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TOPIC: How many math/formula questions likely on the exam

How many math/formula questions likely on the exam 3 years 8 months ago #15799

  • Vikram Natarajan
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Hi, folks who have taken the exam, can you care to comment on how many math/formula questions appeared on your exam? Also typically how many math questions should be expected?

How many math/formula questions likely on the exam 3 years 8 months ago #15804

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In my experience, there were a handful of math questions (maybe 5 or 6). If you memorize and understand how to use the basic formulas (earned value, communication channels, etc), you'll do fine on these.

How many math/formula questions likely on the exam 3 years 8 months ago #15811

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Thank you Emily!

How many math/formula questions likely on the exam 3 years 8 months ago #15814

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Like Emily, I only had a small handful of formula questions. And I strongly agree with her suggestion to understand each formula.

During my exam, I had a question where I needed to calculate TCPI. I blanked. I spent more than a minute trying to think of it and, afraid to waste too much time, I marked it for review and moved on. When I came back to it, I was a bit calmer and had more time to think. What do I need in order to calculate TCPI? Well obviously I need to know how much work remains. How do I calculate that? BAC-EV! That's the numerator! Once I had that I immediately remembered the denominator and calculated the correct answer. But if I had only memorized the formulas and didn't make a point to understand them, I would have been lost.
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