Word problems can be difficult to solve, especially if you are taking a test like the GRE. The key is to take your time and read the problem carefully. Once you understand what is being asked, you can use some simple math to solve the problem. With a little practice, you will be able to solve word problems with ease.
Some tips for solving word problems:
– Read the problem carefully and highlight key information.
– Make sure you understand what is being asked. If you are unsure, ask a friend or tutor for help.
– Write down the information given in the problem. This will help you keep track of what you know and what you need to find out.
– Use simple math to solve the problem. Don’t try to overthink it!
Now that we’ve told you the tips, let’s try to solve a sample problem:
A church was able to raise 75% of the total amount it needs for a new building by receiving an average donation of $600 from each parishioner. The people already solicited represent 60% of all parishioners. If the church is to raise exactly the amount it needs for the new building, what should be the average donation from the remaining people to be solicited?
Let x be the total number of people the church will ask for donations.
People already solicited = 0.6x
First, calculate the amount of money already raised:
(600)(0.6x) = 360x
360x constitutes 75% of the total amount needed, so 25% = 120x.
Next, calculate the average donation needed from the remaining people:
120x/0.4x = 300
The average donation needed from the remaining parishioners is $300
With a little practice, you will be able to master word problems. Just take your time, read carefully, and use some simple math. You got this!
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