The quantitative reasoning section tests your logical skills as well as your knowledge of math concepts. To score high, you need to remember various formulas, theorems. Also you need to master critical problem-solving skills.

Today I am going to take you through one problem -solving skill – **Diagramming**

**Students with a non-math background usually.. do this**

- Read the complete math problem
- Write equations.

Solving equations is time consuming. You can make mistakes too..if your are not careful.

**Students who are fairly proficient in quantitative reasoning..do this**

- Break the problem into parts. (they don’t read the whole question in one assay)
- Analyze each part, and represent that part visually

Rarely do they write equations.

Then they do mental calculations

This approach saves time…

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Lets take this math problem

Observe the problem solving process…

*If the average number of 8 terms is given to be 40 and the average of first 6 terms is given to be 35. What is the average of the remaining 2 terms?*

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