Category: Shorter GRE Math Practice

15 GRE Math Practice Questions with Explanations
GRE math questions cover a wide range of topics including arithmetic, algebra, geometry, and data interpretation. With so many areas to study, practice is the key to mastering the GRE math section. Don’t worry—Magoosh is here to help! The GRE math practice questions in this post will help you identify which areas you need to…

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…

Mean, Median and Mode on the GRE
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,…

GRE Math Challenge – Numeric Entry
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…

GRE Math – Exponent Challenge
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…

GRE Math: Solving Quantitative Comparisons
First off, here’s a tricky algebraic QC: 1) x > 3 If you find this puzzling, this article discusses an efficient method for handling such problems. Before we talk about that, a quick refresher on a few basic ideas dealing with equations and inequalities. Intro to Arithmetic Suppose you have an equation, P = Q. …

Boxplots on the GRE
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 #13) 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…

Quantitative Comparison Pacing Drill
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…