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ACT Math: Five Problems for Your Weekend (5/1/15)

Your ACT Math score can only get better with practice. Getting the score you want takes time and effort on your part, but hard work is usually rewarded on test day. Here are five problems similar to what you’ll encounter on the ACT. I hope you have a few minutes this weekend to find a quiet place and give them a try.

The numbering of the problems is meant to give you an idea of where in a section a problem might appear.

Answers appear at the end of the post. Full solutions can be found here.

NOTE: Questions 7 & 8 both refer to the table shown below

Arial surveyed the twenty students in her class about their favorite color. The results are shown in the table below.

Color Number of Students
Red 7
Blue 4
Green 3
Purple 5
Yellow 1

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ACT Math: Five Solutions (4/24/15)

Hopefully you were able to find some time and a quiet place this weekend to try our Five Problems for Your Weekend (4/24/14). Below you’ll find the fully worked-out solutions to those problems.

5.  E
You need to identify the pattern in order to determine the next term. The pattern in this case is “add two, add three, add four …. “. To get the next term, add 6 to 21 to get 27.

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ACT Math: Five Problems for Your Weekend (4/24/15)

Your ACT Math score can only get better with practice. Getting the score you want takes time and effort on your part, but hard work is usually rewarded on test day. Here are five problems similar to what you’ll encounter on the ACT. I hope you have a few minutes this weekend to find a quiet place and give them a try.

The numbering of the problems is meant to give you an idea of where in a section a problem might appear.

Answers appear at the end of the post. Full solutions can be found here.

5.  What would the next number in the sequence 7, 9, 12, 16, 21, _____ be?

A.  23
B.  24
C.  25
D.  26
E.  27

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ACT Math: Five Solutions (4/17/15)

Hopefully you were able to find some time and a quiet place this weekend to try our Five Problems for Your Weekend (4/17/15). Below you’ll find the fully worked-out solutions to those problems.

11.  E
In order for Joanna to average 150 for the three games, the total of her three scores must be 3 x 150 = 450. Remember, average problems are very often about the total of the numbers. So far, she has two scores that total 148 + 142 = 290. In the third game, she’ll need to get a score of 450 – 290 = 160.

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ACT Math: Five Problems for Your Weekend (4/17/15)

Your ACT Math score can only get better with practice. Getting the score you want takes time and effort on your part, but hard work is usually rewarded on test day. Here are five problems similar to what you’ll encounter on the ACT. I hope you have a few minutes this weekend to find a quiet place and give them a try.

The numbering of the problems is meant to give you an idea of where in a section a problem might appear.

Answers appear at the end of the post. Full solutions can be found here.

11.  Joanna bowled a 148 and a 142 in her first two games of the night. What must she bowl in the third game to have an average score of 150 for the three games?

A.  150
B.  154
C.  156
D.  158
E.  160

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