New SAT Math Workbook

Just remember that you have only four spaces to work

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Unformatted text preview: art your answer in any column, if space permits. Unused columns should be left blank. Don’t put in zeroes. Look at this example: Here are two ways to enter an answer of “150.” 4. Work with decimals or fractions. 3 An answer can be expressed as 4 or as .75. Do not put a zero in front of a decimal that is less than 1. Just remember that you have only four spaces to work with and that a decimal point or a fraction slash uses up one of the spaces. For decimal answers, be as accurate as possible but keep within the four spaces. Say you get an answer of .1777. Here are your options: Fractions do not have to be simplified to simplest form unless they don’t fit in 4 the answer grid. For example, you can grid 10 , but you can’t grid 12 because 16 3 you’d need five spaces. So, you would simplify it and grid 4 . xii About the SAT 5. Express a mixed number as a decimal or as an improper fraction. 3 If you tried to grid 1 4 , it would be read as 143 , which would give you a wrong 7 answer. Instead you should grid this answer as 1.75 or as 4 . 6. If more than one answer is possible, grid any one. Sometimes the problems in this section will have more than one correct answer. In such cases, choose one answer and grid it. For example, if a question asks for a prime number between 5 and 13, the answer could be 7 or 11. Grid 7 or grid 11, but don’t put in both answers. About the SAT xiii CALCULATORS AND THE SAT Calculators are allowed on the SAT. You may bring to your exam any of the following types of calculators: • four-function • scientific • graphing You may not bring calculators of the following types: • calculators with paper tape or printers • laptop computers • telephones with calculators • “hand-held” microcomputers Make sure that the calculator you bring is one you are thoroughly familiar with. WHEN TO USE A CALCULATOR No question requires the use of a calculator. For some questions a calculator may be helpful; for others it may be inappropriate. In general, the calculator may be useful for any quest...
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This note was uploaded on 08/15/2010 for the course MATH a4d4 taught by Professor Colon during the Spring '10 term at Embry-Riddle FL/AZ.

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