## Intro to Word Problems

Summary

This content provides a comprehensive guide to tackling word problems on the GRE, highlighting various strategies and categorizations.

- Word problems encompass a broad spectrum of questions solvable primarily through algebraic techniques.
- Questions may feature numerical or variable answer choices, with strategies including both traditional algebraic solutions and alternative methods like working from the answer choices.
- Key categories of word problems include age, motion, work, growth and decay, and mixture questions, all requiring the translation 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 also introduces general strategies for tackling word problems, followed by detailed discussions on each category and alternative solving techniques such as back-solving or picking numbers.

Chapters

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Introduction to Word Problems

00:36

Categories of Word Problems

01:07

Strategies for Solving Word Problems

01:25

Alternative Problem-Solving Strategies