Discover your intellectual strengths

We all require some numerical skills in our lives, whether it is to calculate our weekly shopping bill or to budget how to use our monthly income. Flexibility of thought and lateral thinking processes are a few skills which are needed in order to solve these problems.

Mathematical intelligence generally represents your ability to reason and to calculate basic arithmetic computations. It also helps you to understand geometric shapes and manipulate equations.

If you have a firm knowledge of arithmetic, and a good understanding of analogies and equations, then when faced with a mathematical problem you will be able to analyze it and explore the many alternative solutions

Mathematical intelligence is a strong indicator of general intelligence because many every day mental tasks require arithmetical operations even though numbers may not be involved.

Example mathematics questions

Spain, Belgium and China comprise group 'A' of a soccer competition. In this group two countries will qualify for the knock out stage. How many different ways can these two teams be ordered?

- 3
- 4
- 6
- 8

C. 6 ways of ordering the top two teams.

In calculations involving permutations, order is relevant.

Formula: nPr=n!/(n-r)!

where: n= total number of teams (3)

r= number of teams (2)

Joe, Jane and Mary are in the park chatting on a bench. How many different ways can they be seated?

- 3
- 4
- 6
- 8

C. There are 6 different seating arrangements.

In calculations involving permutations, order is relevant.

Formula: nPr=n!/(n-r)!

where: n= total number of people (3)

r= number of people(3)