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SAT Practice Test 8, Section 2: Questions 6 - 10

This is for SAT in Jan 2016 or before.

The following are worked solutions for the questions in the math sections of the SAT Practice Tests found in the The Official SAT Study Guide Second Edition.

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6. Correct answer: (D)

4 consecutive positive integers are divided by 3

To find:
The remainders

If a positive integer is divided by 3, then its remainder would be in the range of 0 to 2 inclusive.

If 4 consecutive positive integers were each divided by 3, then the remainders could be 0, 1, 2, 0

Answer: (D) 0, 1, 2, 0

7. Correct answer: (C)

y is inversely proportional to x
y = 15 when x = 5

To find:
The value of y when x = 25

Topic(s): Inversely proportional

If y is inversely proportional to x then xy is a constant.

Answer: (C) 3

8. Correct answer: (A)

2x + z = 2y
2x + 2y + z = 20

To find:
The value of y

Topic(s): Substitution

2x + z = 2y (equation 1)
Rewrite 2x + 2y + z = 20 as 2x + z + 2y = 20 (equation 2)

Substitute equation 1 into equation 2
2y + 2y = 20
4y = 20
y = 5

Answer: (A) 5

9. Correct answer: 13/2, 6.5

2(x − 3) = 7

To find:
The value of x

Topic(s): Isolate variable

Answer: 13/2, 6/5

10. Correct answer: 10

Point P lies on the line with equation y − 4 = 3(x − 2)
x-coordinate of P is 4

To find:
The y-coordinate of P

Topic(s): Substitution

y − 4 = 3(x − 2)

Substitute x = 4 to find y
y − 4 = 3(4 − 2)
y = 6 + 4 = 10

Answer: 10

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