SAT Practice Test 8, Section 8: Questions 1 - 5

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1. Correct answer: (A)

Given:
A menu that has 8 dinners and 3 desserts

To find:
The number of dinner-desert combinations that are possible from the menu

Solution:
Topic(s): Permutations

Different types of dinner-desert combinations:

8 × 3 = 24

2. Correct answer: (E)

Given:
The sum of 3x and 5 is equal to the product of x and

To find:
The equation that gives the relationship

Solution:
Topic(s): Translating words to equations

“The sum of 3x and 5 is equal to the product of x and

can be rewritten as

3. Correct answer: (C)

Given:
A document is thrown into one of 90 cans
There are 15 blues cans out of 90 cans

To find:
The probability that the document would be in a blue can

Solution:
Topic(s): Probability

There are 15 blues cans out of 90 cans

The probability of blue cans =

4. Correct answer: (E)

Given:

To find:
The number of different integer pairs (x, y) that satisfies the given equation

Solution:
Topic(s): Fractions

There are infinite integer pairs (x, y) forming the equivalent fractions of

Answer: (E) More than 4

5. Correct answer: (C)

Given:
The graph

To find:
The 2-month period that the bookstore sell the least number of books

Solution:
We need to add up the books sold for each of the two-month periods and find the period with the smallest sum.

(A) June and July: 7 + 40 = 47
(B) July and August: 40 +10 = 50
(C) August and September: 10 + 32 = 42
(D) September and October: 32 + 25 = 57
(E) October and November: 25 + 30 = 55

The period with the smallest sum is (C) August and September

Answer: (C) August and September

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