GMAT Statistics and Standard Deviation Questions: 4 Key Tips


If Hayley takes the GMAT three times and scores 750, 770, and 800, respectively, what is her mean score? You probably won’t get a statistics question that’s quite that easy on the GMAT, but the good news about GMAT statistics questions is that they test mostly simple concepts. You don’t need to know any complicated formulas or equations to master statistics for GMAT quant questions, but you do need to develop a solid understanding of descriptive statistics principles.

In this article, I’ll give you an overview of what’s tested in GMAT statistics questions, define the four key definitions you need to know, and give you tips for mastering statistics questions. I’ll also walk you through two GMAT statistics sample questions. And, as an added bonus, I’ll offer up a range of terrible statistics puns. (Get it?) By the end of this article, you’ll have mastered statistics for GMAT!
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GMAT Math Tricks: The 9 Best Tips and Shortcuts

feature_surveytakerAs you may already know, the math required for the GMAT Quant section is actually fairly basic: nothing beyond early high school-level math is tested. What’s challenging is how quickly you’ll need to be able to execute calculations to finish within the 62 minutes allotted for the 31 questions and the reasoning and analysis required to get to the right answer. In other words, the GMAT Quant section, like all other sections of the test, is more a test of how you think than what you know.

Luckily, this means that there are several GMAT math tricks, tips, and shortcuts that you can use to improve your performance. In this post, we’ll give you all the major GMAT quant tricks, including tips and shortcuts for each of the two question types as well as some that apply to both. With these GMAT math tricks in your arsenal—plus the boatloads of studying you’re surely doing—you’ll be well prepared to nail the Quant section on test day.
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GMAT Percentages: 5 Key Tips for Percent Problems


Percents are one of the most common math concepts: in fact, you probably use them every day, whether calculating a tip or determining how much a discount really is. It’s not surprising, then, that GMAT percentage questions pop up throughout the quant section. You may see percents tested by themselves, or they might be part of another question type, such as a geometry question.

Unfortunately, GMAT percent problems can be quite tricky even though the concepts they test are fairly simple. But don’t worry! In this guide, I’ll explain exactly what you need to know to master percentage questions on the GMAT and walk you through sample problems using percents.

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10 Top Tips for GMAT Problem Solving Questions


For many test takers, the quantitative section of the GMAT is particularly daunting. The challenging section includes two types of questions: data sufficiency and problem solving. While data sufficiency questions are undoubtedly the more notorious question type, GMAT problem solving questions can also be quite tricky.

In this guide, I’ll give you an in-depth look at GMAT problem solving questions. First, I’ll cover what they are and what types of math they cover. Then, I’ll give you the top 10 tips for acing GMAT problem solving questions. Finally, I’ll walk you through solving five sample problem solving questions spanning a variety of topics.

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Every GMAT Geometry Formula You Need to Know


If you’re like me, you probably spent a lot of time in high school memorizing the difference between sine and cosine and sighing over long, multi-step proofs, only to forget all of this hard-earned knowledge the second that classes dismissed for break.

If you’ve forgotten a lot of your high school geometry rules or are just in need of a refresher before taking the GMAT, then you’ve found the right article. In this article, I’ll be giving you a comprehensive overview of GMAT geometry.

First, I’ll talk about what and how much geometry is actually on the GMAT. Next, I’ll give you an overview of the most important GMAT geometry formulas and rules you need to know. Then, I’ll show you four geometry sample questions and explain how to solve them. Finally, I’ll talk about how to study for the geometry you’ll encounter on the GMAT and give you tips for acing test day.

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The Ultimate GMAT Guide to Integer Properties


Integers are one of the key recurring elements on the GMAT Quant section, so if you’ve started studying, you probably have some questions. What is an integer? Is zero an integer? What does it mean if integers are consecutive?

The good news is, you’ve almost certainly learned everything you need to know about working with integers in middle and early high school math. The bad news is that these rules and properties have probably been relegated to dusty, moss-ridden corner of your brain—and even if they haven’t, you’re going to have to apply them in novel ways on the exam.

Luckily, you’ve come to the right place! In this post, we’ll tell you everything you need to know about integers for the GMAT. We’ll give you a refresher on all the relevant rules and properties of integers, tips and tricks for every kind of integer question you’ll see on the GMAT, and some example questions with thorough explanations so you can see these strategies in action.

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GMAT Rate Problems: How to Conquer All 3 Types

stopwatch-259375__340Two cars bound for the same GMAT test center leave their houses at the exact same time. Car A travels 30 miles per hour; Car B travels 20 miles per hour. Car A has to travel 20 miles. Car B has to travel 15 miles. Which car will arrive first?

If you couldn’t already tell, we’re going to focus on rate problems in this article!

There are a number of different types of rate problems that you’ll see on the GMAT. (Don’t worry – they’ll all make much more sense than the silly examples I provided above.) In this article, I’ll explain what rate problems are, give you the formulas and equations you need to solve the three most common kinds of rate problems on the GMAT, and give you tips on how to practice for GMAT rate problems.

By the end of this article, you’ll have everything you need to start tackling your GMAT questions at a faster and more accurate rate!

Get it?

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4 Key Rules for GMAT Probability Questions

Does it seem like you're rolling the dice every time you answer a probability question? Read on for some simple tips that will help you feel more confident.

If Hayley studies for five hours a day for 30 days leading up to the GMAT, what’s the probability that she’ll meet her goal GMAT score?

While you won’t see a question exactly like that on the GMAT, you’ll encounter a number of probability questions on the quantitative section of the GMAT. Many GMAT test-takers are intimidated by probability questions, but if that’s you, don’t worry! In this guide, I’ll teach you everything you need to know to conquer probability on the GMAT.

First, I’ll walk you through the four essential GMAT probability rules you’ll need to answer every probability question. Then, I’ll offer several other tips for acing probability questions. Next, I’ll walk you through four sample GMAT probability questions with explanations. Finally, I’ll give you some tips on practicing for probability questions. What’s the probability that you’ll ace  probability GMAT questions after reading this guide? Pretty high, I’d say.

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What Is on the GMAT? Expert Guide to GMAT Subjects


If you’re applying to business school, you’re probably going to have to take the GMAT, or the Graduate Management Admissions Test. Preparing for the GMAT requires a lot of time and effort, but you can’t create a successful study plan without knowing exactly what topics it tests you on.

So if you’re just beginning your GMAT prep, you’re probably wondering: what are the major GMAT subjects? What skills does the GMAT test, and what’s the basic format of the exam? What kinds of questions will I see? What topics should I be studying, and do I have to memorize anything? In short: what is on the GMAT?

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