# Common Admission Test (CAT): Study Guide & Test Prep

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This study guide will help prepare you to take the Common Admission Test (CAT), a management test required for post graduate study. Through a combination of video lessons and quizzes, you'll review key elements of the test, including verbal ability, equations, trigonometry and word meanings.
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Ch 1. Mathematical Foundations {{cp.topicAssetIdToProgress[265765].percentComplete}}% complete
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Lesson 1 - Number Systems and The Base-Ten System
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Lesson 2 - What Is The Order of Operations in Math? - Definition & Examples
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Lesson 3 - How to Find the Least Common Multiple
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Lesson 4 - How to Find the Greatest Common Factor
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Lesson 5 - Square Root: Sign, Rules & Problems
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Lesson 6 - How to Calculate with Surds
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Lesson 7 - Product Of Powers: Definition, Rule & Property
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Lesson 8 - Quotient Of Powers: Property & Examples
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Lesson 9 - How to Calculate an Arithmetic Series
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Lesson 10 - Direct Proofs: Definition and Applications
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Lesson 11 - Algebraic Proofs: Format & Examples
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Lesson 12 - What is a Complex Number? - Definition & Properties
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Ch 2. Ratios, Rates, Proportions & Percents {{cp.topicAssetIdToProgress[265767].percentComplete}}% complete
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Lesson 1 - Ratios and Proportions: Definition and Examples
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Lesson 2 - Ratios & Rates: Definitions & Examples
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Lesson 3 - Percents: Definition, Application & Examples
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Lesson 4 - Calculate Percentages: Formula & Overview
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Lesson 5 - How to Find Simple Interest Rate: Definition, Formula & Examples
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Lesson 6 - Compounding Interest Formulas: Calculations & Examples
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Lesson 7 - Distance, Time & Average Speed: Practice Problems
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Lesson 1 - What Is an Exponential Function?
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Lesson 2 - Exponential Growth vs. Decay
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Lesson 3 - What is a Logarithm?
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Lesson 4 - How to Evaluate Logarithms
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Lesson 5 - Logarithmic Properties
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Lesson 6 - Practice Problems for Logarithmic Properties
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Lesson 7 - How to Solve Exponential Equations
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Lesson 8 - How to Solve Logarithmic Equations
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Ch 5. Equations & Inequalities {{cp.topicAssetIdToProgress[265771].percentComplete}}% complete
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Lesson 1 - What is a Linear Equation?
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Lesson 2 - Problem solving using Linear Equations
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Lesson 3 - What is a System of Equations?
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Lesson 4 - What is a Quadratic Equation? - Definition & Examples
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Lesson 5 - How to Use the Quadratic Formula to Solve a Quadratic Equation
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Lesson 6 - What is an Inequality?
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Lesson 7 - Translating Math Sentences to Inequalities
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Ch 6. Geometric Shapes & Sequences {{cp.topicAssetIdToProgress[265773].percentComplete}}% complete
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Lesson 1 - Basic Geometry: Concepts & Terms
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Lesson 2 - Basic Geometry: Rules & Formulas
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Lesson 3 - The Pythagorean Theorem: Practice and Application
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Lesson 4 - Working with Geometric Sequences
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Lesson 5 - Geometric Proofs: Definition and Format
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Lesson 6 - Properties of Shapes: Triangles
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Lesson 7 - What Are Polygons? - Definition and Examples
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Ch 7. Area, Perimeter, Surface Area & Volume {{cp.topicAssetIdToProgress[142746].percentComplete}}% complete
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Lesson 1 - Area of Triangles and Rectangles
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Lesson 2 - Circles: Area and Circumference
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Lesson 3 - How to Find Surface Area of a Cube and a Rectangular Prism
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Lesson 4 - How to Find Surface Area of a Cylinder
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Lesson 5 - How to Find Surface Area of a Pyramid
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Lesson 6 - Volume of Prisms and Pyramids
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Lesson 7 - Volume of Cylinders, Cones, and Spheres
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Lesson 8 - Combined Figures: Perimeter, Area, and Volume
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Ch 9. Basics of Trigonometry {{cp.topicAssetIdToProgress[81887].percentComplete}}% complete
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Lesson 1 - Trigonometry: Sine and Cosine
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Lesson 2 - Graphing Sine and Cosine Transformations
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Lesson 3 - Graphing the Tangent Function: Amplitude, Period, Phase Shift & Vertical Shift
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Lesson 4 - Unit Circle: Memorizing the First Quadrant
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Lesson 5 - Using Unit Circles to Relate Right Triangles to Sine & Cosine
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Lesson 6 - Converting Between Radians and Degrees
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Ch 10. Solving Quantitative Problems {{cp.topicAssetIdToProgress[265775].percentComplete}}% complete
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Lesson 1 - Solving Word Problems: Steps & Examples
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Lesson 2 - How to Solve Problems with Money
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Lesson 3 - How to Solve Problems with Time
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Lesson 4 - Distance Formulas: Calculations & Examples
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Lesson 5 - How to Calculate a Permutation
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Lesson 6 - How to Calculate the Probability of Permutations
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Lesson 7 - Practicing Mixture Problems in Algebra
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Ch 11. Logic & Reasoning in Math {{cp.topicAssetIdToProgress[265777].percentComplete}}% complete
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Lesson 1 - What is Logic? - Definition & Examples
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Lesson 2 - Critical Thinking and Logic in Mathematics
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Lesson 3 - Logic Laws: Converse, Inverse, Contrapositive & Counterexample
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Lesson 4 - Reasoning in Mathematics: Inductive and Deductive Reasoning
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Ch 12. Visualizing & Summarizing Data in Graphs & Charts {{cp.topicAssetIdToProgress[265779].percentComplete}}% complete
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Lesson 1 - Understanding Bar Graphs and Pie Charts
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Lesson 2 - What is a Line Graph? - Definition & Examples
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Lesson 3 - How to Construct Graphs from Data
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Lesson 4 - Organizing and Understanding Data with Tables & Schedules
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Lesson 5 - How to Organize Data Using Data Structures: Files, Arrays, Lists and Others
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Lesson 6 - Summarizing Categorical Data using Tables
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Lesson 7 - Organizing History with Calendars, Maps & Periodization
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Lesson 8 - Visual Representations of a Data Set: Shape, Symmetry & Skewness
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Lesson 9 - What is the Center in a Data Set? - Definition & Options
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Lesson 10 - Spread in Data Sets: Definition & Example
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Lesson 11 - How to Calculate Mean, Median, Mode & Range
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Lesson 12 - Identifying & Calculating Averages
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Ch 13. Verbal Ability: Analogies {{cp.topicAssetIdToProgress[146502].percentComplete}}% complete
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Lesson 1 - What Are Synonyms & Antonyms? - Definition & Examples
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Lesson 2 - Comparing and Contrasting: Examples & Concept
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Lesson 3 - Understanding Words By Their Relationships
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Lesson 4 - Association Analogies: Definition & Types
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Lesson 5 - Classification Analogies: Definition & Types
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Lesson 6 - Part to Whole Analogies: Definition & Types
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Lesson 7 - Characteristic Analogies: Definition & Types
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Ch 14. Verbal Ability: Sentence Completion {{cp.topicAssetIdToProgress[146507].percentComplete}}% complete
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Lesson 1 - What Are Nouns? - Definition, Types & Examples
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Lesson 2 - Singular & Plural Nouns: Definitions, Rules & Examples
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Lesson 3 - What Are Possessive Nouns? - Examples, Definition & Types
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Lesson 4 - What Are Collective Nouns?
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Lesson 5 - Verb Forms: Participles & Infinitives
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Lesson 6 - Action, Linking and Auxiliary Verbs: Definitions, Functions & Examples
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Lesson 7 - Verb Tense & Subject-Verb Agreement
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Lesson 8 - Comparison of Adjectives & Adverbs: Examples, Sentences & Exercises
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Lesson 9 - How to Identify Errors in Adjectives, Adverbs, Nouns & Agreement
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Ch 15. Verbal Ability: Grammar {{cp.topicAssetIdToProgress[265781].percentComplete}}% complete
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Lesson 1 - Independent & Dependent Clauses: Subordination & Coordination
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Lesson 2 - Commas: Correct Usage & Basic Rules
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Lesson 3 - Comma Usage: Avoid Confusion in Clauses & Contrasting Sentence Parts
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Lesson 4 - Sentence Fragments, Comma Splices and Run-on Sentences
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Lesson 5 - Punctuation: Using Colons, Semicolons & Periods
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Lesson 6 - Parallelism: How to Write and Identify Parallel Sentences
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Lesson 7 - Pronouns: Relative, Reflexive, Interrogative & Possessive
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Lesson 8 - How to Identify the Subject of a Sentence
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Lesson 9 - What Are Misplaced Modifiers and Dangling Modifiers?
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Lesson 10 - Sentence Agreement: Avoiding Faulty Collective Ownership
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Ch 16. Word Meanings {{cp.topicAssetIdToProgress[265783].percentComplete}}% complete
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Lesson 1 - Using Affixes and Roots to Find the Meaning of Words
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Lesson 2 - How to Use Context to Determine the Meaning of Words
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Lesson 3 - Commonly Confused Words in English
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Lesson 4 - What is an Idiom? - Definition & Examples
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Lesson 5 - What is a Metaphor? - Examples, Definition & Types
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Ch 17. Reading & Understanding a Text {{cp.topicAssetIdToProgress[265785].percentComplete}}% complete
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Lesson 1 - Reading Comprehension Strategies
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Lesson 2 - What is Inference? - How to Infer Intended Meaning
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Lesson 3 - Using Context to Construct Meaning
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Lesson 4 - Textual Evidence & Interpreting an Informational Text
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Lesson 5 - Author's Purpose: Definition & Examples
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Lesson 6 - Evaluating Reasoning in an Essay or Article
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