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GRE Math subject test prep [on hold]

What is difficulty level of different test prep resources for the GRE Math subject test? I have come across the following: Princeton Review: Leduc (2010). Cracking the GRE Mathematics Subject Test, ...
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GRE Question ($|x|$ vs $\sqrt{x^2}$)

I just finished taking a Kaplan GRE Practice Test, and I encountered an interesting question with a very vague solution. If you have taken the GRE, then you are probably familiar with the following ...
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Coordinate Geometry and Trigonometry book recommendation for GRE Math Subject Test

I am currently a math major at university and I plan to take GRE Math Subject Test in future (most probably next year). Can you please suggest any good book for revising and brushing up Coordinate ...
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If p and q are prime which elements are in the subgroup? (GRE question)

I was just doing some practice problems in my abstract algebra book trying to get a warm up this morning, but I found a GRE problem in the problem set and I don't know how to solve it. I've tried to ...
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What is the greatest value of b for which and real valued function f that satisfies the following properties must also satisfy f(1)<5

The properties listed are: 1) f is infinitely differentiable on the real numbers 2) f(0) = 1, f'(0) = 1, and f''(0) = 2 3) |f'''(x)| < b for all x in [0,1] This is question 42 from the GRE math ...
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Difference of Square root and order relation

If $a=\sqrt{15} -\sqrt{11}$, $b=\sqrt{27} - \sqrt{23}$, $c=\sqrt{6} - \sqrt{5}$ then which of the following is correct? ...
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Probability x>=yz if the three are randomly distributed in the interval [0,1]

I'm practicing for the GRE subject test and this was one of the questions I missed. I know that the answer is $^{3}/_{4}$, but I'm not quite sure why. One thing I thought of is that the average values ...
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GRE Mathematics Practice Exams

I will be taking the subject test in the near future. Can you recommend me some sources (online or print) from which I can find realistic practice exams? I would like to get my hands on as many ...
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Help me find the flaw in my working?

The problem statements reads as follows Working alone at their respective constant rates, Audrey can complete a certain job in 4 hours, while Ferris can do the same job in 3 hours. Audrey and Ferris ...
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what is the default order and direction of operation?

I have a division like this 16/8/4/2 what is the default way to do calculations when the bracket is not specified . Method 1 : Is it correct to go from right to left like [16/ (8 / { 4 / ...
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Suggestions for calculus review for mGRE

I'm currently studying for the mGRE that will be given in October of this year and I'm having trouble deciding which books to use for the calculus review. I'm currently brushing up in Stewart's ...
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Confusion about calculating probability of at least one event occurring

The probability that Tom will win the Booker prize is 0.5, and the probability that John will win the Booker prize is 0.4. There is only one Booker prize to win. What is the probability that at least ...
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How to write this expression about unit digits symbolically?

From a GRE book: "The units digit of a product of positive integers is equal to the units digit of the product of the units digits of those integers." I read this and was thinking... why would you ...
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What is a good combinatorics text for someone studying for the Math GRE Subject Test?

I have NEVER taken a combinatorics course, outside of what one covers in a calculus-based probability course. I would be interested in knowing what would be a suitable combinatorics text for ...
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Issue with a right-angled triangle

The area of the right angle triangle is $18\text{ cm}^2$ and the ratio of its legs is $2:3$. What is the length of the hypotenuse? I assumed the lengths of two sides to be $2x$ and $3x$. I used ...
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What information guarantees a ranking in the 90th percentile is greater than a ranking in the 70th percentile?

Consider the following facts: Person A's salary is in the 90th percentile in Company A. Person B's salary is in the 70th percentile in Company B. The question is: What piece of information is ...
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GRE Quantitative Comparison: Determining range of values satisfying equation involving absolute values

Consider the equation \begin{equation} |2a-1|+|3b+2|=0 \end{equation} Which of the following is true: $a>b$ $a<b$ $a=b$ The relationship cannot be determined. How can one solve for the ...
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GRE basic algebra problem, plugging in works, algebreic method fails me

Simple GRE practice problem, but for some reason my algebraic approach is failing me, can someone point out my error? Given: $$\theta x = x^{-3}(2x)(\frac{x}{2})(2)$$ Question: Which is greater: ...
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Average question GRE

The average daily temperature from 9th to 16th January(both inclusive) was 38.6 C and that from the 10th to 17th January(inclusive) was 39.2 C. what was the temperature on 17th January? I am able ...
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Bit tricky plot on GRE

In a city 90% of the population own a car, 15% own a motor cycle, and everybody owns one or the other or both. Find the percentage of motorcycle owners to car owners. In order to solve it i ...
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Tricky Question from GRE using Ratios

Of two kinds of alloy, silver and copper are contained in the ratio of $5:1$ and the other in $7:2$. What weights of the two alloys should be melted and mixed together so as to makeup a $5$ lb mass ...
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Derivative of $\int_{x}^{0} \frac{\cos xt}{t} dt$

I am working on the following problem: Find the derivative of $f(x)=\displaystyle \int_{x}^{0}\displaystyle\frac{\cos xt}{t}dt$. The answer I am supposed to get is $\displaystyle ...
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Is $\{(x,y)|y=\sin(\frac{1}{x})\}\cup(0,1)$ connected on $R^2$? [duplicate]

Source of definition: http://mathworld.wolfram.com/ConnectedSet.html Definition: A connected set is a set that cannot be partitioned into two nonempty subsets which are open in the relative topology ...
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Number of $0$ in the end of $11^n-1$

$n$ is integer, calculate number of $0$ in the end of $11^n-1$(i.e. largest integer $m$ such that $10^m|11^n-1$). The original question was $n=100$ and I could only choose $m$ from 1 to 5. I ...
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Integrating (floor(x) e^-x) from 0 to inf

How does one obtain the following result: \begin{equation} \int_0^\infty \text{floor}(x) e^{-x} dx= \frac{1}{e-1} \end{equation} where $\text{floor}(x)$ is the greatest integer not exceeding x (from ...
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Equivalent form of a double integral.

I am looking at the second question of this problem set: The iterated integral $\int_0^1 \int_{y/2}^1 e^{x^2} dx \, dy$ can be expressed as (a) $\int_0^1 \int_0^{2x} e^{x^2} dy \, dx$ ...
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Measure of angle formed by chords and two circles

The following is a question from a practice GRE Math Subject Test: In the Euclidean plane, point A is on a circle centered at point O, and O is on a circle centered at A. The circles intersect at ...
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Percentage evaulation Queestion from GRE

A question from GRE book says: A candidate who gets 30 percent marks in an examination fails by 30 marks,but another candidate who gets 42 percent marks get 42 more marks than necessary for ...
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Probability that Three Numbers Drawn Represent Sides of a Triangle

Suppose three numbers are randomly chosen from the following list: \begin{equation} 4,5,7,8,11 \end{equation} What is the probability that the numbers drawn represent sides of a triangle? I posted ...
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Equation of ellipsoid surface obtained by revolving an ellipse

I'm working through the following example from the Princeton Review book: If the ellipse $x^{2} + x^{2/9}=1$ in the $xz-$plane is revolved around the $z-$axis, what's the equation of the resulting ...
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Is it Possible to Add or Multiply Groups?

I came across a GRE Mathematics Subject test question that said the following: "Find the characteristic of the ring $Z_2 + Z_3$." The explanation of the question starts with the statement that ...
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combination problem gre @

On the new years Eve , every member of a community exchanged cards with every other member. if a total of 420 different cards were exchanged , then how many different members were there in the ...
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gre standard deviation probability

I have solved it ,but my answer is wrong above mean mean + n S.d Below mean mean-n s.d S.d' standard deviation and 'n' is number of time s.d
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Number of ways to enter 1,2,3,4,5,6 on the spots marked on three intersecting circles and have the sums of 14

How to solve it , i applied so many method but i could not find right answer, suggest me some method combination question gre 44
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Number of Abelian Groups of Order 36

GRE Subject Test Question: Up to isomorphism, how many abelian groups are there of order 36? The answer given is 4 and the explanation is as follows: Let G be an abelian group with order n. Then G ...
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Convergence of a monotonically increasing sequence

Given $a_n$ monotonically increasing and $a_n>0$. Which of the following converges? (1) $\frac{1}{a_n^2}$ (2) $e^{-a_n}$. I could not see any reason why both (1) and (2) will not converge. If ...
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straight line , gre prolem 170 score hard

what is the distance between the two straight line represented by the equation 3x+4y=10 and 6x+8y=10? A>1 B>2 C>4/3 D>1/2 E>5/2 i try to solve it , firstly find intercept of both line and then ...
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gre geometry question of 170 score level

i m thinking c is _2 And B is 2 and A point is we can find , but i am using no method only assumptions
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Geometry , gre problem

Smallest distance from a point P to any point on the circle C is 5 and the largest distance from the the point P to the circle is C is 11 . If point P is situated outside the circle C , then what is ...
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Subject GRE question - set of points of discontinuity

I was just working on a Math Subject GRE practice test, and I got the following problem wrong: Let $f$ be the function defined on the real line by $\displaystyle f(x) = \begin{cases} \displaystyle ...
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I have one month preparation. Please suggest some books.

I have one month for my GRE subjective Mathematics test. I am from India. I have learnt $75\%$ of the syllabus in my UG and high school mentioned in the ETS. I am starting today, will I be able to ...
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Probability of “either/or” and “neither” for two independent events

This is a problem from GRE quantitative section practice book. The probability of rain in Greg's town on Tuesday is $0.3$. The probability that Greg's teacher will give him a pop quiz on Tuesday is ...
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Concerning the point $(7,a)$ on the line containing $(0,0)$ and $(4,2)$

I have recently been studying to take the GRE's and while working through the math section I find a lot of problems similar to this: Now I know it is supposed to be assumed that point $O$ is marked ...
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GRE textbooks question - calculus and linear algebra

I'll be taking the Math GRE subject test in a few months. I know that it is best to focus on being able to answer all the calculus, DEs, and linear algebra questions (and quickly). I'm a pure math ...
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Left Cosets of Cyclic Subgroup

Question from a GRE Math book that I'm having trouble understanding: Find the number of left cosets of the cyclic subgroup generated by (1, 1) of $$Z_{2} \times Z_{4}$$ where Zn denotes the cyclic ...
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Math GRE: Calculus Textbooks - is Spivak + Stewart + Rudin sufficient?

Recently, I splurged and spent $1000 in math textbooks in preparation for the Mathematics GRE subject test. So far, in terms of calculus books, I have purchased Spivak, Stewart, and Baby Rudin. Is ...
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Flower bed Walk and Area

What is a flower bed walk? I don't know what the walk is so I can't solve this problem A rectangular flower bed, dimensions 16 yards by 12 yards, is surrounded by a walk 3 yards wide. What is the ...
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Quantitative comparision between x and 1/x

Following is a GRE question called quantitative comparison. Quantity A = $x$ Quantity B = $1/x$ $-1<x<0$ Options are as follows: a) Quantity A is bigger b) ...
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Derivation of the “Combined Work Formula”

Before I get to my question, some background: Person $A$ can paint a fence at the rate $9 \frac{hour}{fence}$ (or equivalently $\frac{1}{9} \frac{fence}{hour}$) Person $B$ can paint a fence at the ...
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Finding distance using rates of change — best approach?

The question: A man drives from state $A$ to state $B$ going $60 \frac{miles}{hour}$. Then he returns from state $B$ to state $A$, driving $45 \frac{miles}{hour}$. His total driving time is $2.5 ...