SAT Practice Test 8, Section 8: Questions 6  10
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6. Correct answer: (D)
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
Answer: (D) 18
7. Correct answer: (B)
Given:
n is a positive integer
To find:
Solution:
Topic(s): Exponents
Answer: (B)
8. Correct answer: (B)
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
Answer: (B) 18º
9. Correct answer: (B)
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 xaxis
The values of x for which f(x) is negative (below the xaxis) is 0 < x < 6
Answer: (B) 0 < x < 6
10. Correct answer: (C)
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 1^{st} block = 1 × 1 × 1 = 1
Volume of 2^{nd} block = 2 × 2 × 1 = 4
Volume of 3^{rd} block = 3 × 3 × 1 = 9
Volume of 4^{th} block = 4 × 4 × 1 = 16
Sum of all the volumes = 1 + 4 + 9 + 16 = 30
Answer: (C) 30
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