There are 47 questions tagged quantitative-aptitude. What is this tag, and how should it be used? The questions seem mostly to be covered by the arithmetic or algebra-precalculus tags. They look like they could be sample standardized test questions.

It has no wiki summary. I found this meta question asking whether it is okay to ask "quantitative aptitude" questions but not mentioning the tag.

  • $\begingroup$ Googling quantitative aptitude suggests that it is an Indian English term for "problem solving ability" or something similar. $\endgroup$
    – Daniel R
    Oct 27 '13 at 15:51
  • $\begingroup$ @DanielR, is there a likely synonym tag that will be more widely recognized? $\endgroup$
    – dfeuer
    Oct 27 '13 at 16:19
  • $\begingroup$ @dfeuer If my guess is correct, I think the tag is unnecessary, since it's kind of having a tag called psq. If the question is about general ways of solving problems, problem-solving would be a synonym, but I haven't seen any examples of such questions with the quantitative-aptitude tag. It seems that contest-math might fit in some cases. $\endgroup$
    – Daniel R
    Oct 27 '13 at 17:45
  • $\begingroup$ For the US based people: the term quantitative aptitude is used similarly to how the ETS uses the term "quantitative reasoning". I personally think that such a tag is unnecessary. Like Nate wrote, most of them can be covered by arithmetic and algebra-precalculus. The few odd ones can fall under problem-solving or contest-math as Daniel commented above. $\endgroup$ Oct 28 '13 at 8:34
  • $\begingroup$ Perhaps not everyone knows what the acronym psq means, so I'll add the explanation: Psq stands for Problem Statement Question, a question whose body contains only the statement of a problem. $\endgroup$ Oct 29 '13 at 8:20
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    $\begingroup$ I am slowly going through the list to re-tag them all. When I am done I will post an answer indicating such. $\endgroup$ Dec 9 '13 at 11:31

Okay, finished.

I've manually retagged those that are better tagged as (elementary-number-theory) or other tags. And the rest I've merged into (algebra-precalculus).

Feel free to re-tag on sight in the future if this tag comes up again.


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