# SAT QOTD - July 09

• Jul 9th 2011, 08:47 AM
vaironxxrd
SAT QOTD - July 09
Hello guys this is a SAT Question of the day I got today July 09. Some of you know that I'm really bad at math and I always struggle even when given the answer.

So what I will do is if the forum doesn't mind, post Math questions every time there's an SAT Math question . The reason is because I need to start preparing from this moment for my SAT in about January.

Here is the QOTD(Question of the day)

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• Jul 9th 2011, 09:19 AM
Goku
Re: SAT QOTD - July 09
• Jul 9th 2011, 09:38 AM
Siron
Re: SAT QOTD - July 09
Maybe varionxxrd wants an explanation? ...
B is correct because, you can write B as:
-0,2<w-2,95<0,2
<-> 2,75<w<3,15
• Jul 9th 2011, 02:09 PM
Soroban
Re: SAT QOTD - July 09
Hello, vaironxxrd!

Quote:

The weights of 10 bags of apples range from 2.75 lbs to 3.15 lbs.
If $w$ is the weight, in pounds, of one of these bags,
which of the following is true?

. . $\begin{array}{c} (A)\;|w\!-\!2.75| < 0.2 \quad (B)\;|w\!-\!2.95| < 0.2 \quad (C)\;|w\!+\!2.95| < 0.2 \\ \\[-2mm] (D)\;|w\!-\!0.2| < 2.75 \quad (E)\;|w\!-\!10| < 2.95 \end{array}$

Graph the information on a number line.

. . $\begin{array}{c} w \\ -- \; \overbrace{\bullet \; ----- \; \bullet} \; -- \\ \underbrace{2.75 \qquad\qquad\quad 3.15}_{\text{average 2.95}} \end{array}$

$w\text{ is in the interval }[2.75,\:3.15]$
$\text{The midpoint of the interval is: }\:\tfrac{2.75 + 3.15}{2} \:=\:2.95$
$\text{Hence, }w\text{ is within 0.2 lbs of the midpoint.}$

$\begin{array}{ccccccc}\text{Therefore:} & \text{-}0.2 & \le & w-2.95 & \le & 0.2 \\ \\[-3mm] &&& |w-2.95| &\le & 0.2 \\ \\[-3mm] &&& |w-2.95| & < & 0.2 & \text{ ... answer (B)}\end{array}$

• Jul 9th 2011, 02:27 PM
HallsofIvy
Re: SAT QOTD - July 09
Quote:

Originally Posted by Soroban
Hello, vaironxxrd!

Graph the information on a number line.

. . $\begin{array}{c} w \\ -- \; \overbrace{\bullet \; ----- \; \bullet} \; -- \\ \underbrace{2.75 \qquad\qquad\quad 3.15}_{\text{average 2.95}} \end{array}$

$w\text{ is in the interval }[2.75,\:3.15]$
$\text{The midpoint of the interval is: }\:\tfrac{2.75 + 3.15}{2} \:=\:2.95$
$\text{Hence, }w\text{ is within 0.2 lbs of the midpoint.}$

$\begin{array}{ccccccc}\text{Therefore:} & \text{-}0.2 & \le & w-2.95 & \le & 0.2 \\ \\[-3mm] &&& |w-2.95| &\le & 0.2 \\ \\[-3mm] &&& |w-2.95| & < & 0.2 & \text{ ... answer (B)}\end{array}$

It looks to me like your last line is uneccesary and incorrect. You want "[tex]\le[itex]", not "<".
• Jul 9th 2011, 06:55 PM
vaironxxrd
Re: SAT QOTD - July 09
Quote:

Originally Posted by Soroban
Hello, vaironxxrd!

Graph the information on a number line.

. . $\begin{array}{c} w \\ -- \; \overbrace{\bullet \; ----- \; \bullet} \; -- \\ \underbrace{2.75 \qquad\qquad\quad 3.15}_{\text{average 2.95}} \end{array}$

$w\text{ is in the interval }[2.75,\:3.15]$
$\text{The midpoint of the interval is: }\:\tfrac{2.75 + 3.15}{2} \:=\:2.95$
$\text{Hence, }w\text{ is within 0.2 lbs of the midpoint.}$

$\begin{array}{ccccccc}\text{Therefore:} & \text{-}0.2 & \le & w-2.95 & \le & 0.2 \\ \\[-3mm] &&& |w-2.95| &\le & 0.2 \\ \\[-3mm] &&& |w-2.95| & < & 0.2 & \text{ ... answer (B)}\end{array}$

Is it 0.2 because if yu do 3.15 - 2.95 The midpoint the result is 0.2?