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 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 #2

November 29, 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 Quantitative Reasoning: Data Sufficiency Example Problem #1

November 15, 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 included […]

GMAT Verbal: Sentence Correction Example Problem #7

November 9, 2012 in Example Problems, Verbal - Sentence Correction

Problem: Like many self-taught artists, Perle Hessing did not begin to paint until she was well into middle age. (A) Like (B) As have (C) Just as with (D) Just like (E) As did Solution: Grammar Rule Tested: Like vs. As This question is a test of the age-old debate about when to use like and when to use as.  For the purposes of the GMAT verbal section, here’s what you need to remember. When […]

GMAT Verbal: Sentence Correction Example Problem #5

October 12, 2012 in Example Problems, Verbal - Sentence Correction

Problem: The root systems of most flowering perennials either become too crowded, which results in loss in vigor, and spread too far outward, producing a bare center. (A) which results in loss in vigor, and spread (B) resulting in loss in vigor, or spreading (C) with the result of loss of vigor, or spreading (D) resulting in loss of vigor, or spread (E) with a resulting loss of vigor, and spread Solution: Grammar Rule Tested! […]

GMAT Verbal: Sentence Correction Example Problem #6

September 7, 2012 in Example Problems, Verbal - Sentence Correction

Problem: In contrast to large steel plants that take iron ore through all the steps needed to produce several different kinds of steel, processing steel scrap into a specialized group of products has enabled small mills to put capital into new technology and remain economically viable. (A) processing steel scrap into a specialized group of products has enabled small mills to put capital into new technology and remain (B) processing steel scrap into a specialized […]

GMAT Verbal: Critical Reading Example Problem #3

July 2, 2012 in Example Problems

Problem: Question Type! Specific The author quotes Snyder et al in lines 38-43 most probably in order to (A) reveal some of the assumptions underlying their theory (B) summarize a major finding of their experiments (C) point out that their experiments were limited to the mouse (D) indicate that their experiments resulted only in general correlations (E) refute the objections made by supporters of the older theory Tip! Always read the question first.  Then find […]

Integrated Reasoning: Table Analysis Example Problem #3

June 25, 2012 in Example Problems, Integrated Reasoning

Starting June 5, 2012, the GMAT contains a new section called Integrated Reasoning.  This 30-minute section has 12 questions of four different types: two-part analysis, multi-source reasoning, table analysis, and graphics interpretation.  Below is a sample problem and solution from the TestMasters Integrated Reasoning question bank.  Check back soon for more sample problems and solutions! PROBLEM: The table shows various physical characteristics of the 5 lakes in fictional country Westeros Lake Depth (meters) Volume (cubic […]

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