The Mathematics Knowledge subtest rates your ability to solve general math problems. You will have twenty-four minutes to answer twenty-five multiple-choice math questions. This subtest contains straightforward mathematical questions.
Differs from the “Arithmetic Reasoning” subtest
The “Mathematical Knowledge” subtest differs from “Arithmetic Reasoning” because “Arithmetic Reasoning” requires reading word problems in order to figure out the answer. With this subtest, there is only one answer per question. You will be given scrape paper for this subtest.
This subtest consists of general math ranging from simple addition, subtraction and division through Geometry. You will find numerous questions involving applying mathematical principles while measuring the ability to utilize mathematical relationships.
Math subjects that can be found on the “Mathematical Knowledge” subtest:
- Solving equations
- Solid and Plane Geometry
- Square roots
- Prime numbers
- Greatest and smallest common factors and multiples
- Least common denominator
- Verbal problems
- Linear equations
Math and military careers
Scoring well on the “Mathematical Knowledge” subtest can open numerous doors to exciting and challenging careers in the military. Have you ever wanted to be an engineer for the military? How about working on a nuclear submarine or becoming a military scientist? The one thing that these military jobs have in common is people who contain adequate to advanced math skills.
Civilian jobs with adequate to advanced math skills
“Mathematical Knowledge” in the civilian “sector” is just as important. People who are good in math can be found in professions such as software engineers, mathematicians, computer programmers, computer analyst and actuaries. Jobs that require good math skills tend to contain higher than average salaries. You will discover that the math skills obtained from the “Mathematical Reasoning” subtest can easily be utilized in your every day and professional life.
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