There will be many questions on the GED, not only in the math section but also in the Social Studies and Science, that will test your ability to read and interpret tables, charts and graphs.
After some practice this will be one of the easiest parts of the GED. Just remember to do the following:
- Carefully read the title and any notes to have as good idea as possible about what data is being presented.
- Eyeball the chart or table looking for general trends or noticeable variations
- For tables, get an idea of how the rows and columns are laid out and what they stand for.
- Determine what types of numbers are displayed. For example, are they whole numbers or percents?
- Pay attention to number labels, such as $ and lb., which might only be shown at the top of a column or side of a row.