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GRE Quant Strategy: Selecting Nice Numbers

Posted on: 31 May 2019 | Category:
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The GRE computer-based test measures the aptitude of candidates for many graduate programs, and management programs, that include the STEM subjects (Science, Technology, as well as Engineering and Mathematics), in the USA and also in other universities of the world. GRE tests the quantitative, verbal, and also the writing skills, with the objective of assessing logical and analytical capabilities. This is a basic requirement in all Masters as well as Doctoral programs. It challenges the skills. There are tasks on analytical writing and the quantitative, verbal, and unscored sections. The test format is sectionally adaptive, meaning that the scoring of the first section (quantitative) determines the question level in the following section. In each section, there are questions that remain non-adaptive, where the candidates can scroll backward and forward. The first section assesses mathematical aptitude and the second quantitative section determines Quantitative aptitude on the scale between 130 and 170. Its verbal section measures the ability for reading as well as understanding written passages in English, evaluating reasoning arguments, analyzing relationships of words /concepts, as well as a relationship amongst component parts of these sentences. When there are algebraic questions having a complex equation with variables, the best thing to do is to pick Nice Numbers.

- In case the question is regarding a number but supplies a variable, in an algebra questions
- For questions related to ratio or proportion or in percentage,
- In case the question is hard for understanding, then use it.

- A) 6 X 2 = 12 Incorrect
- B) 8 X 2 = 16 Incorrect
- C) 6 X 5 = 30 this matches target!
- D) 30 X 2 = 60 Incorrect

- Choose the number that is easy to work depending on the question.
- Never choose 0 /1 because of their individual characteristics.
- Do not choose numbers that already appear in the question statement.
- Remember the constraints of the question. When the condition mentions x>2, then choose x=3. 2 and 3 are a good option for choosing nice numbers for algebra questions and it is 100 for all questions related to percentage.
- When you choose multiple numbers, then choose the numbers that have different characteristics like co-primes, even numbers, and odd numbers.

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