SAT Math Multiple Choice Practice Question 576: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 576

12. A fleet of 5 trucks must make deliveries. Each truck is loaded with k cartons. Each carton contains 60 boxes. If there are a total of 900 boxes, what is the value of k ?

A. 3
B. 5
C. 7
D. 9
E. 10

Correct Answer: A


A Translate this problem into math and solve. The number of trucks times the number of cartons times the number of boxes within the carton is equal to the total number of boxes: 5k × 60 = 900. Now solve for k: 5k = 15, so k = 3. You could also use PITA (Plugging In The Answers).

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