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EXAMPLE Column A Column B (3 + 4)2 32 + 42 Evaluate each column: (3 + 4)2 = 72 = 49, whereas 32 + 42 = 9 + 16 = 25. Since 49 > 25, the quantity in Column A is greater. The answer is A. EXAMPLE Column A Column B a + b = 16 The average (arithmetic mean) of a and b 8 The quantity in Column A is the average of a and b: . Since we are told that a + b = 16, the quantity in Column A is = 8. So, the quantities in Columns A and B are equal. The answer is C. NOTE: We cannot determine the value of either a or b; all we know is that their sum is 16.
Wolf, Ira K. II. Title. III. Title: Graduate Record Exam course manual. 1′662—dc22 2009003942 PRINTED IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 Contents Acknowledgments Preface Timetable for a Typical Computer-Based Graduate Record Examination PART 1: Introduction/Diagnostic Test 1 What You Need to Know About the GRE An Overview of the Computer-Based GRE General Test Commonly Asked Questions About the Computer-Based GRE GRE Test Format Verbal Ability Quantitative Ability Analytical Writing 2 Test-Taking Tactics for the Computer-Based GRE Starting Right Now Before the Test On the Day of the Test Once the Test Has Started 3 A Diagnostic Test Simulate Test Conditions Test Answer Key Answer Explanations PART 2: Verbal Ability: Tactics, Review, and Practice 4 Antonym Questions Testing Tactics Practice Exercises Answer Key 5 Analogy Questions Testing Tactics Practice Exercises Answer Key 6 Sentence Completion Questions Testing Tactics The New Sentence Completion Question Type Practice Exercises Answer Key 7 Reading Comprehension Questions Testing Tactics Practice Exercises Answer Key 8 Reviewing Vocabulary The GRE High-Frequency Word List The 3,500-Word Master Word List Answer Key Basic Word Parts PART 3: Analytical Writing: Tactics, Strategies, and Practice 9 Analytical Writing Scoring Guidelines Essay Writing: The 5-Step Approach How to Handle the Argument-Analysis Task Tactics Practice Exercises PART 4: Quantitative Ability: Tactics, Strategies, Practice, and Review 10 General Math Strategies Testing Tactics Practice Exercises Answer Key Answer Explanations 11 Discrete Quantitative Questions Testing Tactics Practice Exercises Answer Key Answer Explanations 12 Quantitative Comparison Questions Testing Tactics Practice Exercises Answer Key Answer Explanations 13 Data Interpretation Questions Testing Tactics Practice Exercises Answer Key Answer Explanations 14 Mathematics Review Arithmetic Algebra Geometry PART 5: Model Tests 15 Model Tests Model Test 1 Answer Key Answer Explanations Model Test 2 Answer Key Answer Explanations Acknowledgments The authors gratefully acknowledge the following for permission to reprint reading passages in the book or on the CD.
Why create problems for yourself? Keep away from those boxes at the bottom left. ) Keep track of the time. Your job is to answer correctly as many questions as you can within the time allowed for that particular section of the test. Because of the computer-adaptive nature of the test, you can’t simply skip time-consuming questions or questions that stump you, and hope to return to them if you have time left over. To move on to the next question, you must enter and confirm an answer for the question currently on your screen.
Barron's graduate record examination, 18th Edition by Sharon Weiner Green, Ira K. Wolf