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GRE Math Refresher – Diagnostic Test

GRE Math Refresher Diagnostic Test

Please take the time to complete the following dia gnostic test.
If you have d ifficulty with any of the topics, you will be direc ted to one of several short
refresher lessons available.

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GRE Math Refresher – Diagnostic Test

Integer Arithmetic

Evaluate the following (without a calculator)

a) ( −5 ) + ( −8 ) =

b) ( −2 ) − 10 =

c) 5 × ( −2 ) × 3 =

( 10 )( −2 )( 4 )
d) =
( −8 )( 1)

e) 4 − ( −4 ) =

Answers:
f) ( −5 ) + ( −1) − ( −7 ) = j) -4
i) -6
g) ( −10 ) − 8 + 2 = h) -2
g) -16
h) ( −6 )( −1)( −8 )
=
( −2 )( −12 )
f) 1
e) 8

i) 8 − 14 = d) 10
c) -30

j) ( −5 ) − 9 − ( −10 ) = b) -12
a) -13

If you had dif ficulty with any of these questions, you may want to print and comp lete
the Math Refresher lesson “Integer Arithmetic.”

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GRE Math Refresher – Diagnostic Test

Decimal Arithmetic

Evaluate the following (without a calculator)

a) 5.278 + 0.0544 + 17.65 =

b) 1.2074 + 11.809 =

c) 6.0287 – 4.55 =

d) 1 .542 – 0.9438 =

e) 8.5 × 16.3 =
Answers:
h) 8.8
g) 1.35
f) 6.24 × 48.8 =
f) 304.512
e) 138.55
g) 57.78 ÷ 42.8 = d) 0 .5982
c) 1.4787
b) 13.0164
h) 27.5 ÷ 3.125 =
a) 22.9824

If you had dif ficulty with any of these questions, you may want to print and comp lete
the Math Refresher lesson “Decimal Arithmetic.”

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GRE Math Refresher – Diagnostic Test

Fractions

Evaluate the following and ex press your answer in simplest terms

5 5
a) − =
8 12

1 8
b) ÷ =
20 15

1 1 1
c) + + =
2 3 6

20 9
d) × =
27 16

e)
1 3
+ = Answers:
6 10 5
a)
24
1 5
f) 2 − 1 = 3
3 6 b)
32

27 1 c) 1
g) ÷1 =
32 8
5
d)
12
8 3
h) × =
15 4 7
e)
15
7 5 1
i) − = f)
8 6 2

3
3 3 g)
j) 3 + 1 = 4
10 4
2
h)
5
If you had dif ficulty with any of these questions, you may want to print and 1
complete the Math Refresher lesson “Fractions.” i)
24
1
j) 5
20

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GRE Math Refresher – Diagnostic Test

Powers

Evaluate the following:

a) 5 2 =

b) 2 −5 =

c) 10 4 =

( −3 )
−3
d) =

e) 4 3 = Answers:

a) 25

Simplify the following 1


b)
32
f) x ⋅ x 2 ⋅ x 11 =
c) 10,000

x 18 1
g) = d) −
x6 27

e) 64
( )
4
h) ⎡ x 2 ⎤ =
3

⎣⎢ ⎦⎥
f) x 14

i)
(x ) 4 5

=
(x ) 2 7 g) x 12

x4 ⋅ x2 ⋅ x7 h) x 24
j) =
(x ) 3 3

i) x6

j) x4
If you had dif ficulty with any of these questions, you may want to print and
complete the Math Refresher lesson “Powers.”

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GRE Quantitative – Algebra

Algebra

Simplify the following

a) 8 x + 5 x

b) 4 x − y + x − 5 y

c) xy 2 − 8 x 2 y 2 − 4 xy 2

d) x + x + 6y + 4 − 3y + 7 x − 5 y − 8 x − 9 Answers:

a) 13x

Expand and simplify the following


b) 5 x − 6y

e) 3 x 2 ( 4 x 4 − 5 x )
c) −3 xy 2 − 8 x 2 y 2

f) −4 x 3 y ( 3 xy − x 7 y 2 ) d) x − 2y − 5

g) 7 x 2 y ( yz − 4 xy ) e) 12 x 6 − 15 x 3

f) −12 x 4 y 2 + 4 x 10 y 3
h) ( x − 6 )( x + 5 )
g) 7 x y z − 28 x y
2 2 3 2

i) ( 3 x − 5 )( x + 1)
h) x − x − 30
2

j) ( 7 x + 1)( 7 x − 1)
i) 3 x 2 − 2 x − 5

j) 49 x 2 − 1

If you had dif ficulty with any of these questions, you may want to print and
complete the Math Refresher lesson “Algebra.”

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GRE Quantitative – Equation Solving

Equation solving

Solve each equation for x

a) 2 x + 5 = 17

b) −3 x − 11 = 13

c) 4 x − 8 = 9 x + 22

d) 18 = 2 ( 3 − x )
Answers:

a) x = 6

e) 8 − 7x + 2 + 6x = x b) x = −8

c) x = −6

d) x = −6
f) 4 ( x + 1) = 3 x + 11
e) x = 5

f) x =7
g) x + 2 x + x = 24 − 2 x
g) x = 4

h) x = −1

h) 15 = 7 x + 22

If you had dif ficulty with any of these questions, you may want to print and
complete the Math Refresher lesson “Equation Solving.”