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So, you’re working on a GMAT question that requires you to find a certain percent. After some work, you get to the point where you must convert 11/49 into an approximate percent. What do you do from here? Well, as always, we should check...
Consider the following question:  N is a positive integer. When N is divided by 13, the remainder is 5. When N is divided by 46, the remainder is 31. What is the smallest possible value of N? Before we examine the solution to this question...
  In this article, we’ll examine a guessing strategy to consider when tackling advanced Data Sufficiency questions on the GMAT. To set this up, let’s assume that I’m working on a Data Sufficiency question, and I examine statement (1) first...
  When it comes to getting a great score on the GMAT, knowing how to answer the questions is only one piece of the puzzle. You also need to know how to optimize the conditions needed to achieve that great score. So, here are some things to...
In this article, we’ll examine the age-old dilemma of “that” vs. “which.” For example, which of these is correct? A) Gina enjoys television shows that have laugh tracks. B) Gina enjoys television shows, which have laugh tracks. Here’s...
If you’re like many students, you were surprised to hear that most Business Schools require a minimum GMAT score. Once that surprise wore off, you may have adopted one or more of the following attitudes: Annoyance:  I have better things to...
The “I Just Beat the GMAT” (IJBTG) forum (http://www.beatthegmat.com/i-just-beat-the-gmat-f15.html) is very popular, and you don’t need a degree in psychology to understand why. There are two basic groups of people who frequent this forum...
So you studied your butt off, confidently made your way to the testing center, and stood toe-to-toe with the GMAT. Perhaps you felt that your answer selections were the great, or perhaps you recognized that you were losing your way. Either...
In everyday speech, people often use “if” and “whether” interchangeably. In fact, many consider the following sentences equivalent: A) Nigel doesn’t know if he’s fired. B) Nigel doesn’t know whether he’s fired. On GMAT sentence correction...
Consider the following: Scenario 1. While hiking alone in a remote area, you inadvertently step into some quicksand. Within seconds, you’re up to your waist. What do you do? Scenario 2. During your GMAT practice tests, you consistently run...

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