49 min

# 05. Case interview math: 4 myths that hold candidates back The Case Interview Podcast

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In this episode, we debunk the four greatest case interview math myths. We talk about...
The real impact math mistakes have on your interview

How fast you really need to be

When you can and can't do math on paper

And the right and the wrong ways to round numbers and all the nuances in between.
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If you've enjoyed this or previous episodes, the #1 thing you can do to help us promote the show is leaving a rating and review.
This would mean the world to us. Thank you! (Click here to review if you're on iOS.
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If you're looking to improve your case solving skills, make sure you check out our free course at www.craftingcases.com/course.
Inside this free course, you will learn...
How to identify and answer each of the six (and only six) types of questions that you will have in your case interviews (these happen in ALL types of cases!)

How to structure ANY case with a customized structure and how to stay structured throughout the case (even if you've never seen a case like that before)

Tons of practice drills to optimize your learning (this helps you put theory into practice and focus on your weaknesses, even if you don't have the time to do mock interviews every day)-------------------------------
TIMESTAMPS

02:59 - How math is really used on the consulting job
15:25 - The real impact of math mistakes on your interviewer's perception of you
22:42 - How fast you really need to be in your calculations
28:53 - When it's OK to do math on paper - and when it's not
32:51 - The right and the wrong ways to round numbers and all the nuances in between
38:12 - The Rounding Hierarchy: the best way to round numbers in case interviews

In this episode, we debunk the four greatest case interview math myths. We talk about...
The real impact math mistakes have on your interview

How fast you really need to be

When you can and can't do math on paper

And the right and the wrong ways to round numbers and all the nuances in between.
-------------------------------
If you've enjoyed this or previous episodes, the #1 thing you can do to help us promote the show is leaving a rating and review.
This would mean the world to us. Thank you! (Click here to review if you're on iOS.
-------------------------------
If you're looking to improve your case solving skills, make sure you check out our free course at www.craftingcases.com/course.
Inside this free course, you will learn...
How to identify and answer each of the six (and only six) types of questions that you will have in your case interviews (these happen in ALL types of cases!)

How to structure ANY case with a customized structure and how to stay structured throughout the case (even if you've never seen a case like that before)

Tons of practice drills to optimize your learning (this helps you put theory into practice and focus on your weaknesses, even if you don't have the time to do mock interviews every day)-------------------------------
TIMESTAMPS

02:59 - How math is really used on the consulting job
15:25 - The real impact of math mistakes on your interviewer's perception of you
22:42 - How fast you really need to be in your calculations
28:53 - When it's OK to do math on paper - and when it's not
32:51 - The right and the wrong ways to round numbers and all the nuances in between
38:12 - The Rounding Hierarchy: the best way to round numbers in case interviews

49 min