GMAT Math Articles

  • GMAT Prep Challenge: Can You Do This Math Problem?

    GMAT Prep Challenge: Can You Do This Math Problem?

    by on August 25th, 2014

    No introduction to this one—see what you can figure out and then we’ll talk about it! This is a GMATPrep® problem from the free exams. * “If n and y are positive integers and , which of the following must be an … Read More

  • GMAT Avengers Study Group: Triangles

    GMAT Avengers Study Group: Triangles

    by on August 22nd, 2014

    This Past Saturday, we did a session on ‘Triangles’ which show up all over the GMAT. We will often find them hiding in problems that seem to be about rectangles or other shapes. To begin with, let’s share the … Read More

  • GMAT Avengers Study Group: Absolute Value

    GMAT Avengers Study Group: Absolute Value

    by on August 21st, 2014

    The absolute value of x, |x|, is the distance of x from zero on the number line. Of course, it’s always positive, because distance is away positive. To extend that further: |x – 4| is the distance of x from 4; |x … Read More

  • Take a Study Break with This Challenge Question

    Take a Study Break with This Challenge Question

    by on August 6th, 2014

    In life, it is  important to have a hobby or pastime that you find interesting. Sometimes, when the daily grind of work, school, family, social responsibilities, and preparing for the GMAT just seems like too much to … Read More

  • Could Algebra Be Your Key to Success on the GMAT?

    Could Algebra Be Your Key to Success on the GMAT?

    by on August 4th, 2014

    Today’s article comes courtesy of Veritas Prep GMAT instructor, David Newland. If you want to bring your “A Game” on the Quant section you need to be very comfortable with Algebra. There is one mathematical … Read More

  • Listing Possible Values in a Remainder Question

    Listing Possible Values in a Remainder Question

    by on July 28th, 2014

    To set up this article, please try solving the following question. Here is the practice problem:   x and y are positive integers. When x is divided by 11, the remainder is 5, and when x is divided by 34, the … Read More

  • GMAT Avengers Study Group: Lines & Angles

    GMAT Avengers Study Group: Lines & Angles

    by on July 21st, 2014

    Here’s some common definitions to get us started: Line – a geometrical object that is straight, infinitely long and infinitely thin. Two points determine a straight line. Given any two points, there is exactly … Read More

  • GMAT Problem Solving Practice: The Solution

    GMAT Problem Solving Practice: The Solution

    by on July 12th, 2014

    Did you try out our GMAT problem solving practice question? If not, give it a try before you look at the solution. Here’s a reminder: A theater charges $12 for seats in the orchestra and $8 for seats in the … Read More

  • How Much Time Should You Spend on Quant Questions?

    How Much Time Should You Spend on Quant Questions?

    by on July 10th, 2014

    On the GMAT, you will be asked to answer multiple questions in a relatively short period of time. One of the main difficulties test takers have with the GMAT is that they run out of time before finishing all the … Read More

  • How Fast Can You Solve this GMAT Prep Quant Problem?

    How Fast Can You Solve this GMAT Prep Quant Problem?

    by on July 7th, 2014

    Try this problem from the free problem sets that come with the GMATPrep® software and see whether you can spot the most efficient solution. Here is the problem:   * “If a is a positive integer, and if the units … Read More

  • Rephrasing the Target Question

    Rephrasing the Target Question

    by on June 30th, 2014

    In this article, we’ll examine how to make Data Sufficiency questions easier by simplifying the target question before examining the two statements. To set the stage, try solving the following question: Is ? 1) xy < … Read More

  • GMAT Avengers Study Group: Powers & Roots

    GMAT Avengers Study Group: Powers & Roots

    by on June 29th, 2014

    Have you encountered a Quant problem that involves imperfect square roots? How did you react? Here’s an article on approximating square roots that will help you approach these problems with more ease. … Read More

  • GMAT Problem Solving Practice

    GMAT Problem Solving Practice

    by on June 26th, 2014

    It’s time again for some GMAT practice. Hey, I know you’re gearing up for a weekend of football and snacks, but why not set aside a few minutes to try this practice problem before you put on your beer hat? … Read More

  • How Would You Solve This Data Sufficiency Question?

    How Would You Solve This Data Sufficiency Question?

    by on June 24th, 2014

    The question format least familiar to most prospective GMAT students is unquestionably Data Sufficiency. As a test exclusive question type, it is unlikely that you have come across such a question without having at least … Read More