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# Arithmetic Reasoning Questions Study Guide for McGraw-Hill's ASVAB

By McGraw-Hill Professional
Updated on Jun 26, 2011

The ASVAB Arithmetic Reasoning test measures your ability to solve the kinds of arithmetic problems that you encounter every day at home or on the job. All of the questions on the test are word problems. That is, each one presents a real-life situation with a problem that must be solved using an arithmetic operation, such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, or addition. Arithmetic Reasoning problems also involve other arithmetic concepts, such as fractions, decimals, percents, exponents, and square roots.

It is important to do well on the Arithmetic Reasoning test because it is one of the four ASVAB tests that are used to calculate the AFQT—your military entrance score. That's why it pays to spend time reviewing topics in basic arithmetic and tackling plenty of sample ASVAB Arithmetic Reasoning questions.

The following pages offer a quick but important overview of the basic arithmetic you need to know to score well on the ASVAB. Make sure that you carefully review and test yourself on every topic covered in this section. Also make sure that you learn how to use all of the problem-solving methods presented in the examples. There is much more to basic math, but if you master the core information presented here, you will be able to answer ASVAB Arithmetic Reasoning questions with relative ease. Note that your ASVAB arithmetic review should also include the next chapter of this book, which covers word problems.