The Quantitative section of the GMAT measures the ability to reason quantitatively, solve quantitative problems, and interpret graphic data. Two types of multiple-choice questions are used in the Quantitative section of the GMAT exam-Problem Solving and Data Sufficiency.
Problem-Solving and Data-Sufficiency questions are intermingled throughout the section. Both types of questions require knowledge of:
– elementary algebra, and
– commonly known concepts of geometry.
Problem-Solving questions are designed to measure your ability to:
– basic mathematical skills,
– understanding of elementary mathematical concepts, and
– the ability to reason quantitatively and solve quantitative problems.
Data-Sufficiency questions are designed to measure your ability to:
– analyze a quantitative problem,
– recognize which information is relevant, and
– determine at what point there is sufficient information to solve a problem.