More Fun With Ratios

November 7, 2014 in Example Problems, Quantitative

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. […]

Fun with Ratios — Quantitative Reasoning Example Problem

November 4, 2014 in Example Problems, Quantitative

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.

GMAT Math Solutions: Data Sufficiency

February 1, 2014 in Example Problems, Quantitative

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 […]

Quantitative Reasoning Example Problem #7

March 26, 2013 in Example Problems, Quantitative

If a = (b+c)/e, then c = a. (a-b)e b. ae – b c. (ae)/b d. (b+a)/e e. (a/e) – b In this question, you are solving for c. To solve for c you must first isolate it. These types of problems can be a little intimidating because they don’t contain any actual numbers. Don’t worry, all you have to do is adhere to the basic math principles of multiplication and division; really, all you’re […]

Quantitative Reasoning Example Problem #6

March 8, 2013 in Example Problems, Quantitative

If y=3x + 2 and y = -4 – 6x, what is the value of y? The first step to answering this question is to recognize these equations are equal; both equations equal y, therefore each equation equals the other: 3x + 2 = -4 – 6x 3x = (-4) – 6x – 2 3x + 6x = -4 -2 9x = -6 x = -(6/9) x = – (2/3) Now that we have solved […]

GMAT Quantitative Reasoning #5

February 14, 2013 in Example Problems, Quantitative

“The GMAT Project” intends to ensure its readers are well prepared for all aspects of the GMAT. If you follow our weekly postings of example problems and solutions, we expect you to be more prepared than ever to not only succeed on the GMAT, but to get into your graduate school of choice. Remember, all of the GMAT Quantitative Reasoning problems are designed to be solved in about one minute, so even if it looks like a long and […]

GMAT Verbal: Sentence Correction Example Problem #9

January 24, 2013 in Example Problems, Verbal - Sentence Correction

Here at the GMAT Project, we know a thorough knowledge of English grammar is essential to excelling on the GMAT, especially when it comes to Sentence Correction questions. These questions present you with a sentence in which a portion of the sentence is underlined. The underlined portion may or may not contain an error; if it does, you must pick the best revised version of that portion of the sentence from among the answer choices. […]

GMAT Quantitative Reasoning: Data Sufficiency Example Problem #4

December 24, 2012 in Example Problems, Quantitative

  “The GMAT Project” intends to ensure its readers are well prepared for all aspects of the GMAT. If you follow our weekly postings of example problems and solutions, we expect you to be more prepared than ever to not only succeed on the GMAT, but to get into your graduate school of choice. This week we will turn our attention to a GMAT Data Sufficiency question. Because the instructions regarding Data Sufficiency questions are highly specific we have […]

GMAT Quantitave Reasoning: Data Sufficiency Example Problem #3

December 13, 2012 in Example Problems, Quantitative, Uncategorized

“The GMAT Project” intends to ensure its readers are well prepared for all aspects of the GMAT. If you follow our weekly postings of example problems and solutions, we expect you to be more prepared than ever to not only succeed on the GMAT, but to get into your graduate school of choice. This week we will turn our attention to a GMAT Data Sufficiency question. Because the instructions regarding Data Sufficiency questions are highly specific we have included […]

GMAT Verbal: Sentence Correction Example Problem #8

December 6, 2012 in Example Problems, Verbal - Sentence Correction

Problem: Because the financial review covered only the fiscal years of July 1992 through June 1994, so the investigators were unable to determine the extent of possibly earlier overpayments. (A)   1994, so the investigators were unable to determine the extent of possibly (B)   1994, and the investigators were unable to determine the extent of possibly (C)   1994, the investigators were unable to determine the extent of possible (D)   1994, therefore the investigators were unable to […]

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