You might also get a geometry problem as a word problem, which might or might not be set up with a scenario, too.
Geometry questions will be presented as word problems typically because the test makers felt the problem would be too easy to solve had you been given a diagram, or because the problem would be impossible to show with a diagram.
There are numerous types of word problems that involve linear equations.
Some of these types are so popular, they are categorized under specific headings.
Though the actual math topics can vary, SAT word problems share a few commonalities, and we’re here to walk you through how to best solve them.
be provided with an equation, diagram, or graph on a word problem and must instead use your reading skills to translate the words of the question into a workable math problem. Secondly, these types of questions allow test makers to ask questions that'd be impossible to ask with just a diagram or an equation.
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For instance, if a math question asks you to fit as many small objects into a larger one as is possible, it'd be difficult to demonstrate and ask this with only a diagram.
In order to translate your SAT word problems into actionable math equations you can solve, you’ll need to understand and know how to utilize some key math terms.