SAT Math Multiple Choice Practice Question 397: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 397

1. Andrea subscribed to four publications that cost $12.90, $16.00, $18.00, and $21.90 per year, respectively. If she made an initial payment of one-half of the total yearly subscription cost, and paid the rest in four equal monthly payments, how much was each of the four monthly payments?

A. $8.60
B. $9.20
C. $9.45
D. $17.20
E. $34.40

Correct Answer: A


A Answer this question in bite-sized pieces. The first step is to use your calculator to compute the sum of the subscriptions: $68.80. The down payment was half that amount, leaving $34.40 to be paid in 4 installments of $8.60 each. If you answered D or E, you may have misread the question.

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