GMAT Counting Tip

The majority of GMAT counting questions can be solved by breaking the required task into stages and then applying The Fundamental Counting Principle.

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In the GMAT Counting module, you will learn all of the concepts, techniques and strategies needed to answer counting questions on the GMAT. In particular, the GMAT Counting module covers the following topics:

  • The Fundamental Counting Principle
  • Factorial notation
  • Handling restrictions
  • “At least” & “at most” questions
  • The MISSISSIPPI rule
  • Combination questions
  • Permutation-type questions

 

GMAT COUNTING VIDEOS

  • 1. Lesson: Listing and Counting (3:53) BUY
  • 2. Question: Distributing Coins (2:19) BUY
  • 3. Lesson: The Fundamental Counting Principle (4:48)
  • 4. Lesson: Fundamental Counting Principle Example (2:58) BUY
  • 5. Lesson: GMAT Counting Strategies - Part I (0:56) BUY
  • 6. Question: 3-Digit Odd Numbers (1:55)
  • 7. Question: Test Answers (1:49)
  • 8. Lesson: Factorial Notation (3:22) BUY
  • 9. Question: Math with Factorials (0:31) BUY
  • 10. Question: Books on a Shelf (2:29) BUY
  • 11. Lesson: Handling Restrictions (5:12) BUY
  • 12. Question: Numbers with at Least One 7 (4:12) BUY
  • 13. Lesson: MISSISSIPPI Rule (3:10) BUY
  • 14. Question: Number of Routes (2:15) BUY
  • 15. Lesson: Introduction to Combinations (4:31) BUY
  • 16. Lesson: When to use Combinations (8:15) BUY
  • 17. Lesson: Calculating Combinations (4:46)
  • 18. Question: Committee of 4 people (2:26) BUY
  • 19. Lesson: GMAT Counting Strategies - Part II (1:50) BUY
  • 20. Question: Arranging Buttons (1:17) BUY
  • 21. Question: Evening Out (1:02) BUY
  • 22. Question: Bicycle with Optional Features (3:43) BUY
  • 23. Question: 2 Men and 2 Women (2:44) BUY
  • 24. Question: 2 Repeated Digits (3:11) BUY
  • 25. Question: Committees without R&S (3:30) BUY
  • 26. Question: Product Codes (4:08) BUY
  • 27. Question: Value of R (2:45) BUY
Total viewing time for the GMAT Counting module: 84 minutes.

Additional Practice

Practice the skills and GMAT-specific strategies you learned in this module by answering the following categorized questions for GMAT Counting:

Official Guide for GMAT Review (2015 edition or 13th edition)
Problem Solving: 124, 128, 133, 148, 228

Official Guide for GMAT Review (12th edition)
Problem Solving: 116, 121, 135, 191, 229

Official Guide for GMAT Quantitative Review (2nd edition)
Problem Solving: 132, 151

Track your progress by entering answers directly into our free, downloadable GMAT Prep Now Improvement Chart for the Official Guide (2015 edition or 13th edition)

Improvement Chart for the Official Guide (12th edition)