GRE Sample Questions : Quantitative Comparisons

Quantitative Section : Quantitative Comparision

1. If the quantity in column A is greater than the quantity in column B.
2. If the quantity in column B is greater than the quantity in column A.
3. If the quantities are equal.
4. If the comparison cannot be determined from the information that is given.
1. Quantity A: (-6) 4
Quantity B: (-6) 5

1. if the quantity A is greater;
2. if the quantity B is greater;
3. if the two quantities are equal;
4. if the relationship cannot be determined from the information given.

Ans : A

2. Quantity A: The number of months in 7 years

Quantity B: The number of days in 12 weeks

1. if the quantity in Column A is greater;
2. if the quantity in Column B is greater;
3. if the two quantities are equal;
4. if the relationship cannot be determined from the information given

Ans : C

3. Quantity A: 1-1/27
Quantity B: 8/9 + 1/81

1. if the quantity in is greater;
2. if the quantity in is greater;
3. if the two quantities are equal;
4. if the relationship cannot be determined from the information given.

Ans : A

4. r/>s/>0/>

Quantity A: rs/r
Quantity B: rs/s

1. if the quantity A is greater;
2. if the quantity B is greater;
3. if the two quantities are equal;
4. if the relationship cannot be determined from the information given.

Ans : B

5. Quantity A: 0.83

Quantity B: 0.81/3

1. Quantity B is greater
2. Relationship Indeterminate
3. Quantity A is greater
4. Quantity A equals Quantity B

Ans : A

6. t is a positive integer.
4/7 = t/s

Quantity A: s
Quantity B: 7

1. if the quantity in Column A is greater;
2. if the quantity in Column B is greater;
3. if the two quantities are equal;
4. if the relationship cannot be determined from the information given

Ans : D

7. Quantity A: (0.82) 2 (0.82) 3
Quantity B: (0.82) 6

1. if the quantity in Column A is greater;
2. if the quantity in Column B is greater;
3. if the two quantities are equal;
4. if the relationship cannot be determined from the information given.

Ans : A

8. For all real numbers a, let a * = 1 – a.

Quantity A: ((-1) * ) *

Quantity B: 2 *

1. if the quantity in Column A is greater;
2. if the quantity in Column B is greater;
3. if the two quantities are equal;
4. if the relationship cannot be determined from the information given.

Ans : C

9. Quantity A: (x – 1)(x)(x + 1)
Quantity B: (x)(x)(x)

1. if the quantity in Column A is greater;
2. if the quantity in Column B is greater;
3. if the two quantities are equal;
4. if the relationship cannot be determined from the information given.

Ans : D

10. Quantity A: (3 x 4 x 17) / (121 x 100)
Quantity B: (4 x 5 x 19) / (1000 x 121)

1. Quantity A is greater
2. Quantity A equals Quantity B
3. Relationship Indeterminate
4. Quantity B is greater

Ans : A

1. Consider a triangle PQR.

Quantity A: length of PQ + length of QR
Quantity B: length of PR

1. Quantity A is greater
2. Quantity B is greater
3. Relationship Indeterminate
4. Quantity A equals Quantity B

Ans : A

2. Quantity A: (27 – 13) (296 + 534)

Quantity B: (27 + 13) (534 + 296)

1. Quantity B is greater
2. Quantity A equals Quantity B
3. Relationship Indeterminate
4. Quantity A is greater

Ans : D

3. Quantity A: A = 1.1
Quantity B: 12.1 1/2

1. Relationship Indeterminate
2. Quantity B is greater
3. Quantity A equals Quantity B
4. Quantity A is greater

Ans : B

4. 100 < y < 200 and 100 < z < 210

Quantity A: y

Quantity B: z

1. Quantity A is greater
2. Quantity A equals Quantity B
3. Quantity B is greater
4. Relationship Indeterminate

Ans : D

5. y 2 + z 2 = 34 and yz = 15

Quantity A: y 2 + 2yz + z 2
Quantity B: (y + z) 2

1. Quantity B is greater
2. Relationship Indeterminate
3. Quantity A is greater
4. Quantity A equals Quantity B

Ans : D

6. p > 0 > q

Quantity A: p + q
Quantity B: pq

1. The quantity in Column A is greater.
2. The quantity in Column B is greater.
3. The quantities are equal.
4. The relationship cannot be determined from the information given.

Ans : D

7. Quantity A: The average (arithmetic mean) of x and y

Quantity B: The average (arithmetic mean) of x – 1 and y + 1

1. The quantity in Column A is greater.
2. The quantity in Column B is greater.
3. The quantities are equal.
4. The relationship cannot be determined from the information given.

Ans : C

8. 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

1. Quantity B is greater
2. Quantity A equals Quantity B
3. Relationship Indeterminate
4. Quantity A is greater

Ans : A

9. 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

1. Quantity B is greater
2. Relationship Indeterminate
3. Quantity A is greater
4. Quantity A equals Quantity B

Ans : A

10. x and y are both positive and x/y > 5

Quantity A: 0.2x
Quantity B: y

1. Quantity A is greater
2. Quantity B is greater
3. Relationship Indeterminate
4. Quantity A equals Quantity B

Ans : A

1. 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

1. Relationship Indeterminate
2. Quantity A equals Quantity B
3. Quantity A is greater
4. Quantity B is greater

Ans : D

2. 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

1. Quantity A is greater
2. Quantity A equals Quantity B
3. Quantity B is greater
4. Relationship Indeterminate

Ans : C

3. 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

1. The quantity in Column A is greater.
2. The quantity in Column B is greater.
3. The quantities are equal.
4. The relationship cannot be determined from the information given.

Ans : B

4. A < C
B > D > 0

Quantity A: A – B
Quantity B: C – D

1. The quantity in Column A is greater.
2. The quantity in Column B is greater.
3. The quantities are equal.
4. The relationship cannot be determined from the information given.

Ans : B

5. 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

1. The quantity in Column A is greater.
2. The quantity in Column B is greater.
3. The quantities are equal.
4. The relationship cannot be determined from the information given.

Ans : C

6. 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

1. Relationship Indeterminate
2. Quantity A is greater
3. Quantity B is greater
4. Quantity A equals Quantity B

Ans : D

7. 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

1. Relationship Indeterminate
2. Quantity A is greater
3. Quantity A equals Quantity B
4. Quantity B is greater

Ans : A

8. The sum of three consecutive even numbers is 18.

Quantity A: Their average

Quantity B: 6

1. Relationship Indeterminate
2. Quantity A is greater
3. Quantity A equals Quantity B
4. Quantity B is greater

Ans : C

9. x – y > 10

Quantity A: y – x
Quantity B: 12

1. Quantity B is greater
2. Quantity A is greater
3. Quantity A equals Quantity B
4. Relationship Indeterminate

Ans : A

10. x = 0, y > 0

Quantity A: xy
Quantity B: yx

1. Quantity A equals Quantity B
2. Quantity A is greater
3. Quantity B is greater
4. Relationship Indeterminate

Ans : C

1. 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

1. Relationship Indeterminate
2. Quantity A equals Quantity B
3. Quantity B is greater
4. Quantity A is greater

Ans : B

2. Diagram is illustrative and is not drawn to scale.
Given AB = AC and angle BAC = 60 o

Quantity A: Length of side AB

Quantity B: Length of side BC

1. Quantity A equals Quantity B
2. Quantity B is greater
3. Relationship Indeterminate
4. Quantity A is greater

Ans : A

3. 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

1. Quantity B is greater
2. Quantity A equals Quantity B
3. Quantity A is greater
4. Relationship Indeterminate

Ans : B

4. x and y are both positive and x/y > 5

Quantity A: 0.2x

Quantity B: y

1. Quantity B is greater
2. Relationship Indeterminate
3. Quantity A equals Quantity B
4. Quantity A is greater

Ans : D

5. Quantity A: 2 9
Quantity B: 9 2

1. Quantity B is greater
2. Quantity A is greater
3. Relationship Indeterminate
4. Quantity A equals Quantity B

Ans : B

6. 0 < -x < 10
11 < -y < 20

Quantity A: x
Quantity B: y

1. Relationship Indeterminate
2. Quantity A equals Quantity B
3. Quantity B is greater
4. Quantity A is greater

Ans : D

7. 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

1. Quantity A is greater
2. Quantity A equals Quantity B
3. Quantity B is greater
4. Relationship Indeterminate

Ans : B

8. y 2 = 36

Quantity A: y
Quantity B: 6

1. Relationship Indeterminate
2. Quantity A is greater
3. Quantity B is greater
4. Quantity A equals Quantity B

Ans : A

9. 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

1. Relationship Indeterminate
2. Quantity A is greater
3. Quantity B is greater
4. Quantity A equals Quantity B

Ans : D

10. 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

1. Relationship Indeterminate
2. Quantity A is greater
3. Quantity A equals Quantity B
4. Quantity B is greater

Ans : C