By Mr. Osama Ahmad | August 25, 2024

As the August 2024 Digital SAT approaches, savvytest-takers are discovering a valuable secret: many questions from past examsare making a comeback. This repetition offers a golden opportunity for those inthe know. But how can you access these previous tests, especially for the newdigital format?

Well, it seems some students have found quite the"test advantage" in their preparation. While we can't reveal all thesecrets, let's just say that having the right resources at your fingertips canmake all the difference. Imagine having a crystal ball that shows you not justthe types of questions you'll face, but the actual questions themselves. Soundstoo good to be true? Perhaps not for everyone.

Digital SAT August 2024 MathSection: Question-by-Question Breakdown

1. Water Pressure Equation

Q: Find inequality for b where a > b, b = w, and a =difference between pressure values at v=1.71 and v=1.77

A1: b < 1.81

A2: w < 1.71

A3: w < 1.42

Tip: Practice interpreting complex word problems andtranslating them into mathematical inequalities.

2. Tree Growth Rate

Q1: A tree grows 117cm per 'm' months. Express growth in'k' years.

A1: 1440m/k

Q2: A tree grows 165 cm every m months. Express in kyears.

A2: 1980k/4m

Strategy: Focus on unit conversion and algebraicexpressions.

3. Sodium Chloride Solution

Q1: 0.3% and 0.15% solutions mixed to create 110g with0.27g saline. How much 0.3% solution?

A1: 30g of 0.30% solution

Q2: 0.10% and 0.05% solutions mixed to create 130g with0.09g saline. How much 0.10% solution?

A2: 50g of 0.10% solution

Key Skill: Percentage calculations and mixture problems.

4. Quadratic Function Roots

Q1: For f(x)=(x-a)(x-b), given f(34)>0, f(37)<0,f(40)>0, what's a possible a+b?

A1: 74

Q2: For f(x)=(x-a)(x-b), given f(19)<0, f(22)>0,f(25)<0, what's a possible a+b?

A2: Not provided

Q3: For f(x)=(x-a)(x-b), given f(20)>0, f(23)<0,f(26)>0, what's a possible a+b?

A3: 45

Focus: Understanding quadratic functions and signchanges.

5. Line of Best Fit Modification

Q1: Add 538 to each x-value, what's the new lineequation?

A1: Involved a negative y-intercept

Q2: Add 576 to each x-value, what's the new line?

A2: 50.something + 7.1x

Concept: Effects of data transformation on linearequations.

6. Unit Conversion

Q1: Convert 11.8 m/s² to miles/min²

A1: 0.2 (rounded)

Q2: Convert 2.7 m/s² to miles/min²

A2: 0.2 (rounded)

Skill: Unit conversion and dimensional analysis.

7. Equation Solving

Q1: Solve k-x = 52-x for one solution

A1: 171

Q2: Solve k-x = 54-x for one solution

A2: Not provided

Technique: Algebraic manipulation and solving forvariables.

8. Percentage Calculation

Q1: If 28% is 90% of j, and j is 44% of k, whatpercentage of k is h?

A1: 141%

Q2: If 0.19h is 0.57j, what percentage of j is h?

A2: 33.33% (approximate)

Focus: Multi-step percentage problems and relativeproportions.

9. Quadratic Equation

Q: -3(x²) - 24 = nx, what is (n²)/32?

A: 9

Skill: Quadratic equation manipulation and substitution.

10. Cylinder Volume Comparison

Q: Cylinder A has radius r and height h. Cylinder B'svolume is 252 times larger. What are B's dimensions?

A: Not provided, involves volume scale factor

Concept: Volume ratios and geometric scaling.

11. Population Growth

Q1: Calculate population from 2017 to 2021, given 1997and 2017 data (56,000 to 223,000)

A1: Not provided

Q2: Calculate population from 1996 to 2020

A2: 243 (rounded from 243.4)

Focus: Linear extrapolation and data interpretation.

12. Circle Geometry

Q: Given area of larger circle, find radius of innercircle

A: 18 (for some students)

Skill: Circular area calculations and relationships.

13. Triangles

Q: Two triangles, one inside the other. Given smallertriangle side lengths, find larger one.

A: 13.5 (numbers varied)

Concept: Similar triangles and proportionalrelationships.

14. Exponential Function

Q: f(x) = 56(0.11x)², find condition for f(n) <f(n-1)

A: Not provided

Focus: Exponential function behavior and inequalities.

15. Feet to Yard Conversion

Q: Convert feet to yards

A: 1/32

Skill: Basic unit conversion and fractionrepresentation.

## August 2024 Digital SAT US Reading/Writing Section: In-Depth Analysis

1. Vocabulary

Words tested: nebulous, precipitate, pervasive,amorphous, scrupulous, engender, eclipse, spurious, insurmountable, accentuate,palpable, repudiate, arduous, erratic, outsized, tally, profound, exploit

Strategy: Focus on understanding these words in contextrather than memorizing definitions.

2. King Arthur Passage

Q: What source did Malory not use for the round table?

A: The 9th/10th century text

Skill: Historical context and source analysis inliterature.

3. Chimpanzee and Vitamin D

Q: Conclusion about chimps' adaptation to UV light inzoos?

A: They were adapting; supplements unnecessary

Focus: Scientific passage interpretation and conclusiondrawing.

4. Laughter Across Cultures

Q: Impact of geography on distinguishing real vs. fakelaughter?

A: Geographical differences don't significantly impactability

Concept: Cross-cultural studies and universal humanbehaviors.

5. Indian Cooking and Deep Frying

Q: Effect of hydrocolloid coating absence on fatcontent?

A: More fat absorption without coating

Skill: Scientific principle application in everydaycontexts.

6. Fish Vision and Head Size

Q: Performance of intermediate vs. big-headed fish inlow visibility?

A: Intermediate-headed fish navigated obstacles better

Focus: Biological adaptation and comparative analysis.

7. Dogu Sculpture

Q: Main idea of Dogu sculpture passage?

A1: Significance in Japanese society

A2: Art form

A3: Researchers finding sculpture purpose

Skill: Main idea identification in cultural andhistorical contexts.

8. Indigenous Language Influence

Q: Examples of words from indigenous languages?

A: Chili and guava

Focus: Linguistic influence and cultural exchange.

9. Scientific Study Design

Q: Most important factor for cause-effect relationshipin animal study?

A: Random assignment

Concept: Understanding scientific methodology andexperimental design.

10. Transition Words

Q1: Transition word in voting passage?

A1: "Accordingly"

Q2: Transition involving "however"?

A2: ", however;"

Skill: Proper use of transition words for coherentwriting.

11. Punctuation

Q: Punctuation in OECD member nation sentence?

A: Not provided

Focus: Correct punctuation in complex sentences.

12. Grammar

Q: Use of "and" or period in indigenous peoplesentence?

A: Period

Skill: Sentence structure and appropriate conjunctionuse.

13. Convergent Evolution

Q: Main idea of passage on convergent evolution?

A: Debated between difficulty explanation and comparisonof studies

Concept: Scientific theory analysis and comparativestudies.

14. Forest Field Graph

Q: Trend in forest field graph?

A: Increases consistently until 2000

Skill: Data interpretation and trend analysis fromgraphs.

15. Spontaneous Speech

Q: Question about egocentric speech in Spanish vs.native speakers

A: Not provided

Focus: Linguistic studies and bilingual languagedevelopment.

16. Anthropogenic Noise

Q: Effect on birds and anthropods?

A: Not provided

Concept: Environmental impact studies and ecologicalrelationships.

17. Wikipedia Context

Q: Word choice in Wikipedia context?

A: Spurious

Skill: Critical evaluation of source reliability andword choice.

18. Naming of Violins

Q: How violins were named?

A: Named after British violinist (debated)

Focus: Historical and cultural aspects of musicalinstruments.

19. Dog Language Recognition

Q: Difference in dogs' brain activity hearing familiarvs. unfamiliar languages?

A: Discrepancy increased as dogs aged

Concept: Animal cognition and language processingstudies.

20. Meteors and ZHR

Q: Question about Zenithal Hourly Rate (ZHR)?

A: Answer started with "ZHR" and mentionedideal conditions

Skill: Scientific terminology and astronomical concepts.

Conclusion:

Mastering the Digital SAT requires a deep understandingof various question types across math and reading/writing sections. Use thiscomprehensive guide to focus your study efforts and improve your performance inall areas of the test.

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