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
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
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