GRE or GPA. Which is Important?

“I want to apply to Harvard!! I want to study with the top students and from the best faculty in the world. I also want to party hard. Then I will work for Apple/Google/Microsoft and will be the next big thing in the corporate arena. Oh but wait my GPA – I have 2.8 ?”

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Best and Worst GRE Books to Prepare From in 2015

Every day I get many emails, texts, Facebook messages and visits to my office, loaded with queries related to which are the best books for GRE preparation for students in Pakistan. So I decided to write this post – although I do not think there is one single book that prepares you well for the GRE, however a combination of books can be used to ensure that you do decently on the GRE exam.

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GRE Practice Question 2 – Number Properties

Try this GRE quantitative question on Number properties [Difficulty Level - Hard] If (a – b)c < 0, which of the following cannot be true? a. a < b b. c < 0 c. |c| < 1 d. ac > bc e. (a + b)(a – b) > 0 Here is the solution: If (a – b)c < 0, the expression (a – b) and the variable c must have opposite signs. Let's check each answer choice: (A) UNCERTAIN: If a < b, a – b would be negative. It is possible for a – b to be negative according to the question. (B) UNCERTAIN: It is possible for c to be negative according to the question. (C) UNCERTAIN: This means that -1 < c < 1, which is possible according to the question. (D) FALSE: If we rewrite this expression, we get ac – bc > 0. Then, if we factor this, we get: (a – b)c > 0. This directly contradicts the information given in the question, which states that (a – b)c < 0. (E) UNCERTAIN: If we factor this expression, we get (a + b)(a – b) < 0. This tells us that the expressions a + b and a – b have opposite signs, which is possible according to the question. The correct answer is...

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GRE Practice Question 1 – Percentages

Try this GRE quantitative question [Difficulty Level - Medium] The original price of an item was increased by 35 percent, resulting in a new price. The new price of the item was increased by 20 percent, resulting in a final price. What percent greater than the original price is the final price? A. 42% B. 49% C. 55% D. 62% E. 70% Here is the solution: This is a good question to solve by Picking Numbers. Let's say that the original price is 100 dollars. The new price, in dollars, is 100 + 0.35(100)= 100 + 35 = 135. The final price, in dollars, is 135 + 0.2(135) = 135 + 27 = 162. Thus, the original price is 100 dollars, and the final price is 162 dollars. The final price of 162 dollars is 62 dollars greater than the original price of 100 dollars. The percent that the final price of 162 dollars is greater than the original price of 100 dollars is...

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