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.