**Mathematical Reasoning**

**(115 minutes)**

Part 1 - (first 5 test questions) calculator not allowed

Part 2 - (remaining 41 test questions) calculator allowed

The GED® Mathematical Reasoning Test focuses on two major content areas: **quantitative problem solving and algebraic problem solving**.

The GED® Mathematical Reasoning Test adheres to the following parameters:

- Approximately
**45 percent of the content** in the test focuses on quantitative problem solving, and approximately 55 percent focuses on algebraic problem solving.
- Approximately
**50 percent of the items** are written to a Depth of Knowledge cognitive complexity level of 2.
- Approximately
**30 percent of the items** are aligned to a Mathematical Practice standard in addition to a content indicator.
- Candidates are provided with an on-screen calculator, the Texas Instruments TI-30XS Multiview scientific calculator, for use on most of the items on the 2014 GED® Mathematics Test.

**As of Friday, February 21, 2014, the standard time allowance on the GED® test - Mathematical Reasoning was increased by 25 minutes.**

- The time allowance for GED Ready™ - Mathematical Reasoning was also increased by 13 minutes.
- Students who took either of these tests before February 21 received an email from GED Testing Service with instructions for receiving a free retake.

**Here is a sample question of what you may see:**

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