## 2019 / 2020 ASVAB For Dummies
More than 1 million students and potential recruits take the ASVAB every year, including 400,000 recruits and 900,000 high school students. Since the test was first introduced in 1968, more than 40 million people have taken the exam.
- Score high and qualify for the military job you want
- Boost your math, science, and English performance
- Review all nine subject areas to prepare for test day
- Take three full-length ASVAB practice tests and two AFQT practice tests
If you’re preparing for this all-important exam, this hands-on study guide makes it easier than ever to take your military career to new heights. |

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### Contents

Introduction 1 | 3 |

Knowing What It Takes to Get Your Dream Job | 17 |

Getting Acquainted with TestTaking | 23 |

Words to Live By Communication Skills | 31 |

X | 48 |

Paragraph Comprehension | 53 |

Making the Most of Math Arithmetic Skills | 69 |

Algebra | 93 |

Auto Shop Information | 354 |

Mechanical Comprehension | 357 |

Subtest 9 ASSembling Objects | 362 |

Practice Exam 2 Answers and Explanations | 365 |

Arithmetic Reasoning Answers | 367 |

Word Knowledge Answers | 369 |

Paragraph Comprehension Answers | 371 |

Mathematics Knowledge Answers | 372 |

Geometry | 111 |

Arithmetic Reasoning Math Word Problems | 131 |

Examining General Science Under a Microscope | 145 |

Physical Sciences | 169 |

Earth and Space Sciences | 189 |

The Whole Ball of Facts Technical Skills | 209 |

Mechanical Comprehension | 229 |

Electronics Information | 251 |

Decoding Electrical Circuit Codes | 259 |

Eyeing Some Electronic Information Test Tips | 262 |

Playing the guessing game | 263 |

Electronics Information Practice Questions | 264 |

Answers and Explanations | 266 |

ASSembling Objects | 269 |

Two Types of Questions for the Price of One | 270 |

Shapes | 272 |

Tips for the ASSembling Objects Subtest | 273 |

Practicing spatial skills ahead of time | 274 |

ASSembling Objects Practice Questions | 275 |

Answers and Explanations | 277 |

PRACTICE ASVAB EXAMS | 279 |

Practice Exam 1 | 281 |

Answer Sheet for Practice Exam 1 | 283 |

General Science | 285 |

Arithmetic Reasoning | 287 |

Word Knowledge | 291 |

Paragraph Comprehension | 294 |

Mathematics Knowledge | 297 |

ElectronicS Information | 300 |

Auto Shop Information | 302 |

Mechanical Comprehension | 305 |

Subtest 9 ASSembling Objects | 310 |

Practice Exam 1 Answers and Explanations | 313 |

Arithmetic Reasoning Answers | 315 |

Word Knowledge Answers | 318 |

Paragraph Comprehension Answers | 320 |

Mathematics Knowledge Answers | 321 |

Electronics Information Answers | 324 |

Auto Shop Information Answers | 326 |

Mechanical Comprehension Answers | 327 |

Subtest 9 ASSembling ObjectS Answers | 329 |

Practice EXam 2 | 333 |

Answer Sheet for Practice Exam 2 | 335 |

General Science | 337 |

Arithmetic Reasoning | 339 |

Word Knowledge | 343 |

Paragraph Comprehension | 346 |

Mathematics Knowledge | 349 |

ElectronicS Information | 352 |

Electronics Information Answers | 375 |

Auto Shop Information Answers | 376 |

Mechanical Comprehension Answers | 378 |

Subtest 9 ASSembling ObjectS Answers | 379 |

Practice EXam 3 | 383 |

Answer Sheet for Practice Exam 3 | 385 |

General Science | 387 |

Arithmetic Reasoning | 390 |

Word Knowledge | 393 |

Paragraph Comprehension | 396 |

Mathematics Knowledge | 399 |

ElectronicS Information | 402 |

Auto Shop Information | 404 |

Mechanical Comprehension | 407 |

Subtest 9 ASSembling Objects | 412 |

Practice Exam 3 Answers and Explanations | 415 |

Arithmetic Reasoning Answers | 417 |

Word Knowledge Answers | 421 |

Paragraph Comprehension Answers | 422 |

Mathematics Knowledge Answers | 424 |

Electronics Information Answers | 426 |

Auto Shop Information Answers | 428 |

Mechanical Comprehension Answers | 429 |

Subtest 9 ASSembling ObjectS Answers | 431 |

AFOT Practice EXam 1 | 435 |

Answer Sheet for AFOT Practice Exam 1 | 437 |

Arithmetic Reasoning | 439 |

Word Knowledge | 443 |

Paragraph Comprehension | 446 |

Mathematics Knowledge | 450 |

AFOT Practice Exam 1 Answers and Explanations | 453 |

Word Knowledge Answers | 456 |

Paragraph Comprehension Answers | 458 |

Mathematics Knowledge Answers | 459 |

AFOT Practice Exam 2 | 463 |

Answer Sheet for AFOT Practice Exam 2 | 465 |

Arithmetic Reasoning | 467 |

Word Knowledge | 471 |

Paragraph Comprehension | 474 |

Mathematics Knowledge | 477 |

AFOT Practice Exam 2 Answers and Explanations | 481 |

The Part of Tens | 493 |

Ten Tips for Doing Well on the AFOT | 499 |

Appendixes | 507 |

Countdown to Taking the ASVAB | 527 |

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