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Top Best GMAT Quantitative BooksCommon Book Combinations and Recommendatios1. Need to figure out your weaknesses in GMAT math? Take a GMATPrep test or GMAT Club's free gmat diagnostic test 2. Rusty with Math or want to be very methodical  start with basics: Manhattan GMAT Foundations of GMAT Math 3. OK with Math but need a good review in a short amount of time: Kaplan Math Workbook + MGMAT Number Properties + MGMAT Word Translations 4. Need highest score and have time: MGMAT Guides + GMAT Club tests 5. Need specific question practice: PR 1012 (has some errors/typos), Quant OG, or use gmat club tags 6. Probability and Combinations review: http://gmatclub.com/forum/combinations ... 56486.html and MGMAT Word Translations
Book Bundles and Study Plans at a Glance   Standard Plan  Advanced Plan  Ultimate Plan  Beyond Hardcore Plan  General Strategy Books Explain how GMAT works, provide general principles and strategies, give an idea about weaknesses, provide practice tests  Kaplan Live Online + comes with 6 practice tests  Kaplan Live Online + comes with 6 practice tests Kaplan GMAT Advanced  Poor guidebook, more of a question collection  Kaplan Live Online + comes with 6 practice tests Kaplan GMAT Advanced  Poor guidebook, more of a question collection GMAT Test Simulation Booklet + Great for practice  Kaplan Live Online + comes with 6 practice tests Kaplan GMAT Advanced  Poor guidebook, more of a question collection GMAT Test Simulation Booklet + Great for practice  Quant Books Refresh math principles, fill gaps, and learn patterns  Kaplan Math Workbook  missing probability and combinations  Kaplan Math Workbook  missing probability and combinations MGMAT Number Properties  5 Quant MGMAT Guides MGMAT Math Foundations  5 Quant MGMAT Guides MGMAT Math Foundations Probability and Combinations for Dummies  Verbal Books Refresh grammar rules, aquire CR and RC strategies  Kaplan Verbal Workbook OR: PowerScore Verbal Bible  CR: PowerScore CR or MGMAT CR RC: MGMAT RC SC: PowerScore SC or MGMAT SC  CR: PowerScore CR or MGMAT CR RC: MGMAT RC SC: PowerScore SC or MGMAT SC SC: Kaplan Verbal Foundations  CR: PowerScore CR or MGMAT CR CR: LSAT Critical Reasoning RC: MGMAT RC RC: LSAT Reading Comprehension SC: PowerScore SC or MGMAT SC SC: Doing Grammar  Practice Questions Additional practice  Official Guide 12th + 900 retired real GMAT questions  Official Guide 12th + 900 retired real GMAT questions Verbal Official Guide + 300 retired verbal GMAT questions Quant Official Guide + 300 retired quant GMAT questions  Official Guide 12th + 900 retired real GMAT questions Verbal Official Guide + 300 retired verbal GMAT questions Quant Official Guide + 300 retired quant GMAT questions Princeton Review 1012 + Great target practice  Official Guide 12th + 900 retired real GMAT questions Verbal Official Guide + 300 retired verbal GMAT questions Quant Official Guide + 300 retired quant GMAT questions Princeton Review 1012 + Great target practice Paper GMAT Tests + Official Retired tests available from GMAC  Tests Simulated Practice GMAT tests  GMATPrep, Kaplan, Free tests  GMATprep, Kaplan, MGMAT, some GMATClub tests  GMATprep, PowerPrep, GMAT Focus, Kaplan, MGMAT, GMATClub tests  GMATprep, PowerPrep, GMAT Focus, Kaplan, MGMAT, PR, GMATClub tests 
1. GMAT Math Books1. Manhattan GMAT (MGMAT) GuidesRecommended for best results if you have the time.Strengths: 1. Good balance between test taking strategies and background theory explanations 2. Singletopic focus of each guide allows the student to purchase only those guides that pertain to his/her weaknesses 3. Covered concepts are illustrated with examples that are conveniently assigned to either PS or DS section. 4. Access to 6 Online CAT's (same for each book) 5. Additional online practice question banks (different for each book) Weaknesses:1. Time and Money 2. Books themselves do not contain many practice questions (though online and OG 12 references more than compensate) Notes: most often recommended guide is the Manhattan GMAT Number properties and MGMAT Word Translations
3. Veritas Prep GuidesRival of the MGMAT bundle though a bit higher priced.Strengths: 1. 12 total guides + an intro book for quant + test simulation booklet 2. Practice questions. Every one of the guides is packed with practice questions 3. Fresh questions; you probably have not seen them on forums/etc since these books have just been published Weaknesses:1. Price: $250 2. Spacing is a bit strange sometimes with only one question per page 3. Kaplan GMAT Math WorkbookA solid supplement to the Official GuideStrengths: 1. Fairly comprehensive review of the basic math concepts needed for the GMAT 2. Structure of the book allows you to work from start to finish, building on previous skills learned 3. Sections devoted to Word problem and Data Sufficiency questions Weaknesses:1. Statistics, Combinations/Permutations and Probability are not covered 2. Questions do not reflect GMAT questions, but rather are designed to insure that the material is mastered Notes: Recommended/most interesting problem compilation from Kaplan Math WorkbookFaster than going through the math MGMAT Guides, but also not as thorough 4. Official Guide for GMAT Quantitative Review Great for additional math practice questions, but don't expect to find any strategies or math lessons here.Strengths: 1. 300 real GMAT questions 2. Real GMAT questions retired from past tests 3. The practice questions are organized by level of difficulty 4. The practice questions follow actual GMAT test patterns  great to have one's ear trained. Weaknesses:1. The book does not contain any strategies 2. It does have a few short review sections but they are very weak 3. Mostly low and medium difficulty questions. Not very helpful to a person aiming to get above 700. Bottom Line: this book is optional; usually OG 12 is sufficient by itself. Notable Specialized Books  Arithmetic, Probability, Combinations, DS, etc Combinations & Probability Veritas Prep Combinations & Probability  added 08/24/10Attachment:
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Dedicated Combinations and Probability Guide considered by many to be the bestStrengths:1. Good strategies 2. Plenty of practice questions 3. Well organized and laid out Weaknesses:1. Possibly crosses into nongmat section but a very minor concern . 5. Manhattan GMAT Word Translations Guide  added 11/11/091936240122 Attachment:
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Contains material on Combinations and ProbabilityStrengths:1. Coverage of combinations and probability 2. Coverage of Statistics and Overlapping sets problems 3. Comes with 6 MGMAT tests Weaknesses:1. As with all MGMAT Guides, lacks practice questions and relies on the Official Guide for additional practice. If you have covered the OG, you may have to look elsewhere for practice, such as GMAT Club's free collection of probability questions: http://gmatclub.com/forum/combinations ... 56486.html6. Manhattan GMAT Foundations of GMAT Math  Added 2/5/2010Attachment:
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Great for refreshing math concepts and building confidence in mathStrengths:1. Works well with other MGMAT books (structured in a similar way) 2. Best book for brushing up on long forgotten math concepts (fractions, powers, etc) 3. Comes with additional online practice questions Weaknesses:1. The book has 400 practice questions but they are not in a GMAT format, rather a mathtextbook format 2. Long! 300 fullsize pages  I think the expectation is that you skip parts that you know 3. No access to MGMAT tests that usually are included with all of the other 8 guides Notes: recommended instead of the Kaplan Math Foundations. See a very detailed review of the Foundations of GMAT Math by a memberAttachment:
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Has anyone read Total Gmat MAth by jeff sachmann. Please let me know your comments on the same

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Sweety04 wrote: Has anyone read Total Gmat MAth by jeff sachmann. Please let me know your comments on the same The book is good, but perhaps most effective for those with an already decent grasp of the material. For those who are starting at a more basic level, the Manhattan Math series is a superior product overall.

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For me: I highly recommend the GMATclub Math book, it has every core concept that can show up on the gmat. also, does not attempt to teach you shortcuts / tricks in place of vital concepts that need to be understood to have any chance of a good quant score Truth be told, where I derived the most benefit and observable performance gains vs any study guides / instructional material, was by browsing the PS/DS subforums and studying Bunuel's approaches/solutions to all the various problem types and difficulties....and doing the necessary to make sure I truly understood what he did, and why he did it. Sorry, if a bit OT.
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Vijayec86 wrote: Is GMAT club tests available for IOS ? Does purchasing GMAT club tests in this forum allow the same logon for IOS? You can take the tests on the iPhone or iPad (using the safari) there is a GMAT Club Toolkit App that you can download a free copy of. It comes with 100 free questions. The paid version comes with 992 questions (and 300 of those are from GMAT Club tests) but the app only does quizzes. It does not offer full length tests. Those you can take in a browser as you would on the computer. Best Regards, BB
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One of the Math Prep eBook is available at the website 'aptiDude [dot] com' ... It contains all the important tips ,tricks and formulas for all quantitative aptitude topics. Must have a look...
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I didn't find Kaplan 800 Quant to be 700+ level Verbal in kaplan 800 is certainly good and a must do!!
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Can i find official guide 2015 online??

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I wanna brush up my math skills, what's better between Manhattan GMAT and Veritas quant guides? I can get both for free from friends who took the GMAT before so don't consider the cost but only the actual content. Or it's better to review everything from the Gmatclub Math Book and use these guides later for strategies only?

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This is wonderful! Thank you!
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I'm a big fan of Manhattan textbooks as well as its online packages.
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barrons math workbook to master fundamentals. gmat quantum online is a good resource

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Hi all,
i wanted to know that if i have to practice questions from a particular topic in quant, where can i find the link to those questions?

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Hi, is their is any online practice test for GMAT.

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I recently scored Q46 in 15 days of practice and want to score Q50. I heared about " math revolution prep" by Mr. Lee Could anybody guide me? How is this source and kindy suggest if there is anything else good for refer to achieve Q50. Please help.

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Hi I recently started preparing the quant section of the Gmat. I find some of the approach given in the OG to be tedious one. Is there a link where certain OG problems are explained in a simple manner?

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Do you think combining KapMath workbook with MGMAT's Number Properties and Word Translations books would work for building good understanding needed for the quant section?

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