Tricky Similar MBE Questions: Beat Them!

I received an email from a reader about tricky MBE questions. She specifically cited contracts questions that include sub-contracting and bids.

These type of questions you have get down cold. Its difficult to understand the correct answer unless you have them sitting next to you side by side, but you will come to see the common sense of it all.

We start panicking when we start looking too closely at the leaves. Take a step back and look at the forest. What is a good general guiding principle for sub-contracting and bids? Mine was "if one bid is so far off from the others, that bid has to be double checked." Thats it. Thats the forest.  Every thing else is just a small variation of that guiding principle. By using that guiding principle, you should be able to eliminate a few choices.

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