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## GRE Sample Questions : Quantitative Comparisons

Started by sharmila banu.m, Jun 21, 2009, 01:56 AM

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#### sharmila banu.m ##### Jun 21, 2009, 01:56 AM
[font=trebuchet ms]        Quantitative Section : Quantitative Comparision

Directions:

In this section you will be given two quantities, one in column A and one in column B. You are to determine a relationship between the two quantities and mark.

1. Consider a rectangle. The length of its shorter side is 8, and the length of its diagonal is 16.

Quantity A: 30 o
Quantity B: measure of angle formed by diagonal and shorter side

1. Relationship Indeterminate
2. Quantity A equals Quantity B
3. Quantity A is greater
4. Quantity B is greater

Ans : D
2. Consider a rectangle. The length of its shorter side is 8, and the length of its diagonal is 16.

Quantity A: 30 o
Quantity B: measure of angle formed by diagonal and shorter side

1. Quantity A is greater
2. Quantity A equals Quantity B
3. Quantity B is greater
4. Relationship Indeterminate

Ans : C
3. The integer (x - 1) is a prime number between 40 and 50.

Quantity A: The sum of all different prime factors of x
Quantity B: 14
1. The quantity in Column A is greater.
2. The quantity in Column B is greater.
3. The quantities are equal.
4. The relationship cannot be determined from the information given.

Ans : B
4. A < C
B > D > 0

Quantity A: A - B
Quantity B: C - D
1. The quantity in Column A is greater.
2. The quantity in Column B is greater.
3. The quantities are equal.
4. The relationship cannot be determined from the information given.

Ans : B
5. In a particular jellybean jar, the number of red jellybeans exceeds the number of white ones by a ratio of 3:2. If two red jellybeans were removed, the ratio of red to white jellybeans would be 1:1.

Quantity A: The number of white jellybeans in the jar
Quantity B: 4
1. The quantity in Column A is greater.
2. The quantity in Column B is greater.
3. The quantities are equal.
4. The relationship cannot be determined from the information given.

Ans : C
6.

Diagram is illustrative and is not drawn to scale.
AB is the diameter of the circle.

Quantity A: Measure of angle 1
Quantity B: Measure of angle 2
1. Relationship Indeterminate
2. Quantity A is greater
3. Quantity B is greater
4. Quantity A equals Quantity B

Ans : D
7.

Diagram is illustrative and is not drawn to scale.

Quantity A: Measure of angle 1 + Measure of angle 3
Quantity B: Measure of angle 2 + Measure of angle 4
1. Relationship Indeterminate
2. Quantity A is greater
3. Quantity A equals Quantity B
4. Quantity B is greater

Ans : A
8. The sum of three consecutive even numbers is 18.

Quantity A: Their average
Quantity B: 6

1. Relationship Indeterminate
2. Quantity A is greater
3. Quantity A equals Quantity B
4. Quantity B is greater

Ans : C
9. x - y > 10

Quantity A: y - x
Quantity B: 12

1. Quantity B is greater
2. Quantity A is greater
3. Quantity A equals Quantity B
4. Relationship Indeterminate

Ans : A
10. x = 0, y > 0

Quantity A: xy
Quantity B: yx

1. Quantity A equals Quantity B
2. Quantity A is greater
3. Quantity B is greater
4. Relationship Indeterminate

Ans : C

1.

Diagram is illustrative and is not drawn to scale.

Quantity A: Measure of angle 3 - Measure of angle 2
Quantity B: Measure of angle 5 - Measure of angle 6
1. Relationship Indeterminate
2. Quantity A equals Quantity B
3. Quantity B is greater
4. Quantity A is greater

Ans : B
2.

Diagram is illustrative and is not drawn to scale.
Given AB = AC and angle BAC = 60 o

Quantity A: Length of side AB
Quantity B: Length of side BC
1. Quantity A equals Quantity B
2. Quantity B is greater
3. Relationship Indeterminate
4. Quantity A is greater

Ans : A
3.

Diagram is illustrative and is not drawn to scale.
Given angles 1 and 2 are equal,
length of side AB = x, length of side BC = y, length of side AC = z.

Quantity A: x + y
Quantity B: y + z
1. Quantity B is greater
2. Quantity A equals Quantity B
3. Quantity A is greater
4. Relationship Indeterminate

Ans : B
4. x and y are both positive and x/y > 5

Quantity A: 0.2x
Quantity B: y
1. Quantity B is greater
2. Relationship Indeterminate
3. Quantity A equals Quantity B
4. Quantity A is greater

Ans : D
5. Quantity A: 2 9
Quantity B: 9 2
1. Quantity B is greater
2. Quantity A is greater
3. Relationship Indeterminate
4. Quantity A equals Quantity B

Ans : B
6. 0 < -x < 10
11 < -y < 20

Quantity A: x
Quantity B: y
1. Relationship Indeterminate
2. Quantity A equals Quantity B
3. Quantity B is greater
4. Quantity A is greater

Ans : D
7.

Diagram is illustrative and is not drawn to scale.
Given angles 1 and 2 are equal,
length of side AB = x, length of side BC = y, length of side AC = z.

Quantity A: x + y
Quantity B: y + z
1. Quantity A is greater
2. Quantity A equals Quantity B
3. Quantity B is greater
4. Relationship Indeterminate

Ans : B
8. y 2 = 36

Quantity A: y
Quantity B: 6
1. Relationship Indeterminate
2. Quantity A is greater
3. Quantity B is greater
4. Quantity A equals Quantity B

Ans : A
9.

Diagram is illustrative and is not drawn to scale.

Quantity A: Measure of angle 1 + Measure of angle 2 + Measure of angle 4
Quantity B: 180 o
1. Relationship Indeterminate
2. Quantity A is greater
3. Quantity B is greater
4. Quantity A equals Quantity B

Ans : D
10.

Diagram is illustrative and is not drawn to scale.
In triangle ABC, angle A = 60 o and AB = AC.

Quantity A: Measure of angle 1 + Measure of angle 2
Quantity B: 120 o
1. Relationship Indeterminate
2. Quantity A is greater
3. Quantity A equals Quantity B
4. Quantity B is greater

Ans : C
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#### sharmila banu.m #1
##### Jun 21, 2009, 01:57 AM
[font=comic sans ms]               1.

Diagram is illustrative and is not drawn to scale.

Quantity A: Measure of angle 2 + Measure of angle 3
Quantity B: 180 o
1. Quantity B is greater
2. Quantity A is greater
3. Quantity A equals Quantity B
4. Relationship Indeterminate

Ans : C
2. Quantity A: (y + 5) 2
Quantity B: (y - 5) 2

1. Quantity B is greater
2. Relationship Indeterminate
3. Quantity A equals Quantity B
4. Quantity A is greater

Ans : B
3. Quantity A: (1/25) 1/2 + (1/144) 1/2
Quantity B: [(1/25) + (1/144)] 1/2

1. Relationship Indeterminate
2. Quantity A is greater
3. Quantity B is greater
4. Quantity A equals Quantity B

Ans : A
4. y2 + z2 = 34 and yz = 15

Quantity A: y 2 + 2yz + z 2
Quantity B: (y + z) 2

1. Quantity A is greater
2. Relationship Indeterminate
3. Quantity A equals Quantity B
4. Quantity B is greater

Ans : C
5. 100 < y < 200 and 100 < z < 210

Quantity A: y
Quantity B: z

1. Quantity A is greater
2. Quantity A equals Quantity B
3. Quantity B is greater
4. Relationship Indeterminate

Ans : D
6. Quantity A: (y + 5) 2
Quantity B: (y - 5) 2

1. Quantity A equals Quantity B
2. Quantity A is greater
3. Relationship Indeterminate
4. Quantity B is greater

Ans : C
7. yz < 0

Quantity A: (y - z) 2
Quantity B: y 2 + z 2
1. Quantity A is greater
2. Quantity B is greater
3. Quantity A equals Quantity B
4. Relationship Indeterminate

Ans : A
8. For any positive integer n,
n! is the product of all positive integers less than or equal to n.

Quantity A: 20! / 17!
Quantity B: 80! / 78!
1. Quantity A is greater
2. Quantity B is greater
3. Quantity A equals Quantity B
4. Relationship Indeterminate

Ans : A
9. 2 < z < 4

Quantity A: p 2 z 3
Quantity B: p 3 z 2
1. Quantity A is greater
2. Quantity B is greater
3. Quantity A equals Quantity B
4. Relationship Indeterminate

Ans : D
10. Amy, Beth and Charlie divided a pizza amongst themselves.
Amy took 30% of the pizza and ate (3/4) of what she took.
Beth took 20% of the pizza.
Charlie ate (2/5) of what he took.

Quantity A: The amount Amy ate
Quantity B: The amount Charlie ate
1. Quantity A is greater
2. Quantity B is greater
3. Quantity A equals Quantity B
4. Relationship Indeterminate

Ans : A

* Quantity A: Time to travel 95 miles at 50 miles per hour
Quantity B: Time to travel 125 miles at 60 miles per hour

1. Quantity A is greater
2. Quantity A equals Quantity B
3. Quantity B is greater
4. Relationship Indeterminate

Ans : C
* Quantity A: (9/13) 2
Quantity B: (9/13) 1/2

1. Quantity A equals Quantity B
2. Relationship Indeterminate
3. Quantity B is greater
4. Quantity A is greater

Ans : C
* Quantity A: 4 / 100
Quantity B: 0.012 / 3

1. Quantity B is greater
2. Quantity A equals Quantity B
3. Quantity A is greater
4. Relationship Indeterminate

Ans : C
* x = 2y + 3
y = -2

Quantity A: x
Quantity B: -1

1. if the quantity in Column A is greater;
2. if the quantity in Column B is greater;
3. if the two quantities are equal;
4. if the relationship cannot be determined from the information given

Ans : C
* x + 2y > 8

Quantity A: 2x + 4y
Quantity B: 20

1. if the quantity in Column A is greater;
2. if the quantity in Column B is greater;
3. if the two quantities are equal;
4. if the relationship cannot be determined from the information given.

Ans : D
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