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Unweighted GPA:** 3.7**

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SAT: **720 math**

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| **800 verbal**

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Low accuracy (4 of 18 factors)

Hello! I've been hearing about the 'heart of algebra' questions on the SAT. What exactly does that mean and what kind of questions should I expect from this topic?

5 months ago

Hello! "Heart of Algebra" is a term used by the College Board to describe a specific subset of questions on the SAT Math section. These questions focus on linear equations and inequalities, systems of linear equations and inequalities, and understanding the structure of these expressions. The main goal of these questions is to assess your algebraic problem-solving skills.

Here are some examples of what you might encounter in the Heart of Algebra questions:

1. Solving linear equations and inequalities: You may be asked to solve a given equation or inequality for the variable, or to find the value of the variable that satisfies the given condition.

Example: If 3x - 4 = 18, what is the value of x?

2. Systems of linear equations and inequalities: You may be required to solve systems involving two or more linear equations or inequalities. This could involve using methods of substitution, elimination, or graphing to find the solutions.

Example: What is the solution to the system of equations 2x + 3y = 10 and x - y = 4?

3. Manipulating and simplifying expressions: You might be asked to simplify given algebraic expressions, combine like terms, or factor expressions.

Example: Simplify the expression 4(x - 2) + 6.

To prepare for Heart of Algebra questions, you should focus your efforts on practicing linear equations and inequalities, understanding how to manipulate and work with algebraic expressions, and honing your skills in solving systems of linear equations and inequalities. Resources like Khan Academy and College Board's official SAT practice materials can help you to familiarize yourself with these question types and provide you with plenty of practice problems to work through.

Good luck with your SAT preparation!

5 months ago

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