How to Pass Numerical Reasoning Tests: A Step-by-Step Guide to Learning the Basic Skills

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Kogan Page Publishers, 2003 - Mathematics - 229 pages
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Numerical reasoning or data interpretation tests are an increasingly popular way of assessing candidates at an early stage of the job application process. They represent a considerable challenge to many and the prospect of facing one can be daunting.

How to Pass Numerical Reasoning Tests is designed to help those candidates lacking practice or confidence. An overview of the basics is followed by a step-by-step guide to the skills you need to master before taking such a test, including:

fractions and decimals;

rates;

percentages;

ratios and proportions.

There are also worked examples to help your understanding, and once you have practised you can measure your progress with a mock test. Preparation plays a large part in determining your level of success, and this book will help you to face the rigours of a numerical reasoning test with confidence.

 

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Contents

Review the basics
9
Fractions and decimals
43
Rates
77
Percentages
110
Ratios and proportions
144
Data interpretation
177
Glossary
219
Further reading from Kogan Page
227
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Heidi Smith

Heidi Smith is a freelance consultant with extensive experience as an education and training specialist. Her area of academic expertise is in the transition economies of the former Soviet Union. She is currently seconded from the Foreign & Commonwealth Office to the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe.

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