SAT Math Multiple Choice Question 876: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 876

6. Which of the following is equivalent to

  • A. 0
  • B.
  • C.
  • D.

Correct Answer: C



Difficulty: Easy

Category: Passport to Advanced Math / Exponents

Strategic Advice: When you see negative signs, slow down and write everything out in your scratchwork. Even the best mathematicians make careless mistakes when they try to sort out negative signs in their heads.

Getting to the Answer: Start by distributing the negative sign to each term in the second set of parentheses. Then group and combine like terms, paying careful attention to the exponents on each variable:

The answer is (C).

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