25 Jan

Algebra

Those appearing in IBPS PO exam need to clear cut offs for all sections: Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning Ability, General Awareness, English Comprehension & Computer Knowledge. It has been seen that many students experience difficulty in clearing the cut off for quant section. Within quant, Algebra is an area which poses substantial difficulty to a lot of students. Many are not able to grasp its complexities and end up fearing it. In such a scenario, leaving out Algebra questions is the only alternative before them.

In order to prevent such a situation from arising, the Institute for Best Bank PO Coaching in Delhi has come up with some wonderful shortcuts & tricks through which the seemingly lengthy and time consuming Algebra questions can be answered in almost no time.

Algebra Tricks
Algebra Tricks

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Since, the value of a square root cannot be negative so the answer is 4.

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Just divide 12 into the product of two consecutive numbers (i.e. 3 & 4). If this type of (infinite) series is positive, then the answer is the larger number. Hence, we can directly arrive at 4 as the answer.
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Since, the value of a square root cannot be negative so the answer is 3.

SHORTCUT TRICK
Just divide 12 into the product of two consecutive numbers (i.e. 3 & 4). If this type of (infinite) series is negative, then the answer is the smaller number. Hence, we can directly arrive at 3 as the answer.
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SHORTCUT TRICK
If there is no positive or negative sign in such an (infinite) series, then the answer is the same number written in the series. Hence, we can directly arrive at 3 as the answer.

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SHORTCUT TRICK
In such type of questions, just count the number of square roots (let the number of these square roots be ‘n’). The value of the expression can now be found through the method which is as follows:

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SHORTCUT TRICK
Now applying the above described method, the question given can be solved as follows:
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Generally a student’s approach of solving this question will involve finding out the LCM of denominators. However, it takes a lot of time and quite often students leave such type of questions. But the below mentioned shortcut should be used to quickly arrive at the solution.

Just try to factorize the denominator into two numbers that have the same difference.

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Finally, the shortcuts & tricks that have been used out here simplify the whole process of solving an Algebra question so that you can come up with the right answer in less than 30 seconds. Apart from learning these methods, you must make sure you attempt ample number of questions. This practice will stand you in a good stead during the exam. Hence, it is suggested that you enroll yourself in an online test series module designed by experts providing Top IBPS PO Coaching in Delhi. Doing so will also give you the much required exposure to how an online exam is to be attempted and what it takes to crack it.

Summary

This article has been written keeping into consideration the guidance that students require to handle Simplification (Algebra) questions which are a part of all bank recruitment exams. However, in case of any confusion, you can address your queries to Vidya Guru experts by writing at vidyagurudelhi@gmail.com.

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