Skip to Main Content
This is a free sample lesson. Sign up for Magoosh to get access to over 200 video lessons.

Multiple Traveler Questions

The essence of solving GRE word problems involving multiple travelers or trips with multiple segments lies in the strategic use of the Distance = Rate x Time (D=RT) equation for each unique scenario.
  • Each traveler and each trip segment must have its own D=RT equation, facilitating the breakdown of complex problems into manageable parts.
  • Solving these problems often requires setting up multiple equations and then employing algebraic techniques such as substitution and elimination to find the unknowns.
  • Practical examples illustrate how to apply these strategies to determine distances and times based on given speeds and conditions.
  • Understanding and applying the D=RT equation in varied contexts is crucial for solving GRE word problems effectively.
  • The content underscores the importance of algebraic skills in manipulating equations to derive solutions.
Introduction to Multiple Travelers and Trips
Solving for Distance with Two Travelers
Determining Distance with Variable Speeds
Calculating Distance in a Round Trip