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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 - the Mandays Technique...

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 - the Work Rate Technique...

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...

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