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Mathematical Reasoning

You don’t have to have a “math mind” to pass the GED® Math test — you just need the right preparation.

Things to know:

  • You should be familiar with math concepts, measurements, equations, and applying math concepts to solve real-life problems.
  • You don’t have to memorize formulas and will be given a formula sheet in the test center as well as on the screen in the test.
  • Use the free Math Study Guide to start studying. It will help you understand the skills being tested. Log in to start using the study guide.
  • The GED Ready® practice test for Math can help you determine if you are ready to take the actual test. Log in to take the practice test.

Try a Sample Question

Question Overview

This question requires you to order a set of fractions and decimals from smallest to largest. First, the numbers must all be converted to the same format–either all fractions or all decimals–then the resulting numbers are placed in order. (NOTE: On the GED® Mathematical Reasoning test, a calculator would not be available to you on this question.)

A list of numbers is shown

1⁄2, 0.6, 4⁄5, 1⁄8, 0.07

Which list shows the numbers arranged from smallest to largest?

Which list shows the numbers arranged from smallest to largest?

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