SAT Math Multiple Choice Practice Question 599: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 599


The populations and areas of five countries are shown in the graphs above. If population density is defined as , which of the five countries has the highest population density?

A. Ecuador
B. Uruguay
C. Venezuela
D. Chile
E. Paraguay

Correct Answer: A


A The top graph is of the countries' populations, and the bottom graph is of the countries' areas. Find the population density, , for each country by taking its number from the top graph and dividing that by its number from the bottom graph:

The highest value among the countries is that of Ecuador, answer A.

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