The Word Analogy Tutorial Series

In the previous three posts, we have discussed methods and strategies on answering word analogy questions. In this post, we are going to summarize what we have learned.

This is the Word Analogy Tutorial Series.

How to Answer Word Analogy Questions Part 1 uses double word analogy question as an example to answer basic questions on verbal analogy. It uses the strategy of putting the words in sentences in order to see the relationship easily. It also teaches a strategy like looking at the words if they are noun, verb, etc. to identify the answer.  » Read more

How to Answer Word Analogy Questions Part 3

This is the third and the last part of the Word Analogy Tutorial Series. In the first part and second part of this word analogy series, I have given you examples on how to analyze word analogy (or verbal analogy) questions. Those examples are, of course, not enough as there are many relationships that can exist between and among words.  In this post, we are going to look at some of the most common word analogy relationships.

1. Definition

brother: sibling:: mother: ______

a. father
b. sister
c. parent
d. daughter  » Read more

How to Answer Word Analogy Questions Part 2

This is the second post in the Word Analogy Tutorial Series. In the previous post, we have discussed a double word analogy question. In this post, we are going to look at a single word analogy question and discuss how to answer it. In single word analogy, we are just looking for one word, not a pair of words.

Consider the example below.

Question: [ ____ : launch] [breakfast:lunch]

Choices:

a. sandwich
b. dinner
c. eggs
d. countdown

Analysis  » Read more

How to Answer Word Analogy Questions Part 1

One type of question in the Civil Service Examination is Word Analogy. Word Analogy, tests your knowledge to see the relationship between words. In this kind of test, first, you have to know the relationship between two words, and then look for the another pair of word that has the same relationship. In particular, this is called double-word analogy and the first post in the Word Analogy Tutorial Series.

Let us consider the following example.

Given: PEN: WRITE

Choices:

a. bath: shampoo
b. scissors:cut
c. computer:type
d. eat:spoon  » Read more

Finding the Area of a Trapezoid Series

This is the summary of series on how to find the area of a trapezoid. A trapezoid is a quadrilateral ( a figure with four sides), whose two sides are parallel. This series is divided into three parts.

How to Find the Area of a Trapezoid Part 1 discusses the derivation of the formula. The derivation uses the two trapezoids to form a parallelogram and since the formula for finding the area of a parallelogram has been discussed, it can be used for computation.  In this post, an example was also shown on how to find the area of a trapezoid.

trapezoid

How to Find the Area of a Trapezoid Part 2 discusses two examples. The first one is how to find the area given the base and height. The second example is how to look for the height given the base and the area.

How to Find the Area of a Trapezoid Part 3 discusses how to find the base given the height and the area.

That’s it for this post, we will have exercises and quizzes in the next few days.

Good luck!

How to Find the Area of a Trapezoid Part 3

This the third part of a series on finding the area of a trapezoid here in PH Civil Service Review. In the first post, we discussed the derivation of the area of a trapezoid and give a worked example. In the second post, we discussed how to find the area given the base and the height as well as to find the height given the area and the base.

In this post, we are going to find the base, given the height and the area. We continue with the fourth example.

Example 4

A trapezoid has area 65 square centimeters, height 13 cm, and base of 4 cm. Find the other base.

Solution

In this example, we have A = 65, h = 13 and a = 4. We are looking for b» Read more

One Month Until The Exam! How’s Your Review?

I am not sure if you keep track of your calendar, but today is exactly one month before the next Civil Service Examination. As of this writing, the Official Civil Service Calendar still shows that the exam in on October 26, 2014 and there is no sign of change of schedule so far. This means that you have four weeks to prepare for the exam. Be sure to brush up with your grammar, vocabulary, and mathematics skills. This blog has a lot of reviewer, so all you need to do is read and answer the practice exercises and quizzes.

Aside from the articles about content, here are some tips that might help you more in your review.

In case you have not registered for the upcoming October 2014 exam, I still suggest that you continue your review and continue answering the exercises in this blog. This way, in the next exam which is usually held in April, you will be ready and more confident. I will be writing more exercises and tutorials in this blog, so you might want to subscribe. You can use the Subscribe by Mail box located at the upper right part of the page.

How to Find the Area of a Trapezoid Part 2

In the previous post, we have learned the formula for finding the area of a trapezoid. We derived that the formula for the area A of a trapezoid with base a and b (the base are the parallel sides), and height h is A = \frac{1}{2}h (a + b)

In this post, which is the second part of Finding the Area of a Trapezoid Series, we are going to continue with some examples. We will not only find the area of a trapezoid, but other missing dimensions such as base and height. Now, get your paper and pencils and try to solve the problems on your own before reading the solution.

We have already discussed one example in the previous post, so we start with the second example.  » Read more

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