# GRE Math : Concepts You Need To Master

With over 655,000 people appearing for the GRE test each year, it is important that you do everything you can to up your game and earn higher scores. To be able to do well in the GRE test, you need to lay special impetus on the quantitative section. The format of this section has been changed slightly in format. However, the difficulty level continues to remain the same. So it becomes all the more important to know GRE math as comprehensively as possible. Here are a few concepts that you need to master to be able to do well in your GRE Math section –

## Number Properties

This includes concepts such as properties of odds and evens, fractions, positives and negatives, integers, etc. In some form or the other, this knowledge will help you solve a number of types of questions in your GRE test. Especially when you are solving quantitative comparison type question.

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## Plane Geometry

When you go through older papers you will realize that triangles are by far the most-tested shape in the FRE. Make sure you are well versed with the triangle inequality theorem, the Pythagorean theorem, properties of isosceles and equilateral triangles and special right triangle ratios. Also make it a point to review the different types of polygons, circles and angles.

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## Word Problems

Believe it or not, many GRE problem solving questions also contain word problems. To be able to solve these, you will need to be well versed enough on how to translate English to math.

## Rates & Work

Make it a point to master formulas such as distance = rate x time, average speed = total distance/ total time, etc. these are extremely important to know.

## Probability

This refers to questions where they test your skills to identify the probability of an event occurring. This is essentially the desired outcomes/ total possible outcomes. Also memorize the permutation and combination formulas when working on these types of questions.

## Ratios and Proportions

This refers to a relationship such as 4x: y. Here, when you are given a real world number and a ratio. By setting up a proportion, you can solve for the other missing real world number. These skills will help you in geometry and in algebraic word problems.

In addition to this, you also want to brush up on your skills with respect to solving percentage type problems, your data analysis skills where you will need to work with tables, charts and graphs, systems of equations and functions to be able to do well in your math section.

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