# GRE Math Practice

GRE math practice questions are some of the top requested resources at Magoosh. But there's something just as important as practice questions: well-written answer explanations. TIP: Remember to always check your answers after each practice set in order to understand why you got some questions wrong and—for the questions you got right—how you could answer them faster in the future.

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Here are ten practice QC questions. 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 consists of the elements {a, b, b, c} […]

Here are 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) 2) 3) […]

Below are some tough word problems that require both close reading and sharp problem solving skills. To make these already difficult questions even more fiendish, I’ve made each a Numeric Entry question (sorry, no cool boxes). In some of the questions below, there are a few possible solution paths, some more elegant than others. If […]

## Most Recent GRE Math Practice

Over the last six months, I’ve gone through quite a few Revised GRE prep books. One thing I’ve noticed missing is difficult questions relating to mean, median, and mode. Sure, most books describe how to find the average, and what the difference between the mean and the median. Many already know the above, but mean, […]

A relatively common exponent question on the GRE will ask you to figure out the units digit of some number raised to an exponent, which usually results in a number roughly equivalent to the number of grains of sand in the Sahara, and thus out of reach of the GRE calculator. Take a look at […]

Boxplots are one data format you may see on the GRE Data Interpretation questions. First, try these practice questions. (The following diagram applies to questions #1-3) The following boxplot shows the 2012 season runs batted in (RBIs) of 280 American League batters (the top 280 batters in terms of number of plate appearances). 1) What […]

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 […]

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 […]

If you’ve been studying GRE for some time, you’ve very likely encountered the following: . You may, however, only seen the following equation in the context of algebra. Nevertheless, the formula above applies to number properties. Let’s take a look. While you may be tempted to make a mad dash at it, calculating each of […]

Dealing with percent and word problems is always difficult. First off you have to understand what the question is asking for, then you have to set up what you believe is an equation that will help you quickly derive the answer. Each of the questions below tests the following concept: if one thing increases by […]

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 […]

For some this is the most “interest”ing concept on the Revised GRE (at least for those with a fondness for bad puns). For most, compound vs simple section can be a nuisance. Many think, what is the difference between the two, and/or how did that formula go again? But remember, this concept involves money, and […]

Here is a quiz based on math concepts covered over the last month on the Magoosh GRE blog. See how many of the following five questions you can answer correctly in less than 8 minutes. Go! 1. Which of the following is a multiple of ? (A) 36,045 (B) 43,623 (C) 52,224 (D) 89,892 (E) 92,044 […]

What is the sum of the first 50 positive integers? (A) 1000 (B) 1225 (C) 1275 (D) 1400 (E) 1450 This is a daunting question, perhaps akin to the question that asks about two trains traveling at varying rates headed in the same direction. Just like the speeding locomotive question, this type of question should […]

An average day on the blog posts, so to speak. Today, we’ll deal with a topic that many students give short shrift – averages/mean. Oftentimes, the reason students don’t give them much consideration is that averages seem straightforward. Indeed, you may cavalierly shrug your shoulders, thinking “anyone can find the mean – just add up the […]