Starting today, we’re launching a brand-spanking new and brain-twistingly awesome weekly series of ACT challenge questions.
First up is an ACT Math exponent problem. If you can solve it, well, you should be feeling pretty good about your ability to manipulate exponent rules (or at least about your ability to manipulate the multiple-choice nature of the test. Big hint: there’s a key math strategy you can employ to solve this problem as well!)
Post your answer and how you got it in the comments, and I will reveal the correct answer and explanation on Friday! Your solution might even get featured, math whiz, so get after it!
ACT Challenge Question #1
About Kristin Fracchia
Kristin makes sure Magoosh's blogs are chock-full of awesome, free resources for students preparing for standardized tests. With a PhD from UC Irvine and degrees in Education and English, she’s been working in education since 2004 and has helped students prepare for standardized tests, as well as college and graduate school admissions, since 2007. She enjoys the agonizing bliss of marathon running, backpacking, hot yoga, and esoteric knowledge.
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