# Data Sufficiency Strategies for GMAT

## Introduction

The GMAT is designed to test your aptitude in applying your knowledge of reasoning and basic math. It is straightforward and simply needs you to make use of the given information in finding out answers to the questions asked. The Verbal and the Quantitative sections have questions based on multiple choice answers. So, you need to just locate the correct answer out of the given choices. The math strategies can be very helpful in solving the Quantitative section (also called the math section). It contains two types of questions: Problem Solving and Data Sufficiency. This article will give you some insight about data sufficiency strategies for the test.

## Data Sufficiency Strategies for the GMAT

The GMAT data sufficiency problems are based on quantitative reasoning. However, you need not do complex calculations or number crunching to arrive at an answer. The questions are based on basics of arithmetic, algebra and geometry. The problem statements are straightforward and do not involve any hidden meanings. The basic math strategies are sufficient to understand the questions and to arrive at answers. All the questions have identical answer options as follows:

1. Statement 1 alone is sufficient but statement 2 alone is not sufficient
2. Statement 2 alone is sufficient but statement 1 alone is not sufficient
3. Both statements 1 and 2 together are sufficient but neither statement is sufficient alone.
4. Each statement alone is sufficient
5. Statement 1 and statement 2 are not sufficient and additional data is needed
Now let us see some of the data sufficiency strategies for the test.

You must remember the above answer choices. This way you need not look at them or read them for every question on the data sufficiency.