for the Quantitative Reasoning Measure of the GRE® revised General Test

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Overview

This Math Review will familiarize you with the mathematical skills and concepts that are important to understand in order to solve problems and to reason quantitatively on the Quantitative Reasoning measure of the GRE revised General Test. The following material includes many definitions, properties, and examples, as well as a set of exercises (with answers) at the end of each review section. Note, however, that this review is not intended to be allinclusive—there may be some concepts on the test that are not explicitly presented in this review. Also, if any topics in this review seem especially unfamiliar or are covered too briefly, we encourage you to consult appropriate mathematics texts for a more detailed treatment.

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Table of Contents

ARITHMETIC .............................................................................................................................. 1 1.1 Integers.................................................................................................................................. 1 1.2 Fractions ................................................................................................................................ 3 1.3 Exponents and Roots............................................................................................................. 5 1.4 Decimals ............................................................................................................................... 6 1.5 Real Numbers........................................................................................................................ 7 1.6 Ratio ...................................................................................................................................... 9 1.7 Percent................................................................................................................................... 9 ARITHMETIC EXERCISES ............................................................................................................ 13 ANSWERS TO ARITHMETIC EXERCISES ....................................................................................... 15 ALGEBRA ................................................................................................................................... 17 2.1 Operations with Algebraic Expressions .............................................................................. 17 2.2 Rules of Exponents ............................................................................................................. 18 2.3 Solving Linear Equations.................................................................................................... 20 2.4 Solving Quadratic Equations .............................................................................................. 22 2.5 Solving Linear Inequalities ................................................................................................. 23 2.6 Functions ............................................................................................................................. 24 2.7 Applications ........................................................................................................................ 25 2.8 Coordinate Geometry .......................................................................................................... 30 2.9 Graphs of Functions ............................................................................................................ 36 ALGEBRA EXERCISES ................................................................................................................. 40 ANSWERS TO ALGEBRA EXERCISES...