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## Intro to Word Problems

Summary

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.

Chapters

00:01

Introduction to Word Problems

00:45

Assigning Variables and Writing Equations

00:35

Exploring Problem Types

01:09

General Strategies and Alternative Approaches