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Category: SAT Functions

Chris Lele

SAT Math Friday: Fun with Functions

Functions can be daunting. Where do you plug in the number? Do you plug the equation in the function or the function in the equation? All of this might make you just want to unplug from the SAT altogether. But don’t despair. Let’s do a quick introduction to functions before ending with a challenge question. […]

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Lucas Fink

Quadratic Functions Shortcuts on the SAT

Most function questions on the SAT don’t give you a graph. In fact, a lot of SAT functions are basically just equation questions. And even if they do include a figure, the functions aren’t always quadratic, making parabolas (horse-shoe shapes). So if you hate graphing parabolas, or you haven’t really studies it, then it’s not […]

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Lucas Fink

Strange Symbols in SAT Math

Just to make sure that everybody knows the College Board is sneaky, they insist on putting weird, non-mathematical symbols into SAT math sections. Of course, they maintain that this is all in spirit of testing your school studies (it’s not really, and that’s probably why they’re planning on eventually changing the test). Whadda you mean […]

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Lucas Fink

SAT Math: Why Functions Are Totally Doable

You’re going to find about 2-6 function questions on your SAT, and if you haven’t been working with them recently in math class, they might throw you for a loop. Just to be clear, we’re talking about equations that look a bit like this: [pmath]g(x) = {x-4}/2[/pmath] And that format might bring to mind a […]

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