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## How to Solve Complicated GRE Math Problems

You might have prepped for months, using some of the toughest material out there. Nonetheless, come test day, there will be a question (or two!), that leaves you flummoxed. How you solve complicated math problems plays a very important part in how you solve them. Reading the question over and over again, sweat cascading down [...]

## GRE Scores for Engineering Programs

Applying to graduate school and wondering what’s the average GRE score for engineering programs? Want to know what score you need to get accepted to the best engineering schools? Unfortunately, the average scores vary greatly by school and not all schools are forthcoming with their admittance scores. Luckily for you, each year, the US News [...]

## GRE Math Questions

What’s one great way to get better at GRE math? Well, do GRE math questions. Below is a overview of the GRE quant landscape, so you know which resources to use depending on your level.   Beginner Just thinking about the formula for the area of a circle causes beads of sweat to form at [...]

## How to Approach Complicated Math Problems

Every GRE test is going to have a few math questions that are very difficult. Upon seeing them, you may become completely flustered and believe that there is no way you are able to solve such a question. Oftentimes this is not the case. Rather, you fall into any number of traps that prevent you [...]

## GRE Math – Help! I’m Terrible at Math!

This is the sister post to I’m Terrible at GRE Verbal! Help! :) Sometimes we all need a little GRE math help. It usually doesn’t take more than the first session for a new student/tutee to look over me and confide sheepishly, “I need help with GRE math. I’m so bad at it!” Mind you, I [...]

## How to Do GRE Math Faster

Practice Question Solve this question.  Allot yourself a strict 1.5 minute time limit. 1) In the figure, ABCD is a square, and all the dots are evenly spaced: each vertical or horizontal distance between two adjacent dots is 3 units.  Find the area of the shaded region. 60 72 81 96 120 An explanation will [...]

## Quantitative Comparison Pacing Drill

The very first problem you will see test day will be a Quantitative Comparison one (QC). Indeed, the first seven problems will be QC, unless you decide to skip them (which in the case of the last couple may, for some, be a wise strategy). Therefore, while prepping, you should make sure not to neglect [...]

## Breakdown of the Most Commonly Tested GRE Quant Concepts

The 2nd edition Official Guide has just been released. At the back of the book is a new test (GRE Practice Test 2). In general, the concept break down is not surprising, if you look at the concepts that pop up in Practice Test 1 (which is the same as the practice test in the [...]

## Identify Your Weak Points in GRE Math

The GRE math can be tricky but unlike the GMAT, in which questions can be fiendishly convoluted, the GRE still rewards fundamentals. If you have a solid grounding in all of the fundamentals—that’s right, no weak areas but an across the board sturdy grasp of any concepts that can pop up test day—you have a [...]

## GRE Math: Direct Proportions

A common concept tested on the GRE are direct proportions – as one thing increases another increases.The safe way to solve direct proportions – though not always the fastest, as we’ll see in a moment – is to set up a proportion and then cross-multiply to find the solution. Let’s take a look at the [...]