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## Writing Equations

Summary

The essence of translating word problems into mathematical equations is crucial for GRE prep, focusing on understanding how verbal cues correspond to mathematical operations.

- Translating words to math involves recognizing verbs like 'is' or 'are' as indicators of the equals sign in an equation.
- Expressions such as '50 more than B' translate to mathematical operations differently than they appear in text, requiring a reversal in order (e.g., B + 50).
- Understanding the mathematical representation of percentages and their operations is key, such as knowing that '50% of B' translates to 0.5 * B.
- Solving complex word problems involves creating and manipulating equations based on the given information, often requiring algebraic setup before finding the solution.
- The process of solving these problems is demonstrated through practice problems, highlighting the steps from translating the problem into equations to solving for the unknown.

Chapters

00:01

Translating Verbal Cues to Mathematical Equations

01:58

Understanding Percentages in Equations

03:16

Solving Practice Problems

07:00

Preparing for Complex Word Problems