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Slow in parsing and digesting Math word problems at case interviews - how to improve?

A K asked on Aug 08, 2018 - 1 answer

Hi

I am new to management consultancy and business problems, although I do have a background in Math.
I am slow in parsing/understanding Math word problems at case interviews. I think this is because:

1. Taking notes as the interviewer reads out the case, rather than having info in front of me
2. Lack of familiarity with business terminology

Are there any resources/books that I can use to practice such problems, so that I start feeling comfortable with them, and thus have my mind over matter rather than being anxious that I may have left out some info during note-taking.

Thanks a lot

Vlad replied on Aug 08, 2018
McKinsey / Accenture / Got all BIG3 offers / More than 300 real MBB cases / Harvard Business School

Hi,

Something that helped my candidates - download ALL casebooks available online and go through the math problems in the cases. They will give a good sense of required business terminology. Then you can google what you don't know.

P.S. don't follow the books solutions to solving the cases since they are not that good. Just practice the math problems

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