Reasoning: Using Arithmetic to Solve Your Problems

Now that you've reviewed arithmetic you can turn to what the AR section is really testing: your reasoning and problem solving abilities. The men and women of today's armed forces are constantly facing challenging situations and confronting problems that require them to call on their prior knowledge and experiences, to make good observations, and then to roll all that data together to reason their way to a solution. In real life, just as in word problems, you can find yourself flooded with data and dazzled by the details. In the military, people are trained to get through tough scrapes by following set procedures on which they have drilled over and over. That is your best approach to success on ...

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