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Getting started with GMAT math? Or just need a quick refresher on GMAT basics? This page provides you with all the GMAT math basics you need to give you a strong foundation for your exam preparation.

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A good deal of success in math is simply about careful detail management.  If you are, by nature, someone already comfortable with math, highly organized and detail oriented, probably none of these mistakes will plague your work.  This is a post for folks who may be a little rusty in math, and need to be […]

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First of all, try these challenging GMAT Problem Solving practice problems without a calculator. (A) 2 (B) 3 (C) 4 (D) 5 (E) 6 2) In the month of August, Pentheus Corporation made $200,000 in profit.  Pentheus made 6% of that profit on the second Wednesday of August.   If the profits that day were approximately […]

What does the GMAT Quantitative section test?  Math, of course.  As tautological as that may seem, there is a very subtle point here.  What exactly is math?   Mathematics Strange as it may seem, there is no generally accepted formal definition of the word mathematics.  Most of the dictionary definitions, for example, cover the more […]

First, some practice questions.  The scenario below is relevant to questions #1-#3. There are two sets of letters, and you are going to pick exactly one letter from each set. Set #1 = {A, B, C, D, E} Set #2 = {K, L, M, N, O, P} 1) What is the probability of picking a […]

First of all, for warm-up, a practice Data Sufficiency question. The symbol What does this symbol mean in math? Technically, this symbol, typographically a dash, has three different meanings in mathematics, viz.: a) a subtraction sign b) a negative sign c) an opposite sign   The subtraction sign When the dash appears between two terms  […]

Master these seemingly intimidating mathematical symbols! Practice Questions First, try these practice questions. 1) The numbers a, b, and c are all non-zero integers. Is a > 0? Statement #1: Statement #2:   2) The numbers a, b, and c are all non-zero integers. Is a > 0? Statement #1: Statement #2:     Square […]

Learn to master this often confusing topic!  Why Fractions Are Hard Of all the math topics that raise dread, fear, anxiety, and confusion, few do so as consistently and as potently as do fractions.  I have my own personal theory why fractions are hard.  The trouble is: think about when you learned fractions — maybe […]

Because of their clarity and concision, the laws of exponents lend themselves well to GMAT math, especially to the Data Sufficiency format.  If math isn’t your thing, then perhaps the last time you gave any thought to exponents was back in Algebra Two, and perhaps exponents weren’t your favorites there either.  Take heart!  In this […]