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Police Math Test Section

Each police exam has different types of math sections. The sections may be called Mathematics or Number Facility. In the math section of the exam, you will be tested on basic math skills such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. Some sections may include fractions, decimals, graphs and percentages. All questions will be a multiple choice format. The amount of math questions on each test will vary.


As a police officer you will come across basic math problems. You may use math when reconstructing an accident, giving a speeding ticket or when you are adding up the value of stolen property. Preparing for the police written exam math section will help you successfully pass the exam and prepare you for tasks needed for the job.

Will I Be Able to Use a Calculator?

Some tests allow the use of a calculator but they do not provide one for you so you will have to bring your own. However, most police math tests do not allow a calculator, but will supply scratch paper, so you may want to practice doing the math section without a calculator.

Police Math Questions

Here are some sample questions and answers to help you become familiar with what will be asked on the math section of the exam.

1. 13⁄7 is equal to: 

  1. 26⁄49
  2. 118⁄49
  3. 91⁄49
  4. 27⁄49

2. How much is 25% out of 400?

  1. 250
  2. 100
  3. 150
  4. 200
  5. 75

Correct Answers: 1. C 2. B

Want to practice some more? Solve 9 additional police math sample questions and see how you score.



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