SAT Math Multiple Choice Practice Question 234: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 234

14.

In the figure above, if , what is the area of triangle PRS?

A.
B.
C.
D.
E.

Correct Answer: B

Explanation:

B Mark up the diagram with the information given:

To find the area of the triangle, you need to use the formula area = base × height/2. Since the height divides the triangle into two 30° –60° –90° triangles, the other sides have lengths shown. The base of the triangle is and the height is 3, so the area is

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