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Backsolving Strategies (quant)

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New post 26 Oct 2012, 09:52
Hi,

Can any one hear share some of the successful backsolving strategies, that can be employed to i) answer questions quicker ii) to answer questions that are too tricky for a person to solve by conventional means ...

Here's one article pertaining to such tactics/strategies for the SAT :

http://blog.pwnthesat.com/2011/04/backs ... Iq_kmD9E1B
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New post 26 Oct 2012, 11:27
Google Thursdays with Ron and watch videos involving testing cases and back solving.
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New post 28 Oct 2012, 03:59
samimu wrote:
there is no shortcut ..
Practice+time management..
n Score will improve..


Was not referring to "shortcuts" to achieving a good score, but different approaches towards a QUANT. question. For a MCQ, using the answer key and backsolving to find the correct answer is a legitimate and often the fastest way to approach many tough or time consuming problems, As the video by Ron suggests, it is always wise to be well versed with different approaches to solving a problem rather then just the Traditional approach.


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