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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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Hey guys, I'm starting my SAT prep and was wondering what math topics are covered in the SAT? Just want to make sure I'm prepared for everything. Thank you!

5 months ago

Hi there! The math portion of the SAT covers a range of topics, and understanding what to expect can definitely help you prepare more effectively. Here's a breakdown of the major areas that the SAT Math section covers:

1. Heart of Algebra

- Linear equations and inequalities

- Systems of linear equations and inequalities

- Graphing linear functions and understanding slope-intercept form

2. Problem Solving and Data Analysis

- Ratios, proportions, and percentages

- Interpretation of scatterplots, graphs, and tables

- Data analysis and understanding trends in data

- Probability and statistics

3. Passport to Advanced Math

- Quadratic equations and functions

- Exponential and logarithmic functions

- Radical and rational expressions

- Operations on polynomials (addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division)

- Factoring polynomials, including complex quadratics

- Simplifying expressions containing radicals

- Understanding function notation and manipulating functions

4. Additional Topics in Math

- Geometry (e.g., triangles, circles, angles, area, and volume)

- Coordinate geometry (e.g., distance formula, equation of a circle)

- Trigonometry (e.g., right triangle trigonometry, sine, cosine, tangent, and their applications)

While studying for the SAT, focus on these key topics, and try to dedicate sufficient time to practicing questions related to each area. Make sure you're comfortable with a variety of question formats, as the SAT Math section includes multiple-choice questions, grid-ins (where you must write in your own response), and multiple-response questions that may require more than one answer. Good luck with your prep!

5 months ago

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