## Example Questions

### Example Question #1 : Percentage

Column A: Column B: The two quantities are equal.

The relationship cannot be determined from the given information.

Column A is greater.

Column B is greater.

Column B is greater.

Explanation:

2/5% = 0.40% = 0.004.  Therefore, Column B is greater.

### Example Question #7 : Percentage is percent of  is percent of Quantity A: Quantity B: The relationship cannot be determined.

Quantity B is greater.

Quantity A is greater.

The two quantities are equal.

Quantity B is greater.

Explanation:

To do this problem, translate each expression into mathematical terms: is percent of :  is percent of :  Quantity B is greater.

### Example Question #8 : Percentage

Quantity A: 20% of Quantity B: 30% of Quantity A is greater.

The two quantities are equal.

The relationship cannot be determined.

Quantity B is greater.

Quantity B is greater.

Explanation:

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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