Here’s the latest GRE Brain Twister! Be sure to come back this Thursday for the answer and explanation! 😀 13! – 11! is divisible by n but not by n^2. What is the range of values of n if n is a prime number? (A) 20 (B) 24 (C) 26 (D) 29 (E) 31

# Author Archive | Chris Lele

## GRE Vocab Wednesday: Sentence Equivalence from Magoosh Part II

I pecked around our copious Sentence Equivalence questions and noticed quite a few good words that have never been featured on Vocab Wednesday, or at least haven’t been featured for many years (yes, I’ve been doing this for quite awhile now!) I encountered more such words than I expected, so I made this a two […]

## GRE Vocab Wednesday: Election Words

About nine months ago, I remember remarking that the 2016 election cycle would likely be a dull one. At the time, it seemed that everyone was expecting Hillary to win, since the Republicans didn’t have a clear frontrunner. I figured come January 2017 Bill Clinton would be back in the White House—though in a very […]

## GRE Vocab Wednesday: Magoosh Sentence Equivalence

Here’s this week’s GRE Wednesday! Assiduous Teenagers across the United States are assiduously copying Stephen Curry’s shooting style, hoping that a careful analysis of his every move will help them drill long-distance jump shots. You can be lax about something, putting very little effort into it. Or, you can take the other extreme: carefully and […]

## GRE Vocab Wednesday: Article of the Month – Warriors

This week’s GRE Wednesday is related to April’s Article of the Month about the Golden State Warriors. Read those articles first, then watch the video below! Cachet Charlie was utilitarian in his fashion choices; a logo emblazoned on the front of a shirt, anything with a whiff of cachet, he avoided wearing. The first syllable […]

## Article of the Month – April 2016

I’m not much of a sports fan. Sure, the World Cup excites me (it’s an international event and comes along only once every four years) and I’ll typically tune into the Super Bowl (though often for the commercials), but come the weekend, I’m rarely, if ever, in front of a television watching grown men chase […]

## GRE Vocab Wednesday: Dictionary.com Words of the Day

I’m not sure if dictionary.com has an algorithm it uses to choose words. Nor, assuming they have one, do I know how it works. What I do know is they choose words from across the spectrum. A word that a 6th grader might now is followed up the next day by a word so obscure […]

## GRE Brain Twister: Mammoth Exponents (Answer)

If a and b are positive integers, what is the greatest possible value of a? (A) 2 (B) 5 (C) 10 (D) 11 (E) 13 Explanation Though you might be tempted to run for your calculator, this problem can be solved using a couple of logic-based approaches. Indeed, no intense calculation needed, just some […]

## GRE Brain Twister: Mammoth Exponents

If a and b are positive integers, what is the greatest possible value of a? (A) 2 (B) 5 (C) 10 (D) 11 (E) 13

## GRE Vocab Wednesday: Mmm…Time to Eat Some Vocabulary

Meritorious Gary’s conduct was hardly meritorious; he ran through the halls after lights out and played pranks on students. If your actions or behavior are worthy of praise and reward, they are meritorious. You could be Bill Gates, who has spent a great proportion of his vast wealth on improving the world, or the […]