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Unweighted GPA:** 3.7**

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4.0

SAT: **720 math**

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800

| **800 verbal**

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800

Low accuracy (4 of 18 factors)

A bit anxious about the math section on the SAT. Do I need to memorize specific formulas or will they be given? Any particular ones they typically tend to ask? Thanks in advance.

a month ago

Your trepidation about the math section on the SAT is totally normal. Let's break it down.

For the SAT math section, there are certain formulas that you’ll want to know off the top of your head because they are not provided on the test. However, some formulas and math concepts will be provided.

In the provided SAT formulas, you’ll find basic geometric and algebraic formulas that are relevant to the test, such as the Pythagorean theorem, area formulas for different shapes, and the quadratic formula. For instance, all of the essential formulas and principles for circles and triangles will be available to you.

In spite of this, having the following formulas stored in your memory bank for quick recall may be beneficial:

- Slope-Intercept Form: y = mx + b

- Standard Form of a Linear Equation: Ax + By = C

- Volume of a Sphere: (4/3)πr³

- Volume of a Cylinder: πr²h

- Volume of a Cone: (1/3)πr²h

Factoring equations, understanding exponents, and solving inequalities could as well be useful. Practice problems are beneficial for familiarizing yourself with the type of questions you might encounter and for figuring out the methodologies you'll need to know for the test.

I hope this information calms any anxiety you might have. The key is to practice thoroughly to ensure you're comfortable with these formulas and concepts. Good luck with your study prep!

a month ago

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