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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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**1. Correct answer: (C) **

**Given: **

Starts with same number of boys and girls on a school bus

At the first stop, 4 boys got off

Then, there are twice as many girls as boys on the bus

**To find: **

The number of girls on the bus

**Solution: **

Topic(s): Integer problems

Let *x* = girls

*x* – 4 = boys (4 boys got off the bus)

Twice as many girls as boys.

*x* = 2(*x* – 4)

*x* = 2*x* – 8

*x =* 8

**Answer: (C) 8 **

**2. Correct answer: (D)**

**To find:**

The graph of a linear function with a negative slope and positive *y*-intercept

**Solution: **

Topic(s): Equation of a line

A negative slope means that the line will slope down from left to right. This eliminates (A) and (B).

A positive *y*-intercept means that the line will intersect the *y*-axis at a positive value. This eliminates (C) and (E). The correct answer is then (D).

**Answer: (D)**

**3. Correct answer: (B)**

**Given: **

A price list

**To find: **

Approximate cost of donut in a box of 6

** Solution:**

Number of Donuts |
Total Price |

1 |
$0.40 |

Box of 6 |
$1.89 |

Box of 12 |
$3.59 |

For a box of 6, the cost per donut would be

The closest approximation is 0.30

** Answer: (B) $0.30**

**4. Correct answer: (B) **

**Given: **

A price list

**To find: **

Least amount of money needed to buy 21 donuts

**Solution:**

In order, to purchase 21 donuts with the least amount of money we would need to buy the cheaper packages whenever possible.

21 = 12 + 6 + 3

We need to buy 1 box of 12, 1 box of 6 and 3 single donuts.

Box of 12 = $3.59

Box of 6 = $1.89

3 donuts = 3 × $0.40 = $1.20

Total cost = $3.59 + $1.89 + $1.20 = $6.68

**Given: **

Graph of function *h*

**To find:**

*h*(5)

**Solution: **

Topic(s): Coordinate geometry

Read the graph at *x* = 5.

Draw a vertical line from *x* = 5 to the graph.

Draw a horizontal line from that point on the graph to the *y*-axis.

It meets the *y*-axis at 3

**Answer: (C) 3 **

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