Mike I seem to be having an issue. I am actively going for an 800 and am scoring high 600’s very low 700’s right now. My biggest issue is misreading, poor arithmetic, and at times, a lack of motivation. I seem to give up on certain solutions only to return afterwards and figure it out like it’s nothing. Is this a sign of burn out? I am taking 2-3 practice tests for math a day, and I feel worn out sometimes. My other disturbing trend is getting a ton of easy’s wrong…I mean got #1 wrong once….

# If x and y are numbers such that (x+9)(y-9)=0 what is the smallest possible value of X^2 + y^2?

Hi Mike, sorry for asking questions so frequently. I’m on my 16th practice test now and I am amazed to find something new everytime. Anyway…

If x and y are numbers such that (x+9)(y-9)=0 what is the smallest possible value of X^2 + y^2

A 0

B 9

C 18

D 81

E 162

I got E when I did this but the answer is 81.Why?

# In the xy plane above, f and g are functions defined by f(x)=abs[x] and g(x)=-abs[x] + 3 for all values x. What is the area of the shaded region bounded by the graphs of the two functions?

Hi mike! This question is from the May 2015 SAT.

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In the xy plane above, f and g are functions defined by f(x)=abs[x] and g(x)=-abs[x] + 3 for all values x. What is the area of the shaded region bounded by the graphs of the two functions?

# If h is 6 less than t in the equations above, then g is how much less than s?

s=t

g=h-5

If h is 6 less than t in the equations above, then g is how much less than s?

A)1

B)5

C)6

D)9

E)11

# For all numbers x and y, let x # y be defined by x # y= |x^2-y^2| + 2…

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For all numbers x and y, let x # y be defined by x # y= |x^2-y^2| + 2. What is the smallest possible value of x # y?

This was a 2/5 on the difficulty scale yet I somehow didn’t understand this and still got it wrong. I tried to do some weird algebra that got me nowhere so I moved on. Funny thing this was the only question I got wrong in the section.

A 0

B 1

C 2

D 3

E 4