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08022010, 02:15 PM  #23 
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Simple solution:
Probability that Bob takes one of the ends: 2 out of 5 seats (2/5) Probability that Lisa takes the other end: 1 out of the remaining 4 seats (1/4) 2/5 x 1/4 = 2/20 = 1/10 QED Edit: BTW, as you can tell by the calculation, OP is misreading the question. In order to sit next to only one other person, Bob and Lisa must necessarily sit at the ends. 
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Bob and Lisa are both students, so both count in terms of 'sitting next to one student'. 

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Disregard my previous post. Schoy's method works too. It occurred to me that there is still a semantical issue here. It depends largely on how you interpret the phrases "both sit next to", and more importantly "only one other student". If you take only one other student to mean one specific student then my way works. If you take it to mean one other student in the general sense then Schoy's works. Oddly the probabilities are the same regardless of interpretation. Sorry Schoy.

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Hey Radix, I'm just curious...from your posts, it seems that you are quite a sharp knife, what's your occupation?
If I encounter this problem on the GMAT next Wednesday, I'll probably do my best to eliminate the choices I know aren't correct and make the best guess since you only have 1.75 min per question. Haha. 
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BOxOL LOxOB I still have semantical issues with only one other person from the group actually being two people, but again Occam's Razor would suggest that his solution is more correct as it doesn't not make any assumptions. My solution set would be: Code:
xBOLx xLOBx LOBxx BOLxx xxLOB xxBOL Last edited by radix; 08022010 at 07:07 PM. 

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^I think Schoy's solution is how you're suppose to 'see it' in order to break it down in less than 2 minutes. My grudge with the GMAT is that some of the wordings REALLY throw me off. I spend a good portion trying to decipher what they're really trying to say. And when I look at the explanation for the answer, it's quite 'simple' as Schoy's solution. Of course it's only simple when you see how they did it.

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on the plus side, if you hear someone complaining about how "tough" or "difficult" bschool was, you know that they are an absolute moron, so steer clear (esp if in a work situation)
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I don't think the GMAT comes close to being comparable to the LSAT. If anything, it's comparable to the GRE. Albeit I thought the GRE was easier when I took it last year. The pro of the GMAT is that it doesn't have a section where you need to learn words no one uses. The math sections, however, require more on the feet thinking than that of the GRE.

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although, i remember my friends in bschool who were going for ibanking would put their GMAT on their resumes. then again, one might consider ibanking to be pretty useless too, ha ha. in the end, the GMAT score is just one facet of your application. it isnt weighed as heavily with respect to other factors (work experience, diversity of experience, etc) when compared to engineering grad school for example, where a lot hinges on GRE and GPA
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Don't mean to thread jack but since this thread has sort of changed directions I'll just ask. Does anyone have any experience with the PCAT??? Im going to be taking it in like a year.
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