Mastering GRE Quantitative Comparison Questions

Learn the best strategies for solving Quantitative Comparison questions on the GRE!
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  • Lectures 7
  • Length 37 mins
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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Published 8/2015 English

Course Description

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.

What are the requirements?

  • Basic elementary math skills
  • A desire to master quantitative reasoning questions on the GRE
  • Good listening skills
  • Note-taking materials

What am I going to get from this course?

  • 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

Who is the target audience?

  • All students preparing for the GRE should take this course

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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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Greenlight Test Prep is a FREE and comprehensive GRE preparation website featuring over 500 video lessons (31+ hours), over 1100 practice questions, expert instruction, and a step-by-step study guide.

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Your course instructor is Brent Hanneson (BSc, BEd, MEd). Brent has been teaching for over 20 years and, during that time, he has identified the GRE-specific skills required to test confidently and score higher.

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