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GUIDE FOR STUDENTS PREPARING FOR SAT, LCAT, IBA

So often people are working hard at the wrong thing. Working on the right thing is probably more important than working hard.

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Who are you? I secured the First Position in the IBA Entrance Test and scored above 2200 in the SAT. I have taught students for the LCAT, IBA and SAT since 2011. You must have taken tuitions from Anees Hussains or some other top-notch institute, right? Like other parents, mine want me to succeed and given Anees Hussains reputation insisted that I join it. After consulting my seniors, I realized that Anees Hussains focused on shortcuts, not concepts and could never help me stand out from the crowd. I prepared for the tests on my own. How did you prepare then, and how can I replicate that? There are no standardized questions on the IBA test. Questions on Math as well as English can come in any format, so preparing for a particular type of question and learning shortcuts will only go so far. Getting a handle on the concepts, on the other hand, will allow you to effectively deal with any question IBA throws at you. Same goes for any other aptitude test. But I have a life! I cant study all day! Focus on studying the right thing and you wont have to. I myself enjoy playing tennis and football regularly and find the time for my favorite shows: Dexter, Breaking Bad, Suits and Hannibal.

Thats it for the lecture! If you need more info or guidance, drop me an email at waqas765@gmail.com

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A WORD ON STUDYING MATHEMATICS FOR APTITUDE TESTS
My own style of studying as well as teaching when it comes to Mathematics is focusing on concepts.

Understand the concept, look over some worked examples and start practicing.
This is the simplest way to study for any topic.

Whoever best describes the problem is the one most likely to solve it.
Dan Roam, Author Of The Back Of The Napkin

If you stick to your concepts, your basics, you will not be thrown off by any new type of question from the same topic. Over-reliance on formulae for every specific type of question is not a good idea. It is something I would recommend against.

Beware of geeks bearing formulas.


Warren Buffett, Chairman And CEO Of Berkshire Hathaway And One Of The Wealthiest Individuals In The World

Improve by 1% a day, and in just 70 days, youre twice as good.


Alan Weiss, Management Consultant And Author Of Getting Started In Consulting And Million Dollar Consulting

Thats all it takes really: continuous improvement.

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.
Will Durant, Historian, Paraphrasing Aristotle, Ancient Greek Philosopher

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Squares and Cubes

12 22 32 42 52 62 72 82 92 102

1 4 9 16 25 36 49 64 81 100

112 122 132 142 152 162 172 182 192 202

121 144 169 196 225 256 289 324 361 400

212 222 232 242 252 262 272 282 292 302

441 484 529 576 625 676 729 784 841 900

23 33 43 53 63 73 83 93 103 113

8 27 64 125 216 343 512 729 1000 1331

Fraction to Decimal Conversion

1/6 2/6 3/6 4/6 5/6

0.17 0.33 0.50 0.67 0.83

1/7 2/7 3/7 4/7 5/7 6/7

0.14 0.28 0.43 0.57 0.71 0.85

1/8 2/8 3/8 4/8 5/8 6/8 7/8

0.125 0.25 0.375 0.50 0.625 0.75 0.875

1/9 2/9 3/9 4/9 5/9 6/9 7/9 8/9

0.11 0.22 0.33 0.44 0.55 0.66 0.77 0.88

1/11 2/11 3/11 4/11 5/11 6/11 7/11 8/11 9/11 10/11

0.09 0.18 0.27 0.36 0.45 0.54 0.63 0.72 0.81 0.91

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IMPORTANT LAST-MINUTE REVISION
1. Even functions are symmetrical about y-axis 2. Odd functions are symmetrical about the origin 3. Asymptotes are lines which a curve approaches but never touches 4. 1 is not a prime number 5. 0 is not an even number 6. 1 power any number equals 1 7. Any number power 0 equals 1 8. the ratio of a circles circumference to its diameter 9. Independent events are those whose outcomes are unrelated to each other 10.Mutually exclusive events cannot occur together 11.Arithmetic mean, median and mode are measures of Central Tendency 12.Range, Interquartile range, Mean Deviation, Variance and Standard deviation are measures of Dispersion. 13.Every trapezium is a quadrilateral 14.Every parallelogram is a trapezium 15.Every rectangle is a parallelogram 16.Every rhombus is a parallelogram 17.Every square is a rectangle 18.Every square is a rhombus 19.Every circle is an ellipse 20.Every equilateral triangle is an isosceles triangle 21.Regular polygons have equal sides and angles 22.Parallel lines have the same gradient 23.In all rhombus (including squares), the diagonals bisect each other at right angles 24.In a histogram, the frequency is proportional to the area of the bars 25.Histograms are used to represent continuous variables while bar charts are used to represent discrete variables 26.The determinant of a singular matrix is 0 27.We can only find inverse of non-singular matrix

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28.Ellipse set of points, the sum of whose distances from two fixed points is constant 29.Hyperbola locus of a point, the difference of whose distances from two fixed points is constant 30.The locus of a point which is at a given distance d from a given point O is a circle with centre O and radius d. 31.The loci of a point which is at a given distance d from a given straight line XY are two straight lines parallel to XY and at a distance d from XY 32.The locus of a point which is equidistant from two given points X and Y is the perpendicular bisector of the line XY 33.The locus of a point which is equidistant from two given intersecting straight lines is a pair of straight lines which bisect the angles between the two given lines 34.Area of Ellipse = ab 35.Area of Circle = r2 36.Area of Parallelogram = bh 37.Area of Triangle = bh = ab sinC 38.Surface Area of Sphere = 4r2 39.Volume of Sphere = 4/3r3 40.Equation of circle => (x - h)2 + (y k)2 = r2 41.
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43.Sum of Natural numbers = 44.a2 b2 = (a + b)(a b) 45.a4 b4 = (a2 + b2)(a b)(a + b)

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