SAT Mathematics : Solving Word Problems with Multiple Unit Conversions

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Example Questions

Example Question #1 : Solving Word Problems With Multiple Unit Conversions

Nancy is visiting her grandmother who lives  from her home. Her car’s tank has a full tank ( liters) at the beginning of her drive and uses  liter to drive  kilometers. How many liters will she need to refill to reach her grandmother’s house with  liters left in the tank?

Possible Answers:

 liters

She will not need to refill.

 liters

 liters

Correct answer:

 liters

Explanation:

The correct answer is  liters. . . .

Example Question #1 : Solving Word Problems

A future pharmacist is unsure what dose they should fill to ensure a patient takes a -mg tablet  times a day for one whole week. What is the total dosage they should prescribe?

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Correct answer:

Explanation:

The correct answer is  mg. .

Example Question #2 : Solving Word Problems With Multiple Unit Conversions

A patient is prescribed  of a certain drug per day and is allowed to refill his prescription twice. If there are  tablets in a prescription, and each tablet has , how many doses are in the  prescriptions (original +  refills)?

Possible Answers:

 doses

 doses

 doses

 doses

Correct answer:

 doses

Explanation:

Example Question #3 : Solving Word Problems With Multiple Unit Conversions

A fruit farm produces strawberries and employs  workers. Each worker can pick  pounds of berries per hour and work an -hour shift. If each pound of strawberries can be sold for , how much money does the farm make every day?

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Correct answer:

Explanation:

The key here is to ensure your units cancel out. .

 

Example Question #4 : Solving Word Problems With Multiple Unit Conversions

A record has a radius of  inches with the needle resting on the outer circumference of the record. If the record rotates at a speed of  radians/sec and it takes  minutes to play a full song, how inches of track have been covered by the end of the song?

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Correct answer:

Explanation:

Circumference  inches. The key here is to ensure your units cancel out.  inch.

Example Question #6 : Solving Word Problems With Multiple Unit Conversions

A student was traveling  miles per hour. What is the student’s speed in feet per second?

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Example Question #7 : Solving Word Problems With Multiple Unit Conversions

Convert  to .

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Correct answer:

Explanation:

Example Question #8 : Solving Word Problems With Multiple Unit Conversions

The local track is  yds. How many laps would a student need to cover to run  miles?

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Example Question #9 : Solving Word Problems With Multiple Unit Conversions

A blood bank was hoping to collect  gallons of blood over the holiday season. If  people came in and donated a pint of blood each, how many gallons were they short?

Possible Answers:

They met their goal

Correct answer:

Explanation:

 gallons collected.  gallons short.

Example Question #6 : Solving Word Problems

How many seconds are in a week?

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