ASVAB Arithmetic Reasoning Practice Test 920454

Questions 5
Topics Least Common Multiple, PEMDAS, Percentages, Rates, Sequence

Study Guide

Least Common Multiple

The least common multiple (LCM) is the smallest positive integer that is a multiple of two or more integers.


Arithmetic operations must be performed in the following specific order:

  1. Parentheses
  2. Exponents
  3. Multiplication and Division (from L to R)
  4. Addition and Subtraction (from L to R)

The acronym PEMDAS can help remind you of the order.


Percentages are ratios of an amount compared to 100. The percent change of an old to new value is equal to 100% x \({ new - old \over old }\).


A rate is a ratio that compares two related quantities. Common rates are speed = \({distance \over time}\), flow = \({amount \over time}\), and defect = \({errors \over units}\).


A sequence is a group of ordered numbers. An arithmetic sequence is a sequence in which each successive number is equal to the number before it plus some constant number.