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If you’re thinking about taking the GMAT in order to further your business education, it is important to familiarize yourself with the test and its format. Below are a few sample GMAT questions that represent several areas of the test. Take a free GMAT practice test with actual questions retired from the GMAT.

Quantitative question #1 (Problem solving)

If r•s≠0, then what is the value of r/s + s/r?

(1) r•s=8

(2) r/s=2

A. statement (1) ALONE is sufficient, but statement (2) alone is not sufficient to answer the question asked;

B. statement (2) ALONE is sufficient, but statement (1) alone is not sufficient to answer the question asked;

C. BOTH statements (1) and (2) TOGETHER are sufficient to answer the question asked, but NEITHER statement ALONE is sufficient to answer the question asked;

D. EACH statement ALONE is sufficient to answer the question asked;

E. Statements (1) and (2) TOGETHER are NOT sufficient to answer the question asked, and additional data specific to the problem are needed.

Explanation of correct answer (B):

Stat. (1) provides the denominator of the combined fraction. However, you’re still missing the values of s2 and r2, so Stat. (1)->IS->BCE.

Stat. (2): if r/s = 2, then the reciprocal s/r must equal the reciprocal of 2: 1/2. Therefore, this is a single value for the sum of the fractions, so Stat. (2)->S->B.

Verbal Question 1. (Sentence correction)

Matthew Barney is one of the contemporary artists that uses digital media whereas Brett Whitely, a painter and sculptor from Australia, uses traditional methods.

A. uses digital media whereas Brett Whitely, a painter and sculptor from Australia, uses traditional methods.

B. uses digital media while the Australian painter and sculptor Brett Whitely uses traditional methods.

C. use digital media whereas Brett Whitely, a painter and sculptor from Australia, use traditional methods.

D. use digital media whereas Brett Whitely, a painter and sculptor from Australia, uses traditional methods.

E. use digital media, while Brett Whitely, a painter and sculptor from Australia, uses the methods that are traditional.

Explanation of correct answer (D):

This answer choice corrects the original Relative Clause error by matching the plural verb use to the plural subject contemporary artists.

Verbal question #5 (Critical reasoning)

Since Java coffee shop began advertising on the local radio station 3 months ago, its business volume has increased by 15%. In order to increase its business volume, Java’s next door competitor, Kahva, should also start advertising on the local radio station.

Which of the following most weakens the argument’s conclusion?

A. Kahva’s number of customers went down 15% last year.

B. Of the 9 coffee shops that advertised on the local radio, only Java’s business increased.

C. 78% of the businesses that advertise on the local radio report an increase in business volume.

D. The local radio station has over 10,000 listeners.

E. The local radio station dedicates 15% of its air time to commercials.

Explanation of correct answer (B):

This answer choice weakens the argument’s second assumption that the example of Java’s case is something that may apply to all coffee shops that advertise. It does so by stating that the success rate of radio commercials for coffee shops is 1 out of 12.

For more information about the GMAT and the type of questions asked, visit MBA.com, the official website of the GMAT.