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 Post subject: Book Review: Veritas Guide – II (Arithmetic)Posted: Sat Nov 06, 2010 4:39 am

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The books gives insights about the type of arithmetic question can be asked on the test day and are followed by the application of more difficult concepts with questions.

Total questions in the book: 110+ (including examples and practice questions)

The Good:

1. Each chapter in the book starts with giving explanation on the specific question types, and then in each chapter there are examples making life easy for test takers. Further, some questions are discussed as easy, medium and difficult level questions. After that there are sufficient challenging problems to practice on each question type.

2. Book not only gives concepts but also provides general information on the test i.e. how one should tackle this beast – GMAT. “Facts and formulas”, “How your mind works”, “Lazy genius” and “GMAT Insider” on the side-note make book worth going through.

3. Book gives insight on the common pitfalls and how to avoid them on test day.

4. Book covers all the topics, such as, Operations with real numbers, fractions, factors and multiples, ratios, percents, quotient/remainder, rate/distance and work/rate, Venn diagram and many more concepts.

5. I’ve never ever understood and have always confused the difference between LCM and GCF. The book really helped me to distinguish between these two and I hope I will never forget.

1. More emphasis is given on PS questions; there are very few DS question. (Remember! There is separate Veritas guide for DS question. I will review that very soon.)

2. In the “Lesson Solution” section there are few misprints (check out solution of question no. 42 and 72 etc) also I think explanations can be made better.

Final Note:

Those who have read Veritas guide – 0 (Math Essentials) this Arithmetic guide reinforce the fundamentals and give strategies to attack the tougher problems. A must go through guide and I will mark this guide 4/5.

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