SAT Math Multiple Choice Question 366: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 366

6. If 0.002 ≤ x ≤ 0.2 and 5 ≤ y ≤ 25, what is the maximum value of ?

  • A. 0.04
  • B. 0.4
  • C. 4
  • D. 40

Correct Answer: A

Explanation:

A

Difficulty: Medium

Category: Heart of Algebra / Inequalities

Strategic Advice: The question is asking about so think about how fractions work. Larger numerators result in larger values for example, is greater than and smaller denominators result in larger values for example, is greater than

Getting to the Answer: The largest possible value of is found by choosing the largest possible value for x and the smallest possible value for y:

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