GRE Sample Questions : Quantitative Comparisons
Quantitative Section : Quantitative Comparision
 If the quantity in column A is greater than the quantity in column B.
 If the quantity in column B is greater than the quantity in column A.
 If the quantities are equal.
 If the comparison cannot be determined from the information that is given.
 Quantity A: (6) 4
Quantity B: (6) 5 if the quantity A is greater;
 if the quantity B is greater;
 if the two quantities are equal;
 if the relationship cannot be determined from the information given.
Ans : A
 Quantity A: The number of months in 7 years
Quantity B: The number of days in 12 weeks
 if the quantity in Column A is greater;
 if the quantity in Column B is greater;
 if the two quantities are equal;
 if the relationship cannot be determined from the information given
Ans : C
 Quantity A: 11/27
Quantity B: 8/9 + 1/81 if the quantity in is greater;
 if the quantity in is greater;
 if the two quantities are equal;
 if the relationship cannot be determined from the information given.
Ans : A
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Quantity A: rs/r
Quantity B: rs/s if the quantity A is greater;
 if the quantity B is greater;
 if the two quantities are equal;
 if the relationship cannot be determined from the information given.
Ans : B
 Quantity A: 0.83
Quantity B: 0.81/3
 Quantity B is greater
 Relationship Indeterminate
 Quantity A is greater
 Quantity A equals Quantity B
Ans : A
 t is a positive integer.
4/7 = t/sQuantity A: s
Quantity B: 7 if the quantity in Column A is greater;
 if the quantity in Column B is greater;
 if the two quantities are equal;
 if the relationship cannot be determined from the information given
Ans : D
 Quantity A: (0.82) 2 (0.82) 3
Quantity B: (0.82) 6 if the quantity in Column A is greater;
 if the quantity in Column B is greater;
 if the two quantities are equal;
 if the relationship cannot be determined from the information given.
Ans : A
 For all real numbers a, let a * = 1 – a.
Quantity A: ((1) * ) *
Quantity B: 2 *
 if the quantity in Column A is greater;
 if the quantity in Column B is greater;
 if the two quantities are equal;
 if the relationship cannot be determined from the information given.
Ans : C
 Quantity A: (x – 1)(x)(x + 1)
Quantity B: (x)(x)(x) if the quantity in Column A is greater;
 if the quantity in Column B is greater;
 if the two quantities are equal;
 if the relationship cannot be determined from the information given.
Ans : D
 Quantity A: (3 x 4 x 17) / (121 x 100)
Quantity B: (4 x 5 x 19) / (1000 x 121) Quantity A is greater
 Quantity A equals Quantity B
 Relationship Indeterminate
 Quantity B is greater
Ans : A
 Consider a triangle PQR.
Quantity A: length of PQ + length of QR
Quantity B: length of PR Quantity A is greater
 Quantity B is greater
 Relationship Indeterminate
 Quantity A equals Quantity B
Ans : A
 Quantity A: (27 – 13) (296 + 534)
Quantity B: (27 + 13) (534 + 296)
 Quantity B is greater
 Quantity A equals Quantity B
 Relationship Indeterminate
 Quantity A is greater
Ans : D
 Quantity A: A = 1.1
Quantity B: 12.1 1/2 Relationship Indeterminate
 Quantity B is greater
 Quantity A equals Quantity B
 Quantity A is greater
Ans : B
 100 < y < 200 and 100 < z < 210
Quantity A: y
Quantity B: z
 Quantity A is greater
 Quantity A equals Quantity B
 Quantity B is greater
 Relationship Indeterminate
Ans : D
 y 2 + z 2 = 34 and yz = 15
Quantity A: y 2 + 2yz + z 2
Quantity B: (y + z) 2 Quantity B is greater
 Relationship Indeterminate
 Quantity A is greater
 Quantity A equals Quantity B
Ans : D
 p > 0 > q
Quantity A: p + q
Quantity B: pq The quantity in Column A is greater.
 The quantity in Column B is greater.
 The quantities are equal.
 The relationship cannot be determined from the information given.
Ans : D
 Quantity A: The average (arithmetic mean) of x and y
Quantity B: The average (arithmetic mean) of x – 1 and y + 1
 The quantity in Column A is greater.
 The quantity in Column B is greater.
 The quantities are equal.
 The relationship cannot be determined from the information given.
Ans : C

Diagram is illustrative and is not drawn to scale.
In triangle ABC, AB = AC and measure of angle 1 = 100 o .Quantity A: Measure of angle 2 + Measure of angle 3
Quantity B: 90 o Quantity B is greater
 Quantity A equals Quantity B
 Relationship Indeterminate
 Quantity A is greater
Ans : A

Diagram is illustrative and is not drawn to scale.
In triangle ABC, AB = AC and measure of angle 1 = 100 o .Quantity A: Measure of angle 2 + Measure of angle 3
Quantity B: 90 o
 Quantity B is greater
 Relationship Indeterminate
 Quantity A is greater
 Quantity A equals Quantity B
Ans : A
 x and y are both positive and x/y > 5
Quantity A: 0.2x
Quantity B: y Quantity A is greater
 Quantity B is greater
 Relationship Indeterminate
 Quantity A equals Quantity B
Ans : A
 Consider a rectangle. The length of its shorter side is 8, and the length of its diagonal is 16.
Quantity A: 30 o
Quantity B: measure of angle formed by diagonal and shorter side Relationship Indeterminate
 Quantity A equals Quantity B
 Quantity A is greater
 Quantity B is greater
Ans : D
 Consider a rectangle. The length of its shorter side is 8, and the length of its diagonal is 16.
Quantity A: 30 o
Quantity B: measure of angle formed by diagonal and shorter side Quantity A is greater
 Quantity A equals Quantity B
 Quantity B is greater
 Relationship Indeterminate
Ans : C
 The integer (x – 1) is a prime number between 40 and 50.
Quantity A: The sum of all different prime factors of x
Quantity B: 14
 The quantity in Column A is greater.
 The quantity in Column B is greater.
 The quantities are equal.
 The relationship cannot be determined from the information given.
Ans : B
 A < C
B > D > 0Quantity A: A – B
Quantity B: C – D The quantity in Column A is greater.
 The quantity in Column B is greater.
 The quantities are equal.
 The relationship cannot be determined from the information given.
Ans : B
 In a particular jellybean jar, the number of red jellybeans exceeds the number of white ones by a ratio of 3:2. If two red jellybeans were removed, the ratio of red to white jellybeans would be 1:1.
Quantity A: The number of white jellybeans in the jar
Quantity B: 4
 The quantity in Column A is greater.
 The quantity in Column B is greater.
 The quantities are equal.
 The relationship cannot be determined from the information given.
Ans : C

Diagram is illustrative and is not drawn to scale.
AB is the diameter of the circle.Quantity A: Measure of angle 1
Quantity B: Measure of angle 2 Relationship Indeterminate
 Quantity A is greater
 Quantity B is greater
 Quantity A equals Quantity B
Ans : D

Diagram is illustrative and is not drawn to scale.
Quantity A: Measure of angle 1 + Measure of angle 3
Quantity B: Measure of angle 2 + Measure of angle 4 Relationship Indeterminate
 Quantity A is greater
 Quantity A equals Quantity B
 Quantity B is greater
Ans : A
 The sum of three consecutive even numbers is 18.
Quantity A: Their average
Quantity B: 6
 Relationship Indeterminate
 Quantity A is greater
 Quantity A equals Quantity B
 Quantity B is greater
Ans : C
 x – y > 10
Quantity A: y – x
Quantity B: 12 Quantity B is greater
 Quantity A is greater
 Quantity A equals Quantity B
 Relationship Indeterminate
Ans : A
 x = 0, y > 0
Quantity A: xy
Quantity B: yx Quantity A equals Quantity B
 Quantity A is greater
 Quantity B is greater
 Relationship Indeterminate
Ans : C

Diagram is illustrative and is not drawn to scale.
Quantity A: Measure of angle 3 – Measure of angle 2
Quantity B: Measure of angle 5 – Measure of angle 6 Relationship Indeterminate
 Quantity A equals Quantity B
 Quantity B is greater
 Quantity A is greater
Ans : B

Diagram is illustrative and is not drawn to scale.
Given AB = AC and angle BAC = 60 oQuantity A: Length of side AB
Quantity B: Length of side BC
 Quantity A equals Quantity B
 Quantity B is greater
 Relationship Indeterminate
 Quantity A is greater
Ans : A

Diagram is illustrative and is not drawn to scale.
Given angles 1 and 2 are equal,
length of side AB = x, length of side BC = y, length of side AC = z.Quantity A: x + y
Quantity B: y + z Quantity B is greater
 Quantity A equals Quantity B
 Quantity A is greater
 Relationship Indeterminate
Ans : B
 x and y are both positive and x/y > 5
Quantity A: 0.2x
Quantity B: y
 Quantity B is greater
 Relationship Indeterminate
 Quantity A equals Quantity B
 Quantity A is greater
Ans : D
 Quantity A: 2 9
Quantity B: 9 2 Quantity B is greater
 Quantity A is greater
 Relationship Indeterminate
 Quantity A equals Quantity B
Ans : B
 0 < x < 10
11 < y < 20Quantity A: x
Quantity B: y Relationship Indeterminate
 Quantity A equals Quantity B
 Quantity B is greater
 Quantity A is greater
Ans : D

Diagram is illustrative and is not drawn to scale.
Given angles 1 and 2 are equal,
length of side AB = x, length of side BC = y, length of side AC = z.Quantity A: x + y
Quantity B: y + z Quantity A is greater
 Quantity A equals Quantity B
 Quantity B is greater
 Relationship Indeterminate
Ans : B
 y 2 = 36
Quantity A: y
Quantity B: 6 Relationship Indeterminate
 Quantity A is greater
 Quantity B is greater
 Quantity A equals Quantity B
Ans : A

Diagram is illustrative and is not drawn to scale.
Quantity A: Measure of angle 1 + Measure of angle 2 + Measure of angle 4
Quantity B: 180 o Relationship Indeterminate
 Quantity A is greater
 Quantity B is greater
 Quantity A equals Quantity B
Ans : D

Diagram is illustrative and is not drawn to scale.
In triangle ABC, angle A = 60 o and AB = AC.
Quantity A: Measure of angle 1 + Measure of angle 2
Quantity B: 120 o Relationship Indeterminate
 Quantity A is greater
 Quantity A equals Quantity B
 Quantity B is greater
Ans : C
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