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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.
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|Section 1: How do Quantitative Comparison questions work?|
Examine the structure of this unique question type, and the 4 answer choices that always accompany Quantitative Comparison questions.
|Section 2: The Strategies|
Learn approximation strategies that can save you a lot of time while answering Quantitative Comparison questions.
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.
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,
This strategy has us looking for cases in which the two quantities can be equal. Finding such cases can dramatically speed up our solutions.
Some GRE Quantitative Comparison questions are best solved by applying some basic logic and number sense. This video explains how.
Learn some additional tips to consider when answering GRE Quantitative Comparison questions.
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