The answers and explanations in the following sections help you determine how well you performed on the practice test in Chapter 15 — and give you some hints about where you may have dropped a decimal point or two. Don’t worry; it happens to the best of us.
Don’t focus too much on scores. On the actual AFQT, harder questions are worth more points than easier questions. The AFQT is one of those rare tests on which you can miss some questions and still max out your test score. As always, use the results to decide where you want to concentrate your study time. Do you need more work on math or reading and verbal skills? This chapter helps you find out.
If you want to skip the explanations for now and see which questions you got right or wrong, go to the Answer Key at the end of the chapter.
The Arithmetic Reasoning subtest is not only one of the important subtests that make up the AFQT, but it’s also used as a qualification factor for many of the military jobs you can choose from. You may want to glance at ASVAB For Dummies by Rod Powers and Angie Papple Johnston (published by Wiley) to see which military jobs require you to do well on this subtest.
If you missed more than five or six questions on this practice test, it’s time to dig out that old high-school math textbook and wrap your brain around some math problems. Chapters 9 and 11 can also help you out. Some other great books that may help you ...