The analytical section, a 60-minute test of 35 questions, tests your ability to understand relationships and deduce information. Most of these questions are "brainteasers." For example:

*Bob wants to eat one donut every day of the week. He only eats chocolate or sprinkled donuts, and he buys his donuts from Shop A or Shop B. His donut-buying habits conform to the following rules: Bob always eats a chocolate donut on Monday. Bob always eats a sprinkled donut on Wednesday. When Bob goes to Shop B, he always goes at least two days in a row. Bob eats at least four chocolate donuts every week. *

You'd then answer questions such as, "Which of the 5 following scenarios is a possible donut-buying schedule?" or, "If the only type of donut Bob buys at Shop B is a chocolate donut, what's the greatest number of sprinkled donuts that Bob can eat in a week?" These are really intimidating-looking, but they're not nearly as hard as they seem. The secret is practice-they often repeat the exact same problems but with different objects (e.g., ice cream instead of donuts).

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