Sortable Table – You will be given a table of data with columns you can arrange in numeric or alphabetical order. Sometimes, there will be brief text explaining the data or providing additional information.
Answer Statements – You will be given a set of answer statements with two opposing options (true/false, yes/no, etc.) and asked to indicate which opposing answers are accurate based on the information in the table.
Understand the table. Read the title of the table and check the drop-down menu to see which way it can be sorted. Also note whether the data is sorted in increasing or decreasing order, as this can save confusion later on.
Read the question carefully. The question above the statement will present the condition that each statement must meet. Make sure you clearly understand the condition (such as can be inferred from the information provided or consistent with the information provided) before answering the questions.
Understand the statements. You will be asked whether the statement can be supported by the information presented in the table or whether the statement indicates a relationship that can be clarified by the table. Make sure the statement is presenting a relationship that can relate to the data presented in the table. For instance, if the table is talking about ratios and percentages, you cannot use it to statement about straight quantities.
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