Are you applying to a top MBA program? Think you need to earn a 760 to do so? Think again. If you have a strong business school application, you likely won’t need a near-perfect GMAT score for admission into a top MBA program. But how do you know if your GMAT score is up to […]

## Want To Be a Magoosh Student Blogger?

Hello Magooshers! Have you ever wanted to join our team of awesome bloggers? Well, here’s your chance. We’re hiring a student blogger to help write posts for our TOEFL blog. As a student blogger, you will be able to reach thousands of international students who are preparing for the TOEFL and applying to universities in the […]

## Tricky Data Sufficiency Questions: Explanations #7 and #8

Today, we’re going to review the last two questions from the Tricky Data Sufficiency Questions practice post. If you’re just tuning in, give the questions a shot, check your answers here, and then review the explanations to questions #1-2, #3-4, and #5-6. Ready? Let’s move along. Question #7 7. If p + q = […]

## Tricky Data Sufficiency Questions: Explanations #5 and #6

Today, we present the explanations for questions #5-6 from our Tricky Data Sufficiency Questions challenge. Be sure to check out the explanations for questions #1-2, and questions #3-4 before moving on to today’s post. Let’s get started. Question #5 5. What is the value of m+n? (1) mn = -8 (2) -2m = n […]

## GMAT Tuesdays: Critical Reasoning – Complete the Argument

Welcome back! I missed you! This week in GMAT Tuesdays, Kevin breaks down a common critical reasoning question on the test—complete the argument. He covers how to identify the question, the three different tasks to expect with these question types, strategy for approaching these questions, and the common wrong answers to look out for. And […]

## Tricky Data Sufficiency Questions: Explanations #3 and #4

Today, we present the explanations to questions #3-4 from our Tricky Data Sufficiency Questions challenge post. You can find the explanations to questions #1-2 here. Let’s get started. Question #3 3. If 2x = 2y – 3z, what is the value of z? (1) y = x + 2 (2) x = y – […]

## Tricky Data Sufficiency Questions: Explanations #1 and #2

Today, we present the explanations for the first two questions in our Tricky Data Sufficiency Questions post. Let’s get started. Question #1 1. What is the value of x? (1) 5x + 3y = 15 (2) y = 5 – (5/3)x (A) Statement (1) ALONE is sufficient, but statement (2) alone is not sufficient. […]

## Tricky Data Sufficiency Questions: Answer Key

On Monday, we presented a series of tricky data sufficiency questions, to test whether or not you’re able to steer clear of all the traps. Today, we present the answers to those questions, so that you can check your work. Over the next week or so, we will publish posts with in-depth explanations of how […]

## GMAT Data Sufficiency: Rephrasing the Question

First, here are 12 practice problems. Solutions will be given at the end of this article. 1) Two teachers, Ms. Ames and Mr. Betancourt, each had N cookies. Ms. Ames was able to give the same number of cookies to each one of her 24 students, with none left over. Mr. Betancourt also able to […]

## GMAT Tuesdays: Active Reading – Increase Your Understanding

Hello!! GMAT + Tuesday = GMAT Tuesdays! Active reading is a tricky concept and not as obvious as many people make it seem. This week, Kevin unearths another useful strategy to help you activate your reading. To prepare for the video, first read the article If an Algorithm Wrote This, How Would You Even […]

## Tricky Data Sufficiency Questions

My most recent blog posts have concerned tricky Data Sufficiency questions about systems of equations. Specifically, they’ve been about what can go wrong when you misremember a rule and assume that it’s possible to solve for two variables if and only if you’re given two equations, and generally that it’s possible to solve for n […]