Princeton Nation

Published Wednesday, April 27, 2011 by Tarang

The title of this posts derives from the informal motto of Princeton University: “Princeton in the Nation’s Service and in the Service of All Nations.” Recently, I posted the SAT/ACT stats for Harvard and Yale. Rounding out the “Big Three,” is Princeton University. Princeton University often ties for first place with Harvard on many lists comparing universities in the United States. Surprisingly though, the term “Big Three” did not describe these universities because of their academics. Of course, Harvard, Princeton, and Yale (or endearingly termed HYP) have tough admissions requirements and rank as the oldest… Continue Reading

Hard Work for Harvard

Published Wednesday, April 20, 2011 by Tarang

Earlier, this blog had posted some information about SAT/GPA stats for the UC schools as well as Stanford. Let us continue that tradition with Harvard. Class of 2014 Statistics Class Profile Students Total Applicants 30,489 Admitted 2,205 Matriculates 1,664 Yield 75.5% Admitted from the Waiting List 94 OK. Now let’s look at the SAT distribution: Percent of Applicants Admitted: 7% Test Scores — 25th / 75th Percentile (The first number shows that 25% of enrolled students scored below that number. The second number shows that 75% of enrolled students scored below that number.) SAT Critical… Continue Reading

In Real Life

Published Wednesday, March 30, 2011 by Tarang

Update: New blog posts every Mon-Wed-Fri. I will try my best to meet this schedule. Remember to leave comments and share your thoughts and ideas! YouTube’s popular vlogger Natalie (Username: “communitychannel”) asks the question you’ve all been dying to know. When will I use what I learn in real life? You actually do math problems all the time- just not in the format that you see in school. You use math when you buy groceries, fill up gas, or try to save money for a new car. Also, you use algebra and calculus heavily in… Continue Reading

Movies go nerd!

Published Friday, March 18, 2011 by Tarang

As a high school student, you must be tired of studying all the time. You must be waiting for Friday: Jokes aside, check out some new movies which will get you thinking: Source Code derives its name from text written in computer programming language. While the movie probably doesn’t explore computer programming language in-depth, hopefully it will be a good influence on your watching experience. The movie allows the viewer to explore ideas of time travel and technology. The Adjustment Bureau explores concepts of fate, free will, religion, and politics. Get your brain reeling… Continue Reading

Brainercise Part 2 Answers

Published Thursday, March 10, 2011 by Tarang

Here are the answers to the brainercises. I hope you got them all right! We’ll start off with the one that was corrected. 4.¬†Correct version:You have 100 balls divided evenly into ten boxes (ten balls in each box). One of the boxes contains balls that are 1.5 grams lighter than the balls in the other boxes. You are given a digital weigh balance. How do you figure out which of the ten boxes contains the balls that are 1.5 grams less by using the balance¬†only once– you can only take one digital reading. (Note: The… Continue Reading

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