Grid in Question!

Discus: SAT/ACT Tests and Test Preparation: May 2003 Archive: Grid in Question!
 By Montydsw11 (Montydsw11) on Thursday, May 01, 2003 - 08:35 pm: Edit

If you are on a SPR question, and you get 2/4 as the answer, do you have to reduce it to 1/2? Or for that matter, could you enter in 3/6?

 By Heatwave345 (Heatwave345) on Thursday, May 01, 2003 - 09:02 pm: Edit

you better reduce it. better safe than sorry...

 By Xiggi (Xiggi) on Thursday, May 01, 2003 - 09:06 pm: Edit

You do NOT have to reduce the fractions.

2/4 is the same as 1/2.

For the grid-ins, fractions are actually better. I read somewheere that you could make an error by solving the fraction.

As an example, assuming the answer is 2/3. You could write .66 for .667, and that could be construed as incorrect.

I am not 100% sure for the second part but I know that you can leave the fraction as is.

 By 2coasts (2coasts) on Thursday, May 01, 2003 - 09:46 pm: Edit

for 2/3 you would have to put .666 or .667, .66 is not correct, neither is .67

 By Xiggi (Xiggi) on Saturday, May 03, 2003 - 11:36 pm: Edit

That is why you do not reduce fractions:

>>>>By Jason817 (Jason817) on Saturday, May 03, 2003 -06:43 pm:
Oh my god! I got 10/7 but in decimal form and I bubbled in 1.24 instead of 1.42. Someone shoot me now!!

Anyhow, why bother, you do not get extra credit for the extra effort and you could lose one point.

 By Jason817 (Jason817) on Sunday, May 04, 2003 - 12:24 am: Edit

I guess I set an example