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# Target Test Prep Sample GRE Quantitative Comparison Problem

### Example 1

2x + 2y = – 4 and $\frac{\mathrm{z}}{2}=\mathrm{x}+\mathrm{y}$

z

#### Quantity B:

z2

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We must determine the value of z to solve for both Quantity A and Quantity B.  We are given two equations:  2x + 2y = –4 and  $\frac{\mathrm{z}}{2}=\mathrm{x}+\mathrm{y}$.

With these two equations we can produce a unique value for z.  The first equation can be reduced to

x + y = –2. We can substitute –2 for x + y in equation two to yield  $\frac{\mathrm{z}}{2}=-2\to \mathrm{z}=-4$. Since z is negative, z2 is greater than z.

Thus, Quantity B is greater than Quantity A.