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Percents GRE Practice Questions

This lesson is part of a series of practice test questions for the quantitative reasoning section of the GRE revised General Test.

These are the directions for the Quantitative Comparison Questions.

Directions: Compare Quantity A and Quantity B, using additional information centered above the two quantities if such information is given, and select one of the following four answer choices:
(A) Quantity A is greater.
(B) Quantity B is greater.
(C) The two quantities are equal.
(D) The relationship cannot be determined from the information given.

Example 1:
Anne pays 150 percent more for a wholesale widget than Bart pays.
Anne's retail price per widget is 15 percent greater than the wholesale price she paid.
Bart's retail price per widget is 185 percent greater than the wholesale price he paid.
Quantity A: Anne's retail price.
Quantity B: Bart's retail price. Example 2:
x and y are positive.
30 percent of x is y
Quantity A: x/y
Quantity B: 3 Example 3:
x and y are integers greater than 5.
x is y percent of x2
Quantity A: x
Quantity B: 10 Example 4:
Yesterday, Carl had 40 percent more CDs than Karen had. Today, Carl gave 20 percent of hid CDs to Karen.
Quantity A: Number of CDs that Carl now has.
Quantity B: Number of CDs that Karen now has.

Example 5:
Townville has a population of 1213.
296 people in Townville speak Spanish.
Quantity A: Percentage of people in Townville who speak Spanish
Quantity B: 25

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