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    Best resources for math improvement? (for a complete number novice!)

    fast math math mental math Quantitative skills
    Question edited on Sep 05, 2021
    The best answer (on Aug 22, 2019) is from:
    Vlad
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    Vlad
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    gave the best answer on Aug 22, 2019
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    Hi, Basically, you need to develop 3 calculation skills: 1) Learn how to multiply double-digit numbers (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ndkkPZYJHo). 2) Learn how to work with zeros. Best way - always use 10^power ... (read entire answer)
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    What quant/analytic skills should I have as a strategy consultant with 1-2 years experience?

    Application management consulting Quantitative skills
    Most recent answer on Jun 24, 2021
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    Ian
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    Hi there, Great questions and great that you're thinking about this! Now, it's super important that you learn this now rather than later: Strategy consultants/consultancies are not analysts. They are storytellers. S ... (read entire answer)
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    Mental Math - Exponent

    Bain BCG Mck Quantitative skills
    Most recent answer on Dec 30, 2020
    The best answer (on Nov 23, 2020) is from:
    Udayan
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    gave the best answer on Nov 23, 2020
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    Not needed - if you ever see yourself with a problem like this either you have done something wrong or there is a simple way to do it (e.g., Rule of 72)
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    FastMath Ace the Case

    Math problem mental math Quantitative skills
    Most recent answer on Nov 16, 2020
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    S gave the best answer on Aug 10, 2020
    Hi Matthew, or any FastMath admin. Can you please clarify on how to get my refund back? I pretty sure I'm eligible for my 30-day refund, yet after 4 emails sent I haven't received any reply on the matter.
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    I need to improve the quant part of my case cracking. Suggestions on the casebooks I could use or other tips? Thanks! :)

    economics Market sizing Quantitative skills
    Most recent answer on Sep 30, 2020
    The best answer (on Feb 28, 2019) is from:
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    Vlad
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    gave the best answer on Feb 28, 2019
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    Hi, Here is how you can improve your math skills: 1) Fast math - train, train, and train again Learn how to multiply double digit numbers (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ndkkPZYJHo) Learn the division table ... (read entire answer)
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    How to improve quantitative application skills for McKinsey interviews?

    numerical Quantitative skills
    Most recent answer on Aug 31, 2020
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    Clara
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    gave the best answer on Aug 24, 2020
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    Hello! I would strongly recomment you practice it with the Integrated Reasoning part of the GMAT exam. There are free exams in the internet that you can use for practice (the one of LBS MBA page, Verits prep, as wel ... (read entire answer)
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    Resources / books for basic quant skills

    Math problem Quantitative skills
    Question edited on Aug 29, 2020
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    Vlad
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    Vlad
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    gave the best answer on Jul 24, 2018
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    Hi, Here is how you can improve your math skills: 1) Fast math - train, train, and train again Learn how to multiply double digit numbers (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ndkkPZYJHo) Learn the division tabl ... (read entire answer)
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    Quant skills

    Case Calculations Case Interview Interview Math problem McKinsey prep preparation profitability analysis Quantitative skills
    Most recent answer on Aug 22, 2020
    The best answer (on Sep 03, 2017) is from:
    Francesco
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    gave the best answer on Sep 03, 2017
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    Hi Moji, it seems your issue is not the math computation, but rather how to structure the math part once you receive a question (that is, the logic behind that you should apply). This means you should not work on your ... (read entire answer)
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    What is the best way to improve quantitative skills?

    Bain & Company Case Interview case partners McKinsey mental math New practice quantitative Quantitative skills
    Most recent answer on Aug 18, 2020
    The best answer (on Jul 06, 2017) is from:
    Vlad
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    Vlad
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    gave the best answer on Jul 06, 2017
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    Hi, Quant skill is quite a broad definition. Let's split into the following: 1) Fast math - train, train and train again Learn how to multiply double digit numbers (google fast math tips) Learn the division ta ... (read entire answer)
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    Do you have any material that helps candidates approach a specific math problem after being given an exhibit?

    Math problem Quantitative skills
    Most recent answer on Jul 17, 2020
    The best answer (on Jul 22, 2019) is from:
    Vlad
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    gave the best answer on Jul 22, 2019
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    Hi, Several sources can help: Take all available case books and go through all the math problems there. Even the ones without a graph can be relevant since the universe of potential math problems is quite small ... (read entire answer)
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    Numerical reasoning case interview resources

    practice quantitative Quantitative skills
    Most recent answer on Jul 17, 2020
    Anonymous gave the best answer on Apr 26, 2019
    Hi there, I do not see any other better solution than practicing more quant heavy cases. Cheers Serhat
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    Daily work - good at math calculation, but lack "sensitivity to numbers". How to improve?

    Quantitative skills
    Most recent answer on Jun 09, 2020
    The best answer (on Jun 07, 2020) is from:
    Robert
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    gave the best answer on Jun 07, 2020
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    Hi Anonymous, Mistakes/carelessness in numbers is an absolute show-stopper in reality (and it also becomes a red flag in interview situations as well). Let me explain why. Whenever I am the partner on a project, I n ... (read entire answer)
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    Is the usage of calculator(or perceived well) for market sizing and/or math questions portion of the case interviews?

    Market sizing Quantitative skills
    Recent activity on Feb 23, 2018
    The best answer (on Jan 07, 2018) is from:
    Andrea
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    gave the best answer on Jan 07, 2018
    Former BCG Principal and decision round interviewer
    In my experience at Bain, BCG and McKinsey no use of calculator during in-person interviews is generally allowed. However the suggestion of writing down the math and calculation is one that I second wholeheartadly becau ... (read entire answer)
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    on Feb 23, 2018
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    Is numerical data analysis a relevant business consulting skill?

    Cover letter CV Quantitative skills
    Recent activity on Feb 01, 2018
    The best answer (on Jan 31, 2018) is from:
    Andrea
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    gave the best answer on Jan 31, 2018
    Former BCG Principal and decision round interviewer
    It is a very relevant skill and would emphasize you ability to gain insights from numbers and to use different methodologies to gain those insights (multivariate analysis, montecarlo simulation, forecasting methodologie ... (read entire answer)
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