Excellent scores on all three sections of the BMAT (BioMedical Admissions Test) are required by students hoping to study medicine at Oxford, Cambridge, Imperial, Keele, UCL, Lancaster, Leeds, Brighton & Sussex, and Manchester.

These are the simple solutions, with easy to follow steps, written using concise language, to the complex BMAT questions that IST students have found to be the most difficult.

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## BMAT 2018, Section 1

### Question 1 Solution – B – 42

3.2 km

Seat every 400 m

2 bins next to each seat

1 bin every 100 m

Seat b1 – 100m – b2 – 100m – b3 – 100m -b4 – 100m – b5 – seat

So for each segment there will be 5 bins x (3.2/0.4) = 40

Plus the first and last bins = 2

Total = 42

## Question 18 Solution – E – 50Mathematics A-Level Order does not matter, so we must use the The maximum number of red skittles is 4, then 2 yellow skittles must be chosen. If there are 3 red skittles, then 3 yellow skittles. If 2 red, then 4 yellow. We must calculate each combination separately and add their subtotals, as shown in the table below.
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## Question 23 Solution – D – 4Mathematics Logic Puzzle, Trial and Improvement We should try one of the middle numbers because it may be possible to eliminate half the choices, if it is not correct.
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## Question 25 Solution – B – $27Mathematics Algebra Logic 200 – 100 = 100 100 / 4 = 25
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## Question 31 Solution – A – 10Mathematics Algebra, Trial and Improvement D + C + R + E = 48 D – C = 2 C = D – 2 D – E = 11 E = D – 11 D + C + R + E = 48 D + (D – 2) + R + (D – 11) = 48 3D + R – 13 = 48 3D + R = 61 Try 12 3D + 12 = 61 3D = 49 D = 49/3 NO Try 10 3D + 10 = 61 3D = 51 D = 17 YES |