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The Importance of Strategic Flexibility when Tackling Difficult GMAT Quant Problems

Posted by Ben L on 1/2/19 2:40 PM

In preparing for the quantitative section of the GMAT, students need to become proficient in a number of different math topics ranging from algebra to geometry.  In addition to understanding how to approach these topics in a straightforward manner, students also benefit from developing an arsenal of strategies that can be applied to a variety of question types such as estimation, choosing smart numbers, and process of elimination. As the difficulty of problems increases, it becomes increasingly important for students to be able to move fluidly from one strategy to another, often combining more than one to solve a single problem.  Let’s take a look at the following problem which is adapted from one I saw on the actual test:

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