# ARITHMETIC REASONING

## Arithmetic Reasoning

This portion of the ASVAB consists of basic mathematical principles.  These principles include multiplication, division, addition and subtraction problems.  This section tests your ability in finding the correct answers to arithmetic word problems.  You will discover questions that require answers for tallying numbers, percents, averages and unit conversions to name a few.  This section of the ASVAB is thirty-six minutes.

“Arithmetic Reasoning” skills are needed for a successful military career.  Many tasks required of military personnel require minimally basic math skills.  Some military jobs such as financial specialties require advanced knowledge of math.

Military personnel continually have to perform inventory of their equipment.  This is where personnel will account for missing items.  Tallying of numbers and determining financial responsibility require basic adding and subtraction skills.

### Jobs in the military that require basic & advanced “Arithmetic Reasoning” skills

There are numerous jobs in the military, no matter the Armed Forces Branch require substantial math skills in order to perform the job correctly.  Jobs such as finance, military intelligence and supply fields, medical, communications and engineers mandate good mathematical skills.

Arithmetic Reasoning can apply to numerous jobs in all branches of service as well as civilian jobs.  Scoring well on this part of the ASVAB can help in gaining access to jobs in the military that lead to an exciting and lucrative military career.

Most military jobs require basic high school level math skills.  You do not have to be a modern-day Einstein to pass the Arithmetic Reasoning section of the ASVAB but you do have to have an aptitude for basic math in order to perform every day tasks in the military.

### Civilian jobs that require “Arithmetic Reasoning”

There are civilian jobs that require basic and advanced math skills.  A few examples of these jobs are as follows; Actuary, statistician, doctor, scientist, computer programmer, air traffic controller, economist and engineer.

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