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Example Question #1 : New Sat Math No Calculator

Solve the following system of equations:

What is the sum of  and ?

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

This problem can be solved by using substitution.  Write the first equation  in terms of  and substitute it into the second equation.

So  and thus  and solving for  and then .

So the sum of  and  is 7.

Example Question #4 : Squaring / Square Roots / Radicals

Simplify the radical expression.

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Correct answer:

Explanation:

Look for perfect cubes within each term. This will allow us to factor out of the radical.

Simplify.

Example Question #1 : New Sat Math No Calculator

Simplify:

Possible Answers:

None of the other responses gives a correct answer.

Correct answer:

Explanation:

Example Question #3 : How To Factor The Quadratic Equation

What is the sum of all the values of  that satisfy:

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

With quadratic equations, always begin by getting it into standard form:

Therefore, take our equation:

And rewrite it as:

You could use the quadratic formula to solve this problem.  However, it is possible to factor this if you are careful.  Factored, the equation can be rewritten as:

Now, either one of the groups on the left could be  and the whole equation would be .  Therefore, you set up each as a separate equation and solve for :

OR

The sum of these values is:

Example Question #3 : New Sat Math No Calculator

Solve the system of equations.

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

For this system, it will be easiest to solve by substitution. The  variable is already isolated in the second equation. We can replace  in the first equation with , since these two values are equal.

Now we can solve for .

Now that we know the value of , we can solve for  by using our original second equation.

The final answer will be the ordered pair .

Example Question #4 : New Sat Math No Calculator

Find the product:

 

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

Find the product:

Step 1: Use the distributive property.

Step 2: Combine like terms.

Example Question #1 : Complex Numbers

Add  and its complex conjugate.

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Correct answer:

Explanation:

The complex conjugate of a complex number  is . Therefore, the complex conjugate of  is ; add them by adding real parts and adding imaginary parts, as follows:

,

the correct response.

Example Question #5 : New Sat Math No Calculator

The width of a rectangle is .  The length of the rectangle is .  What must be the area?

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Correct answer:

Explanation:

The area of a rectangle is:

Substitute the variables into the formula.

Example Question #2 : How To Find The Area Of A Rectangle

George wants to paint the walls in his room blue.  The ceilings are 10 ft tall and a carpet 12 ft by 15 ft covers the floor.  One gallon of paint covers 400 ft^{2} and costs $40.  One quart of paint covers 100 ft^{2} and costs $15.  How much money will he spend on the blue paint?

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Correct answer:

Explanation:

The area of the walls is given by

One gallon of paint covers 400 ft^{2} and the remaining 140 ft^{2} would be covered by two quarts.

So one gallon and two quarts of paint would cost

Example Question #6 : New Sat Math No Calculator

Find the product in terms of :

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

This question can be solved using the FOIL method. So the first terms are multiplied together:

This gives:

The x-squared is due to the x times x. 

The outer terms are then multipled together and added to the value above. 

The inner two terms are multipled together to give the next term of the expression.

Finally the last terms are multiplied together.

All of the above terms are added together to give:

Combining like terms gives

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