The directions and question numbers below are representative of what students will encounter on test day. Some math sections allow the use of a calculator, while others do not, as indicated in the directions.
Turn to Section 3 of your answer sheet to answer the questions in this section.
For questions 1-15, solve each problem, choose the best answer from the choices provided, and fill in the corresponding circle on your answer sheet. For questions 16-20, solve the problem and enter your answer in the grid on the answer sheet. Please refer to the directions before question 16 on how to enter your answers in the grid. You may use any available space in your test booklet for scratch work.
- The use of a calculator [is permitted]/[is not permitted].
- All variables and expressions used represent real numbers unless otherwise indicated.
- Figures provided in this test are drawn to scale unless otherwise indicated.
- All figures lie in a plane unless otherwise indicated.
- Unless otherwise indicated, the domain of a given function f is the set of all real numbers x for which is a real number.
The number of degrees of arc in a circle is 360.
The number of radians of arc in a circle is
The sum of the measures in degrees of the angles of a triangle is 180.
For student-produced response questions, students will also see the following directions:
For questions 16-20, solve the problem and enter your answer in the grid, as described below, on the answer sheet.
- Although not required, it is suggested that you write your answer in the boxes at the top of the columns to help you fill in the circles accurately. You will receive credit only if the circles are filled in correctly.
- Mark no more than one circle in any column.
- No question has a negative answer.
- Some problems may have more than one correct answer. In such cases, grid only one answer.
- Mixed numbers such as must be gridded as 3.5 or
(If is entered into the grid as , it will be interpreted as not
- Decimal answers: If you obtain a decimal answer with more digits than the grid can accommodate, it may be either rounded or truncated, but it must fill the entire grid.
If you will be requesting (or have been approved for) the accommodation of Assistive Technology Compatible format (digital testing for use with a screen reader or other assistive technology) for the SAT, you may wish to also review the math sample items in their fully formatted versions which are sorted as questions that permit the use of a calculator and questions that do not permit the use of a calculator.
Please note that all testing accommodations, including requests for assistive technology and special formats, must be approved by the College Board’s Services for Students with Disabilities in advance of test-day.