[Word Problems Tricks] GMAT Math Tutorials: Word Problems - Videos


What do we refer to when we say “word problems”? Word problems are whenever numbers meet a lot of text. This type of question often takes the form of a kind of short story, which usually relates to the sections: Rate and Work, Interest, Ratio and Proportion, Descriptive Statistics, Sets, and Counting Methods and Probability. Our goal in a word problem question is to turn the story into an algebraic expression, as quickly as we can. And when the algebra is not simple enough, we’d rather use simple numbers instead of variables.So, the question we must ask ourselves when we see a word problem is – where do we get the numbers from?
The first option is: from the question stem. If the numbers are there, we can take the Precise approach and simply plug them into an equation.



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