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SAT Test Instructions

SAT Quantitative Comparisons Test Instructions

Below are the instructions you will see for the quantitative comparisons section of the SAT*. We strongly encourage you to become familiar with these instructions before the test.

Directions:

For each of the following questions, two quantities are given — one in Column A, the other in Column B. Compare the two quantities and mark your answer sheet as follows:

(A) if the quantity in Column A is greater

(B) if the quantity in Column B is greater

(C) if the quantities are equal

(D) if the relationship cannot be determined from the information given

Notes:

(1) Information concerning one or both of the compared quantities will be centered above the two columns for some items.

(2) Symbols that appear in both columns represent the same thing in Column A as in Column B.

(3) Letters such as x, n, and k are symbols for real numbers.

DO NOT MARK CHOICE (E) FOR THESE QUESTIONS. THERE ARE ONLY FOUR ANSWER CHOICES.

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