Tough math questions for McKinsey interview practice please?

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Anonymous A asked on Aug 11, 2018

Does anyone have some tough math sections they care share please? I am interviewing with McKinsey and feel like their math parts can be a bit out of the box. I have trouble with setting up the question (the calculations part is okay). Would appreicate any practice I can get!

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Vlad
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replied on Aug 11, 2018
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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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Anonymous replied on Sep 06, 2018

Hi Jay,

I'm a former McKinsey consultant, and I have a set of practice problems on several topcis that are more complex than mutlplcaiton or percentage calculations, like Breaekven Analysis, and maretkgin Sizing qquesitons, which are available here: The World’s #1 Selling Online Course for Quantitative Case Interview Preparation

There are a lot of other quant-focused resources on this site as well.

Fast Math for Case Interviews

Enjoy,
Matthew

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Ashkan replied on Aug 30, 2016
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Guennael
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replied on Aug 29, 2016
Ex-MBB, Experienced Hire; I will teach you not only the how, but also the why of case interviews

Not exactly what you are looking for, but i suggest you spend 15-20 minutes a day on caseinterviewmath.com for rapid-fire practice. It will rank you by speed and accuracy as well, i used it to grest effect when i was in your shoes, and a number of my clients have made good progress as well.

Also - preplounge has some very good material. And no, they do not pay me to tell you that :)

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Chang
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updated an answer on Aug 11, 2018

I recommend you try GMAT math questions. One type of GMAT math questions is called word problem, which resembles math question (slightly harder in my opinion) you get at case interview.

Doing some GMAT math questions will boost your confidence.

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