This Magoosh One Month GRE Study Schedule is designed for those of you who are wondering how to study for the GRE in a short period of time on your own. How can you effectively prepare for the GRE test at home when you have competing priorities—school, work, family, hobbies—all demanding your time (and which […]

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## Positive and Negative Square Roots on the GRE

Some questions to start: Can a square root be negative? Yes, there is such a thing as a negative square root. How would you deal with negative roots on the GRE? This question is actually fairly complicated, because it depends on how the GRE words the question. Let’s start with some GRE math practice problems […]

## Diagonals of a Polygon in GRE Geometry

Students love to skip over the basics, asking questions like: How many vertices does an octagon have? How many diagonals does an octagon have? What’s the difference between a regular octagon and, well, an octagon? And GRE geometry does delve into some complex polygon math. But before we get to that, I will begin with […]

## GRE Data Interpretation Practice Questions

On GRE test day, you will have two Quant sections, each of which will include a data interpretation set. If you’re not sure what this entails or you just want to get some GRE math practice in, keep reading for our breakdown and practice problems. Data Interpretation on the GRE Quant Each Quant section will […]

## GRE Geometry Formulas

Perhaps you recall with more than a little dread your high school geometry class: fifteen-step proofs and the law of cosines were two things you were certain you’d never see again. Well, if you are taking the GRE, you were by no means mistaken—proofs and indeed all of trig are nowhere to be found on […]

## How to Round to the Nearest Integer | GRE Math

What does it mean to round a number? Rounding means to make a number shorter or simpler, but keeping it as close in value as possible to the original number. Let’s take a closer look in this edition of GRE Math Tips. Rounding to the nearest integer The most common type of rounding is to […]

## Adapting the GRE Study Schedules to Your Needs

Magoosh publishes GRE study schedules to help folks in various situations study for the GRE. We have plans for 1-month, 3-months, and 6-months. Three months is a good solid chunk of time to study for the GRE, an interval that many students use, so we have four different three-month plans to focus on the needs […]

## Challenging GRE QC Problems on Number Properties

Get your GRE math practice in with these nine GRE Quantitative Comparison questions, ranging in difficulty from moderate to quite hard (arguably as hard as, or perhaps harder than, anything you would see on the GRE Quant section). Solutions will come at the end of the article. Remember: don’t touch a calculator! 1) […]

## GRE Quantitative Comparison Geometry Practice Problems

Here is a batch of 7 practice QC questions. Explanations will come at the end of the article. Note: all quantitative comparison questions have the same four answer choices. I didn’t copy the answer choices for each question in this post, so please note the answer choices below: a. Quantity A is greater. b. Quantity B […]

## GRE Quantitative Comparison Practice Problems

Here are ten GRE math practice questions to get you ready for Quantitative Comparison. All of these can and should be done without a calculator. Solutions will come at the end of this article. 1) 2) The number n is an integer greater than 2 3) The number x satisfies the restriction 4) 5) Set S […]