                                        # Problem Solving

In: Quantitative part of the test.
Other common name is Word Problem

### Problem-Solving Questions

• The Quantitative section of the exam measures the test taker's ability to:
• Reason quantitatively, solve quantitative problems, and interpret graphic data
• Understand problems involving arithmetic, elementary algebra, and common geometry concepts
• Evaluate the amount of information needed to solve quantitative problems

### Problem Solving Directions

Solve the problem and indicate the best of the answer choices given.

### Numbers

All numbers used are real numbers.

### Figures

A figure accompanying a problem solving question is intended to provide information useful in solving the problem. Figures are drawn as accurately as possible EXCEPT when it is stated in a specific problem that the figure is not drawn to scale. Straight lines may sometimes appear jagged. All figures lie in a plane unless otherwise indicated.

Sample questions for word problem or problem solving section of the test

### Problem Solving Practice Question No. 1 of 8

A stereo system originally priced at \$500 is discounted by 10%, then by another 10%. If a 20% tax is added to the purchase price, how much would a customer buying the system at its lowest price pay for it, including tax, to the nearest dollar?

1. \$413
2. \$480
3. \$486
4. \$500
5. \$512