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Lesson by Mike McGarry
Magoosh Expert

Summary
Understanding and solving problems with strange operators in advanced algebra is crucial for GRE prep, focusing on the interpretation and application of newly defined symbols according to given rules.
• Strange operators are symbols in math problems that are unfamiliar and have a specific rule defined by the test for their use.
• The key to solving these problems is to not panic, understand that the symbol is new to everyone, and closely follow the rule provided by the test.
• Practice problems demonstrate how to apply the rule to find the value of expressions involving strange operators, emphasizing the importance of order of operations and simplification.
• Examples include operations defined by symbols like star (*), arrow, and Greek letters, each with a unique rule for combining numbers.
• The process involves basic arithmetic and algebra once the rule is understood, highlighting the necessity of keeping a level head and methodically applying the given rule.
Chapters
00:00
Introduction to Strange Operators
00:40
Understanding and Applying Given Rules
03:01
Practice Problem: Arrow Operator
03:54
Practice Problem: Greek Letter Phi
05:56
Practice Problem: Heart Operator

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