Summary

The content focuses on alternative strategies for solving word problems on the GMAT, specifically emphasizing the technique of backsolving.

- Backsolving involves starting with one of the numerical answers and working backwards to see if it makes sense.
- A recommended approach is to start with answer choice C, which statistically offers a chance to eliminate three answers at once if it's incorrect.
- An alternate strategy suggests starting with answer choice B, providing a statistical advantage in narrowing down the correct answer more quickly.
- Practical application of backsolving is demonstrated through examples, showing how to efficiently eliminate incorrect answers and identify the correct one.
- The technique is particularly useful when all five answer choices are numerical, allowing for a strategic approach to problem-solving.

Chapters

00:00

Introduction to Backsolving

00:24

Backsolving Strategy Basics

02:10

Applying Backsolving to Practice Questions

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