The math questions test your ability to reason quantitatively and solve problems. But don't get too lazy you WILL need to use basic algebra and geometry. Fractions, percentages, graph-reading and knowledge about angles will all play a big part. You will have 45 minutes to complete 28 questions. There are two types of math questions:

1. **Five-option questions:** These are problems that ask a question and provide five options from which to select the correct answer. Sometimes the test will just ask a question (like below), and sometimes it will show a graph or table and you'll have to answer several questions about the information presented.

The greatest number of diagonals that can be drawn from one vertex of a six-sided polygon is ...

a) 3

b) 4

c) 5

d) 6

e) 7

2.** Quantitative comparison:** For these math problems, you will be provided with two quantities, and you have to decide which of the two is a bigger number, if the two are equal, or if you don't have enough information to say for sure. These questions can be intimidating because you're not used to the structure, but they're really not that tough.

Column A Column B 2 x 3 2 x 3

a) The value in column A is greater

b) The value in column B is greater

c) Column A and column B are equal

d) Not enough information to answer the question

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