Can someone Answer these SAT questions

Discus: SAT/ACT Tests and Test Preparation: May 2004 Archive: Can someone Answer these SAT questions
 By Mitodnaman (Mitodnaman) on Saturday, May 29, 2004 - 08:53 pm: Edit

1)Recycle: Waste

a)salvage:rescuer
b)restate:emphasis
c)recall: product
d)reclaim: land
e)irrigate: earth

2)Florid: Prose

a) detailed: sketch
b) melodious: music
c) colorful: cliche
d) tragic: play
e) ornate: building

3) If y= 1+ 1/x and x>1, then y could equal

a)1/7
b)5/7
c)9/7
d)15/7
e)19/7

does college board often ask these kinds of questions

4) There are 3 roads rom Plattsville to Ocean Heights and 4 roads from Ocean Heights to Bay Cove. If Martina drives from Plattsville to Bay Cove and back, passes through Ocean Heights in both directions, and does not travel any road twice, how many different routes fro the trip are possible?

a)72
b)36
c)24
d)18
e)12

This is for the present, Thanx.

 By Qwert271 (Qwert271) on Saturday, May 29, 2004 - 09:05 pm: Edit

Only ones I did...

3) y has to be between 1 and 2. As x approaches 1, y approaches 2. As x approaches infinity, y approaches 1. Therefore y has to be between 1 and 2. C

4) She has 3 choices from P to OH. Then she has 4 choices from OH to BC. She then has only 3 choices BC to OH (she already used one and can't use it again). Again, only 2 choices from OH to P because she used 1 before. So: 3 choices times 4 choices times 3 choices times 2 choices = 72 = A

 By Number9 (Number9) on Saturday, May 29, 2004 - 09:14 pm: Edit

#1 is C. One recycles to prevent waste as one recalls to prevent a product.

#2 is E. Florid is flashy, ostentatious wording. Ornate is ostentatious and showy as well. Showy prose is considered florid as a showy building is considered ornate.

 By Athlonmj (Athlonmj) on Saturday, May 29, 2004 - 09:19 pm: Edit

#1 is D cause I remember the question.

 By Mitodnaman (Mitodnaman) on Saturday, May 29, 2004 - 09:30 pm: Edit

ya, #1 is D. Can any one give me the reason.

 By Athlonmj (Athlonmj) on Saturday, May 29, 2004 - 09:52 pm: Edit

Recycle is to make waste usable again, reclaim is to make land usable again.

 By Number9 (Number9) on Saturday, May 29, 2004 - 10:28 pm: Edit

Bah, I knew it was a weak bridge...

 By Lisasimpson (Lisasimpson) on Saturday, May 29, 2004 - 11:08 pm: Edit

whats 2? i would say B

 By Tired_Student (Tired_Student) on Sunday, May 30, 2004 - 12:44 am: Edit

for 2 I'd say C
If I am correct, I think that Prose is ordinary speech, while Florid is flowery speech.
So I would make the sentence,
Prose is not florid just as cliche is not colorful

 By Redbarn (Redbarn) on Sunday, May 30, 2004 - 01:23 am: Edit

Don't be giving wrong answers, people.
#1 is D. To recycle is to reuse waste, and to reclaim is to reuse land.
#2 is E. Florid is decorated prose, and ornate is decorated building.

 By Number9 (Number9) on Sunday, May 30, 2004 - 10:47 am: Edit

Heh. Now you see...I get the first wrong and you all begin to doubt my judgement?

 By Number9 (Number9) on Sunday, May 30, 2004 - 10:52 am: Edit

Could someone explain #3 a bit better/different? I am absolutely horrid at math questions, and I just cannot vision limits like that in my head, as Qwert did.

 By Optimizerdad (Optimizerdad) on Sunday, May 30, 2004 - 12:46 pm: Edit

To expand on Qwert's answer to Q3, you may want to try plugging in specific values of x:

If y = 1 + 1/x , then the value of y decreases as the value of x increases. We also know that x must be > 1.

If x was = 1 (yes, I know this is illegal, but bear with me), y would be = 2; if x is slightly > 1, y must be slightly less than 2 (e.g. y = approx 1.9999 if x = 1.0001).
For large values of x, y would get closer and closer to 1 e.g. if x=100000, y= 1.00001 .
As Qwert had correctly pointed out, y can only have values > 1 and < 2, and the correct answer is C.

 By Mitodnaman (Mitodnaman) on Monday, May 31, 2004 - 11:37 am: Edit

It seems that the question I am most frequently missing is stated as following:

"The passages differ in tone in that Passage 1 is"...

Can some one give me a general idea on how to tackle questions such as these.