Preparing for the GMAT Quantitative Section - dummies

# Preparing for the GMAT Quantitative Section

The GMAT Quantitative section consists of a mix of Problem Solving and Data Sufficiency questions (37 in total), which must be completed in 75 minutes. (The specific directions for each type of question will be presented each time they appear.)

Problem Solving questions are multiple-choice questions with five answer choice options. Each Data Sufficiency question poses a question followed by two statements. Your task is to evaluate the statements to determine at what point there is or is not sufficient information to answer the question. Unlike the Problem Solving questions, you do not actually have to answer the question posed. Instead, you select one of five fixed answer choices that offer different options about the sufficiency of the information provided in the two statements.

The five answer choices are exactly the same and in the same order for each Data Sufficiency question.

## Quantitative: Problem Solving

• Be prepared to use your knowledge of basic math, probability and statistics, algebra, geometry, and problem solving.
• Memorize formula and other common math knowledge beforehand.
• Write expressions and draw figures on the erasable notepad correctly.
• Avoid making arithmetic or algebra mistakes.
• Check to make sure you didn’t overlook something when formulating an equation.