SAT Math Multiple Choice Practice Question 391: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 391

17. $12,000 in winnings for a golf tournament were distributed in the ratio of 7:2:1 to the first-, second-, and third-place finishers, respectively. How much money did the first-place finisher receive?

A. $1,200
B. $1,700
C. $2,400
D. $8,400
E. $10,000

Correct Answer: D


D The prize money ratio can also be written as 7x:2x:1x. Because the total prize money is $12,000,

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