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# Venn diagram VS Matrix (2 sets questions) Is matrix the winner method?

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03 Jul 2016, 02:45
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Hi everyone!

A question on overlapping sets here.

I am not referring to questions with 3 elements A, B,C. Those can only be solved with 3-way Venn diagram and I can usually do those (the 600-level ones) Here, I am referring to questions with two elements.

When doing overlapping sets, we can use Venn diagram or Matrix method. Personally I prefer matrix 1000 times over Venn, it's much more intuitive to me, I organize info much better, I'm faster. I find Venn to have a lot of unnecessary abstract logic that only confuses me.

So far I've done some 30 600-level questions on overlapping sets and I haven't found one that I could not solve with matrix.

Question: Should I "give up" on Venn method? Or are there some specific questions that can't be solved with Matrix and Venn is the winner method?
I didn't find any such questions so far, but perhaps I am missing some type of question that just can't be solved with Matrix in 2 minutes.

Could you be so kind to send me the link with a question with two elements, So A-notA; B-notB "immune" to matrix approach? So I get the sense of the type of question and don't jump straight into matrix method if I see that question.

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03 Jul 2016, 10:53
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Double Matrix is by far the best for organizing info.
I'd drop Venn diagrams.

For those unfamiliar with the Double Matrix Method, here's a video:

Practice question:

Tricky Question:
https://www.gmatprepnow.com/module/gmat ... /video/946

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04 Jul 2016, 00:56
Lovely!

Thank you so much for your feedback!
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