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# Quickest way to improve quant?

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22 Mar 2009, 17:36
I am retaking the GMAT in a week. My quant is alright, but I have trouble with the intuitive applications of quant on certain problem-solving and data sufficiency questions. Is there any advice that anyone can give me to suggest how I could improve this?
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26 Mar 2009, 05:42
Hi vishal84

Well, i can tell you my approach with some of the problems.
For, questions of expressions with variables and inequalities, try to assume some values like 0,1,2,-2,2.5 etc for the variables according to the given conditions. u can certainly save your time using this.
DS questions need not be solved fully, but u need to examine the conditions carefully.
Keep your basics clear n u ll be a winner.
All the best for your exam.
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26 Mar 2009, 05:44
I always for get negatives/fraction...terrible......I would do OG problems timed..maybe even cut time down like 1:30 per question to simulate stress.
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26 Mar 2009, 18:18
Vishal84,

A tip I recently discovered for data sufficiency problems is below:

In order for an equation to be sufficiently solved there needs to be at least as many equations as there are variables. So, for example, if you have 3 variables you will need at least 3 different equations to be provided for the questions to be sufficiently solvable.

This tip is very specific and might be a bit too narrow but it really helped me on a few data sufficiency questions.

I hope this helps you out!
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27 Mar 2009, 05:54
NC2CHI wrote:
Vishal84,

A tip I recently discovered for data sufficiency problems is below:

In order for an equation to be sufficiently solved there needs to be at least as many equations as there are variables. So, for example, if you have 3 variables you will need at least 3 different equations to be provided for the questions to be sufficiently solvable.

This tip is very specific and might be a bit too narrow but it really helped me on a few data sufficiency questions.

I hope this helps you out!

Also..be carfeful of equations that are the same, but are factored differently, etc to look diffferent..common trick...
Re: Quickest way to improve quant? &nbs [#permalink] 27 Mar 2009, 05:54
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