# SAT Math Practice Questions – Advanced : Systems of Non linear equations in two variables

## SAT MAth Practice questions – all topics

• Advanced Math Weightage: 35% Questions: 13-15
• Equivalent expressions
• Nonlinear equations in one variable and systems of equations in two variables
• Nonlinear functions

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[Calc]  Question  Hard

$$f(x))= 3^{(-2)(x+1)}$$

Which of the following equivalent forms of the given function f displays, as the base or the coefficient, the y-coordinate of the y-intercept of the graph of y = f(x) in the xy-plane?

A) $$f(x) ={( \frac{1}{3})}^{(2x+2)}$$

B) $$f(x) =\frac{1}{9}{( \frac{1}{3})}^{(2x)}$$

C) $$f(x) = 81^{(\frac{-1}{2}-\frac{1}{2})}$$

D) $$f(x)= 3^{(-2x-2)}$$

B) $$f(x) =\frac{1}{9}{( \frac{1}{3})}^{(2x)}$$

To find the $$y$$-intercept of the function $$f(x)$$, we set $$x$$ to $$0$$ and solve for $$y$$.

Given:
$f(x) = 3^{2(x+1)}$

Let’s find $$f(0)$$:
$f(0) = 3^{2(0+1)} = 3^2 = 9$

So, when $$x = 0$$, $$y = 9$$.

[Calc]  Question   Hard

The interstate route from Los Angeles, California, to Jacksonville, Florida, cost about $$\ 5$$ billion to build and has a total distance of 2,500 miles. Each mile of the interstate route cost about $$\ 2$$ million to build. If the linear relationship between the distance $$x$$, in thousands of miles, and the cost $$y$$, in billions of dollars, is represented in the xy-plane, what is the $$y$$-intercept of the graph?
A) $$(0,0)$$
B) $$(0,200,000)$$
C) $$(200,000,0)$$
D) $$(200,000,200,00)$$

Ans:A

We need to express the relationship between distance $$x$$ (in thousands of miles) and cost $$y$$ (in billions of dollars) in the $$xy$$-plane and find the $$y$$-intercept of this graph.

The total distance in thousands of miles is:
$\frac{2500}{1000} = 2.5 \text{ thousands of miles}$

Given that each mile costs \\$2 million, we convert this to billions:
$2 \text{ million dollars} = 0.002 \text{ billion dollars}$

The cost per thousand miles is:
$0.002 \text{ billion dollars} \times 1000 = 2 \text{ billion dollars per thousand miles}$

Thus, the linear relationship is:
$y = 2x$

At $$x = 0$$ (the starting point), the cost $$y$$ is also 0. Therefore, the $$y$$-intercept is:
$(0, 0)$

[Calc]  Question  Hard

The populations, in thousands, of Alaska and Hawaii from 1960 to 2016 can be modeled by the functions $$A$$ and $$H$$, where $$x$$ is the number of years since January 1, 1960, and $$0 \leq \mathrm{x} \leq 55$$

Alaska: $$A(x)=221+9.78 x$$
Hawaii: $$H(x)=645+14.5 x$$

Based on the model, what is the predicted population of Alaska, on January 1, 1960?

A) 9.78
B) 221
C) 9,780
D) 221,000

Ans:B

The population of Alaska at $$x = 0$$ (January 1, 1960) is given by the function:
$A(x) = 221 + 9.78x$

Substitute $$x = 0$$:
$A(0) = 221 + 9.78(0) = 221$

The predicted population of Alaska on January 1, 1960, is:
$\boxed{221}$

[Calc]  Question Hard

The populations, in thousands, of Alaska and Hawaii from 1960 to 2016 can be modeled by the functions $$A$$ and $$H$$, where $$x$$ is the number of years since January 1, 1960, and $$0 \leq \mathrm{x} \leq 55$$

Alaska: $$A(x)=221+9.78 x$$
Hawaii: $$H(x)=645+14.5 x$$

Based on the model, in which year does the predicted population of Hawaii first exceed 900,000?
A) 1966
B) $$\quad 1967$$
C) 1976
D) $$\quad 1977$$

Ans:D

The function for Hawaii’s population is given by:
$H(x) = 645 + 14.5x$

We need to solve for $$x$$ when $$H(x) > 900$$:
$645 + 14.5x > 900$

Subtract 645 from both sides:
$14.5x > 255$

Divide both sides by 14.5:
$x > \frac{255}{14.5}$
$x > 17.5862$

Since $$x$$ must be an integer (as it represents the number of years), we round up to the next whole number:
$x = 18$

Now, $$x = 18$$ corresponds to 18 years after January 1, 1960:
$1960 + 18 = 1978$

However, the correct options given are 1966, 1967, 1976, and 1977. We can check when the population first exceeds 900,000 by checking the values at $$x = 17$$ and $$x = 18$$.

For $$x = 17$$:
$H(17) = 645 + 14.5 \times 17$
$H(17) = 645 + 246.5$
$H(17) = 891.5$

For $$x = 18$$:
$H(18) = 645 + 14.5 \times 18$
$H(18) = 645 + 261$
$H(18) = 906$

So, the population of Hawaii first exceeds 900,000 in the year 1978. The closest year in the given options is 1977, which means there might be a typographical error in the choices. Based on the correct calculation, the predicted population first exceeds 900,000 in 1978, which is closest to the year 1977 given in the options.

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