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SAT Practice Test 7, Section 5: Questions 16 - 20


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This is for SAT in Jan 2016 or before.

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16. Correct answer: (E)

The figure

To find:
y + z

Topic(s): Supplementary angles

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a = 180 –115 = 65 (supplementary angles)

z = 65 + b (exterior angle of a triangle = sum of opposite interior angles)

b = 180 – y (supplementary angles)

z = 65 + 180 – y
y + z = 180 + 65 = 245

Answer: (E) 245

17. Correct answer: (D)

The sum of 3 consecutive odd integers = 111
n is the least of the 3 integers

To find:
The equation for n

Topic(s): Consecutive integer problems

n + n + 2 + n + 4 = 111
3n + 6 = 111

Answer: (D) 3n + 6 = 111

18. Correct answer: (A)

The figure, which shows part of a circle whose circumference is 45

The arc of length 2 and length b continue to alternate around the entire circle so that there are 18 arcs of each length

To find:
The degree measure of each of the arcs of length b

Topic(s): Arc of circle, proportional word problem

18 arcs of each length 2 and b = 45

The length of the arc is proportional to the degree measure.

If 45 then 360º, if then how many degrees?

Answer: (A) 4º

19. Correct answer: (C)

The cost of maintenance increases by 10% each year
Andrew paid $300 for maintenance this year
The cost c for maintenance on Andrew’s automobile n years from now is given by the function: c(n) = 300xn

To find:
The value of x

After one year, Andrew would need to pay
300 + 10% × 300
= 300 + 300(0.1)
= 300(1 + 0.1)
= 300(1.1)

After two years, Andrew would need to pay
300(1.1) + 10% × 300(1.1)
= 300(1.1) + 300(1.1)(0.1)
= 300(1.1)(1 + 1.0)
= 300 (1.1)(1.1)
= 300(1.1)2

After n years, Andrew would need to pay

Equating with the given function:
(n) = 300xn = 300(1.1)n
Therefore, x = 1.1

Answer: (C) 1.1

20. Correct answer: (B)

The figure
The 5 line segments are congruent

To find:
The ratio of the length of to the length of

Topic(s): Rhombus, Pythagorean theorem

AB = BC = CD = AD =BD (The 5 line segments are congruent)

This implies that ABCD is a rhombus.

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