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Remember, all of the GMAT Quantitative Reasoning problems are designed to be solved in about one minute, so even if it looks like a long and arduous equation, there is probably a simple solution. Consider this example problem:

If (4a/6)(1/7)(4)(3/2a)(7)(*x*) = 1, then *x* =?

To arrive at the correct answer combine like terms:

(4a/6)(3/2a) x (1/7)(7) x (4*x*) = 1

(12a/12a) x (7/7) x (4*x*) =1

(1) x (1) x (4*x*) = 1

4*x* = 1

*x* = 1/4

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