Explanations for Discrete Quantitative GRE Questions – Part II

Discrete Quantitative Question - Multiple Choice Single Answer In 1998, the list price of a home was 1/3 greater than the original price. In 2008, the list price of the home was 1/2 greater than the original price. By what percent did the list price of the home increase from 1998 to 2008? A. 10% … Continue reading Explanations for Discrete Quantitative GRE Questions – Part II

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Explanations for Data Interpretation GRE Questions – Part II

Data Interpretation Multiple Choice Single Answer Question If the revenues in 2009 were $3 million less, and the expenses for 2009 were $4 million more, then the average (arithmetic mean) annual profit for the 10 years shown would be approximately how much less? A. $300,000 B. $400,000 C. $600,000 D. $700,000 E. $1,000,000 The answer … Continue reading Explanations for Data Interpretation GRE Questions – Part II

Explanations for Data Interpretation GRE Questions – Part I

Data Interpretation Multiple Choice Single Answer Question The percent change in gross profit from 2007 to 2008 is approximately what percent greater than the percent change in gross profit from 2008 to 2009? A. 500% B. 600% C. 1,500% D. 1,600% E. 1,700% To answer this question you need to understand one term and you … Continue reading Explanations for Data Interpretation GRE Questions – Part I

Explanations for Discrete Quantitative GRE Questions – Part I

Below are a few GRE discrete quantitative questions along with detailed explanations. The purpose of the explanations are not merely to highlight the answer, or even the quickest way to answer the question, but to highlight the principle which is required to solve the equation. Discrete Quantitative Question - Multiple Choice Single Answer I. If … Continue reading Explanations for Discrete Quantitative GRE Questions – Part I

Explanations for Quantity Comparison GRE Questions – Part I

After taking a practice test for the quantitative reasoning portion of the GRE test, I answered a few questions incorrect. Below are the sample questions along with why I got them wrong. The first section are the quantity comparison questions. I. Which Quantity is Greater: Quantity A: 2^60 Quantity B: 8^20 There are a few ways … Continue reading Explanations for Quantity Comparison GRE Questions – Part I

The GRE Test Format

Below is a quick reference to the structure of the GRE Test - a breakdown of the Verbal and Quantitative Reasoning sections.  I. Verbal Reasoning Ability Both Verbal Reasoning ability sections will contain 20 questions that will fall into three categories: 9 Reading Comprehension questions 6 text completion questions 5 Sentence equivalence questions While these … Continue reading The GRE Test Format