GRE Math

In the GRE Math section, questions can be divided into the following categories :

GRE Math - Arithmetic:

  • Integers
  • Fractions
  • Decimals
  • Exponents and square root
  • Orering and the real number line
  • Absolute value
  • Percent
  • Ratio

GRE Math - Algebra:

  • Translating words into algebraic expressions
  • Operations with algebraic expression
  • Rules of exponents
  • Solving linear equations
  • Solving quadratic equations in one variable
  • Inequalities
  • Applications
  • Coordinate geometry

GRE Math- Geometry:

  • Lines and angles
  • Polygons
  • Triangles
  • Quadrilaterals
  • Cicles
  • Three-dimension

GRE Math - Data Analysis

  • measures of central location
  • measures of dispersion
  • frequency distributions
  • counting
  • probability
  • data representation and interpretation



The GRE Math section is divided into 3 types:

  • GRE Math - Quantitative Comparisons
  • GRE Math - Problem Solving
  • GRE Math - Data Interpretation

GRE Math - Quantitative Comparisons, for example:

Question: Runner A and runner B start running from the same spot. The first runs south at a rate of 3 kilometers per hour and the second runs west at a rate of 4 kilometers per hour.

Column A:

Distance from runner A to Runner B
after 9 hours of running at a constant rate

Column B:

45 kilometers

  • a. The quantity in Column A is greater
  • b. The quantity in Column B is greater
  • c. The two quantities are equal
  • d. The relationship cannot be determined from the informatioin given

GRE Math - Problem Solving, for example:

Question: A certain machine drills 30 holes in 8 minutes. At that constant rate, how many holes will 4 such machines drill in 1 1/3 hours?

  • a. 300
  • b. 900
  • c. 960
  • d. 1,200
  • e. 2,560

GRE Math - Data Interpretation, for example:

The top and bottom of each bar indicate, respectively, the highest and lowest daily number of shirts sold during the month. The heavy line across each bar indicates the average (arithmetic mean) number of shirts sold per day during the month.

Questions: What was the range in the daily number of shirts sold during March?

  • a. 20
  • b. 45
  • c. 50
  • d. 60
  • e. 70

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