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By Brent Hanneson - August 24, 2020 Consider this official GMAT question: If x and y are both positive, is (x + 1)/(y + 1) > x/y ? (1) x > 1 (2) x < y The inequality in the target question is somewhat complex, but we can make...
By Brent Hanneson - August 5, 2020 To better understand a mistake I see all the time while tutoring, put on your game face, set a timer, and try answering the following question from the Official Guide (no peeking at the solution below): ...
By Brent Hanneson - July 22, 2020 Put your exam hat on and play close attention to your thought process as you try answering the following question (posted on GMAT Club by Math Revolution) in 2 minutes: https://imgur.com/4u1wCgb Debrief...
By Brent Hanneson - July 1, 2020 In this very short article, we’ll examine a common phenomenon that can prevent you from maximizing your quant score. The phenomenon: students often fail to view mathematical properties in both directions....
By Brent Hanneson - June 9, 2020 Here's a common phenomenon I see when tutoring: SETUP: After reading a Critical Reasoning passage, the student begins analyzing the answer choices to determine which one best strengthens the conclusion....
By Brent Hanneson - May 15, 2020 In this article, we'll examine some common mistakes that GMAT students make when answering Geometry questions. Making incorrect assumptions about geometric diagrams When it comes to Geometry questions,...
Throughout various GMAT discussion groups, you'll often find students discussing a common phenomenon in which their Sentence Correction accuracy seems to DECREASE after they've learned all of the grammatical rules tested on the GMAT. In...
Many students (and some teachers for that matter!) don’t see the connection between algebra and numbers. For example, when I ask students what it means to say that 3x + 7x = 10x, the most common response is that three x’s plus seven x’s is...
By Vera Marie Reed While an undergraduate degree may help to open up doors and get you job interviews, a master’s degree will give you more upward momentum as you enter the workforce. One report from last year noted that 16+ million people...
- by guest writer Vera Marie Reed As more MBA programs begin to accept GRE scores as an alternative to the GMAT, prospective business school students now must make the careful choice between which exam to take. Although both exams are used...

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