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Advanced GMAT Quant [Kindle Edition]

Manhattan GMAT
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Book Description

You’ve worked through basic guides and you’ve taken the practice tests—now take your GMAT score to the next level. Build your higher-level quantitative skills with Manhattan GMAT’s Advanced Quant supplement, specially designed for students seeking 650+ scores.

This guide combines intense practice with techniques for problem solving and data sufficiency questions, ranging from broad principles to tactics for narrowing down possible answers.

Purchase of this book includes six months of online access to the Advanced Quant Homework Bank of extra practice questions and detailed explanations not included in the book, as well as to the Advanced Quant Bonus Drill Set.


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Chapter By Chapter

0. INTRODUCTION

Part I

1. PROBLEM SOLVING PRINCIPLES
Problem Solving Advanced Principles, Principle #1: Understand the Basics, Principle #2: Build a Plan, Principle #3: Solve - and Put Pen to Paper, Principle #4: Review Your Work

2. PROBLEM SOLVING: STRATEGIES & TACTICS
Advanced Strategies, Advanced Guessing Tactics

3. DATA SUFFICIENCY: PRINCIPLES
Principle #1: Follow a Consistent Process, Principle #2: Never Rephrase Yes/No as Value, Principle #3: Work from Facts to Question, Principle #4: Be a Contrarian, Principle #5: Assume Nothing

4. DATA SUFFICIENCY: STRATEGIES & TACTICS
Advanced Strategies, Advanced Guessing Tactics

Part II

5. PATTERN RECOGNITION
Sequence Problems, Units (Ones) Digit Problems, Remainder Problems, Other Pattern Problems

6. COMMON TERMS & QUADRATIC TEMPLATES
Common Terms, Sequence Problems, Quadratic Templates, Quadratic Templates in Disguise

7. VISUAL SOLUTIONS
1. Representing Objects with Pictures, 2. Rubber Band Geometry, 3. Baseline Calculations for Averages, 4. Number Line Techniques for Statistics Problems

8. HYBRID PROBLEMS
Identify and Sequence the Parts, Where to Start, Minor Hybrids, Conserving Time

Part III

9. WORKOUT SETS

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In the last decade, Manhattan GMAT has grown from a single, dedicated tutor to a major test prep company with locations across the country. Our philosophy is simple: We aim to help students achieve their goals by providing the best curriculum and the highest-quality instructors in the industry. Manhattan GMAT hires fewer than 1 in 10 qualified applicants for its teaching positions, ensuring every instructor has years of experience and a 99th percentile score. So you can trust our books are developed by the very best.

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  • File Size: 6421 KB
  • Print Length: 250 pages
  • Publisher: Manhattan Prep Publishing (May 31, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005IZD536
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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely Necessary for a Top Score September 23, 2011
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I purchased this book two weeks before my exam and subsequently scored a 750 (50Q/41V). I used the Kaplan Premiere and Kaplan 800 books for the initial portion of my study, as well as the GMAT Verbal and GMAT Quant Review books. While these books helped me get used to the format of the exam and even prepared me for difficult verbal questions, I found them to be too easy in the math sections. Even the Kaplan 800 was a breeze -- I could complete the entire book without missing a single quant question. The Manhattan GMAT Quant review, on the other hand, was a great challenge. The problems were thought provoking and significantly different from anything I had seen in my other books. If I had not completed this book before the exam, I would have been stumped on many of the more difficult quant questions and unable to solve them in under 2 mins. This book is an absolute MUST for anyone aiming for the 750-800 range.
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46 of 54 people found the following review helpful
By Ravish
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Before I elaborate on the 'What the heck?' title of my review - skip to the 6th paragraph if you only want to read my review of the book as the first 5 paragraphs are me explaining, albeit in a more profound way, what you may already know about the GMAT; if you want to cut to the chase - it's a fantastic book but I deduct one star because it contains a few errors here and there.

So about the subject of the review - One of the most appropriate analogies that I have heard regarding the GMAT is that 'prepare for the GMAT as you would prepare for a boxing match' - you know you are fighting a very accomplished opponent , you do not have a clue about what kind of punches that opponent will throw at you but ,if you truly want to beat that opponent, you can very well prepare well enough to be able to anticipate what type of punches that opponent will throw at you and counter those punches when they do come.

I am a GMAT retaker - a quick summary of what my standing was prior to my taking the GMAT the last time:
1) I could easily solve at least 95% of all Official Guide (OG) problems
2) On the 2 GMAT Prep tests, I scored a 710 and a 730 respectively
3) Aside from the OG, I practiced over a 1000 questions from pretty much every well known resource out there

Yet, I bombed the actual GMAT when I took it

Don't let my example frighten you - the exam is very beatable (25,000+ people score in excess of 700 each year right?). Aside from the primary mistake, which I am going to elaborate on in this review , I also didn't sleep much before the exam and , on top of that, drove over an hour through traffic infested San Francisco, thereby already stressing out my mind before even sitting down for the test.
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21 of 25 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Wow - it is hard but perhaps too hard? May 25, 2011
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I am the founder of GMAT Club, online GMAT community and finally I have one of the first copies of the book in my hands (after pre-ordering it back in October 2010)! I have spent the evening going through it in quite a bit of detail and here are my thoughts:

I got 49 on my quant but at first, I was not very comfortable with questions but as I got to know the book, it is actually very manageable. (and not so intimidating). I am giving it 5 stars for the effort and content; there are weaknesses, but they may not be relevant to you. The book is deisnged for someone who has already covered the 5 MGMAT Math books and/or is scoring above Q44 (70th percentile). That's actually the qualifications outlined on the second page of the book and I strongly agree - do not attempt this book/questions before you have become comfortable with math basics and are at a good level.

~~~~ Book Overview ~~~~
The book consists of 9 chapters:
0. Introduction (they even start numbering chapters at zero)[3g, 0e]
1. Problem Solving Principles [4g, 5e]
2. Problem Solving Strategies & Tactics [12g, 14e]
3. Data Sufficiency Principles - this is a very helpful section as DS resources are few and in between [6, 9e]
4. Data Sufficiency Strategy & Tactics [16g, 15e]
5. Pattern Questions (these are progressions/etc)[8g, 15e]
6. Common Terms & Quadratic Templates [5g, 28e]
7. Visul Solutions (Geometry, Statistics, Tables, Charts, etc) [14g, 10e]
8. Hybrid Problems [4g, 10e]
9.
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Every question you dreaded seeing December 17, 2012
By Kristen
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I'll preface this by saying that unlike some of the reviewers, I'm not a GMAT expert. I spent about 3 months studying for the GMAT, all through independent study. I would describe myself as having been a very good math student in high school and early college, but I'm not a real "math person," and quant doesn't come naturally to me.

I started studying with the basic Kaplan book, the Official Guide quant book, and some online resources (Platinum GMAT, etc.) After about 2 and a half months of studying, I was doing okay, but quant still scared me. I saw quant problems in three categories: Problems I knew how to do, problems I almost knew how to do, and problems that were terrifying. Being relatively math-literate, I found that most problems fell into the first two categories, but I was still getting tripped up on that third category.

Like one reviewer said, yes, this book is way harder than the actual GMAT, and if you're only concerned about learning to solve consistently the 95% of questions that aren't terrifying, this book is not for you. What I will say is that two weeks using this book took me from feeling scared about the GMAT to feeling like I could probably handle anything it threw at me, because I had already looked into the depths of the worst problems, and I had learned how to solve them.

Using mostly this book, I went from approximately a 61st - 68th percentile in quant (Kaplan practice tests) to a 78th percentile (48) on the real thing. I probably could have scored better if I'd paced myself differently--amazingly, after failing to finish the last question on every practice test, I ended up having 8 minutes to spare on test day! While it wasn't a perfect quant score, it was enough to get me to a 770 overall (yes, I'm a verbal person).
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5.0 out of 5 stars Just solved the 150 problems at the end of the ...
Just solved the 150 problems at the end of the book in about 2 weeks and gave the GMAT...80 %ile...this book works..could have scored more
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Published 17 days ago by Aditya
3.0 out of 5 stars Not really what you need
Unfortunately, I thought this book would bring a summary of formulas but it is more information about strategies to use in your exam.
Published 24 days ago by George
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
very advanced
Published 1 month ago by puwanat
5.0 out of 5 stars Worth the money spent !
Loving every single word of it.. a must have.. appearing for GMAT shortly so optimitisc about high score
Published 1 month ago by Guneet Singh
5.0 out of 5 stars I'd recommend use both this book and the basic set
I used this book and the complete MGMAT collection after taking GMAT for the first time. For the first exam, I had done all of the exercises in the official guides. Read more
Published 4 months ago by João Gabriel Costa Pinheiro
4.0 out of 5 stars Strategy not concept
Definetly more of a strategy guide, it does not help much with concepts. Does provide lots of practice and can help you think about approaching tougher problems. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Wade Sias
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
I love the product.
Published 5 months ago by Fdavies
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
A good, in depth book to work through.
Published 6 months ago by Zak Randall
5.0 out of 5 stars for gmat and for fun! (dork alert)
Love these problems. They're all solid. And hell, you should just buy it even if you're not dealing with the GMAT. It helps with general problem solving.
Published 7 months ago by BronxRev
5.0 out of 5 stars Great for advanced Quant!
It is a must have for those seeking advanced Math questions. But before you jump into buying this book- make sure you score above 45 in Quant in the mock tests, otherwise you would... Read more
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