GMAT Algebra Tip

On the GMAT, many algebra questions do not have any variables in them. For example, a question may require you to apply algebraic principles to evaluate a difference of squares involving large numbers.

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In the GMAT Algebra and Equation Solving module, you will learn all of the concepts, techniques and strategies needed to answer algebra questions and equationsolving questions on the GMAT. In particular, the GMAT Algebra and Equation Solving module covers the following topics:

  • Simplifying algebraic expressions
  • Expanding expressions
  • 3 types of factoring
  • Basic equations
  • Equations with fractions
  • Quadratic equations
  • Systems of equations
  • Equations with square roots
  • Equations with exponents
  • Equations with absolute value
  • Strange operations
  • 3 types of inequalities
  • The coordinate plane
  • Equations of lines
  • Graphs of quadratics

 

GMAT ALGEBRA AND EQUATION SOLVING VIDEOS

  • 1. Lesson: Introduction to Algebra (5:25) BUY
  • 2. Lesson: Simplifying Expressions (5:44) BUY
  • 3. Question: Evaluate Expression with 37’s (2:12)
  • 4. Lesson: Expanding Expressions (7:21) BUY
  • 5. Lesson: FOIL Method for Expanding (3:55) BUY
  • 6. Question: Product with Roots (1:55) BUY
  • 7. Lesson: Factoring – Greatest Common Factor (5:48) BUY
  • 8. Lesson: Factoring - Difference of Squares (4:19) BUY
  • 9. Lesson: Factoring - Quadratics (6:39) BUY
  • 10. Lesson: Combining Factoring Techniques (3:46) BUY
  • 11. Lesson: Simplifying Rational Expressions (6:51) BUY
  • 12. Question: Simplify Rational Expression (1:30) BUY
  • 13. Question: Tricky Simplification (2:49) BUY
  • 14. Question: 353 squared (0:45)
  • 15. Lesson: Basic Equation Solving (5:05) BUY
  • 16. Lesson: Eliminating Fractions (7:38) BUY
  • 17. Lesson: Quadratic Equations (8:44) BUY
  • 18. Question: Rational Sum of Solutions (1:43) BUY
  • 19. Lesson: 2 Equations with 2 Unknowns (9:36) BUY
  • 20. Question: System Question (2:43) BUY
  • 21. Lesson: Number of Solutions to a System (3:37) BUY
  • 22. Lesson: 3 Equations with 3 Unknowns (2:28) BUY
  • 23. Lesson: Equations with Square Roots (8:20) BUY
  • 24. Lesson: Equations and Powers (4:37) BUY
  • 25. Lesson: Absolute Value Equations (3:46) BUY
  • 26. Question: Absolute Value Question (3:47) BUY
  • 27. Lesson: Function Notation (5:01) BUY
  • 28. Question: Functions f and g (1:32) BUY
  • 29. Lesson: Strange Operators (2:22) BUY
  • 30. Question: Integers Between x and y (1:21) BUY
  • 31. Lesson: Working with Formulas (4:26) BUY
  • 32. Lesson: Inequalities - Part I (8:41)
  • 33. Question: Is 5-2x Greater than -1? (2:34)
  • 34. Question: 2x over y (3:19) BUY
  • 35. Lesson: Inequalities - Part II (5:54) BUY
  • 36. Question: Find Integer x (2:39) BUY
  • 37. Question: v-w (2:01) BUY
  • 38. Lesson: Inequalities and Absolute Value (6:17) BUY
  • 39. Lesson: Quadratic Inequalities (5:21) BUY
  • 40. Question: Quadratic and Absolute Value (3:03) BUY
  • 41. Lesson: The Something Method (1:42)
  • 42. Question: 1/10 and 1/2 (2:36) BUY
  • 43. Lesson: The Coordinate Plane (3:39) BUY
  • 44. Question: Which Quadrant? (2:48) BUY
  • 45. Lesson: Distance Between Two Points (3:30) BUY
  • 46. Lesson: Graphing Lines (8:12) BUY
  • 47. Lesson: Vertical and Horizontal Lines (2:54) BUY
  • 48. Lesson: Slope (5:04) BUY
  • 49. Lesson: x-intercepts and y-intercepts (2:57) BUY
  • 50. Question: Passing Through Quadrant II (2:07) BUY
  • 51. Lesson: Slope y-intercept Form (2:59) BUY
  • 52. Question: Variable Slope (1:08) BUY
  • 53. Lesson: Writing Equations (3:29) BUY
  • 54. Lesson: Graphs of Quadratics (1:29) BUY
  • 55. Question: Which Equation is Best? (1:09) BUY
  • 56. Question: Is x Less than 0? (1:46) BUY
  • 57. Question: Expansion with Roots (1:41) BUY
  • 58. Question: Functions f and g (1:19) BUY
  • 59. Question: Does xy = Square of x? (2:23) BUY
  • 60. Question: (x-y)/xy (0:45) BUY
  • 61. Question: x/2 and so on (1:50)
  • 62. Question: Is 2x less than y+1? (1:43) BUY
  • 63. Question: f(4)= (1:06) BUY
  • 64. Question: Sum of Solutions (2:11) BUY
  • 65. Question: Value of x in a System (1:35) BUY
  • 66. Question: Line k (1:24) BUY
  • 67. Question: Sum of Squares (0:56) BUY
  • 68. Question: px+qy+r (2:43) BUY
  • 69. Question: Distance Between Intercepts (2:58) BUY
  • 70. Question: Powers of 2 (1:24) BUY
  • 71. Question: Absolute Solution Sum (1:53) BUY
  • 72. Question: Intersection of Lines A and B (3:19)
  • 73. Question: Value of x+2y (1:54) BUY
Total viewing time for the GMAT Algebra and Equation Solving module: 254 minutes.

Additional Practice

Practice the skills and GMAT-specific strategies you learned in this module by answering the following categorized questions for GMAT Algebra and Equation Solving:

Official Guide for GMAT Review (13th edition)
Problem Solving: 7, 14, 28, 37, 42, 43, 45, 47, 50, 54, 55, 61, 69, 70, 72, 73, 99, 102, 120, 129, 130, 134, 143, 149, 150, 156, 157, 164, 169, 187, 191, 192, 199, 202, 206, 209, 211, 216, 220, 223, 229, 230

Data Sufficiency: 1, 11, 13, 17, 36, 41, 48, 50, 53, 60, 67, 74, 82, 85, 86, 92, 96, 97, 99, 104, 118, 129, 136, 155, 156, 160, 162, 164, 167, 171

Official Guide for GMAT Review (12th edition)
Problem Solving: 2, 9, 25, 38, 41, 42, 44, 49, 50, 58, 68, 70, 71, 88, 89, 97, 100, 112, 119, 122, 125, 130, 136, 137, 143, 144, 148, 150, 168, 172, 173, 188, 208, 213, 215, 218, 210, 222, 227, 230

Data Sufficiency: 1, 11, 15, 26, 30, 35, 36, 44, 49, 51, 52, 60, 69, 72, 75, 79, 80, 83, 94, 95, 99, 100, 115, 120, 121, 150, 154, 156, 159, 162, 164, 165, 166, 168

Official Guide for GMAT Quantitative Review (2nd edition)
Problem Solving: 1, 5, 20, 21, 28, 40, 41, 50, 57, 72, 77, 83, 91, 92, 99, 102, 103, 106, 107, 108, 111, 113, 117, 121, 122, 123, 128, 133, 134, 152, 156, 166         

Data Sufficiency: 2, 15, 23, 25, 28, 30, 32, 37, 40, 42, 46, 48, 52, 56, 57, 61, 62, 68, 69, 73, 76, 80, 83, 89, 94, 96, 98, 100, 102, 105, 106, 109, 120, 121, 124
 

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