Data Interpretation Cheats
November 09, 2010
The GMAT Quantitative section includes between two and four data interpretation questions which will always include a graph, chart, or data table. If you aren’t keen on data, and numbers to start with, this section can be very intimidating, so this week weâ€™ve put together some â€˜cheatsâ€™ that can boost your performance in this section; no numbers required.
- Read all questions carefully, and take care not to mix percentages with raw numbers.
- Whenever the question speaks of an â€œapproximationâ€ you can round off the numbers for faster calculations.
- Read the data artifacts first, take a moment to consider what youâ€™re seeing and then read the problem. This can help you solve the problem faster.
- Do not rush. The majority of mistakes are not made from calculation mistakes, but from using the wrong data. Be sure of what the question is asking.
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