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Intro to Word Problems

This content provides a comprehensive guide to tackling word problems on the GRE, emphasizing algebraic techniques and alternative problem-solving strategies.
  • Word problems are a significant category in the GRE, encompassing age, motion, work, growth and decay, and mixture questions.
  • The initial step in solving word problems involves converting the verbal information into algebraic equations by assigning variables.
  • A variety of strategies are discussed, including the conventional algebraic approach and alternative methods like backsolving and picking numbers.
  • The module is structured to first introduce general strategies for solving word problems, followed by detailed discussions on specific types of word problems.
  • Alternative problem-solving strategies are explored to provide test-takers with multiple approaches to finding solutions.
Introduction to Word Problems
Assigning Variables and Writing Equations
Exploring Specific Types of Word Problems
Alternative Problem-Solving Strategies