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iwanttogotostanford
 one year ago
SAT PRACTICE QUESTION URGENT: if the area of rectangle ABDE is 16 square inches, and C is the midpoint of segment BD, what is the area, in square inches, of triangle ACE? (DRAWN BELOW)
iwanttogotostanford
 one year ago
SAT PRACTICE QUESTION URGENT: if the area of rectangle ABDE is 16 square inches, and C is the midpoint of segment BD, what is the area, in square inches, of triangle ACE? (DRAWN BELOW)

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iwanttogotostanford
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0dw:1443994015174:dw

iwanttogotostanford
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0@imqwerty @Nnesha @zepdrix

imqwerty
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1dw:1443994319720:dw area of rect=h x b =16 area of triangle =1/2 x h x b=16/2=8sq inches

iwanttogotostanford
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0ok, then would i subtract??

imqwerty
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1we need to find the area of triangle ACE what will be its area if its height is h and base length is b?

imqwerty
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1yes, what is area of rectangle with length b and width h?

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0\[\frac{ 1 }{ 2 } \times 16=?\]

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0dw:1444005708199:dw

zepdrix
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2dw:1443995204694:dwSorry to butt in :) But I just wanted to share my way of doing this. Based on the information they gave us, if we label the sides like this, Then we have 4 equivalent triangles. So the area we're looking for is just 2 of those 4 triangles.

iwanttogotostanford
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I'm still confused

iwanttogotostanford
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0oh ok @zepdrix so how do i find the area of those 4 triangles?

zepdrix
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2The area of the larger figure is 16. So you have 4 equivalent triangles giving you 16. So then each triangle has an area of 4. 16 / 4 = 4 dw:1443999873502:dwSo this area down here is just two of the triangles. Which is 4 + 4 = 8.

zepdrix
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2@iwanttogotostanford SAT Math is really hard in my opinion. The ACT math is a bunch of math problems. The SAT math is a bunch of puzzles that you have to figure out in order to get to the math problems. So keep practicing! :)

iwanttogotostanford
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0okay @zepdrix thanks!

iwanttogotostanford
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0which one do you think the ACT or the SAT for someone whose weak point is math?

zepdrix
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2I think regardless of your math ability, the ACT is just much easier. In ACT, they'll give you algebraic expressions that you need to solve. In SAT, you have to solve a riddle to set up the algebraic expression and then then solve.

iwanttogotostanford
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0@zepdrix thanks. I feel like I like the ACT better too
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