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## GMAT Integrated Reasoning: Scatterplots

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 […]

## The Integrated Reasoning Calculator

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, […]

## GMAT Integrated Reasoning eBook

We’ve just released our new eBook, and it’s on GMAT Integrated Reasoning! It includes: An overview of the section as a whole, including scoring Overviews and strategies of/for each question type Practice questions of each question type Recommendations for what and how to study to do your best on this new section! And it’s free! […]

## Integrated Reasoning Question Type: Bar Charts

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 […]

## GMAT Integrated Reasoning: Bubble Charts

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 […]

## Integrated Reasoning Questions: Graphics Interpretation

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 […]

## Integrated Reasoning Practice Problem: Multi-Source Reasoning

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 […]

## Integrated Reasoning Practice Question: Table Analysis

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 […]

## Integrated Reasoning Practice Question: Two-Part Analysis

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 […]