## number properties

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### number properties

by red217 » Wed Sep 18, 2013 11:43 am
Hi there,

after going thru thenumber properties book of mgmat, i still think that i do not have grip over the concepts, can anyone please suggest me any other books or any other resourcesi can go through.

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by Brent@GMATPrepNow » Wed Sep 18, 2013 11:51 am
A free option is to use BTG's tagging feature to isolate Number properties only: https://www.beatthegmat.com/forums/tags/ ... properties
By tackling/reviewing these questions, you'll learn the concepts that are commonly tested on the GMAT.

See the left side of that page for more tag options.

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by [email protected] » Wed Sep 18, 2013 4:53 pm
Hi red217,

Is there any particular aspect of Number Properties that you find difficult?

As a nudge, most Number Properties are based on rules that you can FIGURE OUT. For example...

What's an Odd x Odd? How do you prove it? Do you really need a book to tell you what this rule is?

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by red217 » Wed Sep 18, 2013 8:52 pm
thanks Brent, ill definitely try it

@ Rich.C No offense Sir! but i think all of math IS common sense. and for that matter WHY IS there a whole book on the number properties section?
if you can FIGURE OUT a problemdoes not means its true for everyone!!
Im sorry but i have always found your suggestions pretty helpful and today i was shocked at your tone!
Thanks but NO thanks

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by [email protected] » Thu Sep 19, 2013 12:08 pm
Hi red217,

I did not mean for my tone to be anything other than encouraging.

You CAN figure out these rules.

While the GMAT does require a certain amount of memorization, it's adaptive nature means that you're going to be tested on your flexibility (and ability to figure things out). That's all that I was attempting to get across in my last post.

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by faraz_jeddah » Fri Sep 20, 2013 3:06 pm
I concur with Rich. It is better to figure out the rules and understand the concept underneath rather than blindly memorizing numerous rules.

Goes without saying that Rich's tone was no where near condescending.
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