# GMAT Algebra

Worried about GMAT algebra? Don't be! With the GMAT algebra tips on this page, you'll find everything you need to know about mastering algebra for GMAT.

## Most Popular Posts About GMAT Algebra

GMAT algebra is similar to what you've seen in past math classes. Read these algebra formulas, tips, and tricks to help you excel on the GMAT quant section.
Can you divide fractions with variables? Find out what to do when you encounter this tricky situation in GMAT Quant problems to handle them with ease!
Absolute value inequalities is an extremely difficult question category on the GMAT. Learn how to solve them in this post!
What math symbols can you expect to see in GMAT math--and how should you handle them? In this article, you'll learn how to deal with these tricky symbols.

## Most Recent Posts About GMAT Algebra

Algebraic equations with fractions appear in some of the most challenging GMAT math questions. Learn how to solve these types of questions in this post!
GMAT expert Mike McGarry covers the higher level math concept of three equations with three unknowns
GMAT expert Mike McGarry discusses algebra equations with radicals on the GMAT.

Master this fundamental GMAT algebra skill, which you will need on test day! Practice Problems First, try these practice problems. 1) (A) (x – 4)(x + 6) (B) (x + 4)(x – 6) (C) (x – 4)(x – 6) (D) (x – 2)(x + 12) (E) (x + 2)(x – 12) 3) If , then […]

How can you apply the FOIL concept to simplifying and expanding? To get you ready for today’s topic, try working through this GMAT algebra question first: 1) (A) (B) (C) (D) (E) If you find this problem relatively easy, probably most of this post will be for you as well. If this problem makes your […]

Let’s start out with a couple practice questions. While these look like geometry questions, you’ll have to put your GMAT algebra skills to work! Practice questions 2) What is the length of the diagonal of a square with area 48? The geometry of those questions is not too difficult, but the trick is how to […]

Fact: If you have two variables and only one equation, in general you will not be able to solve for the individual values of the variables.  You need two separate equations in order to solve for the individual values of each of two variables. (This fact is crucially important for GMAT algebra questions on the […]

You may remember this GMAT algebra formula, one of the sleekest factoring tricks around: This formula, called “the difference of two squares” formula, is a favorite of standardized test writers. A simple enough pattern: see if you can detect where it shows up in the following challenging problems.   1) (A) (B) (C) (D) (E) […]

Today’s GMAT algebra problem and explanation comes from the OG 12th Edition, Problem Solving Practice Problem #149. Here is the problem as it appears in the OG: During a trip, Francine traveled x percent of the total distance at an average speed of 40 miles per hour and the rest of the distance at an […]

Today’s GMAT algebra problem and case study comes from the OG 12th Edition, Problem Solving Practice Problem 173.   Here is the problem as it appears in the Official Guide: 173) Which of the following describes all values for which >   OK, this is a quadratic inequality, a relatively advanced math topic for the […]

GMAT Math will ask you about absolute values.  Mastering the GMAT algebra skills to answer them requires sophisticated understanding. Somewhere along the line, perhaps in middle school, you probably learned:   |positive| = positive and |negative| = positive   In other words, the equation |x| = 5 has the solution: x = 5 or x […]