SAT Practice Test 1, Section 9: Questions 1 - 5

 

 

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1. Correct answer: (B)

Given:
5t = 45
tk = 1

To find:
The value of k

Solution:
Topic(s): Substitution

Substitute for t.

Or you may recognize that k is a reciprocal of t.

Answer: (B)

 

 

2. Correct answer: (B)

Given:
4 turns of the crank raise a window 2 inches

To find:
Number of turns to raise the window inches

Solution:
Topic(s): Proportional word problem

Think of the problem as:

If 2 inches then 4 turns. If inches then how turns?

Answer: (B) 7

 

 

3. Correct answer: (C)

Given:

To find:

Solution:
Topic(s): Substitution

Answer: (C) 1

 

4. Correct answer: (C)

Given:

intersect at O

To find:
yx

Solution:
Topic(s): Supplementary, alternate, complementary angles

Angles POT and SOT are supplementary angles.

20 + y = 180 ⇒ y = 160

Angles POT and ROS are alternate angles.

Angle ROS = angle POT = 20

Angle NOR and ROS are complementary angles.

x + 20 = 90 ⇒ x = 70

yx = 160 − 70 = 90

Answer: (C) 90

 

5. Correct answer: (D)

Given:

Each session is hours long

Each break is hour long

Each lunch is 1 hour long

Session IV ends at 4:30 P.M.

To find:
The time that session I should begin

Solution:
Write down the time taken

Event

Time taken

Beginning Time

Ending Time

Session I

1.5

Break

0.25

Session II

1.5

Lunch

1

Session III

1.5

Break

0.25

Session IV

1.5

4:30 P.M.

Add the time taken from beginning of Session 1 to the end of Session IV:
1.5 + 0.25 + 1.5 + 1 + 1.5 + 0.25 +1.5 = 7.5

Count back 7.5 hours from 4:30 and you will get 9:00

Answer: (D) 9:00 A.M.

 

 

 

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