# GRE Quantitative Reasoning

Quantitative Reasoning in GRE General Test covers arithmetic, algebra, geometry, and data analysis, and its question types are usually quantitative comparison, numeric entry, word problem, and data interpretation. Here we offer hundreds of GRE math exercises grouped by content and question type to practice online.

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1 Overview
GRE general test includes a math-related section: quantitative reasoning. It evaluates the ability to reason quantitatively and to address problems with quantitative methods, or say necessary mathematical skills.

The questions are in two sorts:
• Pure mathematical problems: answer by math knowledge only
• Word problems: answer by modeling problems mathematically
The mathematical symbols, terminology, and conventions in the Quantitative Reasoning worksheets are understandable at the high school level. Besides, there are some other assumptions listed in the Quantitative Reasoning section directions:
• All numbers used are real numbers.
• All figures are in a plane unless otherwise indicated.
• Geometric figures are not necessarily drawn to scale.
• Coordinate systems are drawn to scale
You can use a calculator in the test, but you cannot use your own calculator. In the computer-based GRE test, the calculator is provided on-screen; as for paper-delivered test, the test center will offer a basic calculator. You may get latest and official information of GRE Quantitative Reasoning from Quantitative Reasoning Measure.

2 GRE Quantitative Reasoning
GRE Quantitative Reasoning isn't real math test. It doesn't test all high school math skills; for example, it does not include trigonometry, calculus, or other higher-level mathematics. Instead, it just covers four primary math parts: arithmetic, algebra, geometry, and data analysis.

Arithmetic Topics include properties and types of integers, arithmetic operations, exponents and roots, and concepts of estimation, percent, absolute value, the number line, and decimal representation.

Example:

 Quantity A Quantity B (.9)8 (1.01)4 Quantity A is greater. Quantity B is greater. The two quantities are equal. The relationship cannot be determined from the information given.

Algebra Topics include operations with exponents; algebraic expressions; equations and inequalities; linear and quadratic equations and inequalities; and coordinate geometry, including graphs of functions, intercepts and slopes of lines.

Example:

 a > 0, b > 0, c > 0 Quantity A Quantity B (3a)(3b)(3c) 3abc Quantity A is greater. Quantity B is greater. The two quantities are equal. The relationship cannot be determined from the information given.

Geometry Topics include parallel and perpendicular lines, circles, triangles, quadrilaterals, other polygons, three-dimensional figures, area, perimeter, volume, and angle measurement in degrees. (Not need to construct proofs of geometry.)

Example:

 The height of right circular cylinder K is 3 times the radius of its base. Quantity A Quantity B The height of K The area of the base of K Quantity A is greater. Quantity B is greater. The two quantities are equal. The relationship cannot be determined from the information given.

Data Analysis Topics include basic descriptive statistics; interpretation of data in tables and graphs; elementary probability; conditional probability; random variables and probability distributions, including normal distributions; and counting methods, such as combinations and permutations.

Example:

 The average (arithmetic mean) of four numbers is 36 Quantity A Quantity B The sum of the same four numbers 140 Quantity A is greater. Quantity B is greater. The two quantities are equal. The relationship cannot be determined from the information given.

3 GRE Quantitative Reasoning Question Type
GRE Quantitative Reasoning has four common types of questions. A question may be promoted in two ways: either independently as a discrete question or as part of a set of questions, the latter case is usually in Data Interpretation whose all questions are based on the same data source, like tables or graphs.

Quantitative Comparison is the primary type in GRE quantitative reasoning and usually ask you select one answer choice from multiple options.

Example:

 Quantity A Quantity B The least prime number greater than 24 The greatest prime number less than 28 Quantity A is greater. Quantity B is greater. The two quantities are equal. The relationship cannot be determined from the information given.

Numeric Entry needs you calculate the answer; some Words Problem question also needs you give the numeric answer after modeling.

Example:
One pen costs \$0.25 and one marker costs \$0.35. At those prices, what is the total cost of 18 pens and 100 markers?

\$

Word Problem emphasizes to translate the problem to the mathematical model, you need to calculate the answer, select one or more choices from multiple options.

Example:
A rectangular airport runway is x feet long and y feet wide. If its length is to be made 100 feet longer, by how many square feet will its area be increased? xy + 100y xy + 100 100 ly 100l 100 y

Data Interpretation usually has a set of questions based on the same data source; the problems are diversity, like calculating the answer, selecting one or more choices from multiple options.

Example: 1. If the dollar amount of sales at Store P was \$800,000 for 2006, what was the dollar amount of sales at that store for 2008? \$727,200 \$792,000 \$800,000 \$880,000 \$968,000
2. At Store T, the dollar amount of sales for 2007 was what percent of the dollar amount of sales for 2008? For 2008 the dollar amount of sales at Store R was greater than that at each of the other four stores. The dollar amount of sales at Store S for 2008 was 22 percent less than that for 2006. The dollar amount of sales at Store R for 2008 was more than 17 percent greater than that for 2006.