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## GRE Brain Twister – Watch out for the Trap(ezoid)!

Here’s this week’s Brain Twister! The answer will be revealed on Thursday.   *Figure not drawn to scale Given that angle ACD and angle BDC are less than 90, what is the smallest possible area of trapezoid ABCD* in which the height each side is a different integer length? Numeric Entry: _________________

## GRE Brain Twister – Prime Time (Answer)

Explanation: We can’t just write down any prime number; we need to make sure that when you subtract one prime number from the others that you get a prime number. Since every prime number except for ‘2’ is odd, when you subtract a prime number by a prime number you will end up with an […]

## GRE Vocab Wednesday: J-Words

the lexical sun. Well, let me redress that omission with the five GRE ‘J’ words below. Also, in keeping with the change I inaugurated in the previous Vocab Wednesday, I will be starting off each entry with an example sentence, so you will be able to guess the meaning. My hope is that extra little […]

## Infographic: What Makes a Student Happy and Successful?

As we head into the fall, the excitement of the first few weeks of school can start to wear off, and school can begin to feel like a bit of a chore. But it doesn’t have to! Our friends at Happify created an infographic that can help you stay happy while achieving educational success. Scroll […]

## GRE Brain Twister – Prime Time

Terrence writes down one of the numbers from 0-20 on one index card each until he has written each number exactly once and then faces all the cards down. Next, he randomly chooses two cards without turning them over. What is the probability that a prime number will be written on each card and that […]

## September Article of the Month – Man, Weeping

I know a lot about male tears. Four months back, my wife and I brought a little boy into the world. At this point, it is hard to say much about personality. Will he be the life of the party; will he prefer quite evenings walking on the beach; will he use GRE words in […]

## GRE Vocab Wednesday – Four letters, Many Meanings

Change is great. Well, at least some change. So, I’m trying out a little experiment. Instead of defining a word, I’m putting the example sentence first so you can try to derive the meaning of the word yourself. That way, there’ll be slightly more neural strain as you try to figure it out. And with […]

## Student Post: Believe That You Can Ace the GRE!

ABOUT ME. I’m Ogonna Anaekwe from Nigeria. My bachelor’s degree is in economics. I like watching football, the Big Bang Theory, Suits, and Scandal. Also, I never tire of watching 24 (Jack Bauer is awesome). I like watching people dance and sing. (Yeah! I watch a lot, sometimes I over-watch. I can’t wait for the […]

## GRE Vocab Wednesday – Eponyms: What’s in a Name?

Eponymous This word was originally going to be used as part of the introduction. I realized, though, that it might need defining itself. So here it is: an eponym is a word derived from a person’s name. For instance, the capital of the United States, Washington D.C., is named after George Washington. Eponyms cover quite […]

## Student Post: Don’t Get Down on Yourself!

About me: My name is Aaakaansh and I was born in the city of Vishakapatnam in the South of India. My father has been an executive for Procter & Gamble since before I was born (25 years next year) so I travelled a lot growing up: my formative years were spent on the beaches of […]

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