# PowerScore GRE Forum

# GRE Math Question Types and Exercise Examples

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GRE Math uses 4 basic question types. One is named for what you do—**Quantitative Comparison**. Each of the other three is named after how you answer—**Multiple Choice Select One**, **Multiple Choice Select One or More**, and **Numeric Entry**. Here are some notes on each question type with example
exercises from POWERPREP,
the official practice tests.

Sources:
Official Introduction to the Quantitative Reasoning Measure.

**Quantitative Comparison**-
Compare two quantities, marked A and B, and select one of four fixed options to describe the relationship between the quantities.

**Tip**: The first seven to eight questions in each set of math questions will be Quantitative Comparison.*Example Problems*- Easy — 4 percent of s is equal to…
- Medium — Quantity A: Greatest prime factor of…
- Hard — n is an integer…

**Multiple-Choice Select One**-
Select exactly one answer from five answer choices.

**Tip**: After the block of seven to eight Quantitative Comparison questions, most questions are Multiple Choice Select One.*Example Problems*

**Multiple-Choice Select One or More**-
Select at least one answer from three to ten answer choices.

**Tip**: Most questions of this type use three answer choices, though you could have as many as ten—for example, one answer choice for each of the numbers 0, 1, 2, 3, … , 9.*Example Problems*

**Numeric Entry**-
Enter a number.

**Tip**: You'll be told whether to enter an integer, fraction, or decimal and, if a decimal, the place value for rounding.*Example Problems*