GMAT Quant Questions: Problem Solving

Note: GMAT Quant questions cover Problem Solving, and so much more. Be sure to use our GMAT Practice Test to test your knowledge of these concepts.

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On the GMAT Quantitative section, the Problem Solving questions are just the familiar five-choice multiple choice math problems you have seen on every standardized test since well before puberty.  Here, you have discovered a veritable treasure chest of Problem Solving sample questions.  

Below is a link to thirty-two different articles on this blog, each with at least two Problem Solving questions.  The sample GMAT Problem Solving questions are often at the top of the article, although sometimes they are further down in the text.  The total number of sample Problem Solving problems available from this page is far more than 37, the total number of math questions you will see on a full Quantitative section of the GMAT. 

In each blog, the solutions & explanations to the sample questions are at the ends of the articles.  (If the topic is less than crystal clear for you, you may find the article itself enlightening.)


1. Problems with Averages


2. Distance, Rate, Time


3. Permutations & Combinations


4. Factors & Prime Factorizations (five practice PS questions at the bottom of the article)


5. Advanced Geometric Solids


6. Estimation questions


7. Difficult Dice Questions


8. Difference of Two Squares


9. Sequences (five PS practice questions scattered through article)


10. Remainders

11. Work & Work Rate


12. Circle & Line Diagrams


13. Polygons


14. Set Problems, with Double Matrix Method


15. Set Problems, with Venn Diagrams


16. Scale Factor & Percent Change


17. Standard Deviation


18. Radicals


19. Function Notation


20. Algebraic Factoring


21. Hard Factorial Problems


22. Backsolving from the answers


23. Distance in the x-y plane


24. Pythagoras!


25. Lines in the x-y plane


26. Tricks for Calculating Combinations


27. Parallel & Perpendicular Lines and Midpoints in the x-y plane


28. Probability: AND & OR Rules


29. Probability: “at least” statements


30. Probability: counting problems


31. Hard counting problems


32. Probability: geometric probability


Also check out these GMAT Probability questions.

Other GMAT Practice Questions

Magoosh has practice materials for all of the GMAT question types in GMAT Quantitative and in GMAT Verbal. Look at the table below, and click the links for more practice!

GMAT Problem Solving Practice QuestionsGMAT Critical Reasoning Practice QuestionsGMAT Reading Comprehension Practice Questions

In addition to the GMAT Problem Solving resources in this post, check out our tutorials and new practice questions we're releasing.

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GMAT Critical Reasoning tests your ability to analyze written arguments.

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For this GMAT Verbal question type, you read longer passages and answer comprehension questions about them.

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GMAT Data sufficiency questions ask you whether you have been given enough information to solve a math problem.

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GMAT Sentence Correction questions are focused on grammar, style, and other conventions of formal English writing.

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We have plenty of free GMAT Practice materials right here on the blog.

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And make sure you do practice questions that cover the most common GMAT Quant concepts too.

Addendum to the table: A special note on Sentence Correction questions

Sentence Correction questions are the very shortest questions on the test, both in terms of word count and time. Ideally, you should complete any SC question in less than one minute. Make sure you set your speed for this question type carefully. And be aware that Sentence Correction questions do NOT have their own subsection in GMAT Verbal; instead, SC is mixed in with Critical Reasoning and Reading Comprehension on the GMAT.

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    Mike served as a GMAT Expert at Magoosh, helping create hundreds of lesson videos and practice questions to help guide GMAT students to success. He was also featured as "member of the month" for over two years at GMAT Club. Mike holds an A.B. in Physics (graduating magna cum laude) and an M.T.S. in Religions of the World, both from Harvard. Beyond standardized testing, Mike has over 20 years of both private and public high school teaching experience specializing in math and physics. In his free time, Mike likes smashing foosballs into orbit, and despite having no obvious cranial deficiency, he insists on rooting for the NY Mets. Learn more about the GMAT through Mike's Youtube video explanations and resources like What is a Good GMAT Score? and the GMAT Diagnostic Test.