Problem solving techniques

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...

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...

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