Category: Blog

SAT Question of the Day July 27th 2013

What is the volume of a cube with surface area ? A.      B.      C.      D.      E.      We have a geometry problem. Remember you have a formula sheet on the first page – if you don’t remember the formulas you can always go there and check. A cube with a side …

Continue reading

SAT Question of the Day July 24th 2013

A mechanic can install carburetors in cars every hours. At that rate, how long will it take the mechanic to install carburetors in cars? A.      hr min B.      hr min C.      hr min D.      hr min E.      hr min This is a work/rate problem. It is further complicated by the …

Continue reading

SAT Question of the Day 21th July 2013

How many integers satisfy the inequality above? A.     None B.     One C.     Two D.     Three E.     Five We have an inequality on our hands (it has a < or a > sign) and also an absolute value hidden inside. We know that when we take an integer and subtract five of that number and change …

Continue reading

SAT Question of the Day July 18th 2013

In a certain lawn-mower factory, percent of all mowers produced are defective. On the average, there will be defective mowers out of how many produced? A.      B.      C.      D.      E.      We have a percentage problem on our hands. We recall that 1% means 1 out of a hundred. If we …

Continue reading

SAT Question of the Day July 15th 2013

A number cube, with faces numbered through , is to be rolled twice. What is the probability that the number that comes up on the first roll will be less than the number that comes up on the second roll? A.      B.      C.      D.      E.      We have a probability question …

Continue reading

SAT Question of The Day July 12th 2013

Triangle  is isosceles, and the measure of angle  is . What must be the measure of another angle of this triangle? A.      B.      C.      D.      E.     It cannot be determined from the information given. If a triangle is an isosceles two of its sides are equal and two of his angles are equal. We …

Continue reading

SAT Question of The Day July 9th 2013

If , what is the value of ? A.      B.      C.      D.      E.      Yet again, in the SAT it is useful to think backwards. If b-3=6 it means that b=9 If a-b=6 and b=9 then a must be 15. Simplify and solve – this question tries to confuse by a non standard …

Continue reading

SAT Question of The Day 6th July 2013

, , ,, … The first four terms of a sequence are shown above. Which of the following could be the formula that gives the th term of this sequence for all positive integers ? A.      B.      C.      D.      E.      One approach is plug in – n stands for the position of the term …

Continue reading

SAT Question of The Day July 3rd 2013

In the figure above, all intersecting sides of the polygon meet at right angles. What is the area of the polygon? A.      B.      C.      D.      E.      My approach is to close the rectangle (12X9=108 units) and then subtract two small rectangles. One is  2X2 and the other is 2X3 or …

Continue reading

SAT Question of The Day June 30th 2013

Ten cars containing a total of  people passed through a checkpoint. If none of these cars contained more than people, what is the greatest possible number of these cars that could have contained exactly  people? A.     One B.     Two C.     Three D.     Four E.     Five This is a “logic” question. We have 10 cars and 32 people. None …

Continue reading