According to ETS (the makers of the GRE), the GRE Quantitative Reasoning measure is a test that assesses your basic math skills, understanding of simple math concepts, ability to reason quantitatively, and aptitude for solving problems using quantitative methods. This is really just a fancy way of saying that you better know your math concepts […]

# Archive | Math MAQs: Multiple Answer Questions

## GRE Multiple Answer Challenge Question: Astronauts

In most likelihood, you will only get one or two combinations/permutations questions per test. Typically, the questions are quite challenging. Knowing the standard formulas won’t be enough; you’ll also have to use logic, and a fair amount of grit. Below is a question that will really force you to think, and rely on that grit. […]

## 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 Perfect Math Score Challenge

The Revised GRE is a long, grueling test. To get a perfect score on the quantitative section (a 170) you will not only have to answer the difficult questions correctly, but you will also have to answer all of the easy ones. Nonetheless, I’ve focused on the difficult questions for the 170-challenge. I can’t promise […]

## New GRE Multiple Answer Question: Practice Question of the Week #9 Answer!

Here’s the answer to yesterday’s practice problem: If x > 0 and two sides of a certain triangle have lengths and respectively, which of the following could be the length of the third side of the triangle? Indicate all possible lengths. The answers are A, C, and E. Remember, for this MAQ, you must choose […]

## New GRE Multiple Answer Question: Practice Question of the Week #9

This week’s practice problem is a Multiple Answer Question, one of the new questions formats for the revised exam: remember, you can choose more than one answer! If x > 0, and two sides of a certain triangle have lengths and respectively, which of the following could be the length of the third side of […]

## GRE Math – Difficult Multiple-Answer Questions

Have a go at a type of problem that “freaks out” (my students’ own words) test-takers: Which of the following must be greater than , where ? Choose ALL that apply. This is a very difficult, time-consuming problem. Unfortunately, there will be a few such problems on the new GRE math section. The good news […]

## More From the Multiple Answer Questions on the Revised GRE – Challenge Question

A subset of math problems I anticipate students will struggle with on the New GRE involve multiple answer questions. As you can see below, there are 8 possible answer choices, any of which can be correct. In many ways, this can be more devious than a numeric entry question. A group of x applicants is […]

## Ready for a New Question Type on the Revised GRE?

Just as the verbal section on the Revised GRE is offering up multiple answer questions, so, too, will the math section. The new GRE is officially calling these Multiple Choice Questions: Select One or More Answers. For brevity’s sake, I’m going to call them Multiple Answer Questions. Doesn’t sound much more complicated than the Sentence […]

## The Revised GRE– What’s New on the Math Front?

Concept-wise, I would say the math section is business as usual, save for two things: coordinate geometry and the quadratic equation. While parabolas are tested on the current GRE, they are oddball questions, geometry outliers in the usually slew of right triangle and circle problems. In the revised GRE book, an entire section is devoted […]