# GMAT 1 Month Study Plan – Day 17

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## 1 Month Study Plan – Day 17: Problem Solving (Day 1 of 3)

What Exactly To Do

1) Go to: http://www.gmatpill.com/special/ps_pill/

Watch all the Core Training Videos (Reference PDF)

Then go into further detail with:

Note: There’s an extra section on Combinatorics for super advanced students. But don’t go through these videos unless you are already getting everything else correct as these more advanced questions are less likely to appear on most GMAT exams. They tend to only appear for students who get everything else right.

2) Read Quant Articles (You should have read these last night before you went to bed!)

Absolute Inequalities

Absolute Inequalities will appear on the GMAT Exam – specifically on the Data Sufficiency section of the quant section. The other quant section (Problem Solving) does not really have many questions targeted specifically at absolute inequalities. It is primarily a Data Sufficiency-only topic and often involves trial and error, plugging in numbers, and then testing out different outcomes. This is a very common question type on Data Sufficiency and the GMAT folks love it. …

Sum of Sequences

Sum of sequences are inevitable on the GMAT Exam. Between Arithmetic and Geometric sequences, you only need to know sum of sequences for Arithmetic sequences. These are the sequences where the numbers in the sequence are separated by a fixed value.

That means you either add or subtract a fixed value from one number to get to the next. Geometric sequences on the other hand “multiply/divide” by a fixed value to go from one number to the next.

Here is a quick example: Arithmetic Sequence {1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7} (add 1) {16, 13, 10, 7, 4, 1} (subtract 3)

3) Read Quant Articles (You should have read these last night before you went to bed)

Tomorrow

Tomorrow is Day 2 of Quant. During your study session, you should have marked down which questions to review for tomorrow. Quickly glance through these before you got o bed.

You’ll review questions you got wrong wrong today and start mixing in OG questions as well as Practice Pill questions.

Zeke Lee
GMAT Pill Study Method
http://www.gmatpill.com