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McGraw-Hill’ s
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GRADUATE MANAGEMENT ADMISSION TEST
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Stacey Rudnick
Ryan Hackney
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GRADUATE MANAGEMENT ADMISSION TEST
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GMAT
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Stacey Rudnick
Ryan Hackney
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London | Madrid | Mexico City | Milan | New Delhi
San Juan | Seoul | Singapore | Sydney | Toronto
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Stacey Rudnick
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London | Madrid | Mexico City | Milan | New Delhi
San Juan | Seoul | Singapore | Sydney | Toronto
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Contents
Foreword..............................................................................................................................VII
McGraw-Hill’s GMAT: Introduction .........................................................................IX
@Welcome to the GMAT  @Attaining Your Competitive Edge: McGraw-Hill’s GMAT
@Meet the GMAT  @Achieving Your Goals on the GMAT  @Registering for the GMAT
@Additional Practice  @Some Final Advice
PART ONE THE QUANTITATIVE SECTION
CHAPTER 1 The Techniques of GMAT Problem Solving..................................3
@The Art of Problem Solving
@The Answers: Not Necessarily Your Friends
CHAPTER 2 Data Sufficiency....................................................................................13
@Can You Answer the Question?  @The Intent Behind the Question Type  
@Working Data Sufficiency Problems Efficiently  @Practice Problems
CHAPTER 3 Basic Principles of Numbers ...........................................................27
@Introduction: Remembering Your High School Math  @Number Systems  
@Algebraic Notation and the Order of Operations  @Exponents and Roots  
@Factoring Numbers  @Working with Nonintegers  @Key Concepts to Remember
@Practice Problems
CHAPTER 4 Algebraic Equations and Analytical Geometry......................43
@The Importance of Algebra  @Linear Equations  @Quadratic Equations  
@Hyperbolic Equations  @Application Problem: Depreciation  @Practice Problems
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