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Top 5 GMAT Math Formulas

These five GMAT formulas are five powerful tools to fuel your success on GMAT Math.  Find out how much each can help you!  Each of these come with a breakdown of each formula, followed by practice questions so that you can test yourself on how well you understand how to use them. Try each one and then check the answers and explanations.

1. The Pythagorean Theorem

2. The Area of a Triangle

3. Averages and Sums

4. Distance and Work Rate 

5. Permutations and Combinations

I hope these explanations and practice questions illustrate the power of the these formulas in GMAT problem-solving.  Master these five GMAT Math formulas, and you will have a powerful set of tools for improving your GMAT math score!

About the Author

Mike McGarry is a Content Developer for Magoosh with over 20 years of teaching experience and a BS in Physics and an MA in Religion, both from Harvard. He enjoys hitting foosballs into orbit, and despite having no obvious cranial deficiency, he insists on rooting for the NY Mets. Follow him on Google+!

4 Responses to Top 5 GMAT Math Formulas

  1. Mily April 16, 2014 at 2:22 pm #

    Thanks for posting. Really helpful!

    • Mike
      Mike April 16, 2014 at 3:14 pm #

      Mily,
      You are quite welcome. Best of luck to you!
      Mike :-)

  2. stefani April 7, 2013 at 11:08 am #

    I enjoyed this read. Now back to watching my videos on Magoosh!! :)

    • Mike
      Mike April 7, 2013 at 11:42 am #

      I’m glad you found it helpful. Best of luck to you!
      Mike :-)


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