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GRE question - unintersection

I'm struggling to visualize the following GRE problem: The solution says that for $m$ and $n$ to intersect on the right, it has to be the case that $2x+3x>180$, after that we get $x>36$. But I ...
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GRE Question regarding two quantities

These are sample questions The question states this w > 1 ....Quantity A..............................Quantity B 7w - 4 .....
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GRE percentages / discount question

The following is a practice question from a GRE preparation book. A case of $100$ candy bars is sold at a discount of $\$0.36$ per bar. Quantity A: the discount per case Quantity B: 36% (a) A is ...
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Please explain the answer to this range based question?

The average weight of a set X of 100 bags of rice is 90 pounds , and the standard deviation is 8 pounds. Bag A weighs 2 standard deviations below the average weight and Bag B weighs 5 pounds more than ...
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profit and loss GRE question

I found this GMAT question on a forum, but couldn't find an answer nor do I understand it well. An article costing C dollars is sold for \$100 at a loss of x percent of the selling price. It is then ...
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finding out percentiles from given data

I'm trying to improve my understanding of percentiles by just coming up with data of my own and analyzing it (as opposed to just mostly reading 'x' percentile means you performed better than x % of ...
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Follow up question from: If p and q are prime which elements are in the subgroup? (GRE question)

original question: If p and q are prime which elements are in the subgroup? (GRE question) I would simply like to ask a follow up question since I don't quite fully understand why the correct answer ...
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Ideals of a ring

The GRE Practice book includes this problem (#50). Let $R$ be a ring and let $U$ and $V$ be (two-sided) ideals of $R$. Which of the following must also be ideals of $R$ ? I. $U + V = \{ u + v : u \in ...
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Complex Analysis Math GRE

So I came across this problem while studying for the Math GRE, and I was wondering what's a quick trick to solve this (like in the amount of time you have for a problem on the GRE subject test) : If $...
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a bottle of laundry detergent costs $3.60. Each bottle can be used to wash 23 loads of laundry

Please! A bottle of laundry detergent costs $3.60. Each bottle can be used to wash 23 loads of laundry. $$Quantity\ A: \ $40 $$ $$\ Quantity\ B:$$ $$The\ approximate\ cost\ of\ the\ laundry\ ...
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Relation of function with its derivatives

Suppose that $f$ is twice-differentiable function on the set of real numbers and that $f(0), f'(0),$ and $f''(0)$ are all negative. Suppose that $f''$ has all three of the following properties: I. It ...
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Open and Closed subspaces of Metric Space

The GRE Practice book includes this problem (#42). Let $\mathbb{Z}^+$ be the set of positive integers, and $d$ be a metric defined on $\mathbb{Z}^+$ by: $d(m, n) = \begin{cases} 0 & m=...
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How to improve GRE Math Subject score in a week?

I have a problem now: I need to improve about 15 points in the raw score in a week. I have to take GRE Math Subject next week. I have been reviewing for a week and I can get about 30/66 questions ...
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The probability that it is a woman, or a man who is not bringing a dessert?

John invites 12 friends to a dinner party, half of which are men. Exactly one man and one woman are bringing desserts. If one person from this group is selected at random, what is the probability that ...
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Linear algebra book GRE Math Subject

I am preparing for GRE Math Subject which I will take in October. Did anyone take this exam here? Please recommend some good book on abstract algebra and linear algebra. I can work out with matrices, ...
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What does the subject GRE measure?

I took the math subject GRE in 2010, two years before I got my bachelor's degree. I hadn't taken Complex Variables or Topology or even Linear Algebra. Right before the exam, I quit school for the ...
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Gre practice problem on Linear Transformations

The GRE Practice book includes this problem (#37). Let $V$ be a finite-dimensional real vector space and let $P$ be a linear transformation of $V$ such that $P^2 = P$. Which of the following ...
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Tricky GRE Integration Problems

I recently took a practice GRE and I noticed that the integrals on the test were not too advanced or laborious, so long as one noticed the "trick." For instance, the following integral: $$ \int_{-\pi/...
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Problem on area of curve from GRE Math Subject

Find the area of curve between hyperbola $x^2-y^2=9$, $x$-axis and diameter, which passes through point $(5;4)$ My solution: The equation of line is $y=\frac{4}{5}x$ and it intersect hyperbola at ...
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Explanation of this percentile GRE problem.

Question: 300 test results are integers ranging from 15 to 75, inclusive. Dominick’s result is clearly in the 80th percentile of those results, not the 79th or the 81st. Quantity A: Number of other ...
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Question regarding exponents and negative numbers

Is it always safe to assume that $-2^2 = -4$, or is this dependent on notation, i.e. would it be mathematically correct (albeit sloppy) to say $-2^2 = (-2)^2 = 4$? Specifically, I'm asking in the ...
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Word Problem from GRE Quant

Huey's Hip Pizza sells two sizes of square pizzas: a small pizza that measures $10$ inches on a side and costs $\$10$, and a large pizza that measures $15$ inches on a side and costs $\$20$. If two ...
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GRE: Can area of this parallelogram be known?

A GRE question asks whether the area of parallelogram can be found only using the information provided above. Area of parallelogram = base x height If we cut off one end to form a triangle and ...
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Weird word problem from GRE Quant

Today when I was solving problems from GRE Manhattan I ran into a strange word problem. The first line of the problem already seems weird since $\frac{3}{8}$ of $420$ is not an integer, namely it is ...
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F inding out possible remainders when dividing an integer

I was stuck trying to solve a GRE math question, and this question came to my mind when I looked at the solution. The question is For some integer $q$, $q^2 - 5$ is divisible by all of the following ...
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Geometry book for the mathematics GRE exam

Can someone recommend a geometry textbook for the mathematics GRE? I'm not looking for a textbook that can be used to teach an undergraduate level course in geometry. Rather, I'm looking for a ...
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Properties of a nonempty subset S of $\mathbb{R}$. [closed]

The solution of the following question is letter (C), but I did not understand why it is letter (C), could anyone clarify this for me please? thanks!
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Finding the volume of the solid by the method of areas.(math subject GRE exam 1268 Q.22)

The question is in the following picture: The solution of the question is in the following video, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2zry1DM7I8U&list=PL81IATpFpPBgrG8fZ3tRO41nNypY5xtEP&...
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Lipschitz condition without absolute value implies continuity (GRE 9367 Problem 25)

Let $f$ be a real-valued function with domain $[0,1]$. If there is some $K > 0$ such that $f(x) - f(y) \le K|x-y|$ for all $x,y \in [0,1]$, which of the following must be true? I don't feel like ...
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Which of the following equations has the greatest number of real solutions?(math subject GRE exam 1268 Q.17)

Could anyone give me a hint for the most rapid way for solving this question (solving it in exactly 2.5 minutes)? Thanks!
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Statistics problem in GRE Quant

Suppose we have data set: $19, 21, 22, 22, 28, 31, 33, 44, 50$. Find the interquartile range of this set. First solution: Firstly, we should find the $75$th percentile of this set. $0,75\cdot 9=6,75$...
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Probability question from GRE Quant

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 Booker prize to win. What is the probability that at least ...
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Help me focus my study for the GRE math subject exam [closed]

I'm preparing for the GRE Math Subject test, but I'm at a bit of a disadvantage, having never taken an algebra class or a probability class. Obviously I'm not going to learn a semester of abstract ...
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GRE Math Subject Practice Test Question 66

Let $\mathbb{Z}_{17}$ be the ring of integers modulo 17, and let $\mathbb{Z}_{17}^×$ be the group of units of $\mathbb{Z}_{17}$ under multiplication. Which of the following are generators of $\mathbb{...
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Data Interpretation Problem from GRE

This is problem from GRE Quant. And here is the question: From definition below graph we have: $\text{Stress Factor} = \dfrac{\text{Diff. Factor}}{\text{Average Time(per question)}}$. We see that ...
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If $f(x) = p \sin x + qx \cos x + x^2$ is defined for all $x,q,p \in \Bbb R$ and $f(2) = 3$ find $f(-2)$.

I'm preparing for the GRE Subject Test in Mathematics and unfortunately found that can't understand the way the following problem should be done. The right option is D, but I can't deduce it. For $x=...
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GRE absolute values multiple answer question

This GRE question is confounding me. The answer given is A, C, D and E. First off, if you plug in zero for all of the variables, all of the options are right. I see nothing wrong with saying $|0| = ...
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Ambiguous combinatorics from GRE Quant

In how many ways can $2$ doors be selected from $3$ doors for entering and leaving a room? Options for answers are: $1, 3, 6, 9, 12$. Since we have 3 doors and we should pick 2 doors for ENTERING ...
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GRE Quant Combinatorics problem

The University of Maryland, University of Vermont, and Emory University have each $4$ soccer players. If a team of $9$ is to be formed with an equal number of players from each university, how many ...
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Which of the following sets has the greatest cardinality?(Math subject GRE exam 0568 Q.61 )

How can I solve this question in only 2.5 minutes? It must be solved using deep insight and intuition, which I do not have. Could anyone help me, please? Thanks! Which of the following sets has ...
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Greatest Possible Value of a Function at a Point

If $f$ is a continuously differentiable real-valued function defined on the on the open interval $(-1,4)$ such that $f(3)=5$ and $f'(x) \ge -1$ for all $x$, what is the greatest possible value of $f(0)...
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Inequality from GRE Quant

I am preparing to GRE Quant and I ran into one problem which seems to me bit false. If $(x+1)^2-2x>2(x+1)+2,$ then $x$ cannot equal which one of the following? (A) -5 (B) -3 (C) 0 (D) 3 (E) 5 ...
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Confusion about the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus

So, I am preparing myself for the math subject GRE with a practice test. Not only did I bomb the test, but I found that even things I thought I understood now seem confusing. Case in point: the ...
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The group of symmetries of the regular pentagram is isomorphic to what. (Math GRE exam 0568 Q.60)

For me this type of question I have not ever seen it, my understanding to the solution is not clear, and I do not understand why the other choices are wrong, could anyone explain this for me please? ...
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Question from GRE Quant

The rate of data transfer, $r$, over a particular network is directly proportional to the bandwidth, $b$, and inversely proportional to the square of the number of networked computers, $n$. Quantity ...
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Preimage of Closed Set Under a Continuous Map Isn't Closed?

Problem: In the $xy$-plane, the graph of $x^{\log y} = y^{\log x}$ is (A) Empty (B) A single point (C) A ray in the open first quadrant (D) A closed curve (E) The open first quadrant Here is ...
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Integral of the Product of a Function and Its Derivative

Problem: Let $f$ be a function such that the graph of $f$ is a semicircle $S$ with end points $(a,0)$ and $(b,0)$, where $a < b$. The improper integral $\int_{a}^{b} f(x) f'(x) dx$ is (A) ...
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Determining the number of gallons of fuel that the car used on the trip.

My answer was (C), where I was thinking while I was solving how the unit could be Gallons only, but the correct answer is (A), I do not know why my answer is wrong and why (A) is the correct answer, ...
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Is this Enough for the Math Subject GRE? [closed]

I have been studying for the math GRE for quite sometime now. I have been going through the princeton review and old GRE tests, and in fact without much very difficulty at all. As a way of getting ...

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