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Geometry and Measurement

Skills needed to score in this band

SKILL 1: Determine the effect of changes in the linear dimensions of a figure on other measures of the figure, such as area

SKILL 2: Interpret and solve multistep problems involving geometric proportions

SKILL 3: Solve problems involving networks

  1. 1

    Determine the effect of changes in the linear dimensions of a figure on other measures of the figure, such as area

    Example

    The circumference, in inches, of a certain circle is C, where Absolute value (C minus 20.5) less than or equal to 0.5. Which of the following is a possible area of the circle, in square inches?

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  2. 2

    Interpret and solve multistep problems involving geometric proportions

    Example

    Squares

    In the figure above, A B C D and W X Y Z are squares. If A X equals 1 and X B equals 2, what is the ratio of the area of the shaded regions to the area of A B C D?

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  3. 3

    Solve problems involving networks

    Example

    Figure

    In the figure above, a path must follow the direction indicated by the arrows. How many different paths from point P to point Q pass through point R?

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