GRE Quantitative Sample Questions Set x
Categories: GRE (The Graduate Records Examination)
Question. A merchant made a profit of $5 on the sale of a sweater that cost the merchant $15. What is the profit expressed as a percent of the merchant's cost? Give your answer to the nearest whole percent.
Answer: 33%
Question. Results of a UsedCar Auction are depicted in the table below

Small Cars 
Large Cars 
Number of cars offered 
32 
23 
Number of cars sold 
16 
20 
Projected sales total for cars offered (in thousands) 
$70 
$150 
Actual sales total (in thousands) 
$41 
$120 
For the large cars sold at an auction that is summarized in the table above, what was the average sale price per car?
Answer: $6,000
Question. Which of the following integers are multiples of both 2 and 3? Indicate all such integers from the options provided below.
(A) 8
(B) 9
(C) 12
(D) 18
(E) 21
(F) 36
Answer: (C), (D), (F)
Question. Each employee of a certain company is in either Department X or Department Y, and there are more than twice as many employees in Department X as in Department Y. The average (arithmetic mean) salary is $25,000 for the employees in Department X and $35,000 for the employees in Department Y. Which of the following amounts could be the average salary for all of the
(A) $26,000
(B) $28,000
(C) $29,000
(D) $30,000
(E) $31,000
(F) $32,000
Answer: (A) & (B)
Question. Helpers are needed to prepare for the feast. Each helper can make either 2 large cakes or 35 small cakes per hour. The kitchen is available for 3 hours and 20 large cakes and 700 small cakes are needed. How many helpers are required?
(A) 10
(B) 15
(C) 20
(D) 25
(E) 30
Answer: (A)
Question. Jo's collection contains US, Indian and British stamps. If the ratio of US to Indian stamps is 5 to 2 and the ratio of
(A) 5:1
(B) 10:5
(C) 15:2
(D) 20:2
(E) 25:2
Answer: (E)
Question. A 3 by 4 rectangle is inscribed in a circle. What is the circumference of the circle?
(A) 2.5π
(B) 10:5π
(C) 15:2π
(D) 20:2π
(E) 25:2π
Answer: (C)
Question. Two sets of 4 consecutive positive integers have exactly one integer in common. The sum of the integers in the set with greater numbers is how much greater than the sum of the integers in the other set?
(A) 4
(B) 7
(C) 8
(D) 12
(E) it cannot be determined from the information given.
Answer: (D)
Question. A dishonest shopkeeper professes to sell cloth at the cost price but he uses faulty meter rod. His meter rod measures 95 cm. Find the gain%
(A) 25%
(B) 30%
(C) 20%
(D) 26%
(E) 35%
Answer: (A)
Question. Square ABCD is to be drawn in the xyplane such that the origin is one of vertices and the perimeter is 20. If all the rest three vertices have integer coordinates (x, y), how many
(A) 12
(B) 10
(C) 8
(D) 6
(E) 4
Answer: (A)
Question. Each month, Renaldo earns a commission of 10.5% of his total sales for the month, plus a salary of $2,500. If Renaldo earns $3,025 in a certain month, what were his total sales
Answer: 5,000
Question. At a recent dog show, there were 5 finalists. One of the finalists was awarded "Best in Show" and another finalist was awarded "Honorable Mention." In how many different ways could the two awards be given out?
Answer: 20