# How would you do on the new SAT?

The SAT has changed, again. It scrapped challenging vocab questions, but there’s still plenty of math and reading. Think you could handle the 3-hour exam?

We won’t ask you to sit for the entire test, but see how you’d do on these 6 sample questions.

Question 1.
(Difficulty: Easy)

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 onetime 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?

Question 2.
(Difficulty: Medium)

Passage: The nature of impeachment: a narrowly channeled exception to the separation of powers maxim. The Federal Convention of 1787 said that. It limited impeachment to high crimes and misdemeanors, and discounted and opposed the term "maladministration."

Question: The word “channeled” most nearly means

Question 3.
(Difficulty: Medium)

The scatterplot above shows counts of Florida manatees, a type of sea mammal, from 1991 to 2011. Based on the line of best fit to the data shown, which of the following values is closest to the average yearly increase in the number of manatees?

Question 4.
(Difficulty: Medium)

Passage: A subway system is expanded to provide service to a growing suburb. A bike-sharing program is adopted to encourage nonmotorized transportation. To alleviate rush hour traffic jams in a congested downtown area, stoplight timing is coordinated.

Question: Which choice maintains the sentence pattern already established in the paragraph?

Question 5.
(Difficulty: Easy)

The scatterplot above shows the relationship between the length of the first metacarpal bone and height for 9 people. The line of best fit is also shown. How many of the 9 people have an actual height that differs by more than 3 centimeters from the height predicted by the line of best fit?

Question 6.
(Difficulty: Hard)

`1/x + 2/x = 1/5`
Anise needs to complete a printing job using both of the printers in her office. One of the printers is twice as fast as the other, and together the printers can complete the job in 5 hours. The equation above represents the situation described. Which of the following describes what the expression 1/x represents in this equation?

### You got / correct!

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