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, […]

# Archive | QC: Quantitative Comparison

## 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. […]

## How to Approach Complicated Math Problems

Every GRE test is going to have a few math questions that are very difficult. Upon seeing them, you may become completely flustered and believe that there is no way you are able to solve such a question. Oftentimes this is not the case. Rather, you fall into any number of traps that prevent you […]

## 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 […]

## GRE Math: Percentiles and Quartiles

Fact: An 8 year old boy who is 4’5″ (53 inches) tall is in the 86th percentile for height for his age. What on earth does that mean? Well, the percentile of an individual tells you what percent of the population has a value of a variable is below that individual’s value of the variable. […]

## 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 them […]

## GRE Perfect Math Score Challenge

The Revised GRE is a long, grueling test. To get a perfect score on the quantitative section (a 170) you will not only have to answer the difficult questions correctly, but you will also have to answer all of the easy ones. Nonetheless, I’ve focused on the difficult questions for the 170-challenge. I can’t promise […]

## GRE Quantitative Comparison: The Devil is in the Details

Many quantitative comparison questions come with parameters. Parameters are basically a few ground rules that are listed above Column A and Column B. x is a positive integer Column A Column B The quantity in Column A is greater The quantity in Column B is greater The two quantities are equal The relationship cannot […]

## Common GRE Math Mistakes

We all make mistakes, but it’s best to avoid them on the GRE. Read through these common math mistakes students make, so you can be prepared on test day.

## GRE Math Quiz: Blog Concepts Review

Here is a quiz based on math concepts covered over the last month on the Clemmonsdogpark GRE blog. See how many of the following five questions you can answer correctly in less than 8 minutes. Go! 1. Which of the following is a multiple of ? (A) 36,045 (B) 43,623 (C) 52,224 (D) 89,892 (E) 92,044 […]