Author Archive | Mike MᶜGarry

  • Mike MᶜGarry

    Mike served as a GMAT Expert at Magoosh, helping create hundreds of lesson videos and practice questions to help guide GMAT students to success. He was also featured as "member of the month" for over two years at GMAT Club. Mike holds an A.B. in Physics (graduating magna cum laude) and an M.T.S. in Religions of the World, both from Harvard. Beyond standardized testing, Mike has over 20 years of both private and public high school teaching experience specializing in math and physics. In his free time, Mike likes smashing foosballs into orbit, and despite having no obvious cranial deficiency, he insists on rooting for the NY Mets. Learn more about the GMAT through Mike's Youtube video explanations and resources like What is a Good GMAT Score? and the GMAT Diagnostic Test.

GRE Quartiles and the Interquartile Range

Statisticians point out that it’s often useful to “chunk” data to understand it.  What does it mean to “chunk” data? It means dividing a long list into smaller chunks so that, with a few well-chosen numbers, we can get a sense of the layout of the list. The fundamental “chunking” number is the median.  The […]

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Normal Distribution on the GRE

A distribution is a graph that shows what values of variable are more or less common in a population. Where the graph is higher, there are more people, and where the graph has a height close to zero, there are fewer people.   By far, the most famous and most useful distribution is the Normal […]

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