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The following are worked solutions for the questions in the math sections of the SAT Practice Tests found in the The Official SAT Study Guide Second Edition.

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**1. Correct answer: (C)**

Given:

6,700 = 100(6*k* + 7)

To find:

The value of *k *

Solution:

Topic(s): Isolate variable

6,700 = 100(6*k* + 7)

67 = 6*k* + 7

6*k* = 60

*k* = 10

**Answer: (C) 10**

**2. Correct answer: (B)**

Given:

3 more than *n* is a negative number

5 more than *n* is a positive number

To find:

A possible value of *n* from the answers

Solution:

Topic(s): Translating words to equations

“3 more than *n* is a negative number”

*n* + 3 <0

*n* < −3

“5 more than *n* is a positive number”

*n* + 5 > 0

*n* > −5

So, −5 < *n* < −3 .

The only answer that is within this range is –4

**Answer: (B) – 4 **

**3. Correct answer: (E)**

Given:

The figure

*x* = 70

*y* = 40

The dotted line bisects the angles *x* and *y *

To find:

The value of *z*

Solution:

Given *x* = 70, *y* = 40 and that the dotted lines bisects angles *x* and *y*.

**Answer: (E) 55**

**4. Correct answer: (C)**

Given:

The probability that the piece of fruit chosen will be an apple is

To find:

Which of the following could NOT be the number of pieces of fruit in the basket

Solution:

Topic(s): Probability

The probability of choosing an apple is

The number of fruits in the basket would need to be a multiple of the denominator (which is 5)

All the answers are a multiple of 5 except for 52

**Answer: (C) 52**

**5. Correct answer: (C)**

Given:

A square and an equilateral triangle have equal perimeters

The square has sides of length 3

To find:

Length of one side of the triangle

Solution:

Topic(s): Equilateral triangle

The square has sides of length 3. Its perimeter = 4(3) = 12

The equilateral triangle has the same perimeter as the square = 12

The length of each side of the triangle =

**Answer: (C) 4**

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