SAT Math Multiple Choice Practice Question 535: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 535

13. Which of the following points lies the greatest distance from the origin in the xy coordinate system?

B. (–1, –1)
D. (0, 1)

Correct Answer: A


A The easiest way to find the lengths is to create triangles and use the hypotenuses. A becomes about 2.12; B is (or 1.4); C is .5; D is 1; and E is 2.06. The distance farthest from the origin is 2.12.

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