### Which GMAT Problems Should I Guess On? – Part 3: Making Great Guesses on Quant Problems

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You’ve read a Quant problem, and you’ve realized that you don’t have a plan. How do you make the smartest, fastest guess possible, and increase your odds of salvaging the problem?

Let’s start with Quant Problem Solving problems. Let’s also assume that you’re actually* guessing*, not using an alternative strategy, such as Backsolving or Choosing Smart Numbers! The following three methods are good ways to make a decent guess even if you don’t have a strategy at all. Read more

### Which GMAT Problems Should I Guess On? – Part 2: When to Guess

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If you read the previous article in this series, we hope you’re ready to start using guessing as a first resort! Guessing is a critical and necessary part of getting the GMAT score you deserve. But how do you know that a problem is ‘guessable’? After all, the tough problems aren’t labeled on the test. They look exactly the same as every other problem…or do they? Read more

### Which GMAT Problems Should I Guess On? – Part 1: How guessing affects your score

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On a traditional exam, everybody takes the same test, but gets a different number of questions correct. The GMAT is the opposite. Everyone takes a *different *test, but everyone misses about the same number of questions. For instance, if you take the Manhattan Prep free practice GMAT, you’re almost certain to get between 40% and 60% of the Quant questions right. But if you get 50% of the questions right on a very tough GMAT, you’ll get a much higher score than someone who gets 50% of the questions right on a very easy GMAT. Read more