This GMAT permutation combination practice question is a classic counting methods question focusing on numbers and number properties. You can use the explanation given in this question as a template to solve questions of this kind. After cracking the question, create your own variants of this question and try solving them to master this idea. Question How many odd 4 digit … [Read more...] about Counting Methods : GMAT Problem Solving

# GMAT Number Properties

## GMAT Data Sufficiency Practice : Inequalities & Number Properties

QuestionIs a + b > 0?1. a - b > 02. |a| < |b|Correct Answer is Choice C. Both statements together are sufficient to answer the question.Explanatory AnswerAn "IS" question is answered when you can provide a definite YES or a definite NO as an answer to the question using the data.We need to answer if a + b > 0.Statement 1: a - b > 0.We can infer that a > b.If … [Read more...] about GMAT Data Sufficiency Practice : Inequalities & Number Properties

## DS Number Properties – Divisibility – Prime Divisors

This is an interesting Data Sufficiency question that tests your understanding of divisibility, indices and prime factors.QuestionIf n is an integer, is n3 divisible by 54? 1. n2 is divisible by 6. 2. n3 is divisible by 36.Correct Answer : Choice D. Each statement is independently sufficient to answer the question.Explanatory AnswerFor "is" questions in DS, we … [Read more...] about DS Number Properties – Divisibility – Prime Divisors

## GMAT Data Sufficiency – Statistics: Mean Median

This data sufficiency question tests your understanding of Inequalities and descriptive statistics.QuestionIs 'b' the median of 3 numbers a, b, and c?1. b/a = c/b2. ab < 0The correct answer is C. Both the statements together are sufficient to answer the question.Explanatory answerWhen the numbers a, b, and c are arranged in an ascending order, the middle number is the … [Read more...] about GMAT Data Sufficiency – Statistics: Mean Median

## GMAT Inequalities – Data Sufficiency

Inequalities and Data Sufficiency are favorite combinations in the GMAT quant section. Here is a relatively easy question Is 'a' positive? 1. a - b > 0 2. 2a - b > 0 Correct Answer is Choice E. The data is insufficient. Explanatory Answer Let us evaluate statement 1 alone. a - b > 0. From this statement we can conclude that a > b. But we cannot … [Read more...] about GMAT Inequalities – Data Sufficiency