Redesigned SAT test sample questions [Quiz]

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  • 1. Aaron is staying at a hotel that charges $99.95 per night plus tax for a room. A tax of 8% is applied to the room rate, and an additional one-time untaxed fee of $5.00 is charged by the hotel. Which of the following represents Aaron's total charge, in dollars, for staying x nights?

    • A. (99.95 + 0.08x) + 5

    • B. 1.08(99.95x) + 5

    • C. 1.08(99.95x + 5)

    • D. 1.08(99.95 + 5)x

  • 2. 4x - y = 3y + 7

    x + 8y = 4

    Based on the system of equations above, what is the value of the product xy?

    • A. - 3/2

    • B. 1/4

    • C. 1/2

    • D. 11/9

  • 3. The coming decades will likely see more intense clustering of jobs, innovation, and productivity in a smaller number of bigger cities and city-regions. Some regions could end up bloated beyond the capacity of their infrastructure, while others struggle, their promise stymied by inadequate human or other resources. As used in line 55, "intense" most nearly means...

    • A. Emotional

    • B. Concentrated

    • C. Brilliant

    • D. Determined

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