# SAT Critical Reading Solution–2/4/15

February 11, 2015

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The correct answer is (D). The statement is referring to a discrete number of students, so the word "fewest" should be used in place of the word "least." The word "least" should be reserved for describing quantities (i.e. measures that do not involve count). For example, perhaps students demonstrate the least effective performance on the Critical Reading Section. Also note that th...

# SAT Critical Reading Question–2/4/15

February 11, 2015

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Identify the letter choice corresponding to the error in the following sentence. (A)Upon (B) assiduously analyzing data (C)on SAT score distributions for the three sections of the test, the administration found that the (D)least number of students received perfect scores in the Critical Reading section. (E) No Error ...

# SAT Math Solution- 12/20/14

By: Heather Newman

December 20, 2014

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It is important to note that the longest diagonal of the cube is also the diameter of the sphere in which the cube is inscribed. First find the length of the longest diagonal of the cube (equal to the length of the diameter of the sphere), as shown below, using the Pythagorean Theorem: Since the diameter's length is 6, the radius's length is 3. Plugging this value into ...

# SAT Math Multiple Choice- 12/20/14

By: Heather Newman

December 20, 2014

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A cube inscribed in a sphere has sides of length 2√3. What is the volume of the sphere? A. 12π B. 24π C. 36π D. 144π E. 288π

# SAT Critical Reading Solution- 10/24/14

By: Heather Newman

October 24, 2014

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The correct answer is C) captivating...prosaic. First note that the two words should contrast each other because Anne's experience with the current history textbook is "surprising" as compared to her experiences with past textbooks. Since past textbooks were "pedantic," or long-winded in an arrogant manner, look for a word to fit in the second blank that means "boring" or "dry."...

# SAT Critical Reading- 10/24/14

October 24, 2014

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Anne found the history textbook surprisingly ___________; most textbooks she had read in the past were pedantic and __________. A. vapid...trivial B. riveting...embellished C. captivating...prosaic D. boring...didactic E. unique...erratic Answer link: http://thedeclarationatcoloniahigh.com/5664/sat-prep/testprepanswers/sat-critical-reading-solution-102414/

# SAT Math Solution- 10/15/14

October 15, 2014

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Consider that the diagonal of a parallelogram divides the parallelogram into two congruent triangles. The Triangle Inequality, which states that the sum of any two side lengths of a triangle must be greater than the length of the third side, can therefore be applied. We know two lengths, 3 and 4, of the congruent triangles into which the parallelogram can be divided. We must...

# SAT Math Multiple Choice- 10/15/14

October 15, 2014

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A parallelogram has a diagonal of length 4 and a side of length 3. Which inequality below provides the range for the perimeter p of the parallelogram? A) 3<x<15 B) 4<x<16 C) 6<x<20 D) 8<p<20 E) 6<x<18 Solution: http://thedeclarationatcoloniahigh.com/5431/sat-prep/testprepanswers/sat-math-solution-101514/

September 25, 2014

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The use of the word "yearned" suggests that the high school senior is eager. Consternation (anxiety) and asperity (harshness) are negative in connotation, so these choices can be eliminated. Tenacity (determination) and indifference (disinterest), on the other hand, do not fit in context. The best word that corresponds to the high school senior's sentiments is therefore "alacrity."

# Multiple Choice Solution–Math: Problem 1

September 25, 2014

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Since k has remainder 4 when divided by 7, k=7m+4 for some integer m. Therefore, (k^2)+3=(7m+4)^2 +3= 7(7m^2 + 4m + 2) + 5. Therefore, the answer is D) 5.

# Free Response Solution–Math: Problem 1

September 25, 2014

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Since it takes Mary 15 minutes to drive to work at a speed of 45 miles per hour, Mary's work destination is 45/4 miles from her starting point [because 15 minutes=1/4 hours, distance=(45)(1/4) miles]. If Mary drives at 35 miles per hour on the way home, then it should take her (45/4 miles)/(35 miles per hour)=9/28 hours. In total, Mary's commute takes (1/4)+(9/28)=4/7 hours. ...

# Grid-in Answer (Math) 9/4/14

September 4, 2014

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Since 43 students are enrolled in band and 20 students are enrolled in both band and chorus, 23 students are enrolled only in band. Similarly, 44 students are enrolled only in chorus. So 23+44+20=87 students are enrolled in band or chorus.