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SAT/ACT problem of the week, December 15, 2016

Miguelina draws 20 doggy pictures in $latex \dfrac {1}{2} $ hour. At this rate, how many hours does it take to Miguelina to draw 150 doggy pictures?

  1. 0.067 (check answer)
  2. 3 (check answer)
  3. 3.75 (check answer)
  4. 5 (check answer)
  5. 75 (check answer)

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SAT/ACT problem of the week, December 08, 2016 solution

Hint for process of elimination: Go through each of the three statements individually and consider them for validity. Remember that the angles measure of a full circle is $latex 360\textdegree$. It also helps to know that supplementary angles two angles whose measures add to $latext 360\textdegree$.

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SAT problem of the week, December 08, 2014

Six adjacent angles

In the diagram of six adjacent angles shown above, which of the following must be true?

  1. The sum of the six angles is $latex 360 \textdegree $
  2. All six angles are congruent to each other.
  3. Any pair of adjacent angles is supplementary
  1. I, only (check answer)
  2. II, only (check answer)
  3. I and II, only (check answer)
  4. I and III, only (check answer)
  5. I, II, and III (check answer)

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SAT/ACT problem of the week, December 01, 2016 solution

Hint for process of elimination: Whenever an SAT gives a question that is realistic, it attempts to make sure that the solution is realistic. Therefore, if you happen to know anything about New York City, use that.

Also, notice that the ratio of the population of NYC to the population of the rest of New York is $latex 8:11 $. That means that a bit less than half of all New Yorkers live in New York City. Therefore, you should expect the answer to be a little under $latex 50\% $. That leaves one or maybe two choices.

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SAT/ACT problem of the week, December 01, 2016

The ratio of the population of New York City to the population of the rest of New york is $latex 8:11 $. What percentage of the population of New York lives in New York City?

  1. $latex 27.2\% $ (check answer)
  2. $latex 37.5\% $ (check answer)
  3. $latex 42.1\% $ (check answer)
  4. $latex 57.9\% $ (check answer)
  5. $latex 72.7\% $ (check answer)

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SAT/ACT problem of the week, November 24, 2016

Choose the word or set of words that best completes the following statement.

The 2010 TV series Caprica, which contained many references to polytheistic and monotheistic faiths reminiscent of past and present religions, was a spin-off created as as an attempt to ———— from the ———— popularity of the 2004 series Battlestar Galactica, which also contained deep religious undertones.

  1. eschew . . overwhelming (check answer)
  2. build . . immense (check answer)
  3. wean . . dramatic (check answer)
  4. confound . . aural (check answer)
  5. encourage . . massive (check answer)

Solutions, hints, and questions are welcomed. A full solution will be posted on August 24th.

SAT problem of the week, November 17, 2016

A portion of the following sentence is underlined. Below the sentence are five ways of rewording the sentence by replacing the underlined material. If you feel the underlined word produces a more correct sentence than any other alternative, choose A.

For the benefit of cheating on the test completely negated by the risk of expulsion and exemption from financial aid, Katheryn made the decision to study for the grammar section of the SATs.

  1. For the (check answer)
  2. With the (check answer)
  3. The (check answer)
  4. On the (check answer)
  5. As the (check answer)

Solutions, hints, and questions are welcomed. A full solution will be posted on November 23rd.

SAT/ACT problem of the week, November 10, 2016 solution

Hint for process of elimination: In the vast majority of cases, the SAT problem creators are very careful to make solutions realistic. You may recognize 5 km, or 3.1 miles, to be the standard distance for a 5K, a very common race frequently ran or walked for charity or in local or school competition across the United States. A 5K can be run in 15 minutes for the fastest high school runners, or walked at a comfortable pace in less than one hour. Use this to eliminate the two answers that do not make sense.

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