SAT Math Multiple Choice Question 130: Answer and Explanation

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10. As part of a project for his cartography elective, Adam climbs several hills to create a relief map for the woods surrounding his house. He records the vertical heights of the five hills he climbed at 55 feet, 42 feet, 38 feet, 50 feet, and 48 feet. For his project, Adam must convert his measurements to inches. If 1 foot = 12 inches, what is the measurement, in inches, of the tallest hill Adam will have on his map?

  • A. 660
  • B. 600
  • C. 576
  • D. 456

Correct Answer: A


A The tallest hill that Adam measures is 55 feet high. Since 1 foot is equivalent to 12 inches, simply multiply 55 × 12 = 660 inches, (A).

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