Does the GMAT repeat questions? Read on…

“The secret is reps, reps, reps.” –Arnold Schwarzenegger Here’s a quick answer: NO, but sort of maybe sometimes if you look at it a certain way. There’s obviously a lot of interest in this topic, and I will tell you one true thing, even if it’s not what you expected: Repeating questions is the simplest, … Read More

GMAT Probability Doesn’t Have to Be Hard

Probability was initially developed for gambling. Given the gamblers I know, that means it can’t be particularly complicated. Why we base the global financial system on it is another question, but Quantum Mechanics uses it as well, so I’ll admit I’m being judgmental here. Looked at one way, Probability attempts to give us a mathematical … Read More

Video: A Difficult GMAT Combinations Problem!

The 2016 Official Guide is not a major difference from the 11th, 12th, or 2015 editions. This is particularly true when it comes to difficult questions. However, certain things are noticeable over time. One of these trends has been in Combinatorics (you might think of this as Permutations and Combinations, but Combinatorics is a better … Read More

How to Apply Strategy to Beat GMAT Quant — MyGuru Guest Post

Hi GMATters, This is a guest blog post from our friend Mark Skoskiewicz of Chicago-based Test Prep service MyGuru. Want a full PDF of this guide? Click here:   GMAT Math and the Importance of Strategy  To excel on the GMAT, mastering core underlying mathematical concepts and skills is critical.  The key to a 700+ … Read More

VIDEO Breakdown: An Easy Way to Gain Points in GMAT Quant

There are a few Quant topics on the GMAT that are much simpler than they seem. Learning these topics will boost the hell out of your GMAT prep. Factoring, Counting Problems (Permutations and Combinations), Probability, Mixtures, and Venn Diagrams round out the list. Unfortunately, Percents and Rate Problems will always be hard–and this is coming … Read More

Video: The Secret Method for Overlapping Sets on GMAT

It’s no surprise that there are a lot of overlapping sets or Venn Diagram questions on the GMAT. For many people it’s incredibly difficult to figure out whether to use a diagram, a table, or perhaps simple algebra. The answer to this might be best chalked up to “feel,” but there are actually good reasons … Read More

Counting, Combinatorics, and Restrictions: Video

Combinatorics problems are feared mostly because no one teaches them properly in school. When you learn simple methods to break these questions down, you’ll find them some of the easiest questions on the GMAT! Strangely or not, there is an underlying logic to counting properly even if it’s not really what it would seem on … Read More