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GRE High Frequency Math Terms

Subjects : gre, math
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1. Explain how to use an 'Average Pie'

2. Explain the difference between a digit and a number.

3. What degree angle is a line?

4. HIGH: Define the 'Third side' rule for triangles

5. An integer is divisible by 8 if...

6. HIGH: What is the unfactored version of x-y ?

7. HIGH: Describe how to deal with 2 sets of parentheses.

8. If x = 144 - does v144 = x?

9. What is an 'equilateral' triangle?

10. Probability Formula

11. HIGH: How much of your times table should you know - for the GRE?

12. Convert to a percentage: 3/5

13. HIGH: What must be true before a quadratic equation can be solved?

14. HIGH: What is the unfactored version of (x+y) ?

15. What'S a handy rough estimate for a circle'S perimeter - if you know it'S diameter?

16. How do you multiply fractions?

17. On the GRE - should you ever assume that diagrams are truthful?

18. HIGH: List the two most common side ratios for right triangles

19. HIGH: what is the side ratio for a Right Isosceles triangle?

20. HIGH: What is a 'Right isosceles' triangle?

21. An integer is divisible by 9 if...

22. Explain how to solve for 7/

23. HIGH: Explain a method for quickly comparing fractions with different denominators - to determine which is larger.

24. What do combination problems usually ask for?

25. What is the sum of any 'big' angle and any 'Small' angle?

26. What do permutation problems often ask for?

27. Explain the special properties of zero.

28. List all the prime numbers that are less than 30:

29. Define a factorial of a number - and how it is written.

30. Diameter of a circle?

31. What causes 80% of errors on the math section of the GRE?

32. Explain how to calculate an average (arithmetic mean)

33. How do you solve a permutation?

34. What kind of triangle is this: has two sides of equal length - and a 90 degree angle?

35. What is the 'distributive law'?

36. HIGH: What is the unfactored version of (x-y) ?

37. HIGH: What is the mode?

38. HIGH: x^-n is equal to

39. HIGH: How do you calculate the length of an arc?

40. Define the mode of a set of numbers.

41. Simplify this: v32

42. Define the median of a set of numbers - and how to find it for an odd and even number of values in a set.

43. HIGH: What is the side ratio for a 30:60:90 triangle?

44. Does order matter for a permutation? How about for a combination?

45. What are 'vertical angles'?

46. HIGH: Rough est. of v3 =

47. How is a range expressed with inequalities?

48. Convert to a percentage: 2/5

49. What is the factored version of x -2xy + y ?

50. Define 'proportionate' values