The best way to get ready for the Mathematical Reasoning test is to practice. The problems on this test evaluate your skills in a wide variety of areas, so check out the sample problems in this chapter to help you prepare for all of them. At the end of this chapter, you find detailed answer explanations for you to check your answers.
Record your answers either directly in this book or on a separate sheet of paper, if you think you might want to try these practice questions again at a later date. The Mathematical Reasoning test doesn’t include an Extended Response or Short Answer item, like the other test sections do, so there’s no need for extra sheets of lined paper. (Writing an essay about quadratic equations or the beauty of exponents — now that would be painful.)
Remember, this is just preliminary practice. We want you to get used to answering different types of Mathematical Reasoning questions. Use the complete practice tests in Parts VI and VII to time your work and replicate the real test-taking experience.
The following Math practice questions test your knowledge of Mathematical operations and reading skills in Math. Read the items carefully, making sure you understand what’s being asked. You may have to convert some units of measurement to another, but in all cases, they’ll make sense. For example, if you see the measurement for a wall is 120-something high, read the ...