Chapter 14

# Practice Exam 1: Answers and Explanations

Did you do well on the first practice exam? I sure hope so! Use this answer key to score the practice exam in Chapter 13, and check out the answer explanations. If you didn’t do well, don’t worry — there are three more practice tests in this book to help you hone your English and math skills.

The AFQT isn’t scored based on number correct, number wrong, or even percent of questions correct. Instead, the score is derived by comparing your raw score with the raw score of others who have taken the test before you. In determining the raw score, harder questions are worth more points than easier questions. (For more on scoring, turn to Chapter 2.)

Don’t waste time trying to equate your score on this practice test with your potential score on the actual AFQT. It can’t be done. Instead, use the results of this practice test to determine which areas you should devote more study time to.

## Part 1: Arithmetic Reasoning

Mathematical word problems can be tough. You have to develop a skill for determining which factors are relevant to the problem and then be able to convert those factors into a mathematical formula to arrive at a correct solution. Yikes! No wonder so many math books are on the market! A few good ones that may help are *Basic Math & Pre-Algebra For Dummies* by Mark Zegarelli; *Math Word Problems For Dummies, Algebra I For Dummies, ...*