gally Pumps starting a new business
Replies: 4
Views: 1246

This is a "Method of reasoning" type question, one of the non-frequent type of CR questions. Powerscore CR Bible has chapter on this, I guess.

by vk_vinayak

Sun Sep 16, 2012 8:11 pm
Forum: Critical Reasoning
Topic: what kinda Qs is this?
Replies: 2
Views: 798

If the cable TV management, before establishing the cable fees, takes into account the revenue loss due to pirated cable, then they (Cable TV management) wont increase the cable fees because of revenue loss due to pirated usage. This will stop the vicious cycle. Ans is C . How have you narrowed dow...

by vk_vinayak

Sun Sep 16, 2012 6:40 am
Forum: Critical Reasoning
Topic: Cable tv
Replies: 6
Views: 2343

ankit0411 wrote: The OA however, is E . I think the word "that" in option A makes it wrong .

Any other thoughts on this ?
E uses the incorrect idiom: capability to propel
The correct idiom is: capability of propelling.
Hence E can't be the answer. There is nothing wrong with A.

by vk_vinayak

Sun Sep 16, 2012 6:01 am
Forum: Sentence Correction
Topic: four decades of research and development
Replies: 11
Views: 3508

IMO B A) Don't know :) C) Wordy. D) After a meteor shower is observed, people .. is the correct form. E) Clumsy I am still not convinced why B wins over A . I am also not sure between A and B. I particularly didn't like "once a meteor shower has been observed" in B. Why the passive voice when peopl...

by vk_vinayak

Fri Sep 14, 2012 7:46 am
Forum: Sentence Correction
Topic: MGMAT SC : Astronomical occurrences
Replies: 6
Views: 1863

I know the following question has been answered in the forum but no discussion explains the query I have about E & A options. Please help. Sunspots, vortices of gas associated with strong electromagnetic activity, are visible as dark spots on the surface of the Sun but have never been sighted on th...

by vk_vinayak

Fri Sep 14, 2012 1:29 am
Forum: Sentence Correction
Topic: plural X +preposition+ singular Y, which have"- which r
Replies: 7
Views: 1463

As rare as something becomes, be it a baseball card or a musical recording or a postage stamp, the more avidly it is sought by collectors . (A) As rare as something becomes, be it (B) As rare as something becomes, whether it is (C) As something becomes rarer and rarer, like (D) The rarer something ...

by vk_vinayak

Thu Sep 13, 2012 9:19 pm
Forum: Sentence Correction
Topic: Rare
Replies: 1
Views: 834

Congress has enacted legislation forbidding state and local governments from raising taxes on connections that link consumers to the Internet for the next three years . A forbidding state and local governments from raising taxes on connections that link consumers to the Internet for the next three ...

by vk_vinayak

Thu Sep 13, 2012 9:03 pm
Forum: Sentence Correction
Topic: Congress
Replies: 1
Views: 891

I dont understand why A is wrong. If it was calculated using a representation and not the actual data, then the derivation about the inflation result is wrong. So we cannot say that inflation will increase or decrease as the previous data was wrong. Experts please help If the inflation is calculate...

by vk_vinayak

Thu Sep 13, 2012 11:35 am
Forum: Critical Reasoning
Topic: Inflation rising trend
Replies: 5
Views: 1386

If the cable TV management, before establishing the cable fees, takes into account the revenue loss due to pirated cable, then they (Cable TV management) wont increase the cable fees because of revenue loss due to pirated usage. This will stop the vicious cycle. Ans is C.

by vk_vinayak

Thu Sep 13, 2012 7:37 am
Forum: Critical Reasoning
Topic: Cable tv
Replies: 6
Views: 2343

82. Sound can travel through water for enormous distances, prevented from dissipating its acoustic energy as a result of boundaries in the ocean created by water layers of different temperatures and densities. A. prevented from dissipating its acoustic energy as a result of B. prevented from having...

by vk_vinayak

Wed Sep 12, 2012 10:22 pm
Forum: Sentence Correction
Topic: -ing modifier
Replies: 3
Views: 1554

Shalini Suresh wrote:Hi Jim thanks for your response . You have mentioned that in this case its 'them'. What are the other cases ?
Sarah bought 3 books. She used them to study.
Sarah bought 3 books. They were on sale.

by vk_vinayak

Wed Sep 12, 2012 10:17 pm
Forum: GMAT Verbal & Essays
Topic: What is the plural form of IT ?
Replies: 4
Views: 32608