### What Are the Hardest GRE Math Problems?

And what do they tell us about prepping for the GRE?

Students often ask me, “Where can I find the most difficult questions on the GRE?” In this blog entry, I’ll show you the top three hardest GRE Math problems, ranked by percent of students who got them wrong. Before we get there, I should say: you don’t need to correctly answer questions like these to get a very, very good score on the GRE. This is a test that favors accuracy and consistency on mid-range questions over the ability to get the very hard ones. One can nab a score in the 90th percentile or above without getting any of the very hardest GRE Math problems correct. In case you’re curious, though, this is what the hardest GRE Math problems look like. Each of these questions were correctly answered by fewer than 20 percent of GRE test takers.

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### How to Create a GRE Problem Log for Quant

Having a GRE problem log is like having a budget: sort of a pain sometimes, but much smarter than the alternative. Skeptical? Check out this article first—then come back here when you’re ready to roll. Read more

### Can You Ace GRE Quant if You’re Bad at Math? (Part 3)

If you have a complicated relationship with math, you need to be especially careful about how you study. Some GRE Quant study techniques might seem to make perfect sense, but can actually leave you frustrated and demoralized in the long run. For painless studying, try these next few ideas instead. Read more

### Can You Ace GRE Quant if You’re Bad at Math? (Part 1)

First, let’s get on the same page about what being “bad at math” really means. In my experience, GRE students who say that they’re bad at math tend to fall into these categories: Read more

### GRE Math for People Who Hate Math: Cracking the GRE Code

The GRE will never lie to you—but it doesn’t always tell you what you really want to know. The GRE is a little bit like my friend in this exchange: Read more

### GRE Math Misconceptions

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Math can be counterintuitive. There are a few GRE Math misconceptions that really seem like they *should* be true—but actually aren’t. Being prepared for them will keep you aware on test day. Read more

### To D or Not to D on the GRE — That is the Question

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If you’ve ever taken a GRE, you’ve encountered something like this:

This is a good ole GRE Quantitative Comparison question—a “QC” for short. They’re always the first questions you see on the test. And they always have the same answer choices. Read more

### GRE Math Riddle: Doubling the Average Rate

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**Here’s a GRE math riddle:**

### How to Study for the GRE: The First Two Weeks (Part 2)

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**Last time, we discussed how to learn more about the GRE and how to prepare yourself to study efficiently during your first two weeks. Now, let’s look at a few more sample study sessions. ***How* you study matters—and that can make the difference between an okay GRE score and a great one. Read more

### Data Interpretation: Start by Understanding the Graph

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**In each Quant section on the GRE, you’ll see three questions that ask about a graph or pair of graphs; these are the Data Interpretation (DI) questions. All three questions usually refer to the same graph(s) and show up about two-thirds of the way through the section. Read more**