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TEST IT

The most powerful EMPOWER tactic for the Quantitative section of the GMAT

WHY use TEST IT:

1. On many questions, it’s an easier/faster approach than conventional math
2. It’s useful on up to 2/3 of Test Day Quant Questions
3. It’s useful on most Data Sufficiency Questions
4. You cannot earn a 700+ without TEST IT

CLUES that you can likely use TEST IT on a question:

1. When there are one or more variables in the answers
2. When there are one or more variables in the prompt
3. When math vocabulary words (odd, even, positive, prime, etc) appear in a question
4. You’re on a Data Sufficiency question
5. If you’re not sure how to begin a question

HOW to use TEST IT:

1. Look for VARIABLES (in the prompt and/or the answers)
2. Identify any math rules or definitions about the variables
3. Select easy-to-use numbers for your variables
4. Perform any necessary calculations that the question asks you to perform
5. Compare your result with the answers and find a match (when variables occur in the answers, then you must check ALL 5 answers) 

Example: If N > 4 and N is a prime number, then what is the remainder when N² is divided by 6?
  (A)  0 
  (B)  1 
  (C)  2 
  (D)  3 
  (E)  4

WHAT number(s) to pick:

1. In Problem Solving questions, small integers tend to be best (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, etc.); avoid the numbers 0 and 1 except in complex questions
2. In Data Sufficiency questions, ANY numbers are permissible, as long as the question doesn’t restrict it (look to use 0 and 1 in these situations)
3. Use 100 when a % symbol appears (or percents are referenced)
4. Use the common denominator when a question lists fractions in the prompt
5. Use numbers that match any descriptions given (odd, negative, prime, etc.)

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FAQs on Test It For GMAT - Quantitative for GMAT

1. What is the GMAT exam?
Ans. The GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test) is a standardized exam used for admission into graduate business programs, such as MBA or management-related master's degrees. It measures various skills including analytical writing, integrated reasoning, quantitative reasoning, and verbal reasoning.
2. How long is the GMAT exam?
Ans. The GMAT exam is a computer-adaptive test that takes approximately 3 hours and 7 minutes to complete. It consists of four sections: Analytical Writing Assessment (AWA), Integrated Reasoning (IR), Quantitative Reasoning (QR), and Verbal Reasoning (VR).
3. Can I use a calculator during the GMAT exam?
Ans. No, the GMAT exam does not allow the use of a calculator. The Quantitative Reasoning section assesses your ability to solve mathematical problems without the aid of a calculator. However, an on-screen calculator is provided for the Integrated Reasoning section.
4. How is the GMAT exam scored?
Ans. The GMAT exam is scored on a scale of 200 to 800, with 10-point increments. The Verbal Reasoning and Quantitative Reasoning sections are scored between 0 and 60, while the Analytical Writing Assessment and Integrated Reasoning sections are scored on a scale of 0 to 6 and 1 to 8, respectively.
5. How long are GMAT scores valid?
Ans. GMAT scores are valid for five years from the date the exam was taken. After the five-year period, the scores are no longer considered valid for admission purposes. It is important to check the specific requirements of each business school or program, as some may have their own score expiration policies.
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