The quantitative reasoning section of the Graduate Record Examination, the standardized exam for entrance to many graduate programs, is one of three portions of the test. The test also consists of verbal reasoning and analytical writing sections. The quantitative reasoning portion consists of four types of questions: quantitative comparisons, single-answer multiple choice, multiple-answer multiple choice, and numeric entry. Students have 35 minutes to answer each of the two 20-question quantitative reasoning sections.
Choose the correct answer based on the information below. The answer is posted at the bottom of this page—don’t cheat!
Which of the following numbers is farthest from the number 1 on a number line?
Answer: This may seem like a trick question – at first, you might think 10 and -10 would be equally as far from 1, but if you physically draw out a number line, you can discover the answer pretty easily. To the left of the number 1 on a number line is 0, which adds one more number between 1 and -10. The correct answer is choice #1, -10.