Problem solving techniques

How to solve in a few steps, Profit and loss problem 1

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A man sells two wrist watches one at a profit of 30% and another at a loss of 30%, but each at a same selling price of Rs.400. The net profit or loss is...This type of problem can be solved following clear steps based on basic concepts of profit and loss only. This is conventional approach of problem solving...

Innovative glass cover design analysis

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It became a special item in my household as years passed. It was a small thing, but there was complete affinity to it from all without any reservation. I wondered, “What is so special about it? Why do we all like it? Is it the looks, or its utility?" Over time my analysis took body and shape...

How to select the right medicines in a hurry

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Principle of persistence says, try once more, don't give up. But would you try the same way next time? Is there any other option? This is Principle of exploration. We always search for more options when in a bind. Some option stays invisible. It is our job to bring it to light and use it...

Solve your problems faster with Change Analysis Technique

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All things change. This is nothing new. But the change itself may be considered an important entity to be used as resource for efficient problem solving in various areas of activity and thought. In particular, Change analysis technique may aid you to solve your problem faster at less cost...

Versatile use of Base Equalization Technique by its Abstraction

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In a set of components each having multiple entities, identify the base to be equalized; identify the target value to be equalized to and equalize the bases of each component in the set to establish direct relationship between the other entities...

Base equalization technique is indispensable for solving fraction problems

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Base equalization technique produces quick solutions in indices problems. But that is not the only area of application of this more general concept. For solving problems on fractions also, the base equalization technique is indispensable...

An unexpectedly successful application of Consult the Expert technique

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True, how little do we know! No I am not talking about the subject of our individual expertise area. I am just observing a fact that being for example an out and out academician when you face the problem of commenting on the price of a prime old property you may feel totally at sea...

How to convert a mishap to a blessing using principle of hidden opportunity

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I always thought till sometime back - mishaps and really bad things would happen around me and NEVER to me. You also would have thought so. Till the first misfortune struck. And then other misfortunes followed. You feel cornered and deeply depressed. Know for sure that dark days will end and strangely, you would one day find unexpected opportunities spring up out of the misfortune that caused you so much trouble...

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