**Intro to Word Problems**

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Summary

The module provides a comprehensive guide to tackling word problems on the GMAT, covering various strategies and problem types.

- Word problems are a significant category in the GMAT, solvable through algebraic techniques and alternative strategies.
- Key types of word problems include age, motion, work, growth and decay, and mixture questions.
- The process involves converting words into symbols and equations, deciding on the use of one or multiple variables.
- General strategies for solving word problems include assigning variables and writing equations.
- Detailed exploration of each problem type is provided, alongside alternative solving strategies like back-solving or picking numbers.

Chapters

00:00

Introduction to Word Problems

00:36

Types of Word Problems

01:07

General Strategies for Solving

01:25

Alternative Solving Strategies