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Sample GRE Math Questions

Instructor: Elisha Madison

Elisha is a writer, editor, and aspiring novelist. She has a Master's degree in Ancient Celtic History & Mythology and another Masters in Museum Studies.

The GRE is an exam required for many graduate school admissions. This lesson gives some examples of GRE Math questions that are similar to the ones on the exam.

Graduate Record Exam

The Graduate Record Exam, or GRE, is an exam used for many colleges within the United States for admission. The exam is given by a third party much like SATs or ACTs, and then the scores are tabulated and provided to the colleges requested. There are several different sections within the GRE: verbal reasoning, analytical writing, and quantitative reasoning.

The quantitative reasoning section deals with math problems in algebra, geometry, and more simple arithmetic through a variety of multiple choice questions. During the exam, if taking it manually and not on the computer, you can use a calculator. The following questions are a selection from each type of math question. Please note that there are a possibility of open-entry questions where you will have to type in the answer.

Simpler Math Questions

Problem One

Video games cost 14.76 per game and movies cost 8.35 a movie. How much are 37 video games and 87 movies?

(A) $1279.57

(B) $1372.57

(C) $1431.89

(D) $1,272.57

Correct Answer - (D) $1,272.57

Problem Two

Results of House Auction

Number of houses offered 15

Number of houses sold 7

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