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Lesson by Mike McGarry
Magoosh Expert

Summary
The content provides a comprehensive guide on solving GMAT word problems involving multiple travelers and trips, emphasizing the strategic use of the Distance = Rate x Time (D = RT) equation.
• Each traveler and trip segment must have its own D = RT equation, facilitating the solution of complex word problems.
• The process often involves setting up multiple equations and solving them using techniques for two equations with two unknowns, such as substitution and elimination.
• Practical examples illustrate how to apply these strategies to calculate distances and times, demonstrating the method's effectiveness in solving varied motion problems.
• Key insights include the importance of breaking down problems into manageable parts and the utility of algebraic methods in finding solutions.
• The content underscores the necessity of understanding and applying algebraic techniques, such as substitution and elimination, to efficiently solve GMAT word problems.
Chapters
00:00
Introduction to Multiple Travelers and Trips
00:40
Solving for Distance with Two Travelers
02:53
Determining Distance with Variable Speeds
05:58
Calculating Distance in a Return Trip Scenario