## “At Least” Problems in GMAT Probability

“At Least” Problems in GMAT Probability Hey, remember how all the Probabilities have to be fractions less than one? I mean, after all, it’s reasonably rare for there to be a greater than 100% chance that something will happen. The other thing to bear in mind is that a full Probability–anything that is forgone conclusion–is … Read More

## QUICK SOLUTION to List T Consists of 30 Positive Decimals GMAT

Here’s the Solution to this Crazy-ass Problem: List T Consists of 30 Positive Decimals… Now I’m not going to lie and tell you this question is easy. It’s actually a total beast. And for that reason, I suggest that you repeat this question and repeat it again and then repeat it again until it makes … Read More

## How to Analyze GMAT Quant Questions Properly PART II

CONSISTENTLY ASK YOURSELF: “Am I spinning my wheels?” Remember, that means doing things that won’t get you to the answer any faster. Are you calculating something that won’t yield one of the five answer choices? That’s not to say that the GMAT is giving you wrong information, but rather that the answer choices restrict your … Read More

## How to Analyze GMAT Quant Questions PROPERLY

Arithmetic–or calculation for calculation’s sake–is a waste of time on GMAT Quant Questions. ​ There–I said it. Allow me to add a premise to my argument: insecurity plays a huge role in GMAT Quant Questions. Chew on that for a moment, and let this sink in: Already the human computer is widely displaced by mechanical … Read More

## The Ultimate Guide to GMAT Mixtures Questions — Mixture Problems GMAT — this year’s graduating students — and more!

The Ultimate Guide to GMAT Mixtures Questions Download this entire article in PDF form here! The beauty of Mixtures questions is that they are relatively simple once we get a couple of simple concepts straight. One nice thing about Mixture questions is that they are best learned through example, so let’s jump right in.  Let’s … Read More

## I Hate the GMAT Part II: Frustration and Shame

I hate the GMAT because it is built to be frustrating. (Among other reasons, of course!) Start with contempt. If you get frustrated enough, the GMAT wins. While it’s nice to really enjoy something and pursue everything “for the love,” let’s be honest–that’s bullshit.  At least at the beginning. Let’s start with a little story… … Read More

## Move Your GMAT Score from the 600s to the 700s.

If your GMAT Score is stuck in the 600s, there’s probably a good reason. And that reason is technique. What is it that the 700+ scorers do that’s so different? One key thing is that they don’t waste time on unnecessary Arithmetic. Rather, knowing the multiplication tables and fraction-decimal equivalents cold plus understanding quick ways … Read More

## VERY Difficult GMAT Properties Question (with Relative Primes!)

Relative Primes in GMAT Properties of Numbers questions. Scary stuff! I’m sure you’re here not for the explanation but for the video. With that in mind, let’s keep this short: This GMAT Properties of Numbers question itself is bit of a logical nightmare. If you’re not really going for 700+, I’d advise just skipping it … Read More

## Are They Trying to Trick Me Here? When GMAT Quant Gets Nasty.

How do you know that a GMAT Quant question is tricking you? Read on… Of course the GMAT is trying to trick you. That’s the whole point. You probably thought you’d learn some “tricks” and be able to get a 700+. Excuse my giggling. No, that’s just GMAT Quant tricking you, I’m afraid. Like an … Read More

## When to Plug In on a GMAT Rates Question — (almost) Never!

When do you try Smart Numbers with a GMAT Rates question? Hardly ever. Why? It just makes things twice as difficult. This question doesn’t need to take a long time to solve if you do it right, but as you’ll see, it’s not easy either way you cut it. The hard part, really, is to … Read More