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Good tips for someone who hasnt studied math for 10 years

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Good tips for someone who hasnt studied math for 10 years

Post Thu Dec 08, 2016 1:40 pm
Hey guys,

I really haven't seen math for a while. I did the manhattan gmat basics book and that really helped to catch up. I was looking for books to do that with of course hard work and time would help me get to the 700's. Also any strategies that you recommend would be great?

Side note: I did the veritas math pack but something I noticed is that it expected you to know how to solve most math problems and was more focused on the strategies and thinking like the test maker which I feel really screwed me up because I didn't really know the basics. What is something you guys could recommend to learn them well? Thanks for all your help!

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Post Sun Jul 23, 2017 2:45 pm
Hey pcm182!

Just checking in: did you have any luck with either recommendation?

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Post Thu Dec 08, 2016 9:14 pm
Definitely start with a refresher of some kind.

My pick for the best no-prerequisites-required introduction to math is Art of Problem Solving's Prealgebra. This book is one of the only introductory math books I've ever seen that teaches you how to think mathematically, and everything you'll see in it also happens to be on the GMAT. (It doesn't cover every aspect of GMAT math, but by the time you're done you'll know most of what there is to know and you'll be able to THINK like a GMAT instructor does.)

Once you get through that, your prerequisites should be solid, and GMAT books will be very accessible. Def recommend it over anything you can find for free on the internet.

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