GMAT Pill Releases GMAT Integrated Reasoning Pill Part 2: Graphics Interpretation
Preview of Integrated Reasoning Part 2: Graphics Interpretation
The GMAT Integrated Reasoning’s Graphics Interpretation involves questions that require you to look at all kinds of graphs and charts including scatterplots with regression lines, venn diagrams, bar charts, segmented charts, line graphs, bubble charts, and even stock charts. This is certainly the most visually appealing section of the GMAT exam and it may very well be quite fun for many people. That’s a good thing. It’s certainly a lot more fun and requires less brain power than the GMAT Integrated Reasoning: Two Part Analysis section.
The more difficult graphics interpretation questions will typically ask you to spot a particular data point and compare that data point with the other data points or another specific data point. To do this, you may be required to manipulate numbers with different units/metrics and so some of the math can get a little tricky. For example, dividing 1.2 billion by 20,000 may be the kind of math that most people are not used to – but you’ll see this kind of math on the GMAT integrated reasoning section.
Yes, there is an on-screen calculator to use whenever you want. However, note that dividing 1.2 billion by 20,000 will not be easy on the calculator. It is very easy for you to miscount entering the number of zeroes and if you’re off by even just one, your entire answer will not be accurate. The key to success when doing these kinds of calculations is to pay attention to metrics. Get used to dividing, moving decimals a few spaces over, and paying close attention to units – whether they are billions, millions, thousands, or decimals.
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