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# Math help center

Registered User Posts: 1,761 Senior Member
edited December 2013
Give me any SAT Reasoning Test math question (or a question from a simulated practice test) and I'll post a solution. Specify detail (just the math work or explicit reasoning or w/e) if you want. I'll post ridiculously detailed solutions by default.
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## Replies to: Math help center

• Registered User Posts: 914 Member
Umm..
#5 pg. 472 of Blue Book
#6 pg. 472 of BB
#8 pg. 473 of BB
• Registered User Posts: 1,761 Senior Member
Harambee:

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#15:
Since OD bisects <AOF, you know that m<AOD = m<DOF, and since you know that OC bisects <AOE, that m<AOB + m<BOC = m<COD + m<DOE, and since OB bisects <AOD, you know that m<BOC + m<COD = x = 40

Now since m<BOC + m<COD = 40, and since we know that OD bisects <AOF, we know that
40 + m<BOC + m<COD = 30 + m<DOE. Substituting, it is easy to see that the expression boils down to 40 + 40 = 30 + m<DOE, which gives that m<DOE is 50.

Finally, we want to find <BOE, which we can do by adding m<BOC + m<COD + m<DOE, which from the information we have derived simplifies to 40 + 50 = 90

#17:
Since we remove every 4 inches, it is useful to find out how many triangles we will remove. This can be found by: 80/4 = 20. Then, notice that for every 1 inch you remove, you gain back 2 inches. So we gain back 20(2-1) = 20 inches, which would make our total length 100 .
• Registered User Posts: 1,761 Senior Member
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#20

You know that the total rope length will be y + 4x, so the insight needed is an expression of y in terms of x. Luckily, we have area which gives xy = 4000. Now, rearranging, we see that x = 4000/y, which we can substitute into our expression to yield 16000/y, choice B
• Registered User Posts: 1,761 Senior Member
Image 3:

#7

Sum of the arc measures is 2pi or 360 degrees. It's divided into 5 equal segments. ABC gets two of these segments, which leaves 3 of these segments to AEC. Thus ratio of ABC to AEC is 2:3, choice B .
• Registered User Posts: 2,604 Senior Member
Thanks! Much appreciated.
• Registered User Posts: 1,761 Senior Member
Anytime. I enjoy these problems, so I figured I'd help you all out :)
• Registered User Posts: 1,761 Senior Member
@Vertigo220h: please type up the questions. I've long since discarded my blue book.
• Registered User Posts: 3,256 Senior Member
what is 2 + 2? I seem to be baffled by this question!
• Registered User Posts: 1,761 Senior Member
Well, it depends. In base >= 4, 2+2 = 4. In base 1, the question is illogical. In base 2, the question is illogical. In base 3, it is 11.
• Registered User Posts: 3,256 Senior Member
Makes perfect sense! Thank you sensei
• Registered User Posts: 1,761 Senior Member
Indeed. 'tis my job to be familiar with tricky questions like the one you posed.
• Registered User Posts: 33 Junior Member
Tom and Bill agreed to race across a 50-foot pool and back again. They started together, but Tom finished 10 feet ahead of Bill. If their rates were constant, and Tom finished the race in 27 seconds, how long did Bill take to finish it?
• Registered User Posts: 1,761 Senior Member
GRE:

Tom's rate: 100 ft/27 sec

Bill's rate: 90 ft/27 sec.

(27sec/90ft)(100ft) = 30 seconds.
• Registered User Posts: 33 Junior Member
Alan and Barbara play a game in which they take turns
filling entries of an initially empty 2008
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