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SAT is used as a prerequisite for admission into college or under graduation in US for any program. The SAT Reasoning Test is a three-hour test that measures verbal and mathematical reasoning skills students have developed over time and skills they need to be successful academically. Many colleges and universities use the SAT as one indicator among others - class rank, high school GPA, extracurricular activities, personal essay, and teacher recommendations - of a student's readiness to do college-level work. The test is administered several times a year.

SAT is used as a prerequisite for admission into college or under graduation in US for any program. The SAT Reasoning Test is a three-hour test that measures verbal and mathematical reasoning skills students have developed over time and skills they need to be successful academically. Many colleges and universities use the SAT as one indicator among others - class rank, high school GPA, extracurricular activities, personal essay, and teacher recommendations - of a student's readiness to do college-level work. The test is administered several times a year.

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SAT Sample Questions 1. If Yanna has 120 candies with her, 60% of total candies are chocolate flavored and rest are orange flavored. How many candies are orange flavored? (a) 36 2. (b) 48 (c) 60 (d) 72 (e) 84

If 12 kg of raw plastic is required to make a batch of toys, how many kilograms of raw plastic will be required to fill 12 cartons when each carton holds 2.5 batches? (a) 180 (b) 240 (c) 360 (d) 372 (e) 480

3.

How many odd integers are their between 2 and 50? (a) 25 (b) 24 (c) 23 (d) 26 (e) 27

4. 34.

Find the quadratic equation with sum of roots equal to 15 and the product of the roots equal to (a) x2 – 17x + 2 (b) x2 + 17x – 2 (c) x2 – 15x – 34 (d) x2 + 15x – 34 (e) x2 – 15x + 34

5.

Which of the following is the smallest positive integer which gives the remainder 3 when divided with 4, 6, 8, and 10? (a) 63 (b) 73 (ii) (1.02)–16 (c) 103 (iii) (1.02)16 (d) 123 (iv) (1.2)16 (d) iv < iii < ii < I (e) ii < iv < iii < i (e) 243

6.

Arrange the following in ascending order (i) (1.2)–16 (a) i < ii< iii < iv

(b) iv < iii < ii < i

(c) ii < i < iii < iv

7.

Which of the following has a graph that is symmetric to y axis? (a) y = x2 + 9 – 6x (b) x = (y – 5)2 (c) y = (x – 5)2 (d) y =(x – 3)(x + 3) (e) y – 9 = (x + 3)2

8.

If a coin is tossed for 4 times, find the probability of getting the head every time. (a) 0 (b)
1 2

(c)

1 4

(d)

1 2
4

(e)

1 44

9.

A student got the test score as 33, 33, 44, 66, 48, 52, 56, and 53. Calculate the median of the data provided. (a) 66 (b) 56 (c) 50 (d) 49 (e) 48 In the figure shown, O is the centre of the circle. Find the measure of ∠OCA? A 30o 20o O C

10.

B

(a) 15o

(b) 20o

(c) 25o

(c) 30o

(e) 40o

11.

Two cards are drawn one by one from an ordinary deck of 52 cards without replacement. Find the probability that both the cards are of same suit.

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(a) 12. 1 34 (b)
1 14

(c)

1 7

(d)

4 17

(e)

11 17

The number of prime factors of 96 is (a) 2 (b) 3 (c) 4 (d) 5 (e) 6

13.

If the area of the square is 400 inches2, find the approximate length of the diagonal of the square. (a) 20 inches (b) 25.25 inches (c) 28.28 inches (d) 30.26 inches (e) 32.20 inches x −1 x − 3 +5≥ + 20 20 4 (b) x ≥
157 2

14.

Solve for x: (a) x ≥
157 4

(c) x ≥

315 4

(d) x ≥

315 2

(e) x ≥ 315

15.

Which of the following can not be represented by repeating decimal? (a)
22 7

(b)

5 4

(c)

25 49

(d) 4

6 7

(e)

144 196

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16. Two marbles are to be selected from a set of 5 blue and 7 white marbles. Find the probability that both the selected marbles are blue in color. (a) 17.
5 12

(b)

5 33

(c)

5 44

(d)

4 33

(e)

4 11

If 5x – 6 = 44, calculate the value of 3x – 6. (a) 12 (b) 16 (c) 18 (d) 22 (e) 24

18.

In the figure shown below AOB, COD and EOF are straight lines intersecting at O. Find the F measure of largest angle. D

5x + 5 A O x–10 C (a) 75o 19. (b) 80o (c) 95o E

3x + 5 B

(d) 105o

(e) 115o

If the length of two sides of triangle are 15 inches and 16 inches, which of the following can’t be the third side of the triangle? (a) 1inch (b) 2 inches (c) 29 inches (d) 30 inches (e) 28 inches

20.

Below is an incomplete chart of school activities of 64 children. How many of them play tennis? Basketball Yes Tennis Yes No Total 30 12 10 64 No Total

(a) 12

(b) 18

(c) 24

(d) 36

(e) 48

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Section – 2 1. If ab = 27 and a = b , find the value of a + b. (a) 9 2. (b) 12 (c) 15 (d) 18 (e) 24
2

The average score of 16 students in a test is 85. If 4 more students take the test and their average score is 90, find the overall average score. (a) 86 (b) 87
2

(c) 87.5

(d) 88

(e) 89

3.

A cube of surface area 400 cm is filled by smaller cubes each having surface area 100 cm2. The number of smaller cubes that can fit into the bigger cube is (a) 2 (b) 4 (c) 6 (d) 8 (e) 16

4.

The ratio of total area of the rectangle to the total unshaded area

(a) 5.

2 π

(b)

4 4−π

(c)

4 − π π

(d)

π 4

(e)

π − 4 π

If 5 men start filling a container 20 m long, 10 m wide and 60 m deep with each of them filling at 400 m3 per hour, how many hours will be required to fill the container? (a) 4 (b) 5 (c) 6 (d) 8 (e) 10

6.

Simplify: (a)

1 12
2

1 1 × = 12 5
(b)

−7 720

−1 120

(c)

−1 144

(d)

−7 60

(e)

+1 120

7.

In the figure shown below, O is the centre of the circle, AOB is the diameter and CD || AB. What D 1000 A O B C

is the measure of ∠CBD?

(a) 20o

(b) 30o

(c) 40o

(d) 70o

(e) 80o

8.

If the length of a rectangular field is decreased by 20% and the increase in the area of the field is 20%. What is the percentage increase in width of the field? (a) 15% (b) 30% (c) 40% (d) 50% (e) 60%

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GRID-INS 9. A bacteria doubles its number every 8 hours. How many hours would it take the Bacteria to grow from 2 to 128?

10.

When 30 is divided by x the remainder is x – 5. Find the value of x.

11.

What is the average of all the multiples of 5 from 1 to 55 including 55?

12.

Two sets of 4 consecutive even integers have one integer in common. Find the absolute difference between the sum of two sets.
1 rd of its original length, what will 3

13.

A side of a cube measures 9 inches. If the side is reduced to be its new volume?

14.

A square formed by joining the mid points of the side of a square. Find the ratio of area of bigger square to the smaller square.

15.

x and y are natural numbers and 3x is the cube of a number and 6xy is the square of a number. Find the minimum value of x + y.

16.

Find the value of 526% of 2.

17.

Find the next term in the sequence 0, 2, 6, 12, 20…

18.

Six years ago, Alice’s age was twice the age of Peter. Alice’s age six years hence will be equal to how many times the Peter’s present age.

Section – 3 1. If ‘a’ and ‘b’ are two distinct prime numbers lying between 1 and 10, which of the following cannot be the sum of ‘a’ and ‘b’? (a) 5 2. (b) 6 (c) 7 (d) 8 (e) 9

The total number of students in a class is 250. males is reduced by

1 of total students are female. If the number of 5

1 of total number of males in the class, what would be the new percentage 5

of female in the class? (a)23.80% 3. What is 25% of (a) 7 (b) 25%
9 of 28? 7

(c)33%

(d)35.63%

(e) 40.50%

(b) 8

(c) 9

(d)

49 9

(e)

9 4

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4. Which of the following is greater than (a) – 5 5. (b)
−1 2 1 ? 3

(c)

4 52

(d)

1 4

(e) (0.8)2

If a boy covers 20 feet in 4 seconds. How many feet he will cover in an hour? (a) 300 feet feet (b) 1800 feet (c) 3600 feet (d) 18000 feet (e) 36000

6.

What is the average of all multiplies of 9 from 1 to 100? (a) 27 (b) 45 (c) 54 (d) 63 (e) 72

7.

A sphere has radius 5 inches and weight 50 pounds. If the radius of the sphere is changed to 10 inches, what would be the new weight in pounds? (a) 100 (b) 200 (c) 400 (d) 800 (e) 1600

8.

In a class of 68 students, 31 play basketball and 40 play baseball. Calculate how many of them play both the games? (a) 3 (b) 5
2 2

(c) 23

(d) 46

(e) 59

9.

If f(x) = x – 25 and g(x) = (x – 5) then which of the following is false? (a) f(5) = f(–5) (b) f(5) = g(5) (c) f(10) = f(–10) (d) f(5) = g(–5) (e) f(–5) = g(5)

10.

Simplify:

( 5 – 6 )2 (b) –1 + 2 30 (b) (36)216 (c) – 1 – 2 30
36 36 36

(a) 11 – 2 30 11. (a) 6216 12.

(d) 1 – 2 30
36 36 36

(e) 1 + 2 30 (e) (36)37

Which one of the following is equal to 6 + 6 + 6 + 6 + 6 + 6 ? (c) 642 (d) 637 In the ∆ABC, D bisects AC. Which one of the following cannot be the measure of ∠ADB?

C

D x A (a) 22.5 o 13. If (b) 50o B (c) 60o (d) 75o (e) 90o

a 5 c 2 c = and = , find the value of . b 2 b 5 a

(a) 14.

4 25

(b)

2 5

(c) 1

(d)

7 4

(e)

25 4

A right isosceles triangle with base as 2 inches is inscribed in a circle. The area of the circle is (a) 2π inches2 (b) 4π inches2 (b) x + x3 (c) 8π inches2 (c) x2 – x (d) 16π inches2 (d) x – x2 (e) 32π inches2 (e) x3 – x

15.

If x < 0, which of the following is always greater than x? (a) 2x

16.

A small grinding machine depreciates at the rate of 20% every year. If the machine was purchased for \$125, find the value of the machine at the end of 4 years. (a) \$64 (b) \$56 (c) \$51.2 (d) \$25.6 (e) \$12.8

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