Data, Probability, and Statistics

Data, probability, and statistics is a branch of mathematics that deals with collecting, organizing, analyzing, and interpreting numerical data to help understand or predict events or to help come up with an intelligent decision. It is one of the topics included in the GED Math test.

The GED Math test checks how well you analyze, think, and solve real-life problems involving numbers. Naturally, you can expect to find data, probability, and statistics questions on the GED Math test as this subject can be applied to a wide variety of everyday events. You will also find it on many other subjects like social sciences, economics, accounting, banking, and communication.

For example, the information you get from weather forecasts or the amount you pay for insurance is all based on statistics. The medicines sold at the pharmacy have also undergone tests that involved probability and statistics before it was decided that they are safe to be released to the public. The way research companies predict who will win the elections are also based on statistics.

What to Expect from the Data, Probability, and Statistics GED Practice Test

The questions in this GED practice test aim to help you improve your ability to solve problems involving data, probability, and statistics. You can also use this test to check how much you have understood the subject and to see which areas you need to improve on. You may find questions that ask you to do any of the following:

  1. Interpret data presented in tables and graphs.
  2. Calculate mean, median, or mode.
  3. Interpret dot plots, histograms, and box plots.
  4. Calculate weighted average.
  5. Determine the probability of simple and compound events.
  6. Determine the probability of independent and dependent events.
  7. Solve permutation and combination problems.

You can take this GED Math practice test immediately to test your level of understanding of the subject. It would also be ideal to take it after you have watched the video lessons on data, probability, and statistics.