## How to solve difficult Surd Algebra problems in a few simple steps 4

How to solve difficult surds problems in a few simple steps explained by solving hand selected complex surds problems using suitable surds techniques.

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Under this section we will solve typical math problems that a **student might find difficult** when preparing for **competitive tests such as SSC CGL, CAT, GRE etc**. We will also cover Secondary school level or even occasionally Olympiad level problems.

The ** chief criteria** that will be common to the problems here will be three:

- The problem should not require too much math knowledge to solve,
- The problem should have an inherent difficulty for most of the students or may be too lengthy and,
- The problem must be solvable following an elegant method in a very short time.

We don't like to deal with laborious problems. Generally each of these problems can be solved in a number of ways.

As we teach ** efficient problem solving** as a subject, we will always try to

It means, each problem and its solution that we explain here **won't just be for that specific problem**. More importantly, the underlying concepts about how the solution was reached efficiently and in very quick time, form the most valuable treasure to be recognized and owned by the student **by understanding the concepts and applying the concepts in future problems.**

Submitted by Atanu Chaudhuri on Sat, 23/04/2016 - 19:20

How to solve difficult surds problems in a few simple steps explained by solving hand selected complex surds problems using suitable surds techniques.

Submitted by Atanu Chaudhuri on Tue, 05/04/2016 - 14:31

The problems involving Mixture of liquids (and sometimes solids in alloy form) are taught in schools and also form an important part of most of the competitive job tests such as SSC CGL, Bank POs etc. This subtopic belongs to Arithmetic and we have found that students find some difficulties in solving these problems...

Submitted by Atanu Chaudhuri on Sun, 03/04/2016 - 22:24

Learn how to solve mixture problems with two or more liquids mixed in given ratios. Basic ratio mixture concepts are explained by solving selected problems.

Submitted by Atanu Chaudhuri on Thu, 31/03/2016 - 04:03

This is the third offering on Algebra problem simplification, presenting more novel faces of Algebra problems. But then it is always possible to solve such problems in a few steps using basic and rich algebra concepts along with powerful problem solving strategies and techniques...

Submitted by Atanu Chaudhuri on Sun, 27/03/2016 - 20:48

Algebra is a discipline of symbol manipulation and usual problems involve only a few basic concepts. But to solve relatively more complex problems in a few simple steps we need to build our rich concept set specific to Algebra as well as use powerful general problem solving strategies and techniques. This is the second offering on Algebra problem simplification...

Submitted by Atanu Chaudhuri on Fri, 25/03/2016 - 19:51

Algebra is a discipline of symbolic expression manipulation and usual problems involve only a few basic concepts. Apparently Algebra problems should not be difficult to solve, but it is not always so. When we face such exceptions of problems that are seemingly difficult, problem solving strategies and techniques may still enable solution in a few simple steps...

Submitted by Atanu Chaudhuri on Thu, 24/03/2016 - 13:33

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...

Submitted by Atanu Chaudhuri on Wed, 23/03/2016 - 13:57

In man hour work problems, if 8 men work for 3 hours, 24 man hours work amount is done. Then it is easy to say 4 men are needed to do same work in 6 hours.

Submitted by Atanu Chaudhuri on Tue, 22/03/2016 - 12:05

Time and work unitary method, Time and work formula, Improved work rate technique for working together and Time and work with 3 variables solved.

Submitted by Atanu Chaudhuri on Sun, 20/03/2016 - 18:46

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...