Idioms are an important topic on GMAT Sentence Corrections. With some idioms, a particular verb may demand a single preposition — for example, “able to do X” is correct, and “able for doing X” is incorrect. See our idiom ebook for more examples. That’s a great deal to know right there. To make matters worse, […]
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The GMAT loves to test Parallelism on Sentence Correction. When are we allowed to drop words or phrases in the second branch of parallel structure? First, try this four practice questions, which each explore that very issue. 1. Hannibal chose to invade Roman territory by the northern route, crossing the Alps doing it, instead of […]
Those of us who work in GMAT test prep often hear students say things such as, “I really understand the math on the GMAT, but I just make a bunch of silly mistakes” or, “Careless mistakes are my biggest problem on the GMAT Quant: how can I make fewer of them?” Let’s think about this. […]
Here are a few 800+ counting problems. Yes, that’s right, 800+, which means, as hard as (or possibly harder than) anything you will see on the GMAT. If you can do these, you are in great shape! 1) How many four digit numbers have no repeat digits, do not contain zero, and have a sum […]
To begin, a few new GMAT Sentence Correction practice questions. 1) After a dip caused by Congressional embroilment, many growth stocks are beginning to resume their previous levels, but some, hampered by a general stagnancy in the economy, is returning with a speed that is less than they would expect. A. is returning with a […]
On the GMAT IR, each Graphics Interpretation (GI) page or screen will have two sentences, each with a drop-down menu. (In rare cases, there may be a single sentence with two drop-down menus.) Each drop down menu has 3-5 choices. There is no partial credit on the IR: you must get everything on the screen […]
Here are four GMAT Data Sufficiency questions involving inequalities. Full solutions will come at the end of this article. The arithmetic of equations: a review First of all, let’s review what should be more familiar — the arithmetic of equations. Suppose A = B and P = Q. The soundbyte is: you can combine […]
More formally, these are called “rational expressions” in mathematics — “rational” in the sense of “having do with a ratio”, as the word is used in the phrase “rational numbers“. These rational expression appear in some of the most challenging Quant problems on the GMAT. Here are a few practice questions. –2 –1 0 1 […]
First, a GMAT Critical Reasoning practice question. 1) The Spotted Mole is a rodent that burrows underground and eats all forms of vegetable matter. Farmers are concerned that this mole could eat some of their commercial fruits, planted in above-ground planters and bins. The farmers need not worry about the Mole, though, because throughout the […]
First, here are eight practice problems exploring typical GMAT percent themes. 1. The original price of a suit is $200. The price increased 30%, and after this increase, the store published a 30% off coupon for a one-day sale. Given that the consumers who used the coupon on sale day were getting 30% off the […]
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