# I need help with a Magoosh question!

Detailed explanations to complicated questions :)

- What if I need help on a Magoosh question or lesson?
- “For a Writer”: Why does "finally intent" represent a shift?
- “Is x Positive”: Why can’t I take the square root of both sides to see if statement 1 and 2 are the same?
- “1 Apple and 1 Banana”: Is it possible to plug in the answer choices in a problem that has two equations with two variables?
- “3 Intersecting Lines”: Are the GRE geometry diagrams drawn to scale?
- “Ordering Roots”: Does the approach of simply squaring each value hold every time?
- “Ascending Order”: Is it possible to solve this using the FCP rule?
- “Find Equation”: Is the alternative method a valid way to solve this, seeing as, given the y intercept, it is implied that b = 3?
- “y in terms of x”: Is using m = 1 and n = 2 to solve this a valid move or simply a coincidence?
- “y in terms of x”: When can I factor by grouping?
- “y in terms of x”: Can I move the variables around since we're dealing with addition and subtraction?
- “Square Root and Sum”: Is there a quick way to tell which numbers are a product of consecutive integers?
- “Student Activities at Two High Schools”: When should I implement the two different percent increase strategies?
- “Critics who Charged that”: Can you help me to understand what the "recent report" is actually saying, and who "failed to take into account the recent report"?
- “Odd Positive Divisors”: Can the "trick" taught in the videos be used to find the number of odd positive divisors, including 1?
- “Bimetallism”: How can we conclude that the passage is mainly about bimetallism?
- “Evaluation, 3 Decimals over 3 Decimals”: Although I understand how to convert a decimal such as .33 into a fraction, how do I convert a decimal such as 1.3333 into a fraction?
- “Magoosh Password Possibilities”: Does the order in which we choose letters matter here or can we use the combination rule?
- “David Commute”: When we solve for d (total distance), don't we need to divide total d by 2 to get the ACTUAL distance to his job—not round trip?
- “Unfair Coin”: How can I solve this using the basic probability formula of (number of ways event occurs)/(total possible outcomes)?
- “Area of Triangle in Parabola”: In the future can I always "factor" a cube root to simplify it?
- “For Positive Numbers (a*b)/c = 1”: If abc/def = a/d * b/e * c/f, then why doesn’t (a * b)/c = (a/c)(b/c)?
- “Multiples of 5”: Can I solve the problem by subtracting 81 from 358 and dividing the resulting 277 by 5 to get 55?
- “Average Speed vs 75 mph”: Why can't I calculate the average speed for the entire trip by using the average rate of the two trips?
- “Professors”: Why can’t this be solved using a Venn diagram?
- “Chopin the Pianist”: Can you explain why the "had" is in front of "he" in the following: "....and would have composed even more difficult pieces had he the ability to play them”?
- “Odd Even Truths”: I don’t quite understand how to go about solving this problem, can a further explanation be provided?
- “Odd Even Truths”: In this question 0 is taken to be an even number, but isn't 0 considered to be neither even nor odd like PI or infinity?
- “Remainder when Divide by 11”: Can I solve this by using 2 as positive integer x divided by 11?
- “For Positive Numbers (p - q)/(p + q)”: Is it correct to say that because the equation has 2 variables, I can't solve the problem?