Problem solving techniques

How to solve Time and Distance problems in a few simple steps 1

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Time and distance problems are taught in middle schools and also form an important component in competitive tests. In any case, our endeavor is to solve such problems elegantly in a few simple steps in contrast to generally complex and time consuming conventional approach to solving such problems...

How to solve more Time and Work problems in simpler steps, type 2

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In a large number of math problems involving Time & Work, it is stated that certain number of men take certain number of days to complete the work. These problems are usually solved in conventional methods by using per day work rate of 1 man. Instead, the number of days and number of men can be combined into a single powerful measure of work amount, simplifying the process greatly...

How to solve Time and Work problems in simpler steps, type 1

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To solve math problems involving Time & Work, it is usually assumed that a work-agent takes certain number of time units to complete the work alone. This immediately forces the use of inverse of the variables corresponding to each work-agent. Instead, adopt conceptually and psychologically a much simpler approach...

How to solve a School Math problem in a few simple steps, Trigonometry 2

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The conventional approach to math problem solving relies heavily on manipulation of terms using low level mathematical constructs without using the problem solving abilities of the student. Following only this approach to solving problems, students may tend to become used to mechanical and procedural thinking suppressing their inherent creative and innovative out-of-the-box thinking abilities...

How to solve School Math problem in a few steps, Trigonometry 1

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The mechanical approach to math problem solving relies heavily on manipulation of terms using low level mathematical constructs without using the problem solving abilities of the student. In fact, if students follow only this approach of solving problems, they may tend to become used to mechanical and procedural thinking suppressing their inherent creative and innovative out-of-the-box thinking abilities...

How to solve a complex SSC CGL level Algebra problem lightning fast

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Is it actually possible to solve complex problems that appear in usual Competitive tests easily within a minute? Answer is a firm Yes, but with some conditions. To home in straight to the solution using only your mind and no pen and paper, we can say with experience that you need not have a great talent or very high level of intelligence, but...

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...

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