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Chris Lele

About Chris Lele

Chris Lele has been helping students excel on the GRE, GMAT, and SAT for the last 10 years. He is the Lead Content Developer and Tutor for Magoosh. His favorite food is wasabi-flavored almonds. Follow him on Google+!
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Magoosh Brain Twister: Factorial Fun – Explanation

Welcome back! If you haven’t tried your luck with this week’s brain twister (or if you need a refresher), head back to the original post before checking out the answer. No cheating!   Question How many positive values of x exist if n is a positive integer and 10 < x < 100? n = […]

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GRE Vocab Wednesday: Homophones

A homophone is a word that sounds like another word but has a completely different meaning, though it isn’t necessarily spelled the same way. Too, two, and to is a classic example. Some of the words below are a bit of a stretch in terms of how closely like another word they sound; others sound […]

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Magoosh Brain Twister: Factorial Fun

Ready to twist your brain? Check out this week’s numeric entry challenge:   How many positive values of x exist if n is a positive integer and 10 < x < 100? n = [x! – (x – 2)!]/(x – 1)! Numeric Entry: __________   See you on Thursday for the answer and explanation!  

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GRE Vocab Wednesday: The Julius Caesar Story

Some words get lost when I throw out my vocab fishing net. That is, they don’t quite fit into a pre-designed category. So to make sure important words aren’t forever lost at sea, to continue the metaphor, I have caught words at random from the vast ocean of GRE vocabulary. (Somewhere along the line, Chris […]

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Active Reading Strategies for the GRE

Read the following passage and then we’ll talk: Once American men returned from the WWII battlefields, they quickly displaced the women who had temporarily filled jobs otherwise reserved for men. With most women reverting to their domestic role, the dramatic increase in the number of infants born is perhaps not too surprising. Yet, such factors […]

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GRE Vocab Wednesday: Words from the March Article of the Month

If you haven’t checked out this month’s article, I recommend you do so. It’s definitely the first time I’ve ever encountered the idea that the bond between man and his best friend (the dog) may be responsible for the demise of the Neanderthals. I know, it sounds like something two overly caffeinated grad students would […]

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GRE Article of the Month: March 2015 – Blame the Dog

Blame the Dog By Steve Donoghue for Open Letters Monthly Man’s best friend? Well, according to this article, clearly not to the Neanderthal, which Homo Sapiens wiped out—granted unwittingly. See, that eternal bond of human and dog, one that many of us have experienced, might have very well led to the extinction of the Neanderthal. […]

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Magoosh Brain Twister: Variable Cloudiness – Answer and Explanation

Take a moment to refresh your memory, then jump into the explanation.   Question If a – j are distinct positive integers, what is the units digit of the lowest possible value of a^b x c^d x e^f x g^h x i^j? (A) 0 (B) 1 (C) 2 (D) 4 (E) 8   Answer and […]

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GRE Vocab Wednesday: Animal Words

Some GRE words remind me of an animal, have a substring of letters that form a name of an animal, or are actually inspired by that animal.   Pugnacious I’m always reminded of a pug dog when I see this word. If you don’t know what a pug dog is, it’s the one with the […]

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Magoosh Brain Twister: Variable Cloudiness

It’s Brain Twister week again! Get ready to train your brain.   If a – j are distinct positive integers, what is the units digit of the lowest possible value of a^b x c^d x e^f x g^h x i^j? (A) 0 (B) 1 (C) 2 (D) 4 (E) 8   Good luck, and don’t […]

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