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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: 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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GRE Vocab Wednesday: Words from The Atlantic

The Atlantic is a magazine featuring excellent writing on today’s most pressing topics. And, yes, when I say “excellent writing”, I mean lots of GRE words and complex syntax. But don’t let that scare you away; the writing jumps off the page in a way that the writing in the GRE passage simply doesn’t (“jump”, […]

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GRE Vocab Wednesday: Oscar Words

With the Oscar nominations now in, the time is perfect for some GRE words relating to the upcoming extravaganza. Instead of casting my net wide by including all nominees–or the red carpet hullabaloo–I am going to focus on the best picture contenders, some of which you might have seen.   Chimerical There are many different […]

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Magoosh Brain Twister: Flipping Out – Explanation

Make sure you remember this week’s question before moving on to the explanation.   Question If a fair coin is tossed six times, what is the probability of getting exactly three heads in a row? (A) 1/16 (B) 3/16 (C) 1/8 (D) 3/8 (E) 1/2   Answer and Explanation A good way to think about […]

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GRE Vocab Wednesday: Super Bowl Words

Last week, the vast majority of America sat down for three plus hours of nail-bitingly intense American football. (The rest of the world presumably went about its usual business). The epic matchup between the New England Patriots and the Seattle Hawks was not just worthy of amazing Monday morning water cooler talk, but also called […]

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Magoosh Brain Twister: Flipping Out

Welcome back, brave Magooshers! Best of luck with this week’s diabolical GRE Brain Twister.   If a fair coin is tossed six times, what is the probability of getting exactly three heads in a row? (A) 1/16 (B) 3/16 (C) 1/8 (C) 3/8 (D) 1/2   See you on Thursday for the answer and explanation. […]

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GRE Vocab Wednesday: “V” Words

One of the first vocabulary Wednesdays I did was a ‘V’ for vocabulary, a play off of the movie ‘V’ for Vendetta. Since then, there have been few other ‘v’ words. Today, I’m providing five important GRE words beginning with ‘v’.   Vainglorious Oh, the Super Bowl. Where you get to see celebration taken to […]

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GRE Article of the Month – January 2015: Reign of the Robots

Reign of the robots: How to live in the machine age By Ian Leslie for NewStatesman.com I’m always fond of articles that remind me of GRE essay prompts. The prompt I have in mind is the very one that the Official Guide to the GRE provides for the essays it critiques. If you are an […]

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