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By Brent Hanneson - December 13, 2021 If you’ve eliminated 3 answer choices of a Sentence Correction (SC) question but can’t decide between the 2 remaining options, should you choose the one with fewer words? After all, the GMAT often...
November 10, 2021 This article provides a step-by-step roadmap to prepare for the GMAT at no cost. The path you’ll take to prepare is pretty much the same path our paying customers follow, with one exception: instead of learning all of...
October 22, 2021 Here’s a popular Fool Me Once question/riddle: If a plane crashes directly on the border of Canada and the United States, in which country should you bury the survivors? The answer is neither, since it’s not cool to bury...
October 19, 2021 A common question on the GMAT forums goes something like this: On my first practice test, I scored a 49 on the Quantitative section with 12 questions wrong. On my second practice test, I scored a 46 with 10 wrong. Shouldn’...
As you can see, you always have the option of calculating y% of x instead of x% of y.  
October 15, 2021 Can you quickly identify a pair of positive integers (x and y) that have a least common multiple of 32? Since many Integer Properties questions can be solved by testing values that satisfy the given conditions, be sure to...
Brent Hanneson - October 8, 2021 To set up this article try solving the following question: Target question: Is x2 + 6x + 5 ≤ -4? Statement 1: x < 10 Statement 2: x > -3 After reading the target question and statement 1, did you...
Brent Hanneson - September 19, 2021 To set things up, try answering the question above.  Answer and solution I like giving this question to my students because it often reveals a common misunderstanding regarding “MUST be true” questions...
The key to performing well on the GMAT is recognizing that simply knowing all the rules and properties is just one small step in your preparation. The bigger, more important, step is understanding and anticipating the many different ways...
Beneath most video lessons, you’ll find a Reinforcement Activities box featuring linked practice questions of various degrees of difficulty. Reinforcement Activities shot-4.png   These practice questions...

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