# Category Archives: Questions & Strategies For GMAT Prep

## Updated SC Video Flashcards + GMAT Pill HD iPad v1.2 update!Updated SC Video Flashcards + GMAT Pill HD iPad v1.2 update!Updated SC Video Flashcards + GMAT Pill HD iPad v1.2 update!

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We’ve updated our SC Video flashcards with fresh new content. Each of the 40 video flashcards showcases a short sentence that asks you to identify the error. Some sentences have one error, some have multiple errors. Some even have no errors. These are short exercises that you can print out or just lad on your […]

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## Critical Reasoning Changes with OG13

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Every few years, the GMAT folks update their “Official Guide to the GMAT Exam” book to reflect changes in test questions. The latest revision (OG 13) is certainly something worth paying attention to. The last OG update was OG12 back in 2009. With the new exam change in 2012, we have the biggest update […]

## GMAT Prep Test Struggles – GMAT Pill Assists With Your GMAT Questions!GMAT Prep Test Struggles – GMAT Pill Assists With Your GMAT Questions!GMAT Prep Test Struggles – GMAT Pill Assists With Your GMAT Questions!

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Hi Zeke, I took a GMAT Prep Practice test the other day and I struggled with a couple of question. Please help: Question 1: If ab != 0 and points (-a,b) and (-b,a) are in the same quadrant of the xy-plane, is point (-x,y) in this same quadrant? (1) xy > 0 (2) ax > […]

## GMAT Sentence Correction Confusion is Cleared Up with Framework ApproachGMAT Sentence Correction Confusion is Cleared Up with Framework ApproachGMAT Sentence Correction Confusion is Cleared Up with Framework Approach

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Hi Zeke, #1. For your SC framework on consistency [x] and [y], for complex sentences like the following, how do you determine what things are supposed to be parallel? Recent findings lend strong support to the theory that a black hole lies at the center of the Milky Way and of many of the 100 […]

## GMAT Critical Reasoning: Difference between a conclusion and a generalized statement

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## Understanding GMAT Sentence Correction Flashcards For Your GMAT PrepUnderstanding GMAT Sentence Correction Flashcards For Your GMAT PrepUnderstanding GMAT Sentence Correction Flashcards For Your GMAT Prep

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Hi Zeke, I have a few questions on the Sc Flashcard videos: #1. Timmy only expresses affection for his dog, Lassie Which is correct? a. Timmy expresses only affection for his dog, Lassie OR b. Timmy expresses affection only for his dog, Lassie In your video, first you say that the b) is correct but […]

## GMAT Math #6 – Isosceles Triangles in Data Sufficiency

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Hi Zeke, I need help with a Question, I have found in the GMAT prep software, The following is the question: How do I solve for the answer? I read somewhere online, that it says that triangles ABO and BCO are isosceles triangles, why so ? GMATPill: Yes, ABO and BCO are isosceles. However, they […]

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Hi Zeke, There is a question from OG verbal that I don’t understan. Here it is: Analysts blamed May’s sluggish retail sales on unexciting merchandise as well as the weather, colder and wetter than was usual in some regions, which slowed sales of barbecue grils and lawn furniture. (A) colder and wetter than was usual […]

## GMAT Story #8: Student Claims GMAT Pill is “Far Better Than [Manhattan GMAT Books]” – Aces Critical Reasoning OG Diagnostic

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In case you haven’t seen the story of the mother who went from rocking babies to rocking the GMAT (GMAT Story #7)… or in case you haven’t seen the non-native English speaker explode to 760 with an MBA Scholarship (GMAT Story #4) or perhaps the McKinsey analyst who struggled for years but finally broke the […]

## Emphasis on “Meaning” in (new) Sentence Correction GMAT QuestionsEmphasis on “Meaning” in (new) Sentence Correction GMAT QuestionsEmphasis on “Meaning” in (new) Sentence Correction GMAT Questions

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I really shouldn’t say “new” since this is a trend that’s been happening for several years. This trend I’m talking about is a shift away from idioms on the GMAT exam and a shift towards more meaning-based sentence correction GMAT questions. What do we mean by “Meaning-based” SC questions? Well, here’s one example coming from […]

## Three GMAT Sentence Correction Questions From A Student

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On Tue, Jun 5, 2012 at 11:07 PM, xxxxxxx wrote: Hi Zeke, I hope you’re doing well. I had some questions on your GMAT sentence correction videos: 1) The antique dealer displayed the cabinet in his window, beautifully restored to its original condition. This sentence is actually incorrect right? This is a misplaced modifier. Yes, […]

## GMAT Questions From Students – Some Commentary

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Hi Zeke, I have started with the OG 12 SC questions (1-50) and have already started seeing an 80%+ accuracy (would like to get it up to 95%). I have a few doubts when applying the core frameworks and would request you to help me with these questions. In most cases, I can get down […]

## GMAT Tips: What vs something – It actually doesn’t matter.

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Student: Could you please help me understand how C is correct as opposed to (A) in the following question? The success of the program to eradicate smallpox has stimulated experts to pursue what they had not previously considered possible – better control, if not eradication, of the other infections such as measles and yaws. (A) […]

## GMAT Past-Present-Future: In 1860 looking forward and back…Sentence Correction

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So we got a question from a student about a specific past tense framework. Specifically, what happens when you are in the past tense but you suggest ANOTHER past tense event? Are they both in the regular past tense? Or do you need to differentiate the two? What happens when you are set in the […]

## In a room filled with 7 people, 4 people have exactly 1 sibling

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In a room filled with 7 people, 4 people have exactly 1 sibling in the room and 3 people have exactly 2 siblings in the room. If two individuals are selected from the room at random, what is the probability that those two individuals are NOT siblings? (A) 5/21 (B) 3/7 (C) 4/7 (D) 5/7 […]

## Here’s how to solve OG Data Sufficiency #112, Rate Problem in < 1 minute

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112. Machines X and Y produced identical bottles at different constant rates. Machine X, operating alone for 4 hours, filled part of a production lot; then Machine Y, operating alone for 3 hours, filled the rest of this lot. How many hours would it have taken Machine X operating alone to fill the entire production […]

## GMAT Official Guide 12: PS #148

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OG12: PS: #148 If x, y, and k are positive numbers such that (x/x+y)(10)+(y/x+y)(20)=k and if x is less than y, which of the following could be the value of k? A. 10 B. 12 C. 15 D. 18 (Correct answer) E. 30 Zeke– is there any possible way of going about this problem without […]

## Question from Reader – Sentence Correction | GMAT Prep

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[quote=”sungoal”]India, like Italy and China, has no single dominant cuisine: Indian food comprises many different styles of cooking, [u]with each a product of their[/u] regional influences, from the fiery vegetarian dishes of the south to the Portuguese-influenced Goan cooking of the west, to the more familiar Mogul food of the north. a) with each a […]

## Quick Math Question

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Hi GMATPill, I am a few days away from my exam and I wanted to reach out and ask you a question that I saw on my recent practice test. The question is as follows: A certain city with a population of 132,000 is to be divided into 11 voting districts, and no district is […]

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