Tag Archives: PSAT Math

What to Expect on the Revised SAT: Math

The College Board claims that the Revised SAT Math will “require a stronger command of fewer, more important topics.” Considering that I personally managed to get two liberal arts degrees without ever having to demonstrate my ability (or lack there … Continue reading

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PSAT/SAT & ACT Math Attack – The Greatest Integer

This week’s PSAT/SAT & ACT Math Attack focuses on the values of integers, with particular attention being given to the values of negative integers. If you’re not careful, it’s very easy for a mental error to cause you to miss an … Continue reading

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PSAT/SAT Math Attack – Raised to the (1/2) Power

Today we will be looking at an SAT Math sample question of the grid-in variety. As the only questions on the test (aside from the essay prompt) that are not multiple choice, the grid-ins can seem intimidating, but it is … Continue reading

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PSAT/SAT & ACT Math Attack – Super Bowl Sunday

The PSAT/SAT & ACT are notorious for asking complicated questions about seemingly simple concepts; this is one reason the PSAT & SAT Math sections can be so difficult. Following College Compass’ Math Sample Questions will help you understand the concepts behind … Continue reading

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PSAT/SAT & ACT Math Attack – Number Properties

“If xyz =  0 and x < y < z, which of the following CANNOT be true?” A) x^2 = z^2 B) xy = yz C) xy > 0 D) xz > 0 E) yz > 0 When multiplied, three … Continue reading

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PSAT/SAT & ACT Math Attack – Two Problems Today

1) 2 times a certain number is 4 less than the number, what is the number? -4 -2 1 2 3   Explanation: The first step is to express what you see in words in a mathematical equation you can … Continue reading

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PSAT/SAT & ACT Math Attack – Percent of Integers

The PSAT & SAT are notorious for asking complicated questions about seemingly simple concepts; this is one reason the PSAT & SAT Math sections can be so difficult. Following College Compass’ SAT Math Attack series will help you understand the … Continue reading

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PSAT/SAT & ACT Math Attack – Ice Rink Party

To rent a room for a party at an ice-skating rink, the charge is $50 per hour plus $2 per person attending the party. Which of the following functions represents the charge, in dollars, to rent a room at the … Continue reading

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PSAT/SAT & ACT Math Attack – Geometry

Geometry Problem #1 The PSAT & SAT are notorious for asking complicated questions about seemingly simple concepts; this is one reason the PSAT & SAT Math sections can be so difficult. Following College Compass’ SAT Math Attack series will help … Continue reading

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