# Gruber's Complete SAT Guide 2009 (Gruber's Complete SAT Guide -12th Edition)

## Gary Gruber

Language: English

Pages: 1100

ISBN: 140221202X

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

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291 COMPLETE SAT MATH REFRESHER • 291 A B C D E 40. In this diagram, AB 40. ϭ AC, angle A ϭ 40°, and BD is perpendicular to AC at D. How | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | many degrees are there in angle DBC ? | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | (A) 20° (B) 40° (C) 50° (D) 70° (E) None of these. A B C D E 41. | | | | | | | | | | 41. If the line AB intersects the line CD at point E,

score. ____________________ Estimate your essay score using the Essay Scoring Guide. ____________________ Use the SAT Score Conversion Table for Writing Composite to find your writing scaled score. You will need your Writing Raw Score and your Essay Score to use this table. ____________________ 706-1045.qxd 5/1/08 3:27 PM Page 909 SAT PRACTICE TEST 4 • 909 SAT Score Conversion Table Writing Writing Critical Multiple- Critical Multiple- Reading Math Choice Reading Math

the following is always true for real num- ing either calculus or physics or both, and 10 stu- bers a, b, and c? dents are taking both calculus and physics. If there I. ͙ aϩ b ෆ ϭ͙ aෆϩ ͙ bෆ are 31 students in the calculus class, how many stu- II. a 2 ϩ b 2 ϭ ( a ϩ b)2 dents are in the physics class? III. ab ϩ ac ϭ a( bϩ c) (A) 14 (A) I only (B) 15 (B) II only (C) 16 (C) III only (D) 17 (D) I, II, III (E) 18 (E) neither I, II or III 4. Mr. Simmons stated that if a 2 Ͼ b 2

carry a pocket-size dictionary with you? 7. Play word games—crossword puzzles will really build up your vocabulary. 117-174.qxd 5/1/08 11:55 AM Page 146 146 • STRATEGY SECTION EXAMPLE 1 2. Choice B is correct. The root “psyche” means the mind functioning as the center of thought, feeling, Acting, like much writing, is probably a compensation for and behavior. and release from the strain of some profound maladjustment of the psyche. The actor lives most intensely by proxy. He 3.