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## Category: SAT Challenge Questions

Answer this question, and you could win a free Magoosh account.  Every so often, we’ll have a new challenge question, so check back if you don’t win this time. You can see past challenges here. Here’s how to do it: 1. Submit an answer and explanation in the comments of this post by 2PM PST on […]

Answer this question, and you could win a free Magoosh account.  Every so often, we’ll have a new challenge question, so check back if you don’t win this time. You can see past challenges here. Here’s how to do it: 1. Submit an answer and explanation in the comments of this post by 2PM PST on […]

Probability strikes dread into almost everybody. Couple that with the fact that many probability questions are convoluted word problems so that even the most confident math-o-phile is quaking in her boots. But before we get to the dread-inducing question a quick rundown. The magical, make-your-life-a heck-of-a-lot-easier probability equation: # of possibilities you are hoping to […]

Welcome to the SAT writing section. Here, you can rely on your hear for quite a few points. Some students are so good at sounding out sentences that they don’t feel they have to study much. These same students often mess up, though, on the hardest questions in the two writing sections (#9-11, #25-29 in […]

Series of numbers Sometimes the SAT will ask you to notice a pattern in a sequence of numbers. -3, -1, 1, 3, 5 These numbers form what are known as a sequence. The one above is known as an arithmetic sequence, because each number increases by a fixed sum. So if we were to continue […]

If you’ve already tried your hand at the three difficult problems in our SAT Challenge Questions–Think You’re Smart? post, well done! That was no easy feat, so I’m glad you took some time to give those problems your best shot. Now to help you review the problems to make sure you got correct answer, here’s […]

Did you try to solve question 2 in the SAT Challenge Questions–Thing You’re Smart post yet? If you haven’t already, give it a go! After you’ve made your guess, watch the explanation video below to see how you did! If you have any questions or comments, please leave them in the comment box below, and […]

Last week, I shared 3 challenge questions with you and encouraged you to make some guesses on what the answers might be. This week (and in the next 2 weeks), I’ll be sharing explanations for each of these challenge questions so you can check to see how you did! If you need a refresher of […]

Can you nail all three of these questions—and by “nail” I mean confidently get them? Well, if so you’re an SAT rock star. Of course, even if you do some educated guessing and get them correct, you are still in a pretty elite class. Do you got what it takes?   Math 1. Triangle ABC […]

Don’t take the long way The SAT is testing how you think, not how fast you can write. Yet students often do a question the long way, writing out as many numbers as possible. Instead, rely on logic and formulas, when applicable. Let’s take a look at the following question: How many numbers less than […]