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Intro to Word Problems

This content provides a comprehensive guide to tackling word problems on the GRE, covering various strategies and problem types.
  • Word problems are a significant category in the GRE, solvable through algebraic techniques and involving both numerical and variable answer choices.
  • Key types of word problems include age, motion, growth and decay, and mixture questions, requiring the conversion of words into algebraic symbols and equations.
  • The module emphasizes the importance of assigning variables and formulating equations as foundational steps in solving word problems.
  • It introduces general strategies for solving word problems, followed by detailed discussions on specific problem types and alternative solving techniques like backsolving or picking numbers.
Introduction to Word Problems
Assigning Variables and Writing Equations
Exploring Problem Types
General Strategies and Alternative Approaches