SAT Math Multiple Choice Question 200: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 200

5. Which of the following expressions is equivalent to (4s)?

  • A.
  • B.
  • C. 2
  • D.

Correct Answer: D


DTaking a number to the power is the same as taking the cube root of the number. Therefore, (4s) = . The correct answer is (D). A shortcut is to just raise the coefficient to the power, and then use POE. Since only one answer starts with , that one must be correct. Another approach is to plug in a number for s and let the calculator do the hard work, though that would not help in this section since calculator use is not permitted.

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