### All GRE Math Resources

## Example Questions

### Example Question #3 : Percentage

Column A:

Column B:

**Possible Answers:**

Column A is greater.

The relationship cannot be determined from the given information.

The two quantities are equal.

Column B is greater.

**Correct answer:**

Column B is greater.

^{2}/_{5}% = 0.40% = 0.004. Therefore, Column B is greater.

### Example Question #4 : Percentage

is percent of

is percent of

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 B is greater.

To do this problem, translate each expression into mathematical terms:

is percent of :

is percent of :

Quantity B is greater.

### Example Question #5 : Percentage

Quantity A: 20% of

Quantity B: 30% of

**Possible Answers:**

The relationship cannot be determined.

The two quantities are equal.

Quantity B is greater.

Quantity A is greater.

**Correct answer:**

Quantity B is greater.

To solve this problem, consider writing the quantities in terms of only fractions:

Quantity A: 20% of

Quantity B: 30% of

Quantity B has the smaller denominator for an equal numerator. There is no need for calculation beyond this, and time on the GRE would be best spent elsewhere.

Quantity B is greater.

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