ACT Math Strategies for When You Don't Know How to Solve the Problem


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Use a strategy from this lesson to solve for x.

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Use a strategy from this lesson to find the correct answer.

For what set of real numbers is the inequality always true?

2. When can you use the answer choices to help you find the correct answer?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet will test you on your knowledge of solving problems. You'll need to know about concepts such as using answer choices and real number substitution in order to pass the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this quiz to review the following:

  • Solving variables
  • Determining for what set of real numbers is the inequality always true
  • Using answer choices to help you find the correct answer
  • Utilizing strategies to substitute in real numbers

Skills Practiced

  • Problem solving-solve for x to get an answer
  • Information recall- access the knowledge you've gained about variables and real numbers
  • Knowledge application-use your knowledge of math problem-solving strategies to solve equations

Additional Learning

To learn more about tools for acing the math exam, review the accompanying lesson on ACT Math Problem-Solving Strategies. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Know how to solve for x by plugging in different answer choices
  • Understand how to plug in real numbers for variables
  • Utilize guessing when you don't know the correct answer