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# Exam Overview for ASVAB Power Practice Study Guide (page 3)

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### Subtest 5: Mathematics Knowledge

The Mathematics Knowledge subtest contains questions designed to measure your understanding and ability to recognize and apply mathematical concepts, principles, and procedures. The questions cover:

• number theory: factors, multiples, reciprocals, number properties, primes, and integers
• numeration: fractions, decimals, percentages, conversions, order of operations, exponents, rounding, roots, radicals, and signed numbers
• algebraic operations and equations: solving or determining equations, factoring, simplifying algebraic expressions, and converting sentences to equations
• geometry and measurement: coordinates, slope, Pythagorean theorem, angle measurement, properties of polygons and circles, perimeter, area, volume, and unit conversion
• probability: analyzing and determining probability

### Subtest 6: Electronics Information

The Electronics Information subtest consists of 20 questions that are designed to measure basic knowledge of principles of electrical and electronics systems:

• electrical tools, symbols, devices, and materials
• electrical circuits
• electricity and electronic systems
• electrical current, voltage, conductivity, resistance, and grounding

### Subtest 7: Auto and Shop Information

The Auto and Shop Information subtest includes questions on automotive repair and building construction. General shop practices are also included. The CAT-ASVAB splits these two subtests into separate subtests, but combines results into one score. The questions cover the following topics:

• automotive components
• automotive systems
• automotive tools
• automotive troubleshooting and repair
• shop tools
• building materials
• building and construction procedures

### Subtest 8: Mechanical Comprehension

The Mechanical Comprehension subtest consists of problems—many of them illustrated—covering general mechanics, physical principles, and principles of simple machines such as gears, pulleys, levers, force, and fluid dynamics. Problems involving basic properties of materials are also included. The questions may test knowledge, application, and analysis of:

• basic compound machines: gears, cams, pistons, cranks, linkages, belts, and chains
• simple machines: levers, planes, pulleys, screws, wedges, wheels, and axles
• mechanical motion: friction, velocity, direction, acceleration, and centrifugal force
• fluid dynamics: hydraulic forces and compression
• properties of materials: weight, strength, expansion/ contraction, absorption, and center of gravity
• structural support

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