# Mathematics Test Description

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The ACT mathematics test is a 60-question, 60-minute test designed to assess the mathematical skills students have typically acquired in courses taken up to the beginning of grade 12.

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The test presents multiple-choice questions that require you to use reasoning skills to solve practical problems in mathematics.

Some questions may belong to a set of several questions (e.g., several questions about the same graph or chart).

Knowledge of basic formulas and computational skills are assumed as background for the problems, but recall of complex formulas and extensive computation is not required.

You may use a calculator on the mathematics test. See ACT's calculator policy for details about permitted and prohibited calculators. If you use a prohibited calculator, you will be dismissed and your answer document will not be scored. You are not required to use a calculator. All of the mathematics problems can be solved without using a calculator.

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