SAT Math Multiple Choice Question 751: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 751

1. A multiple-choice math test consists of 50 questions. Every student earns 2 points for each correct answer, -0.25 points for each incorrect answer, and 0 points for each question left unanswered. If a student answers 40 questions and gets 32 of them correct, how many points does the student earn?

  • A. 61.5
  • B. 62.0
  • C. 62.5
  • D. 64.0

Correct Answer: B

Explanation:

B

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For getting 32 questions correct and 40 - 32 = 8 questions wrong, the student earned 32(2) - 0.25(8) = 64 - 2 = 62 points.

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