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Mastering GRE Quantitative Comparison Questions

Learn the best strategies for solving Quantitative Comparison questions on the GRE!
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Quantitative Comparison questions account for approximately 40% of all question in the quantitative reasoning sections of the GRE. Many students struggle with this question type because it is different from the kinds of math questions that have answered since elementary school.

To achieve a high quantitative reasoning score on the GRE, students must know how to answer this popular question type. Fortunately, students can improve their score significantly by becoming proficient in a handful of strategies.

In this course, you'll learn everything you need to know to confidently tackle this complex question type. In fact, you may come to find that Quantitative Comparison questions are actually easier than other quantitative questions.

Who is the target audience?
  • All students preparing for the GRE should take this course
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What Will I Learn?
Understand how Quantitative Comparison questions work
Understand the 4 answer choices that always accompany these questions
Apply the most common strategies to solve Quantitative Comparison questions
Identify the best strategy to apply when solving a Quantitative Comparison question
Understand common mistakes and pitfalls to be aware of when answering Quantitative Comparison questions
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  • Basic elementary math skills
  • A desire to master quantitative reasoning questions on the GRE
  • Good listening skills
  • Note-taking materials
Curriculum For This Course
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How do Quantitative Comparison questions work?
1 Lecture 04:08

Examine the structure of this unique question type, and the 4 answer choices that always accompany Quantitative Comparison questions.

The Strategies
6 Lectures 33:06

Learn approximation strategies that can save you a lot of time while answering Quantitative Comparison questions.

Approximation Techniques

Quantitative Comparison questions that involve algebraic expressions can often be solved by applying matching operations to each quantity. Learn how and when to apply this strategy.

Matching Operations

Plugging numbers into algebraic expressions is sometimes a useful strategy when answering Quantitative Comparison questions. However, this strategy can have its limitations. Learn when to apply the strategy and learn some tips concerning which numbers are the best candidates to plug in,

Plugging in Numbers

This strategy has us looking for cases in which the two quantities can be equal. Finding such cases can dramatically speed up our solutions.

Looking for Equality

Some GRE Quantitative Comparison questions are best solved by applying some basic logic and number sense. This video explains how.

Number Sense

Learn some additional tips to consider when answering GRE Quantitative Comparison questions.

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