Choosing the Correct Information

Information Overload

A common complaint among students is that they often find themselves overwhelmed with information. They don't know which numbers matter or how to find the information they need within word problems, charts, and graphs.

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The GED loves "item set" problems. They'll give you a ton of information in the form of a word problem or a visual (or, commonly, both!), then ask you multiple questions about different aspects of the same information. When this happens, it is crucial that you know exactly which information to use in order to solve each problem.

Watch the Virtual GED Class video below for a complete explanation and tons of worked example problems. Refer to your GED Formula sheet and print out these example problems to follow along with the video.


Choosing the Correct Information Beginner


Choosing the correct information with multiple choice answers.

Choosing the Correct Information Experienced


Open ended reasoning questions on choosing the correct information.

Choosing the Correct Information Advanced


Practice choosing the correct information with complex, GED style word problems.


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