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# Archive | Fun

## A New Video with GRE Study Tips

Do you want to ace the GRE? Check out this video with three study tips by our GRE expert, Chris Lele. Follow his tips to increase your score. TIP #1. Study throughout the week instead of cramming. TIP #2. Practice a variety of topics each time you study. TIP #3. Take regular practice tests.

## Article of the Month: Writers in the Storm

The “article of the months” can be seen as falling along a spectrum. On one side, we have not-at-all-GRE like, vocabulary and elevated style notwithstanding, and at the other end, we have could-appear-on-the GRE.

## GRE Brain Twister: Non-Standard Deviation (Answer)

Here’s the answer to this week’s GRE Brain Twister! Set A consists of five positive numbers. SAT B consists of the square roots of each of the five numbers from Set A. If the standard deviation of Set B > standard deviation of Set A, which of the following must be true? I. The range […]

## GRE Brain Twister: Non-Standard Deviations

Set A consists of five positive numbers. SAT B consists of the square roots of each of the five numbers from Set A. If the standard deviation of Set B > standard deviation of Set A, which of the following must be true? I. The range of the numbers in Set A is greater than […]

## GRE Brain Twister: A Prime Example (Answer)

Here’s the answer from Monday’s Brain Twister! A math teacher assigns a distinct prime number, starting with the lowest, for each student in her class. If she chooses two students at random, the probability the sum of their numbers is not even is less than 1/10. What is the fewest possible number of students in […]

## GRE Brain Twister: A Prime Example

Here’s this month’s GRE Brain Twister! Try to answer it in the comments below, and we’ll post the answer on Thursday! A math teacher assigns a distinct prime number, starting with the lowest, for each student in her class. If she chooses two students at random, the probability the sum of their numbers is not […]

## Articles of the Month – Battle of the Grammarians

In the left corner, weighing in with a Harvard doctorate degree in philosophy and a tenured position at the university, is intellectual rock star, Stephen Pinker-author of such bestselling books as The Blank Slate and The Language Instinct. In the right corner, weighing in with the irreproachable intellectual organ that is the New Yorker, is […]

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

Here’s the answer to Monday’s Brain Twister! *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? Explanation: A good way to get the answer is to play around […]

## 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 and each side is a different integer length? Numeric Entry: _________________