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SAT Question of the Day June 18 2013

In the xy-plane, the graph of the equation above assumes its maximum value at . What is the value of b? A.      B.      C.      D.      E.      We have a quadratic equation (X to the 2nd). The X coordinate of the vertex (where the quadratic equation obtained its max or min value) …

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SAT Question of the Day June 15 2013

Four distinct lines lie in a plane, and exactly two of them are parallel. Which of the following could be the number of points where at least two of the lines intersect? . Three . Four . Five A.      only B.      only C.      and only D.      and  only E.     , , and  …

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SAT Question of the Day June 12 2013

A geologist has rocks of equal weight. If rocks and a -ounce weight balance on a scale with rocks and a -ounce weight, what is the weight, in ounces, of one of these rocks? A.      B.      C.      D.      E.      All we need to do is to set an equation – …

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SAT Question of the Day June 09 2013

, , , and are points on a line, with the midpoint of segment . The lengths of segments , , and are , , and , respectively. What is the length of segment ? A.      B.      C.      D.      E.      This is a reading comprehension question as much as it …

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SAT Question of the Day June 6th 2013

Milk costs cents per half-gallon and cents per gallon. If a gallon of milk costs cents less than half-gallons, which of the following equations must be true? A.      B.      C.      D.      E.      We can buy milk either in one or half gallon containers. We pay Y cents per one gallon …

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SAT Question of the Day June 3rd 2013

In the triangles above, A.      B.      C.      D.      E.      The triangle on the left is an isosceles right triangle (two legs are equal and one angle is 90 degrees). This means X=45 The triangle on the right is equilateral – each angle is 60 degrees. y-x=15 so 3(Y-X)=3 times 15 …

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SAT Question of the Day May 31st 2013

The stopping distance of a car is the number of feet that the car travels after the driver starts applying the brakes. The stopping distance of a certain car is directly proportional to the square of the speed of the car, in miles per hour, at the time the brakes are first applied. If the …

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SAT Question of the Day May 28th 2013

Miguel is centimeters tall. At 2:00 p.m. one day, his shadow is centimeters long, and the shadow of a nearby fence post is centimeters long. In terms of , what is the height, in centimeters, of the fence post? A.      B.      C.      D.      E.      Miguel shadow is 1/3 of his …

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SAT Question of the Day May 25th 2013

In a community of people, each person owns a dog or a cat or both. If there are dog owners and cat owners, how many of the dog owners own no cat?   A.      B.      C.      D.      E.      This is a “set theory” question – best solved by drawing a …

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SAT Question of the Day May 22nd 2013

If , what is the value of ? A.     6 B.     10 C.     12 D.     30 E.     60 We know 24/15 equals 4/n what is the value of 4n? 4/n=16/4n (expand both top and bottom by 4) – the idea is we will find what is the value of 4n directly. 24/15=16/4n – lets flip …

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