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:
y – x
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
y − x = 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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