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What do you call this type of problem?


New member
Mar 30, 2018
When you have a question that requires you to look at a chart or graph then answer the question using math what are these types of questions called? are they just word problems or is there another name for them? any advice on how I can get better at doing these types of questions ?


Well-known member
Sep 16, 2017
Perhaps they are data interpretation questions?

Usually they require some basic mathematics, but nothing too advanced.

I'm afraid I cannot give you tips to prepare specifically for them, as I never had to, but perhaps the linked article can. In general I would say this is something you can learn by critically looking at textbooks and (good) magazines and newspapers on economics, geography, etc and trying to reproduce (or refute) the quantitative claims made there.