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GMAT Symbolism

by ejkiv


July 19, 2015


Symbolism tends to be ominous only because of people’s lack of confidence. When an unfamiliar symbol is thrown into the mix, people think that they missed something along the way. The key point here is that when you see a symbol it has no meaning outside the context of the question in which it was given. You will see something like this:

GMAT Symbolism

All you need to do is act in a similar fashion to the function problems we just discussed and plug the 4 in where the x was and the 3 where the y was. Nothing more.

GMAT Symbolism

These can also be embedded like functions:

GMAT Symbolism

Or, you can have multiple symbols in 1 expression. Simply, work from the inside out:

GMAT Symbolism

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