GMAT Math Articles

  • Avoiding the C-Trap in Data Sufficiency

    Avoiding the C-Trap in Data Sufficiency

    by on April 16th, 2014

    Have you heard of the C-Trap? I’m not going to tell you what it is yet. Try this problem from GMATPrep® first and see whether you can avoid it: * “In a certain year, the difference between Mary’s and Jim’s … Read More

  • Intelligence Is Insufficient on GMAT Data Sufficiency

    Intelligence Is Insufficient on GMAT Data Sufficiency

    by on April 15th, 2014

    Undoubtedly, the GMAT can be a frustrating test to learn how to beat. Most who find themselves in battle with it end up following a red herring by questioning what the heck this test has to do with business. Entertaining … Read More

  • Think Logically When It Comes to the GMAT

    Think Logically When It Comes to the GMAT

    by on April 14th, 2014

    The GMAT is an exam that primarily tests your use of logic. One of the most consistent methods used to evaluate your use in logic is to take away your calculator and ask you “difficult” math questions. More … Read More

  • GMAT Data Sufficiency Tips: A Breakdown

    GMAT Data Sufficiency Tips: A Breakdown

    by on April 13th, 2014

    Data Sufficiency (DS) questions are unique to the GMAT. When first encountered they are cumbersome, confusing, and generally frustrating. Admittedly, Data Sufficiency questions often remain cumbersome, confusing, and … Read More

  • Graphics Interpretation: Change the Way You Think About Change

    Graphics Interpretation: Change the Way You Think About Change

    by on April 7th, 2014

    One of the great benefits of the Veritas Prep Question Bank is that with its 4 million user responses to GMAT practice questions it does an excellent job of highlighting test-taker trends. These statistics can point out … Read More

  • The Most Efficient Way to Understand Least Common Multiples

    The Most Efficient Way to Understand Least Common Multiples

    by on April 3rd, 2014

    Today’s article comes courtesy of BTG expert and Veritas Prep GMAT instructor, David Newland. I recently had a student write in to ask me, “Can you explain to me the reasoning behind the Least Common Multiple? I … Read More

  • GMAT Avengers Study Group: Tackling Fractions and Ratios

    GMAT Avengers Study Group: Tackling Fractions and Ratios

    by on April 2nd, 2014

    This past Saturday, we dealt with another important topic called Fractions and Ratios. It is one of the most commonly tested concepts on the GMAT that focuses on the relationship between part and whole. A clear … Read More

  • Mentally Calculating X Percent of Y

    Mentally Calculating X Percent of Y

    by on April 1st, 2014

    Can you quickly calculate 15% of 42 in your head? In this lesson, we’ll examine a fast way to perform this calculation and others. The technique I’ll demonstrate is based on the fact that it’s incredibly easy … Read More

  • Save Time and Eliminate Frustration on DS: Draw It Out!

    Save Time and Eliminate Frustration on DS: Draw It Out!

    by on March 31st, 2014

    Some Data Sufficiency questions present you with scenarios: stories that could play out in various complicated ways, depending on the statements. How do you get through these with a minimum of time and fuss? Try the … Read More

  • This Math Strategy Will Save You Time on the GMAT

    This Math Strategy Will Save You Time on the GMAT

    by on March 29th, 2014

    Today’s article comes courtesy of Veritas Prep GMAT instructor, Ron Awad. There are certain numbers that will show up on every GMAT. Some of these numbers you need to be able to manipulate, and others will be … Read More

  • Recognizing Similar Triangles

    Recognizing Similar Triangles

    by on March 26th, 2014

    Today’s article comes courtesy of Veritas Prep GMAT instructor and BTG expert, David Newland. In the Austin Powers movies the character known as “Dr. Evil” creates an exact version of himself, only smaller, … Read More

  • Learn Math from Marshall Mathers

    Learn Math from Marshall Mathers

    by on March 24th, 2014

    There are plenty of GMAT lessons to learn from Eminem. He’s a master, as are the authors of GMAT Critical Reasoning, of “precision in language“. He flips sentence structures around to create more interesting … Read More

  • GMAT Roman Numerals Questions Revisited

    GMAT Roman Numerals Questions Revisited

    by on March 23rd, 2014

    We covered GMAT Roman Numerals questions recently, and like any good teacher, I want to review this topic again to help solidify it in your mind. So, we challenged students on Facebook with a practice question recently … Read More

  • When Is it Time to Guess on Quant?

    When Is it Time to Guess on Quant?

    by on March 22nd, 2014

    So you’ve been told over and over that guessing is an important part of the GMAT. But knowing you’re supposed to guess and knowing when you’re supposed to guess are two very different things. Here are a few … Read More