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# Geometry Figures and Non-Standard Techniques

About twenty percent of the questions on the GMAT quantitative section involve geometry — triangles, quadrilaterals, circles, coordinate geometry, and so forth. While GMAT geometry isn’t overly complex, it nevertheless seems to be one of the biggest sources of “math cobwebs” that need to be refreshed for most students. Still, even before you dive into the task or remembering the circumference of a circle or how to find the length of the hypotenuse of a 45-45-90 right triangle, we understand that at the end of the day, your objective is to get right answers whether you know how to do the relevant math or not. This lesson will teach you how to do just that!

After a quick overview of how geometry is treated on the GMAT, this tutorial will explore the GMAT’s use of figures — they are treated differently on GMAT problem solving questions vs. data sufficiency questions, by the way — and how to use those figures to your advantage to get right answers at all costs. You may not learn to love geometry by the end of this lesson, but trust us, it’ll be a whole lot less painful and you’ll thank us on test day!

Specifically, this GMAT video tutorial covers:

• Detailed overview of how geometry is tested on the GMAT;
• Characteristics of figures on GMAT problem solving questions;
• Characteristics of figures on GMAT data sufficiency questions;
• How to use geometric figures to your advantage to get right answers — even if you’re not quite sure how to do the relevant math;
• How to draw figures to scale to help on questions where no figures are provided;
• The “Eyeball” technique;
• Numerous sample GMAT geometry questions with detailed answer explanations