GMAT Math Question Tricks and Tips

By Lisa Zimmer Hatch, Scott A. Hatch

Part of GMAT For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Does the thought of taking the GMAT math test make you break out in a cold sweat? Relax, and use these tips and tricks to help you tackle the math section of the GMAT:

  • Know math formulas before you take the GMAT because the test doesn’t provide them for you.

  • Remember that easy questions are worth the same number of points as hard questions, so don’t rush through the easy questions and make careless mistakes.

  • Eliminate answer choices that don’t make sense.

  • Memorize the chart for answering data sufficiency questions. As soon as you’ve determined whether a statement has enough information to answer the question, eliminate answer choices and move on. Don’t waste time solving the problem unless you have to do so to make your determination.

  • Take advantage of your noteboard. Use it to draw pictures, work out formulas, and cross out wrong answer choices.