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New post 01 Apr 2011, 08:55
Hi,

I have thought that this kind of question must have been asked elsewhere in this forum. Surprisingly, after some search I did not find the answer. That's why I start this topic.

According to you, what are the hardest sections of GMAT Math? Should we spend much time in these sections or should we use these time to improve other easier sections of Math and Verbal? In my opinion, the hardest sections are combination and probability. But I am not sure :)

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P & C and Work Rate problems are tough because to solve these problems, you need to know how to apply the formula.
P&C has only limited number of identities to memorize... However, knowing when to apply those concepts is the real challenge.
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New post 01 Apr 2011, 14:51
It depends on each person's particular skill level and feelings, really. I don't think that there is a specific question type that should be considered the most difficult in a general sense. I wouldn't, then, rely too much on others' input, since you will probably receive different answers.

The hardest questions are the ones that give you the most difficulty. And in that sense, you should focus on those in order to improve this weakness and increase your GMAT score. It's better, though, to start with basic questions and build from there. Starting with 700-plus level questions would probably only cause confusion and discouragement.
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New post 02 Apr 2011, 08:30
yeah,everybody has their own weakness. I really hate the quant questions with wordy wordy word, which explains why I have problem with verbal :(

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I had problem with solving word problems too. It is so wordy.

Now I read the last line of the question (i.e. the required part) then the question sentence by sentence, noting the important points (short mostly numbers with notations) and then solve it...

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I think probably many find the word translation problems the hardest...
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series combination problems where order matters... i never seem to use the right formula D:

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Work rate problems and data sufficiency geometry always give me the most problems

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New post 09 Apr 2011, 09:49
most definitely the hardest (for me) are work/rate problems.

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