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# Formulas for consulting interviews

Hi all,

I hope you are doing well. Do you have any cheat sheet on the must-known formulas for consulting interviews (maybe in a case book)?

Here is what I have on mind: payback period, NPV, DCF, Breakeven point, contribution margin, 72 rule, annuity, perpetuity...

Thanks a lot for your help

Best,

Hi all,

I hope you are doing well. Do you have any cheat sheet on the must-known formulas for consulting interviews (maybe in a case book)?

Here is what I have on mind: payback period, NPV, DCF, Breakeven point, contribution margin, 72 rule, annuity, perpetuity...

Thanks a lot for your help

Best,

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• Date descending

Hi,

Here is a list of the necessary math and formulas:

• Interest rates calculations
• Compound margin
• NPV using the Rule of 72, Perperuity
• CAGR using the Rule of 72
• Little's Law
• Currencies exchange calculations
• Speed, time, distance calculations
• Equations, systems of equations
• Ratio & Proportions
• Solving the problems by calculating the area of the triangle
• Profit / breakeven formula
• Correlations, outliers (being able to spot on the graphs, tables)

Best

Hi,

Here is a list of the necessary math and formulas:

• Interest rates calculations
• Compound margin
• NPV using the Rule of 72, Perperuity
• CAGR using the Rule of 72
• Little's Law
• Currencies exchange calculations
• Speed, time, distance calculations
• Equations, systems of equations
• Ratio & Proportions
• Solving the problems by calculating the area of the triangle
• Profit / breakeven formula
• Correlations, outliers (being able to spot on the graphs, tables)

Best

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