Math q

Discus: SAT/ACT Tests and Test Preparation: October 2003 Archive: Math q
 By Bob10001 (Bob10001) on Tuesday, October 14, 2003 - 08:13 pm: Edit

page 462 on 10 real sats (3rd ed) which is may 97 section 4, q15

there is a QC similar to #15 on saturday's test... how do you reason out the answer to this pproblem or the one in our test... I don't get it at all, thanks.

 By Xiggi (Xiggi) on Tuesday, October 14, 2003 - 08:29 pm: Edit

I do not have the test in front of me but I think that it is the right question:

http://www.studyhall.com/webpage2000/p610-q15.html

Pg 610 - Q15
Something that is viscous (sticky, thick) prevents flowing; something that is stiff prevents bending (D).

You may want to bookmark the link to www.studyhall.com

http://www.studyhall.com/webpage2000/MainAnsSheet.html

 By Xiggi (Xiggi) on Tuesday, October 14, 2003 - 08:31 pm: Edit

Oops - Obviously it is not a Math question.

Looks like their website might be screwed up!

 By Xiggi (Xiggi) on Tuesday, October 14, 2003 - 08:34 pm: Edit

It might be this one. I am not 100% sure if it is the correct answer. Hard to tell without reading the question.

Pg 530 (462) - Q15

Draw out the triangle and then draw the altitude from C to base AB and from B to base AC. AB is the shortest side of the triangle, and AC is the longest. When the altitude is drawn from C to the shortest side AB, it has to travel through more of the triangle
because the other 2 sides that go to the endpoints of the base AB from the same point C are the longer 2 sides. When the altitude is drawn from B to the longest side AC, however, the other 2 sides that go to the endpoints of AC from point B are shorter, so
the altitude is shorter than in the first case. The answer is A.

 By Bob10001 (Bob10001) on Tuesday, October 14, 2003 - 08:42 pm: Edit

thanks a bunch, that was it