Solving Equations and Inequalities on the ASVAB AFQT

By Rod Powers

When you take the ASVAB AFQT, you’ll encounter plenty of equations and inequalities. Fortunately, the test proctor will provide an unlimited supply of scratch paper to help you work through them.

Simple errors in an equation or inequality can throw off your entire game; the following practice exercise will show you whether you need more practice in this area before the big day.

Practice exercise

When you’re finished solving each problem in the table, check your work under “Answers and explanations.”


Answers and explanations

  1. The correct answer is x = 6.


  2. The correct answer is x < 3.


  3. The correct answer is y = –2.