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## Archana Madam has helped me improve in various aspects of GMAT verbal section

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## Is the tenths digit of x nonzero?

In the decimal representation of x, where 0 < x < 1, is the tenths digit of x nonzero?

(1) 16x is an integer.
(2) 8x is an integer.

A. Statement 1 ALONE is sufficient but statement 2 alone is not sufficient.
B. Statement 2 ALONE is sufficient but statement 1 alone is not sufficient.
C. BOTH statements TOGETHER are sufficient, but NEITHER statement alone is sufficient.
D. EACH statement ALONE is sufficient.
E. Statements 1 and 2 TOGETHER are NOT sufficient.

## Is the median value of the same set also equal to 10?

The arithmetic mean (average) of a set of 10 numbers is 10. Is the median value of the same set also equal to 10?

1. Exactly half of the numbers are less than 10.
2. The mode of the set of numbers is 10.

A. statement 1 alone is sufficient, but statement 2 alone is not sufficient to answer the question
B. statement 2 alone is sufficient, but statement 1 alone is not sufficient to answer the question
C. both statements taken together are sufficient to answer the question, but neither statement alone is sufficient
D. each statement alone is sufficient
E. statements 1 and 2 together are not sufficient, and additional data is needed to answer the question

## How many people are standing in the queue at the counter?

How many people are standing in the queue at the counter?

1. If four more people join the queue, the number in the queue will be more than 15.
2. If three people give up and leave the queue, the number remaining will be less than 10.
A. statement 1 alone is sufficient, but statement 2 alone is not sufficient to answer the question
B. statement 2 alone is sufficient, but statement 1 alone is not sufficient to answer the question
C. both statements taken together are sufficient to answer the question, but neither statement alone is sufficient
D. each statement alone is sufficient
E. statements 1 and 2 together are not sufficient, and additional data is needed to answer the question

## What is your score for following GMAT argument?

The following appeared in an Avia Airlines departmental memorandum:
“On average, 9 out of every 1000, passengers who traveled on avia airlines last year filled a complaint about our baggage handling procedures. This means that although some 1 percent of our passengers were unhappy with those procedures, the overwhelming majority were quite satisfied with them; thus it would appear that a review of the procedures is not important to our goal of maintaining or increasing the number of Avia’s passengers”

Discuss how well reasoned …etc

The argument that some of passengers are unhappy with baggage handling procedures & airlines authority assumes that it is not important to consider customer satisfaction therefore it omits some important concerns that must be addressed to substantiate the argument. The statement simply highlights the problem & ignores its effects of not taking it seriously. However, at several important junctures the author’s reasoning is insubstantial and therefore fallacious.

First of all, the author doesn’t address that improvement is the basic key to success for obtaining desired goal. It assumes that without improvement & accuracy in their baggage handling procedures they can achieve goal of increasing number of passengers. Second, the author assumes that majority of people are satisfied but there can be possibility that people who are not satisfied they have not complained it.

Moreover, the author assume that with poor baggage handling procedure & less customer satisfaction will not affect their reputation & keep giving them same level of business again & again. But if they review the procedure & try to check mistakes then they will not lose that 1% of passengers.

Furthermore, the argument doesn’t address that the average is drawn & used from specific group or it represent as a whole to make a generalization about the number of complaints. It can be possible that the average data may be collected from business class & not from passengers travelling in economy class if that’s the case then averages are misleading & authority should remember that economy class capture major portion of company’s profitability.

Because the argument leaves out several key issues, it is not sound & persuasive. If it takes into consideration the items discussed above then the argument would have been more thorough & convincing.

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## GMAC Enters New Era, Launching GMAT Exam with Integrated Reasoning Section

News Release Issued: June 5, 2012 12:01 AM EDT

GMAC Enters New Era, Launching GMAT Exam with Integrated Reasoning Section

Innovative Questions Reflect Reality of Data-Driven Classrooms and Workplaces

Reston, Virginia (June 5, 2012)—Today, the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) launched the Integrated Reasoning section of the GMAT exam for graduate business and management program admissions. The new section gives business school hopefuls worldwide the opportunity to differentiate themselves by showcasing skills that increasingly matter most in modern business education and the 21st-century business environment.

Using the exam’s computerized format, the new Integrated Reasoning section of the GMAT exam introduces innovative question types that measure data-analysis skills and the ability to evaluate information from various sources and formats—i.e., graphs, tables, charts and spreadsheets.

The Integrated Reasoning section of the GMAT exam was developed over two years and was the result of collaboration with 740 business school faculty from around the world. Deans and faculty identified emerging skill sets that are increasingly critical to success in business school and in the business world.

“From the beginning, GMAC’s goal has been to help schools of management do the best job they can of preparing the world’s next generation of business leaders. The strength of the new Integrated Reasoning section—and the GMAT exam as a whole—lies in our unique position to respond to the specific needs of business schools and employers,” said Dave Wilson, president and CEO of GMAC. “The information age is demanding a new set of skills that require the integration of verbal and quantitative abilities to analyze different types of data from various sources. The new section on the GMAT measures these skills, which have become essential for success in the classroom and in the business world.”

GMAC’s 2012 Corporate Recruiters Survey recently underscored the overwhelming need for management graduates to enter the job market with Integrated Reasoning skills. Of 1,096 corporate recruiters representing more than 800 companies in 40 countries worldwide, more than 90 percent of respondents said that Integrated Reasoning skills were important in new hires.

Rich Lyons, dean of the Haas School of Business at the University of California Berkeley, said: “For us it’s about leadership potential. The Integrated Reasoning section will make us better at identifying it. This type of reasoning is an important input to innovative leadership, which our businesses and societies need more than ever.”

Responses from test takers in pilot testing of the new section also highlight the importance of Integrated Reasoning skills in what students expect to do in the classroom and after they graduate from business school. In a survey conducted in January, nearly 70 percent of student respondents felt that these skills are either relevant or very relevant to both graduate management education and the corporate environment.

“We’re proud of the effort and commitment among our staff and our partners—at Pearson VUE and ACT—in continuing a long tradition of innovation with the GMAT,” said Peg Jobst, executive vice president of the GMAT Division at GMAC. “The Integrated Reasoning section provides another important piece of information about a prospective student that is directly relevant to the new realities in what business schools are teaching and how a student will be successful after they graduate.”

The launch of the new section continues the GMAT exam’s history of innovation. The exam was the first to drop analogies and introduce data sufficiency questions on the quantitative section of the exam in 1961. In 1997, the GMAT exam became the first high-stakes test to be offered exclusively in a computer-adaptive format around the world.

The GMAT exam has also made significant investments in its data privacy and test security programs. For the first time in its history, the French National Commission for Data Protection and the Liberties in 2009 granted approval to a private testing company—GMAC—to collect biometric data. No other private examination has obtained this permission.

The GMAT exam is currently the only exam that utilizes the PalmSecure palm vein identification technology. PalmSecure features a near-infrared light that captures a palm vein pattern, generating a unique encrypted biometric template to ensure the identity of the test-taker and to prevent cheating.

The length of the GMAT exam continues to be 3.5 hours because the 30-minute Integrated Reasoning section replaces one of two 30-minute Analytical Writing essay questions on the previous version of the test. A test taker’s Total GMAT score is still based on performance on the Verbal and Quantitative sections (on a 200-800 scale). The Integrated Reasoning section, like the Analytical Writing Assessment, is scored separately.

“The GMAT has a more than 50-year track record as a reliable and proven predictor of success in management programs,” said Larry Rudner, vice president of research and development and chief psychometrician. “With the addition of the Integrated Reasoning section, the GMAT exam is an even more relevant tool to help schools evaluate talent.”

Editor’s Note: The first GMAT exam with Integrated Reasoning was administered in the Northern Mariana Islands at 8 a.m. local time (June 5).