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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: Zeroing In on the Answer

This week’s Brain Twister is a numeric entry question. Ready to give it a go?   …. How many zeroes does ‘n’ contain at the end of the number (to the right of the last non-zero digit)? Numeric Entry [________________]   Wondering how you fared? Check back on Thursday for the answer and explanation!  

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GRE Vocab Wednesday: Treacherous Homophones

English is full of words that sound like other words, and the GRE loves to take advantage of the confusion that may result. Since the definitions for the words are pretty straightforward, I’ve included relatively challenging sentences, some of which use vocabulary from recent—and not so recent—Vocabulary Wednesdays. Rapt We are not talking about presents […]

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GRE Article of the Month – November 2014

What Book Changed Your Mind? The Chronicle of Higher Education When someone finds out that I’m an avid reader, that person often asks me what my favorite book is. Typically, I become lost amidst the swirling cosmos that represents the books I’ve read in the last twenty years. More difficult yet is the question, what […]

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GRE Vocab Wednesday: Words from the New Yorker

This time of year people start thinking turkey (at least in the U.S.), and the saccharine jingle of the Christmas carol is never too far away. For me, though, I have other associations with mid-November: lots of people taking the GRE and the release of the year’s best movies. What better place for those two […]

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Magoosh Brain Twister: Looking for Mr. Right Triangle – Explanation

Before we get started, make sure you remember Monday’s Brain Twister! Question Right triangle DEF has a hypotenuse of less than 7. What is the maximum possible area of DEF, if the area of DEF is an integer? Numeric Entry: [_____________]   Answer and Explanation To maximize the area of a right triangle, we must […]

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GRE Vocab Wednesday: A Potpourri

Today, there is no unifying theme, beyond the fact that there is no theme. The words are a medley, a hodgepodge, and a farrago of the GRE lexicon (all those words mean a jumble or mixture). Potpourri Speaking of a random assortment, a potpourri is just that. Originally, from a French soup filled with different […]

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Brain Twister: Looking for Mr. Right Triangle

Ready for this week’s challenging Brain Twister?   Right triangle DEF has a hypotenuse of less than 7. What is the maximum possible area of DEF, if the area of DEF is an integer? Numeric Entry [_____________]   See you on Thursday for the answer and explanation!  

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GRE Vocab Wednesday: Dial “M” for Vocab

Up till now—two years in counting—we’ve had a myriad of ‘M’ words: maudlin, mawkish, monolithic, maunder, etc. Yet, there are still myriad more words to learn (and I assume that before you do so you’ll already know the definition of high-frequency words such as mitigate, maintain, and munificent—all former words on Vocab Wednesday). Multifarious Diverse, […]

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Magoosh GRE Brain Twister: A Prime Location – Explanation

I hope you got a chance to try your hand at this week’s question. Let’s start by refreshing your memory: Question How many three-digit numbers contain three primes that sum to an even number? 27 28 54 55 64   Answer and Explanation In order for three prime numbers to sum to an even number, […]

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GRE Voc”A”bulary Wednesday: Part II

Recently, I had an installment that featured GRE words beginning with the letter “A”. There were so many possible words that a few didn’t make the cut. Well, instead of letting these words slip away, I figured why not come up with Part II. Accede (to) To give in to a demand or a request […]

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