Every Tuesday, we’ll be posting up a free practice question from our database:
Submit an answer and an explanation in the comments by 1PM Pacific Daylight Time on Wednesday, and we will randomly pick a reader who answered correctly (whether by commenting here, tweeting us, or commenting on the Facebook post) to win a free premium subscription to the Magoosh GRE product!
Try it out to see if you can figure out the answer and let us know if you need any hints! The answers will be posted on Wednesdays at 2PM with step-by-step explanations.
The questions will be drawn from various question types and topics, so this will be a good way to get some extra practice on a weekly basis and feedback when it comes to strategies and methods!
Here’s the first question:
If square ABCD has area 25, and the area of the larger shaded square is 9 times the area of the smaller shaded square, what is the length of one side of the smaller shaded square?
Note: Figure not drawn to scale
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Update: Here’s the answer/explanation post!