**Backsolving**

Summary

The content provides strategies for solving GMAT word problems, focusing on backsolving as an effective alternative to algebraic solutions.

- Backsolving involves starting with one of the numerical answers and working backwards to see if it makes sense.
- A recommended strategy is to begin with answer choice C, which statistically offers a 20% success rate on the first try and allows for quick elimination of other options.
- An alternative strategy suggests starting with answer choice B, potentially increasing the chances of finding the correct answer on the first guess to 40%.
- Practical application of backsolving is demonstrated through practice questions, showing how to efficiently eliminate incorrect answers and narrow down to the correct one.
- The process emphasizes the importance of understanding the problem's requirements and using logical deductions to minimize the number of attempts needed.

Chapters

00:00

Introduction to Backsolving

00:24

Backsolving Strategy Basics

01:31

Advanced Backsolving Techniques

02:10

Practical Application of Backsolving

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