# SAT Math Multiple Choice Question 218: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 218

8. The table below shows the relative investment in alternative energy sources in the United States by type. One column shows the relative investment in 2007 of \$75 million total invested in alternative energy. The other column shows the projected relative investment in 2017 given current trends. The total projected investment in alternative energy in 2017 is \$254 million.

United States Investment in Alternative Energy Sources

 Actual 2007 Investment Projected 2017 Investment Biofuels 0.31 0.34 Wind 0.40 0.32 Solar 0.27 0.30 Fuel Cells 0.02 0.04 Total 1.00 1.00

Based on the information in the table, which of the following statements is the most accurate?

• A. The value of the 2007 investment in biofuels was approximately \$50 million.
• B. The portion of total alternative energy investment focused on wind sources is projected to decrease by 8% in 2017.
• C. The dollar amount invested in fuel cells in 2007 is projected to double in 2017.
• D. The top three types of alternative energy were invested in more equally in 2007 than they are projected to be in 2017.