# HSPT Quantitative : How to make non-geometric comparisons

## Example Questions

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### Example Question #101 : Non Geometric Comparison

Examine (a), (b), and (c) to find the best answer:

a)  percent of

b)

c)

Explanation:

To easily compare them, turn each expression into a decimal:

a)  percent of

b)

c)

Now it is clear that (a) is greater than (b), which is greater than (c)

### Example Question #102 : Non Geometric Comparison

Examine (a), (b), and (c) to find the best answer:

a)

b)

c)

Explanation:

Choose a common denominator to compare the fractions. One choice is , because its factors include , and :

a)

b)

c)

It is now clear that (b) is smaller than (a), which is smaller than (c)

### Example Question #103 : Non Geometric Comparison

Examine (a), (b), and (c) to find the best answer:

a)

b)

c)

* is a non-zero integer

Explanation:

a)

b)

c)

Therefore (a) and (b) are equal. For all non-zero integers (whole numbers other than zero),  will be smaller than , so (c) is smaller than (a) and (b).

### Example Question #104 : Non Geometric Comparison

Examine (a), (b), and (c) to find the best answer:

a)

b)

c)