IN THIS CHAPTER
Examining the test under a microscope
Keeping an eye on the clock
Getting the best score even when you’re stuck
Trying your hand at some practice questions
The ASVAB has two math subtests — Mathematics Knowledge and Arithmetic Reasoning — and both are used for computing your AFQT score. Of the two, the Arithmetic Reasoning subtest may be considered the more difficult for most people (probably because you first have to decide what the problem is before you can solve it).
Among other things, math word problems measure your reasoning skills. That’s why the military services put so much emphasis on this particular subtest. They want recruits who can figure things out — recruits who can solve problems.