Category: GRE Math Question Types

Mastering Probability Questions on the GRE
Probability questions in the GRE are both intriguing and challenging–testing your ability to analyze uncertain events and make informed decisions based on statistical principles. While there won’t be many Probability questions on the GRE, we have some strategies to help you enhance your problemsolving skills and get a competitive GRE score! Understanding probability questions Probability…

Is Calculus on the GRE? Preparing for Advanced Math Concepts
The Quantitative Reasoning section of the GRE can be quite challenging for many testtakers. You may be wondering if you’ll need to know advanced math concepts like Calculus for this test. Well, here’s the scoop: while the GRE doesn’t directly test calculus, it does include some advanced math topics. In this article, we’ll dive in…

Mastering Quantitative Comparison Questions on the GRE
The Quantitative Reasoning section of the GRE is all about flexing your math muscles and solving problems. One unique—and sometimes tricky—type of question you’ll encounter here is the Quantitative Comparison (QC). These questions require you to compare two quantities and determine their relationship, rather than providing a single numerical answer. In this article, we will…

Mastering Permutations and Combinations for the GRE
If you’re feeling a little tangled up in permutations and combinations, you’re not alone. These concepts are key players in many fields, including probability theory, statistics, and computer science. And yes, they also love to pop up in the GRE’s quantitative reasoning section. But don’t worry, we’ve got your back. Let’s untangle these topics together…

Quantitative Comparison and Manipulation
Many quantitative questions have variables in both columns. While your first instinct may be to work algebraically, this strategy is not always best. Often the fastest way to a solution is by plugging in different values to see which column is greater. Developing a sense of when to plug in and when to solve algebraically…

Quantitative Comparison: “The Relationship Cannot Be Determined from the Information Given” Answer Choice
The quantity in Column A is greater The quantity in Column B is greater The two quantities are equal The relationship cannot be determined from the information given Many people dread choosing answer choice (D) on Quantitative Comparison (QC) Some feel it may be conceding defeat. Others think that the GRE is trying to trick…

GRE Math: Difficult MultipleAnswer Questions
Have a go at a type of difficult GRE math problem that “freaks out” (my students’ own words) testtakers: multipleanswer questions. Which of the following must be greater than , where ? Choose ALL that apply. This is a very difficult, timeconsuming problem. Unfortunately, there will be a few such problems on the new GRE…

Quantitative Comparison Traps
Quantitative Comparison (QC) is a huge part of the GRE math, roughly half. Often, when prepping, you may forget this and spend much more time on problem solving. Quantitative Comparison is a unique beast—while the math concepts are the exact same as those covered in Problem Solving, QC can be very tricky. In fact, the…