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## Algebra - Game Plan with Max-Min

For the past few weeks, we have been discussing conditional statements. Let’s switch back to Quant today. I have been meaning to discuss a question for a while. We can easily solve it by plugging in t...

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## Algebra - Functions

Let’s discuss how to handle functions today. People usually perceive functions as an advanced topic mainly because of the notation. But actually, the function questions are very simplistic and can be...

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## Algebra - How to Quickly Interpret Ranges of Variables in GMAT Questions

Sometimes a GMAT Quant question will give us multiple ranges of values that apply to a single variable, and when this happens it can really take us for a ride. Evaluating these ranges to arrive at ded...

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## Quant - Max-Min Difficulties

Sometimes, we get questions which we cannot neatly bracket as Arithmetic/Algebra/Geometry etc. In fact, the higher level questions usually focus on more than one subject area.  The trick in these ques...

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## Algebra - Expression vs Equation

Today, we want to take up a conceptual discussion on expressions and equations and the differences between them. The concept is quite simple but a discussion on these is warranted because of the simil...

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## Algebra - Advanced Exponent Properties (Powers of 2)

Today, let’s discuss the relative placements of exponents on the number line. We know what the graph of 2^x looks like. It shows that when x is positive, with increasing value of x,

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## Algebra - Manipulating Standard Formulas

We know the formula we need to use to find the sum of n consecutive positive integers starting from 1. The formula is given as n(n+1)/2. So the sum of first four positive integers is 4 * (4 + 1)/2 = 1...

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## Algebra - Squares and Square Roots

In today’s post, we will try to clear up your doubts regarding positive and negative solutions in the case of squares and square roots. We will explain the reasons behind each case,

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## Algebra - Unsolvable Equations

The moment we see an equation involving the variable x, we have a habit of jumping right into attempting to solve it. But what happens when we are not able to solve it? Let’s say, for example,