**Simplifying with Substitutions**

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Summary

The content provides advanced strategies for simplifying complex algebra problems on the GMAT exam, focusing on the use of substitutions to reduce problem complexity and facilitate easier solutions.

- Introduces a sophisticated trick involving right-brain pattern matching for simplifying advanced algebra problems.
- Demonstrates the technique through practice problems, highlighting the process of substituting complex expressions with a single variable to simplify equations.
- Explains the method of solving for the substituted variable and then using those solutions to solve for the original variables.
- Shows how to apply the substitution method to different types of algebraic expressions, including quadratic equations and compound fractions.
- Provides step-by-step guidance on solving complex problems efficiently by breaking them down into simpler parts.

Chapters

00:00

Introduction to Substitution Technique

01:01

Simplifying Quadratic Equations

03:34

Applying Substitution to Complex Expressions