## Intro to Word Problems

Summary

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.

Chapters

00:01

Introduction to Word Problems

00:46

Assigning Variables and Writing Equations

00:36

Exploring Specific Types of Word Problems

01:18

Alternative Problem-Solving Strategies