SAT Practice Test 8, Section 8: Questions 6 - 10

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Given:
AC = 24
AB = BC
Point D is on the line between A and B such that AD = DB

To find:
The value of DC

Solution:

AC = 24

If B bisects AC, then AB = BC = 12
If D bisects AB, then AD = DB = 6
DC = DB + BC = 6 + 12 = 18

Given:
n is a positive integer

To find:

Solution:
Topic(s): Exponents

To find:
How many more degrees of arc are there in of a circle than in of a circle

Solution:
Topic(s): Arc of circle

The difference in arc sizes is

The difference in degrees is

Given:
The graph of function f

To find:
The values of x for which f(x) is negative

Solution:
f(x) is negative when the graph is below the x-axis

The values of x for which f(x) is negative (below the x-axis) is 0 < x < 6

Answer: (B) 0 < x < 6

Given:
The figure of a pedestal constructed of 4 layers of marble
Each layer is a rectangular solid that is 1 foot high and has a square base

To find:
The number of cubic feet of marble that make up the pedestal

Solution:
Starting from the highest block:

Volume of 1st block = 1 × 1 × 1 = 1

Volume of 2nd block = 2 × 2 × 1 = 4

Volume of 3rd block = 3 × 3 × 1 = 9

Volume of 4th block = 4 × 4 × 1 = 16

Sum of all the volumes = 1 + 4 + 9 + 16 = 30

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