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# GMAT Integrated Reasoning

Integrated Reasoning on the GMAT can be overwhelming. Don't let it cause you anxiety! Instead, boost your IR score by learning all about GMAT IR: question formats, how to interpret problems, and what practice you need to do before test day.

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On the GMAT Quantitative section, there is no calculator.  On the IR section, there is a built-in calculator.  The calculator that comes with GMAT’s 50 official IR practice question is quite similar, almost identical, to what you will see in the test.  Here is a brief tour of that calculator. The Calculator First of all, […]

On the GMAT IR, each Graphics Interpretation (GI) page or screen will have two sentences, each with a drop-down menu.  (In rare cases, there may be a single sentence with two drop-down menus.)   Each drop down menu has 3-5 choices.  There is no partial credit on the IR: you must get everything on the screen—i.e. […]

On the GMAT Integrated Reasoning, one of the four types of questions formats is Graphic Interpretation.  One of the many kinds of graphs you could see on this question type is a flowchart.  Many flowcharts will be more verbal in nature, but they GMAT could slip you a flowchart representing a numerical algorithm — that […]

One reason we graph data in a scatterplot is because we are looking for patterns.  The simplest of all possible patterns to find on a scatterplot is a straight line pattern. Correlation When the points on a scatterplot lie more or less in a straight-ish line, that is called correlation.  When it’s a straight line […]

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The GMAT introduced the Integrated Reasoning (IR) section on June 5, 2012. Is GMAT Integrated Reasoning more important now than ever before?

Hello! 🙂 GMAT’s newest section, IR, has some confusing (inaccurate?) instructions that you should definitely be aware of. This will help you budget your time much better and give you a sense of what to expect out of this section, so you can focus on doing well and not be distracted by surprises. Let us […]

Here are six 2PA practice questions.  These questions reflect some of the extraordinary flexibility of this question format.  Solutions will follow at the bottom of the page. 1) Chair P, from Design Solutions, cost \$60 per chair.  Chair Q, from Seat Unlimited, costs \$90 per chair.  An office manager often has to buy several chairs […]

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One of the most common types of graphs is statistics and in the quantitative sciences is a scatterplot.  A scatterplot is a way of displaying bivariate data: that is, data in which we measure two different variables for each participant.  For example, suppose we ask several people both their age & their weight, or both […]

Fact: One common way data will displayed on GMAT Integrated Reasoning questions is in bar charts. This post is a whirlwind overview of what you need to know about the varieties of bar charts in order to be successful with them on the new IR section.   Bars & Columns Some sources call a graph […]

Fact: When GMAT Integrated Reasoning appears, starting in June 2012, one type of chart about which the GMAT IR can ask is a bubble chart. What in Sam Hill is a bubble chart?   Scatterplots A bubble chart is a close cousin to a scatterplot.  In a scatterplot, each data point has values in two […]

This Graphics Interpretation section has twelve questions, just as the next generation GMAT Integrated Reasoning sections will have.  You are allowed to use a calculator, because an on-screen calculator will be available during the Integrated Reasoning section only of the actual exam. The chart above shows the technology capabilities of the 20 existing high schools […]

The following is a Multi-Source Reasoning practice problem, which will be part of the new Integrated Reasoning section on the GMAT. You are allowed to use a calculator on this section, because you will be given an on-screen calculator for Integrated Reasoning questions on the real GMAT Here, the three “cards” will simply appear one after […]

The following is a Table Analysis practice question, which will be part of the new Integrated Reasoning section on the GMAT. The following two tables show the same data ranked in two different ways.  (On the real GMAT, you will have sortable tables embedded in the page with the question.) Note that “tertiary education” means […]

Two-Part Analysis  is one of types of questions that will appear on the new Integrated Reasoning section! At a certain corporation, N is the total number of employees.  These employees can choose among a variety of benefits packages, and R% of them choose the stock option plan as their benefit package.  For each employee in […]