SAT Math 1.3 Numbers and Operations

SAT Math 1.3 Numbers and Operations. x and y must be which of the following?

Basic OperationsAbsolute Value
LanguageEnglish Language
Numbers and OperationsProperties of Integers
Passport to Advanced MathInterpreting nonlinear expressions
Product TypeSAT Math
SAT MathNumbers and Operations

Transcript

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Alright, we have one of those multiple part questions where we have to test choices I, II, and III.

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Whenever we see those straight vertical lines,

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also known as the absolute value sign. We know the answer that comes out of those

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lines will always, always be positive. So, let's test each case by plugging in numbers for x and y.

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Case I: Both x and y are positive.

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If x = 5 and y = 5, the absolute value of 5 + 5 = 10, and the absolute value of 5 plus

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the absolute value of 5 is also 10. Check, this one works.

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Case II: Both x and y are negative.

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If x = -5 and y = -5, then the absolute value of negative 5 plus negative 5 = 10, and the

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absolute value of negative 5 plus the absolute value of negative 5 equals 10. Check.

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Case III: x and y are opposite signs.

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If x = 5 and y = -5. The absolute value of 5 plus negative 5 equals zero.

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and the absolute value of 5 plus the absolute value of negative 5 equals 10.

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Ehh, this one's a no-go.

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Only cases I and II make the original premise true, so (D) is the correct answer.