Quantitative Comparison Problems on the GRE — Algebra - dummies

# Quantitative Comparison Problems on the GRE — Algebra

On the GRE Math test, Quantitative Comparison problems cover a wide range of subjects. For example, an algebra question might require you to be familiar with exponents, functions, sequences, or solving for x.

In a Quantitative Comparison question, the problem lists Quantity A and Quantity B, which can be numbers, variables, equations, words, figures, and so on. Your job is to compare these two quantities and determine whether one is greater, they’re equal, or the relationship can’t be determined.

The following practice questions require you to solve for an unknown variable and to multiply and compare exponents.

## Practice questions

1. n is an even integer. Which quantity is greater?

A: The remainder when n is divided by 3

B: The remainder when n is divided by 5

A. Quantity A is greater.

B. Quantity B is greater.

C. The quantities are equal.

D. It cannot be determined from the information given.

2. Which quantity is greater?

A. Quantity A is greater.

B. Quantity B is greater.

C. The quantities are equal.

D. It cannot be determined from the information given.