Strategies for most problems
- Try answer “C” first as one of the five choice answers must be correct. The SAT always runs the answers in order from lowest to highest or highest to lowest. This makes answer “C” the best choice to try because after testing it and you find it is incorrect you can now eliminate two other choices.
- Plug in numbers for an unknown when possible. Try 0, 1, -1, 2, -2, 3, 4 or numbers that fit your problem.
- Always try to gather information from a picture, shape, or chart, before reading the problem.
- Break each word problem into parts. Try to figure out anything you can as you move along.
- Read each problem slowly. Make sure you answer what they are asking you to find.
- Remember your favorite triangles: 30-60-90, 45-45-90, also isosceles and equilateral triangles.
- Always remember that a straight line has 180 degrees.