SAT/ACT problem of the week, January 05, 2017 solution

Hint for process of elimination: The most important thing to recognize is that this problem can EASILY be solved by punching the numbers into the calculator. The second thing to know is the three major easy arithmetic facts and tips that students forget all the time but they shouldn’t live life without knowing:

  • Know that the word “product” implies multiplication.
  • Do not mix up the concepts of multiplication and addition.
  • Know how to multiply negative numbers, including knowing that the product of two negative numbers is positive.

Read on for a full solution.

Answer: E

Solution: The product of -2 and -3 is +6.

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