Geometry Strategies - Part II

Summary
The content provides a comprehensive overview of effective geometry strategies for the GMAT exam, emphasizing the importance of visual and logical skills in solving geometry problems.
• Geometry is primarily visual and demands both visual and logical skills for problem-solving.
• Always draw a diagram to better understand and mark up with known and deducible information.
• Look for similar triangles, especially when more than two triangles are involved or parallel lines are present.
• The Pythagorean Theorem is widely applicable in various scenarios, including finding the length of altitudes or diagonals.
• Familiarity with Pythagorean triplets and the properties of special right triangles (30-60-90 and 45-45-90) can provide significant advantages.
• Understanding the rules about angles, especially in circles, is crucial for solving geometry problems on the GMAT.
• Practicing the recognition of geometric figures in everyday life can enhance the ability to spot geometric patterns, a skill valuable for the GMAT.
Chapters
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The Essence of Geometry on the GMAT
00:22
Strategies for Diagrams and Triangles
01:23
The Critical Role of the Pythagorean Theorem
02:39
Special Right Triangles and Angle Rules
03:41
Applying Geometry to the Real World