- basic mathematical skills
- understanding of elementary mathematical concepts
- ability to reason with numbers and to solve problems with quantitative methods

**Arithmetic questions** include properties and types of integers, arithmetic operations, exponents and radicals; and concepts such as estimation, percent, ratio, rate, absolute value, the number line, decimal representation and sequences of numbers.

**Algebra questions** include operations with exponents; factoring and simplifying algebraic expressions; solving linear and quadratic equations and inequalities; solving simultaneous equations and inequalities; setting up equations to solve word problems; and coordinate geometry.

**Geometry questions** include parallel and perpendicular lines, circles, triangles, quadrilaterals, other polygons, congruent and similar figures, three-dimensional figures, area, perimeter, volume, the Pythagorean theorem and angle measurement in degrees.

**Data analysis** questions include basic descriptive statistics, such as mean, median, mode, range, standard deviation, interquartile range, quartiles and percentiles; interpretation of data in tables and graphs, such as line graphs, bar graphs, circle graphs, boxplots, scatterplots and frequency distributions; elementary probability.

**The Quantitative Section Measures High-School Math**

It is important to recognize that the math topics are typically taught in high school algebra courses or introductory statistics courses. It does not include inferential statistics, trigonometry, calculus or other higher-level mathematics. The mathematical symbols, terminology and conventions used in the Quantitative Reasoning measure are those that are standard at the high school level

**Types of Quantitative Reasoning Questions**

**Quantitative Comparison**questions as you to compare two quantities (A and B) and then determine the relationship between the two quantities, whether A is greater, B is greater, the two are equal, or the relationship cannot be determined from the information given.**Multiple Choice - Select One Answer**questions require you to compute information and chose a correct answer.- Multiple Choice - Select One or More Answer questions require you to compute information and chose one or more correct answers (often not specifying how many).
**Numeric Entry**questions require you to enter your answer as an integer an answer box rather than choose among alternatives.