### Unconventional Graphs

Lesson by Mike McGarry
Magoosh Expert

Summary
The content focuses on strategies for tackling unconventional graphs and data interpretation questions on the GRE, emphasizing the importance of maintaining composure and applying logical analysis.
• Unconventional graphs on the GRE can range from slightly unfamiliar to completely novel, requiring test-takers to adapt quickly.
• The GRE will provide all necessary rules for interpreting these graphs, making careful reading and application of known graph-reading skills crucial.
• Examples include interpreting graphs that show relationships between different variables such as volume, pressure, and temperature, or analyzing sales data and currency exchanges.
• Estimation and a general understanding of mathematical concepts are often sufficient to answer questions correctly, even without precise calculations.
• Maintaining a level head and not being intimidated by unfamiliar graph formats can give test-takers a significant advantage.
Chapters
00:00
Introduction to Unconventional Graphs
01:33
Analyzing a Physics-Inspired Graph
03:58
Interpreting Sales Data Graph
07:21
Combining Information from Two Graphs

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FAQ: In the atm and pressure problem, I don't understand how the percent increase was 50%. Can you explain a bit more?

A: So, we're increasing from 50 to 75.

By our percentage change formula, we take the "change" and divide it by the original value.

So, our "change" is:

75-50 = 25

We then divide this by our original number -- 50:

25/50 = 1/2 = 0.5

Finally, we multiply by 100 to turn it into a percent:

0.5 x 100 = 50% increase