GMAT Quant Cheat Sheet

Arithmetic Remainders The Remainder is the number leftover after you divide two numbers. DividendDivisor=Quotient+Remainder Example: 5/2=4, with a remainder of 1 Note that the remainder can never be larger than the divisor. Fractions/Percents (ab)/(cd)=(a*d)/(b*c) (a/b)+(c/d)=(a*d)/(b*d)+(c*b)/(b*d)=(a*d+c*b)/(b*d) (a/b)*(c/d)=(a*c)/(b*d) x%=x/100 Percent Change= Final Value – Initial ValueInitial Value*100 Common Fractions   1/2=0.5 1/3=0.3 1/4=0.25 1/5=0.2 1/6=0.16 1/8=0.125 1/20=0.05 1/25=0.04   Roots √x is called the Square Root. The answer is the number that is x when multiplied by itself. 3√x is called the Cubic Root. The answer is…

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Sentence Correction Grammar Essentials

Subject-Verb Agreement Subject–The noun performing the action in a sentence. Verb–The action being performed. The subject of the sentence and the action verb must agree in number. In general, subjects that are singular and in the Third Person will take one set of verbs and all other subjects will take another set of verbs. The Third Person means that the noun refers to a person or thing that is not the speaker (“I”) or the person being spoken to (“you”). Examples: He walks. They walk.…

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Sentence Correction Strategy

Sentence Correction is one of the three main categories of question on the verbal section of the GMAT. Many test takers struggle with Sentence Correction questions because of the deep understanding of English grammar that the questions require. At the same time, this also makes the questions easier to study for. If you understand English grammar and practice applying that grammar to questions, then you can there are no limits to how well you can do on the Sentence Correction section of the GMAT. For…

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Data Sufficiency Strategy

A lot of test takers struggle with the Data Sufficiency questions in the quant section. If you haven’t seen these yet, you will. Data Sufficiency questions turn the tables on a regular question: rather than giving you the information required to solve a question and asking for the answer, Data Sufficiency questions give you a question and ask for the information required to solve that question. It is important to note that in the Data Sufficiency section, you do not actually need to solve the…

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How to Study for the GMAT Effectively

What Does Studying “Effectively” Mean? At a high level, effective studying is studying that maximizes your return on study time. Everyone always tells you to study hard and to study for a long time, but studying smart is even more important. You can study for all the time in the world, but what really counts is how much you learn from studying. Studying smart can be defined as: Studying topics that will increase your score the most. For example, if you could spend one hour…

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What to Expect in the Test Room

I strongly recommend reviewing the official GMAT administrative policies. This will ensure you have the most up-to-date and complete information. The official published policies can be found here. That being said, I want to highlight a few particularly important aspects of the test. You will have to decide whether to keep your score or not immediately. This is important. The GMAT is electronic, so you will receive your score on all sections except AWA immediately after you finish. You will then have under ten minutes…

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Preparing for Test Day

It would be a shame if you went through the effort of studying and then handicapped yourself on test day. Here are a few tips (outside of studying) to help you hit your top score: Sleep I cannot overstate enough the importance of sleep. Lack of sleep is scientifically proven to make your mind slower. Try to sleep at least 8 hours for the two nights before your exam. This will ensure that you are maximally fresh and on top of your game for test…

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