Hey Moji,

Congratulations on your 1st round McK.

Regarding the math - since you are already in the first round I'm assuming you went through the McK PST and also having a biomedical background (and having As in Math) I'm assuming math by itself is not the problem.

Usually in a math question during a case there are 3 important moments after understanding the question: (1) coming up with a strategy to solve the problem and communicating said strategy to the interviewer; (2) solving the problem and sharing it with the interviewer; (3) discussing what the result means to the case.

From your comment, I get the problem is in step (1). Now 2 things could be happening: (1) you solve the problem using a different strategy than what is shown in the solutions but reach to the same number (which is perfectly OK and you should not worry about it); and (2) you come to a different number which means your strategy is wrong.

Lets assume (2) is what happens because otherwise there isnt any problem here. There are (3) things you can do to improve your strategy math solving skills:

(1) Do exams similar to the McK PST: This will force you to solve similar type of questions;

(2) Get yourself familiar with all major financial terms and how they relate: this could be one of the sources of your problem since you said you dont know why certain numbers were being multiplied which could mean you dont know the relationship between certain numbers;

(3) Focus on heavy quant. cases in your preparation: As you said you have a couple of months left so by focusing on areas that you feel weak you will bring that area up with time.

Hope this helps!

Hey Moji,

Congratulations on your 1st round McK.

Regarding the math - since you are already in the first round I'm assuming you went through the McK PST and also having a biomedical background (and having As in Math) I'm assuming math by itself is not the problem.

Usually in a math question during a case there are 3 important moments after understanding the question: (1) coming up with a strategy to solve the problem and communicating said strategy to the interviewer; (2) solving the problem and sharing it with the interviewer; (3) discussing what the result means to the case.

From your comment, I get the problem is in step (1). Now 2 things could be happening: (1) you solve the problem using a different strategy than what is shown in the solutions but reach to the same number (which is perfectly OK and you should not worry about it); and (2) you come to a different number which means your strategy is wrong.

Lets assume (2) is what happens because otherwise there isnt any problem here. There are (3) things you can do to improve your strategy math solving skills:

(1) Do exams similar to the McK PST: This will force you to solve similar type of questions;

(2) Get yourself familiar with all major financial terms and how they relate: this could be one of the sources of your problem since you said you dont know why certain numbers were being multiplied which could mean you dont know the relationship between certain numbers;

(3) Focus on heavy quant. cases in your preparation: As you said you have a couple of months left so by focusing on areas that you feel weak you will bring that area up with time.

Hope this helps!