In this continuation of our MAT review video series, we approach working through a standard MAT style analogy that focuses on math.
The MAT presents as an alternative to the GRE for many students applying to graduate programs. MAT math focuses primarily on definitions and sequences rather than calculations. The MAT is composed of 120 questions over the course of 60 minutes. The main focus of this test is on test taker’s ability to solve analogies. We hope this video aids you in preparing for common math analogies on the MAT.
Key pointers from this video:
- Identify the pivot term based on the :: . Your problem can be labeled as: A:B::C:D
If term C is the blank, that makes term B the pivot.
- Look for relationships in this problem. For example, an acute angle is smaller than a right angle. To maintain this relationship the blank term C will need to also be smaller than term D which is ‘obtuse’.
- A similarity or kind of alike is unacceptable for the MAT, exact duplicate is a possibility. In the case of this problem, we cannot eliminate the answer choice ‘right’ though it is already in the analogy as term B.
- Eliminate answers that are general to all the terms, the reverse of the answer, or the wrong relationship.