## During a recent storm, 9 neighborhoods experienced power failures of durations 34, 29, 27, 46, 18, 25, 12, 35, and 16 minutes, respectively. For these 9 neighborhoods, what was the median duration, in minutes, of the power failures?

A. 34

B. 29

C. 27

D. 25

E. 18

Correct Answer: C

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Here’s a tough function question from the GMAT Prep tests 1 and 2:

For which of the following functions is f(a+b) = f(b) + f(a) for all positive numbers a and b?

And a very challenging word problem from the Official Guide. Almost no-one gets this one on the first try but there is a somewhat simple way through it:

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Here’s an exponents puzzle that comes up a lot in GMAT tutoring sessions:

This is one of the most difficult questions in the GMAT universe. That said, there is a simple way to solve it that relies on a fundamental divisibility rule every GMAT studier should know:

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