SAT Skills Insight

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Representation

Skills needed to score in this band

SKILL 1: Create and apply an appropriate representation for a rate

SKILL 2: Visualize or create a geometric representation to solve a problem

SKILL 3: Translate between verbal and symbolic representations of linear expressions

SKILL 4: Translate between equivalent symbolic representations of linear expressions

  1. 1

    Create and apply an appropriate representation for a rate

    Example

    If Marisa drove n miles in t hours, which of the following represents her average speed, in miles per hour?

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  2. 2

    Visualize or create a geometric representation to solve a problem

    Example

    Graph

    In the figure above, points X, Y, and Z lie on line l. Point W (not shown) is not on line l, and angle W Y Z is a right angle. Which of the following is also a right angle?

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  3. 3

    Translate between verbal and symbolic representations of linear expressions

    Example

    If k is 3 more than twice n, then k =

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  4. 4

    Translate between equivalent symbolic representations of linear expressions

    Example

    Which of the following is equivalent to the equation (3 times (a + 2)) + (2 times (a - 3)) = 6?

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Skills needed to score in the next band

Recognize and translate among information represented verbally, graphically, numerically, and symbolically

Visualize or sketch a figure based on a verbal description to solve a problem

Interpret functions and graphs as models in applied situations

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