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# November SAT Math problem

Registered User Posts: 338 Member
edited November 2012
Hi, so I was wondering what you guys put for the problem where it asks for what was the max amount of people who scored 4 points when you have 11 people who scored either 1,2,3 or 4 and whose total number of points must equal 28.

I have looked at all the threads on cc + plum and it seemed like the consensus was that the max was 5. However, I was wondering what the collegeboard meant by people scoring either 1,2,3 or 4 goals? Does that mean that at least one person must score 3 once? If so that would make the answer 4, and nearly everyone I know who have achieved perfect scores or close in math would be wrong...

Does anyone have any insight into the wording of this problem?
Post edited by Loncria on

## Replies to: November SAT Math problem

• Registered User Posts: 308 Junior Member
I think the problem can be interpreted either way tbh.. I put 5, like the majority of people here, but one poster insisted it had to be 4 because each possible score (1, 2, 3, and 4) had to be scored at least once; that person even said he/she saw it on a previous Q&A SAT test so I honestly don't know. That's the only question I'm having doubts about in Math so I'm just prayinggg the answer's 5.
• Registered User Posts: 810 Member
It is a 5. I'm from India and I didn't have that question in my test, but I'm pretty sure that it is 5.
• Registered User Posts: 2,118 Senior Member
"Everyone scored 1,2,3, or 4 goals" doesn't necessarily imply that at least one person scored 1 goal. Same with 2, 3, or 4.

For example, consider the statement, "Every person in the room is male or female." Then the following statements are true:

"Person 1 is male or female."
"Person 2 is male or female."
...
"Person n is male or female."

Of course, everyone being the same gender wouldn't violate the original statement.
• Registered User Posts: 79 Junior Member
I put 5...
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