### All GRE Math Resources

## Example Questions

### Example Question #391 : Algebra

For any integer ,

Quantity A:

Quantity B:

**Possible Answers:**

The relationship cannot be determined.

Quantity B is greater.

Quantity A is greater.

The two quantities are equal.

**Correct answer:**

Quantity A is greater.

To solve this problem, use the property to evaluate each quantity:

Quantity A:

Quantity B:

Quantity A is greater.

### Example Question #392 : Algebra

Jason can run miles in hours. How many miles will Jason run in minutes?

**Possible Answers:**

**Correct answer:**

First, create an expression for Jason's running speed. If he runs miles in hours, his speed is

Now convert the time spent running to hours minutes:

Now to find the distance travelled, mutiply his speed by the time spent running:

### Example Question #393 : Algebra

For any pair of numbers and , .

What is ?

**Possible Answers:**

**Correct answer:**

To solve this problem, utilize the property , starting with the terms in the parenthesis:

### Example Question #394 : Algebra

For two numbers and . What is ?

**Possible Answers:**

**Correct answer:**

To solve this problem, use the starting with the term in the parenthesis:

### Example Question #395 : Algebra

Quantity A:

Quantity B:

**Possible Answers:**

Quantity B is greater.

Quantity A is greater.

The relationship cannot be determined.

The two quantities are equal.

**Correct answer:**

The relationship cannot be determined.

Consider the condtions we're given:

Because neither of these are zero,

Now we must consider the signs of each variable.

Looking at

We know that as a square, , even if the sign of is unknown.

This means that as well. Although the signs of and are unknown, we know that they must share the same sign.

Now consider

So , meaning and have opposite signs. However, since we cannot make a definite statement about either, the signs remain unknown.

The relationship cannot be determined.

### Example Question #396 : Algebra

Quantity A:

Quantity B:

**Possible Answers:**

The relationship cannot be determined.

Quantity A is greater.

Quantity B is greater.

The two quantities are equal.

**Correct answer:**

Quantity A is greater.

Consider the parameters

Since these are not zero,

Looking at

Squares of non-zero real values are positive, so

This means that

Now consider

Again,

This means that

Since

It must mean that

Quantity A is greater.

### Example Question #397 : Algebra

Quantity A:

Quantity B:

**Possible Answers:**

The two quantities are equal.

The relationship cannot be determined.

Quantity A is greater.

Quantity B is greater.

**Correct answer:**

Quantity A is greater.

To solve this problem, solve for and

We have the system of equations

Rewrite them so that the variables are on one side of the equation and the numbers are on the other:

Now, subtract the bottom equation from the top equation:

Plut this value back into the bottom equation:

Now consider the quantities:

Quantity A:

Quantity B:

Quantity A is greater.

### Example Question #398 : Algebra

Quantity A:

Quantity B:

**Possible Answers:**

The two quantities are equal.

Quantity A is greater.

The relationship cannot be determined.

Quantity B is greater.

**Correct answer:**

Quantity A is greater.

This problem essentially requires finding the value of Quantity A.

Do not trouble yourself with finding the individual values of and .

Rather, multiply out the terms:

We're told that , therefore

Quantity A is greater.

### Example Question #399 : Algebra

Take the expression to be equivalent to the expression . What does the expression represent?

**Possible Answers:**

**Correct answer:**

To approach tihs problem, note that if is equivalent to the expression , then

Let's replace that complex function with a single variable:

Now we can rewrite as

Now plug in the value for

### Example Question #400 : Algebra

If the sum of two consecutive even integers is and the difference of their squares is , what is the smaller integer?

**Possible Answers:**

**Correct answer:**

In this problem we're given two pieces of information; however, consider how much we need to utilize.

We're told that the sum of two consecutive even integers is . Writing that in mathematical terms:

The two integers are and .

Note that we could confirm this with the other piece of information regarding the difference of squares:

However, there is no need to do this; it's better to save time by only utilizing as much information is needed.