Well, since the last ratios problem seemed to be such a huge hit, I thought you guys might like another one. This ratios problem is not really mathematically that much more difficult than any other, but the wording of the problem sometimes gives people fits. I often find that the most difficult part of any math problem on any standardized test is not the actual math but the translation from word problem to math problem. […]
Hope everyone had a fun Halloween! Let’s kick off November with a super fun ratios problem. The ratio of men to women in a room is 5:6. If there are 121 people in the room, how many of them are men? This is a pretty basic ratios problem, and there are several ways to solve it. The method I’m going to use is based on algebra, and it’s probably the easiest to remember.
October 20, 2014 in Tips from the Admissions Office
A strong statement of purpose can push a business school application from solid to phenomenal. A statement of purpose is an opportunity to express exactly what is motivating you to pursue an MBA. In fact, it’s often one of the only opportunities you’ll get to express this very important life decision. Your GMAT score doesn’t say it; your references may make some passing mention of it; your college transcript might provide some hints; but it’s […]
September 17, 2014 in CAT (Computer-Adpative Test)
As the name suggests, a Computer Adaptive Test (CAT) is a test that is administered through a computer rather than on pencil and paper. But CATs like the GMAT are a bit more complex than their pencil-and-paper counterparts. Let’s look at the big differences between CATs and traditional paper-and-pencil tests that you may be used to seeing.
Data sufficiency problems can be tricky, even for students who have studied a high level of mathematics. The problems often involve simple concepts such as fractions, percentages, multiples, and prime numbers. There are never questions involving trigonometry or calculus, and even advanced algebra concepts aren’t often present. Instead, data sufficiency questions are often complex and challenging questions based on simple concepts. This question is a great example. It is testing your knowledge of odd and […]
America’s first business school, the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania is also one of the best business schools in the world, consistently ranked in one of the top three spots on Financial Times‘ ranking of Global MBA programs. Students from the Wharton School are CEOs of American Airlines, UPS, Johnson & Johnson, Paypal, and Time, Inc. Among the most famous alumni of Wharton are Donald Trump, Warren Buffett, and Elon […]
July 1, 2013 in Uncategorized
When studying for standardized exams that test standard English, we tend to become increasingly self-conscious of our own use of grammar in our everyday speech and correspondence (if tweets and facebook posts count as correspondence). Sometimes, we might even go too far and over-correct ourselves. Well intentioned as these over-corrections might be, the GMAT considers them to be just as wrong as the original mistakes. One of the most common instances of over-correction is the […]
June 7, 2013 in Uncategorized
Studying for the GMAT can be tough. In the mean time, let’s make sure your math score is above average by reviewing averages! Consider the following problem: The average (arithmetic mean) of six numbers is 14. After one of the numbers is removed, the average (arithmetic mean) of the remaining numbers is 16. What number has been removed? To solve this problem, all you need to remember is the definition of an average: average = (sum […]
Univ. Rochester: What is a good GMAT score to get into the Simon Graduate School of Business at the University of Rochester?
May 27, 2013 in School Profiles
Simon Graduate School of Business – University of Rochester “Simon is a place to stand up and stand out—a place that will leave an impression on you for the rest of your life.” Quick facts: Location: Rochester, NY Size: 293 enrolled (full-time) ; 208 enrolled (part-time) Average age of new entrants: 28 Tuition: $45,933 per year (full-time) ; $1,506 per credit (part-time) Website: http://www.simon.rochester.edu/index.aspx Contact: email@example.com (Rebekah Lewin, Executive Director of Admissions and Administration) FAQs […]
Univ. Illinois: What is a good GMAT score to get into the College of Business at the University of Illinois?
College of Business at the University of Illinois “Why Illinois? Because our MBA program offers not only what you need, but also what you want.” Quick facts: Location: Champaign, Illinois Size: 226 enrolled Average age of new entrants: 27 Tuition: $29,975 per year (full-time out-of-state) ; $24,541 per year (part-time) Website: http://www.mba.illinois.edu/ Contact:217-244-7602 (phone) ; firstname.lastname@example.org (email) FAQs What is the average GMAT score for applicants accepted to the College of Business at the University […]