Trigonometry Overview and Sin Cos Trick for MCAT Questions

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Trigonometry is a topic that sends many pre-med students screaming for the hills, especially when it comes to applying sine, cosine, and tangent values to angles stated in an MCAT style question. The average student will memorize ‘radical 2 over 2’ as the sin or cos value for a 45 degree angle, but how on […]

Video Transcript: Multiplying/Dividing Complex Numbers Using Factor of 10 Trick

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Below is a transcript of my tutorial video: MCAT Math Video 3 – Multiplying/Dividing Complex Numbers Using Factor of 10 Trick (Click to watch this video on YouTube) [Start Transcript] Leah here from and in this video I will show you how to do more advanced Multiplication and Division when you have multiple digits or […]

Video Transcript: Introduction to MCAT Math Without A Calculator

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Below is the transcript of my YouTube tutorial video MCAT Math Video #1 – Introduction To Math Without A Calculator. (click to watch this video on YouTube) [Start Transcript] Leah here from and in this video series I’m will teach you how to do MCAT Math without a calculator. As part of MCAT you […]

Fractions Ratios Percentages and Proportions on the MCAT

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Not every difficult MCAT question is inherently tough. You may find yourself faced with a potentially easy physics or chemistry MCAT question, only made tough by the detailed and tedious math required. This is especially true when fractions are involved, in the form of dimensional analysis, ratios, proportions, or finding percent values. The math is […]

Factor Of 10 Shortcut in MCAT Multiplication and Division

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This tutorial continues from MCAT Math Video 2 where I show you how to use the factor-of-10-trick to quickly multiply and divide any number by a factor of 10, 100, and so on. However, many of your MCAT chemistry and physics calculations will not be this clean and easy. But you certainly cannot afford to […]

Squares and Square Roots in MCAT Style Questions

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The MCAT, especially the physical sciences section will require you to solve numerous equations and work through different calculations. While many of the math tricks I teach are simply ‘shortcuts’ teaching you a faster way to solve a given question, math tricks are even more important when it comes to squares and square roots on […]

Multiplication and Division for Units of Ten

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As you’re working through the physical sciences section of your MCAT you will be faced with unit conversions asking you to multiply or divide numbers by some factor of 10. This can occur in questions such as gram to kilogram or liter to milliliter conversions. Given the time constraint on the MCAT and lack of […]

MCAT Scientific Notation in Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, and Division

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While math is not tested directly on the MCAT, you WILL be faced with a number of science questions where scientific notation calculations are required. Without a Calculator! Scientific notation on the MCAT is a common source of panic, because unlike simple long multiplication and division, it’s hard to fall back on pen-and-paper method. This MCAT […]

Introduction To MCAT Math Without A Calculator

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While the pre-2015 MCAT only tests you on science and verbal, you are still required to perform complex mathematical calculations WITHOUT A CALCULATOR! Unfortunately, studying the sciences alone won’t help you here as the math equations tend to trip up students in many ways: You may get stuck in knowing how to apply math to the […]