**ASVAB Test** — There is much hype about people **joining the military** now a day. In fact more people are fancying serving their country and furthering their studies by joining the armed forces and finding a unique purpose in life. The ASVAB test is a test that is required in order to be accepted into the military service.

This test is essential, although it is pretty much like any other test that is needed for a certain endeavor. The big part of this test is that it has been developed and is administered through the Department of Defense. It assesses an individuals current skills, and future potential in their endeavors of the military service.

The ASVAB is given several different ways, however it covers the basic criteria of academics such as English, math, and reading. If an individual does not pass this exam they will not be qualified to enlist in a service. The other big purpose of doing well on this test is that besides determining the potential of a candidate it can determine what enlistment bonuses they will receive and also where they might be placed.

The main version of the ASVAB test is the computerized version. Most of the questions are given in multiple choice format and are scored on the scale of answers that were given correctly. So it is important not to leave an answer blank, but to guess with the impression you may just answer it right.

Performing well on this test can lead to open opportunities in the field that an individual is well- versed and knowledgeable in. Almost everything that is purposeful to a person joining the military is at stake in this test.

Although the general subjects of interest on this test are pretty basic, an individual most still prepare sufficiently in order to perform well and be placed in the criteria they deserve. You must study effectively to do well on this test, and utilize the available resources that are supple on the internet and through your military representative.

You can find out the various aspects of the test by requesting information and doing research on what to expect from the test itself. You can obtain practice guides, preview sample questions, and even sign up to take the test via online.

In addition, you really want to accurately understand what is expected of you, and performing well on this test can amplify the opportunities that are given to you. It is recommended that you peruse the various helpful sites and educate yourself on all that you can do to better carry out your achievements and endeavors in the military service.

If you are a potential military recruit preparing to take your Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery or ASVAB exam, then you will have to balance your schedule in a way that allows you to study efficiently but also keeps you physically and mentally sane and ready for what’s ahead. In this article I will show you how you can do both as you prepare for your ASVAB and basic training

There was a motto that we frequently used in the military and that was, “Work hard, play harder.” This can be understood to mean that if you work really hard, for example standing a full day of alert guard duty, when you are done, you can’t simply call it a day. But you have to play harder. You have to work out, do some physically exerting activity. This is to keep a healthy balance between working hard and physical activity.

The same applies when you are preparing for your ASVAB exam. If you are the motivated type, you may likely think that you can simply sit down and just do nothing but study, study, study. And while this sounds like a good motto, this is actually counterproductive. After you sit down and study for a certain amount of time, your brain will reach that limit where you need to take a break.

If you don’t take that break, you don’t give your mind a chance to relax and may burn out. You don’t give your mind a chance to recharge. You will actually be hurting yourself and therefore slow down your progress or your ability to learn new information.

This is where you apply the concept of work hard and play harder. Perhaps you are comfortable sitting down to study for an hour, an hour and a half, maybe even two hours. But it is imperative that you give yourself a break.

So after you have completed the section or the topic that you intended to study when you sat down, take a break. This doesn’t have to be anything crazy. Perhaps go and have lunch. Perhaps go watch a short episode on TV or maybe even a funny YouTube video.

Then go back to studying. This short break gives you a chance to recharge your mind, to recharge your thinking and continue studying. If you are studying for multiple hours a day, then you have to take a bigger break.

So study for a bit. Take a short break. Study a little more. Take a short break. Then study a little more. But now you really need to give yourself a proper break. This means you may need a physically exerting workout.

As you are preparing to take your ASVAB, you will likely come across many mathematical questions that at first glance appear to require a great deal of mathematical calculations. In this article, I will show you a mathematical shortcut that will help you save time and solve questions efficiently when you are asked to turn a fraction into a decimal.

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Let’s assume you come across this question on your exam:

What is the value of 1 divided by 5 expressed as a percentage?

(a) 15%

(b) 20%

(c) 25%

(d) 30%

Let’s first look at the proper way to solve this using pen and paper calculations to ensure that just in case you forget the trick, you’re still comfortable applying the mathematical rules to get the answer. If you have to turn a fraction into a percent, 1 divided by 5 is written out as 5 into 1. However, since 5 does not go into 1, you have to add a decimal and then add a couple of zeros. So what this will look like is 5 with a divisor and then 1.00.

Start the calculations where you do 5 into 10 which you know goes twice giving you a value of 2. So far you have 0.2 since 2 times 5 which is 10. Ten minus ten is zero means that you have nothing left to divide so you place the second zero above the number.

This gives you a value that is 0.20 which is a decimal, not a percent. So then you have to take another step and actually turn this into a percent. This is where you realize that this question is taking too much work and you can use a much simpler method to solve this problem.

The percent value of a number literally translates to percent or per 100. So we want to set up a conversion for the fraction. 1 divided by 5 is equal to X divided by 100. But with this too, there is the potential to create a long-winded formula where you have cross multiplication.

Instead, look at your relationship of the value. If you have 1 divided by 5 is equal to X divided by 100, ask yourself, “Five times what is equal to 100?” Since you should recognize that 5 times 20 equals 100, what you do to the top you have to do to the bottom to keep this fraction consistent. That means we multiply the top value by 20 giving you:

1 x 20 = 20

Then multiply the bottom by 20 giving you:

5 x 20 = 100

Your new fraction reads 20 over 100 meaning 20 PER 100 or 20%

(choice B)

As you are studying for your upcoming Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery or ASVAB exam, you will likely come across questions asking you to solve to the n factorial, written as an exclamation point. In this article, I will explain to you what this concept means and how to solve related questions.

Factorial is very similar to the word “factor” but don’t mix up the two. When you are asked to find factors in a certain equation, this means you want to find out what this equation divides by. So for example, if you are given the number 36 and asked to find the factors, you have to find all the numbers that can be multiplied to give you a product of 36.

36 can be found by multiplying the following numbers

1 x 36

2 x 18

3 x 12

4 x 9

6 x 6

However, factorial is a completely different concept. This is written out as a number followed by an exclamation point and this tells you to take the number and multiply by every single number that is smaller than this number.

So for example, if you see the problem that says 5!

this is read as “5 factorial” and you set up this equation as follows:

5! = 5 x 4 x 3 x 2 x 1

The numbers are found by taking the first number and subtracting 1 to get the next value.

5 – 1 = 4 which is your second value

4 – 1 = 3 which is your third value

3 – 1 = 2 which is your fourth value

2 – 1 = 1 which is your final value

When factoring 5 we simply get 5 and 1. Since 5 is a prime number, only 5 x 1 = 5

However, when calculating 5! we get the above 5 x 4 x 3 x 2 x 1 which when multiplied gives a value of 120

This is a relatively easy concept but the tricky part of this question is that many students or many testers will mix this up with the concept of factoring rather than multiplying by all the smaller numbers.

Let’s look at one last example. If you are asked to factor, and find the factorial of 8 your respective answers will be as follows

Factors of 8

1 x 8

2 x 4

8 Factorial

8! = 8 x 7 x 6 x 5 x 4 x 3 x 2 x 1 = 40320