# SAT Skills Insight

Next Tests:
12/5 , 1/23

#### Skills needed to score in this band

SKILL 1: Read, extract, and use relevant information from written descriptions and geometric figures to solve a problem

SKILL 2: Solve some multistep routine problems

SKILL 3: Solve problems involving rates and unit conversions

1. 1

Read, extract, and use relevant information from written descriptions and geometric figures to solve a problem

Example

In the figure above, the usual route from Town to Town is indicated by the solid line. The broken line indicates a detour route from to through . Each line segment is labeled with its length in miles. How many more miles is the trip from Town to Town via the detour than via the usual route?

2. 2

Solve some multistep routine problems

Example

For the equations above, what is the value of ?

3. 3

Solve problems involving rates and unit conversions

Example

A machine working at a constant rate can fill bottles in minutes. At this rate, how many bottles can the machine fill in hours?

#### Skills needed to score in the next band

Use multistep strategies to solve a problem, such as the following:
— Drawing auxiliary lines
— Breaking a larger problem down to smaller components

Solve multistep nonroutine problems (e.g., by trial and error)

Solve multistep geometry problems involving the following:
— Angle measures and relationships
— Triangles