# GMAT Data Sufficiency

Students who are new to the test are often intimidated by data sufficiency GMAT questions. By reading Magoosh's expert GMAT data sufficiency tips, you'll make sure that you've mastered them before the official exam.

## Most Popular GMAT Data Sufficiency

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## Most Recent GMAT Data Sufficiency

Today we will be discussing tautologies. Specifically, math tautologies, and how their understanding can help on the GMAT's data sufficiency problems.

Today, we’re going to review the last two questions from the Tricky Data Sufficiency Questions practice post. If you’re just tuning in, give the questions a shot, check your answers here, and then review the explanations to questions #1-2, #3-4, and #5-6. Ready? Let’s move along. Question #7 7. If p + q = 2r […]

Today, we present the explanations for questions #5-6 from our Tricky Data Sufficiency Questions challenge. Be sure to check out the explanations for questions #1-2, and questions #3-4 before moving on to today’s post. Let’s get started.   Question #5 5. What is the value of m+n? (1) mn = -8 (2) -2m = n […]

Today, we present the explanations to questions #3-4 from our Tricky Data Sufficiency Questions challenge post. You can find the explanations to questions #1-2 here. Let’s get started.   Question #3 3. If 2x = 2y – 3z, what is the value of z? (1) y = x + 2 (2) x = y – […]

Today, we present the explanations for the first two questions in our Tricky Data Sufficiency Questions post. Let’s get started. Question #1 1. What is the value of x? (1) 5 x + 3 y = 15   (2) y = 5 – (5/3) x (A) Statement (1) ALONE is sufficient, but statement (2) alone […]

On Monday, we presented a series of tricky data sufficiency questions, to test whether or not you’re able to steer clear of all the traps. Today, we present the answers to those questions, so that you can check your work. Over the next week or so, we will publish posts with in-depth explanations of how […]

First, here are 12 practice problems.  Solutions will be given at the end of this article. 1) Two teachers, Ms. Ames and Mr. Betancourt, each had N cookies.  Ms. Ames was able to give the same number of cookies to each one of her 24 students, with none left over.  Mr. Betancourt also able to […]

My most recent blog posts have concerned tricky Data Sufficiency questions about systems of equations. Specifically, they’ve been about what can go wrong when you misremember a rule and assume that it’s possible to solve for two variables if and only if you’re given two equations, and generally that it’s possible to solve for n […]

In the following problems, remember: no calculator!  Difficulty levels range from medium to hard. 2) Maggie is 15 years older than Bobby.  How old is Bobby? Statement #1: In 3 years, Maggie’s age will be 50% larger than Bobby’s age. Statement #2: Years ago, when Maggie was 25 years old, Bobby was 10 years old. […]

A lot of GMAT test-takers vaguely remember a rule from high school, that it’s possible to solve for two variables if and only if you’re given two equations, and generally that it’s possible to solve for n variables if and only if you’re given n equations. Unfortunately, that rule isn’t quite correct as written, and […]

A lot of GMAT test-takers vaguely remember a rule from high school, that it’s possible to solve for two variables if and only if you’re given two equations, and generally that it’s possible to solve for n variables if and only if you’re given n equations. Unfortunately, that rule isn’t quite correct as written, and […]

A lot of GMAT test-takers vaguely remember a rule from high school, that it’s possible to solve for two variables if and only if you’re given two equations, and generally that it’s possible to solve for n variables if and only if you’re given n equations. Unfortunately, that rule isn’t quite correct as written, and […]

A lot of GMAT test-takers vaguely remember a rule from high school, that it’s possible to solve for two variables if and only if you’re given two equations, and generally that it’s possible to solve for n variables if and only if you’re given n equations. Applying this rule incorrectly causes quite a few errors […]

A lot of GMAT test-takers vaguely remember a rule from high school, that it’s possible to solve for two variables if and only if you’re given two equations, and generally that it’s possible to solve for n variables if and only if you’re given n equations. Unfortunately, that rule isn’t quite correct as written, and […]

The GMAT Quantitative section excels at creating problems that frustrate folks who try to get through math by memorizing formulas.   It excels at creating out-of-the-box problems that really demand folks use logic and number sense to dissect the problem.   Here are four out-of-the-box Data Sufficiency problems to consider. 1) Peter went to the store to […]

First off, some of my previous blogs that may be relevant: 1) Data Sufficiency Tips 2) Probability Rules 3) The probability of the “at least” scenario 4) Probability problems involving counting Here are eight practice questions.  Solutions will appear at the end of the article. 1) In nine independent trials, what is the probability that […]