SAT Math Multiple Choice Practice Question 441: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 441


In the figure above, side of ΔABC contains which of the following points?

A. (3, 2)
B. (3, 5)
C. (4, 6)
D. (4, 10)
E. (6, 8)

Correct Answer: E


E To solve this problem, you need to figure out the ratio between the x- and y-values on line segment . Looking at the figure, is the hypotenuse of a right triangle with a side of 12. You can see this is a multiple of one of ETS's favorite right triangles: 3:4:5. This is a 9:12:15 triangle, and the coordinates of point B are (9, 12). All the points on line segment are in a ratio of 9:12. Only E has a similar ratio.

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