Once in a while it is fun to take a concept in an official GRE question and run with it. The question below is inspired by a question from the 2nd edition Official Guide. That is not to say it is that similar; I have only extracted a couple of concepts from that problem. I’ve […]

# Archive | Word Problems

## Breakdown of the Most Commonly Tested GRE Quant Concepts

By Chris Lele on August 22, 2012 , UPDATED ON January 8, 2019, in *GRE Algebra, *GRE Arithmetic, *GRE Data Analysis, *GRE Geometry, *GRE Math, *GRE Math Tips, Combinations and Permutations, Data Interpretation, Math Basics, Rate Problems, Statistics, Word Problems

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 […]

## Don’t Despair – Strategies for Dealing with Convoluted Word Problems

By Chris Lele on April 22, 2011 , UPDATED ON January 9, 2019, in *About the GRE, *GRE Math, Word Problems

*Note: the scores discussed in this post refer to the old (pre-August 2011) GRE Meet the Word Problem The GRE Math contains a medley of word problems. You can see probability, interest, rates, combinations and even geometry problems. In general, the problems are worded in such a way that they can be vague or even […]