Question of the Day: Oct. 31, 2013

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The answer is A.  I have a rule that says: If you can factor it, factor it.  That leaves us with (t-2)(t-2)=0.  Therefore, t=2.  Plug 2 into the other two binomials: (2+3)(2+6)= 5 x 8 = 40.

Let’s see what the ACT folks have for us today.

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The answer is C.  The charts and graphs have the answers for the ACT Science questions.  Looking at the chart I can see that before 100 years there are pine trees but no oak-hickory trees.  After 100 years, the situation is reversed.  That leaves us with decreasing pines and increasing oak-hickory, answer C.

I apologize for the cursory explanations and comments this morning.  I’m on my way to a conference regarding how to better implement the use of video-based instruction.  Because my courses and tutoring extensively use videos, I thought it would be a good place for me to learn some things about better helping you.

See you tomorrow.

The SAT & ACT Wizard



About Bob Alexander

Bob has been a professional educator starting with teaching biology, becoming a school administrator, and then working as an education lobbyist in Washington, DC. He got his start in national testing by becoming a consulting test writer, later joining Kaplan as a director, and finally starting his own business in 1995. He has written numerous books, consulted for school districts and colleges, developed his website and been featured on a DVD set. He offers SAT and ACT prep classes and tutors individuals and small groups of students in central Florida.
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