Learn a valuable GMAT strategy to help you solve hard GMAT math questions. (Note: See if you can answer the sample GMAT question in this video and post your answer in the comment field!). GMAT expert Brett Ethridge shares this "GMAT Tip of the Week" to help you get unstuck on difficult GMAT quant problems and get more right answers. For more GMAT tips, visit www.dominatethegmat.com/blog

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    • jaynicole
      jaynicole

      hey! i’m taking the gmat in two days, so i’ve been looking at your videos just to solidify what i know and approach problem solving differently. I see in the comments people got to the answer fairly quick, but for me it takes time to get there. Thanks for showing shortcuts & giving reason as to why use our headlights (what we already know) to get through the fog (what we don’t know)!

      about 1 day ago
    • jaynicole
      jaynicole In reply to jaynicole

      thanks so much!

      about 10 hours ago
    • Dominate the GMAT
      Dominate the GMAT In reply to jaynicole

      I'm glad you found us and that you found this video helpful. Best of luck to you in a couple days! And if you end up having to retake the GMAT (God forbid!), I hope you'll consider one of our full courses. Let us know how it goes!

      about 10 hours ago
    • Aramil4
      Aramil4

      I just paused at 00:53 to write this (maybe rest of video is good): The analogy is flawed, on the GMAT you're not necessarily "driving on a road" but rather driving in an open field - going forward is by no means a guarantee to get to the intended destination.

      about 1 year ago
    • YNU.
      YNU. In reply to Aramil4

      stfu

      about 8 months ago
    • Kishan Agarwal
      Kishan Agarwal

      I don't think this problem is hard at all.

      about 3 years ago
    • Sandaruwan Pathirana
      Sandaruwan Pathirana In reply to Kishan Agarwal

      no it is not hard dear....

      about 9 months ago
    • Qonita BadegesTM
      Qonita BadegesTM

      I got A, is that correct?

      about 3 years ago
    • Qonita BadegesTM
      Qonita BadegesTM In reply to Qonita BadegesTM

      @Dominate the GMAT Idk any
      math formulas :) just used plain
      ol' logic here.  Hope this is 'hard'
      but something tells me it's not ...

      about 3 years ago
    • Dominate the GMAT
      Dominate the GMAT In reply to Qonita BadegesTM

      +Qonita Badeges Yep! Nice job :)

      about 3 years ago
    • Joshua Walker
      Joshua Walker

      I'm curious. Is this actually considered a hard problem?

      about 3 years ago
    • Dominate the GMAT
      Dominate the GMAT In reply to Joshua Walker

      +Joshua Walker It's not a 700-level question, no, but it's definitely above average difficulty. In my experience students have particular trouble with distance/rate word problems, so that makes it more challenging if you don't have a strong algebra background. More importantly, the tip explained in this video is versatile and super useful on other hard problems -- so even if you personally don't find this question tough, there will be harder problems you'll encounter for which this strategy may come in handy for you.

      about 3 years ago
    • GAURI Kapur
      GAURI Kapur

      Upld more on GMAT Math Problems

      about 4 years ago
    • Dominate the GMAT
      Dominate the GMAT In reply to GAURI Kapur

      @GAURI Kapur Glad you're liking my videos! As I'm sure you've seen, I have a ton of additional free GMAT math content here on my YouTube channel. For more in-depth and comprehensive GMAT math review, you can check out some of my other a-la-carte instructional math videos here: http://www.dominatethegmat.com/video-purchase/a-la-carte-topics/. Enjoy!

      about 4 years ago
    • salsadancer00
      salsadancer00

      I love the metaphor "Drive through the Fog with headlights".  I think it's a useful way to look at difficult, multistep problems.

      about 4 years ago
    • Bill Y.
      Bill Y.

      Wouldn't it be great if every Gmat math is as "hard" as this one? It only test your knowledge of +, -, ×, ÷, and decimal point. This is a common math problem for 3rd graders is Asia. Singapore math workbooks have many like this. I take it as a joke if anyone say it is HARD Gmat problem.

      about 4 years ago
    • Karan Bir
      Karan Bir

      What youre doing is extremely helpful however a little more attention to lighting and sound quality will definitely take your video to the next level. Thanks for the resource!

      about 4 years ago
    • wayne2626
      wayne2626

      Convert r=dt by changing 8min/mile to 1mile/8min. Then you have 50*(1/8) and the rest is pretty simple.

      about 4 years ago
    • Dominate the GMAT
      Dominate the GMAT In reply to wayne2626

      Just to clarify, if d=rt, then r=d/t.

      about 4 years ago
    • JayJay Btd
      JayJay Btd

      ì was quite excited that i could solve this but looking at the fact that everybody solved this so quickly this must be an easy question.

      about 4 years ago
    • R K
      R K

      FAST solution - 50/8 is 6.25 (48/8=6 and 2/8=1/4=.25).
      6.25-3.25 = 3.  3/2 = 1.5 (he has to run there AND back) - Answer is A. Less than 10 seconds.

      about 5 years ago
    • Qonita BadegesTM
      Qonita BadegesTM In reply to R K

      +R K Idk all these formulas though.
      Just used common sense & logic
      and got A. Glad it's right. ...Peace...

      about 3 years ago
    • Ramakanth Suravaram
      Ramakanth Suravaram In reply to R K

      @Caleb Miller me  8 :P

      about 4 years ago
    • Caleb Miller
      Caleb Miller In reply to R K

      i solved it in 9 seconds

      about 5 years ago
    • hendrick malonda
      hendrick malonda

      1mile/8min 1/8= 0.125mile a minute 0.125*50=6.25 miles, that's what he can still run. as he've already run 3.25, we sum it with 6.25 we'll have 6.25+3.25=9.50 we divide it by 2 because it' 2 paths with equal distances he should run, so we'll have 9.50/2= 4.75, this is the distance he should run for each path. As he've already run 3.25, we'll have 4.75-3.25=1.5 so 1.5 is the final answer,

      about 5 years ago
    • Aliphlock
      Aliphlock In reply to hendrick malonda

      thx so much

      about 1 month ago
    • Dominate the GMAT
      Dominate the GMAT

      I'm not quite sure what you mean by "a useable value" isitwiseful. Are you meaning, how do we make sure the units match the units for distance and time? Please clarify and I'll try to answer. Also, you can learn all of the detailed content and strategies for all sorts of distance/rate/time problems in our "Common GMAT Word Problems" lesson on our website under the "Course & Lessons" tab --> "A la Carte GMAT Tutorials" --> "Common GMAT Word Problems."

      about 6 years ago
    • Dominate the GMAT
      Dominate the GMAT

      Correct, the answer is A.

      about 6 years ago