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This page is designed to provide you with valuable test preparation tools to help you pass the ACT. On this page you will find answers to FAQs Frequently asked questions about the ACT like what are the test dates, what calculators are allowed, what concepts are covered on the exam. We have tons of math tutorials, formulas, tips, guide, and tricks for success. We also provide free online math support and tutorials to help you do well simply fill the question box below for assistance. 
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The www.actstudent.org has a considerable amount of resources to aid you in preparing for and passing the ACT test. The site has the latest information that you will need to prepare adequately for the test.
PREPARING FOR THE EXAM
  1. Timing: You have a set amount of time to take the different parts of the test. Since there are time constraints it is important that you manage your time effectively. For example in the english, reading, and science sections there is an abundant amount of text so it is important to pace yourself so that you do not waste all your time on just one section. Additionally do not spend too much time on any one question. If one question is too complicated for you, go on to other questions and return back if there is time. Your testing supervisor should notify you when you have five minutes left for each part of the test so you can wrap things up efficiently. 
  2. Follow Instructions Closely: Some questions on the ACT have instructions that have to be read and followed in order to get the correct answer. For problems of this nature be sure to read each question carefully before you select the correct answer. 
  3. Attack Hard Questions Last: One great strategy of effective time management involves answering hard questions last. Hard questions are known as time drains. If you spend too much time on a difficult problem your time can be drained considerably and you will have little or no time for the easier problems that require less time or energy to solve there by reducing your scores considerably. 
  4. Leave No Question Unanswered: You will not get penalized for getting questions wrong. To increase your chances of getting a higher score on the ACT do not leave any question blank. If you do not have sufficient time to answer the harder questions eliminate illogical answers and make an educated guess. 
  5. Make Good Use of Extra Time: If you find that there is time after you have completed all questions, go back and start reviewing all your work again assuming that you might have made a mistake. Overconfidence could be a big trap when taking the ACT. Never assume that you did all your work with 100% accuracy, make effective use of extra time by thoroughly going over all the questions that time permits you to go over. 
  6. Bubble Correctly : When bubbling in your responses be mindful that precision is critical. Since the tests are graded electronically you correct answer may be misread if you do not shade in the ovals properly. Do not mark multiple responses for questions that asks you for only one answer. If you want to change an answer you must erase the previous answer thoroughly. Do not cross our or white out options that you want deselected. If there are smudges use a soft eraser to thoroughly erase those smudges so that ther are no errors in scoring. 
  7. Have all the Approved Materials Ready: Make sure you have three No. 2 pencils, 2 soft erasers, a calculator (no CAS calculator permitted) with new batteries and a backup set.

ACT Math Prep Tutorial Videos

FAQ (Frequently/Commonly/Most Common Asked Questions about the ACT)​​

1:Question: Is there a penalty for guessing?Does the ACT take off points for wrong         answers? Should you guess on the ACT?
Answer: The ACT has no penalty for guessing. The ACT does not deduct points for wrong answers so this means that you should fill in an answer for every question. You should not simply make a random guess. Make an educated guess by eliminating distractors that are less likely to be correct. By making an educated guess and eliminating distractors, you considerably increase your chances of getting the questions correct. Most students believe in the myth that the best letter to choose is C. That is an unwise principle to follow. Always make an educated guess as opposed to one based on myths. 

2:Question: Is there a penalty for guessing?Does the ACT take off points for wrong         answers? Should you guess on the ACT?
Answer: The ACT has no penalty for guessing. The ACT does not deduct points for wrong answers so this means that you should fill in an answer for every question. You should not simply make a random guess. Make an educated guess by eliminating distractors that are less likely to be correct. By making an educated guess and eliminating distractors, you considerably increase your chances of getting the questions correct. Most students believe in the myth that the best letter to choose is C. That is an unwise principle to follow. Always make an educated guess as opposed to one based on myths. 

3 :Question: What types of pencils are permitted on the ACT exams? Can I bring Mechanical/Retractable pencils into the testing room?
Answer: The ACT permits you to bring No. 2 pencils with erasers into the testing room. Mechanical pencils, highlighters, colored pens, and coloerd pencils are not permitted. The wise approach is to bring three No. 2 pencils,  a shapener, and 2 erasers.

:Question: Can I use white out, correction fluid or tape to deselect multiple options that I do not want anymore? Can these tools be used to remove smudges or accidental marks.
Answer: Use of anything other than a erasers for correcting errors on a scan sheet can result in errors in scoring. Be sure to use erasers (preferably a soft eraser) to completely erase any pencil marks that you want removed or changed on the bubble sheet. 

:Question: Is the ACT test timed? How much time do I have for the different parts of the ACT test? How long is the ACT test? What is the timing on the ACT?.
Answer: The ACT test is a timed test. You have 45 minutes for the 75-questions ACT English test Section. 60 minutes for the 60-questions ACT mathematics test section. 35 minutes for the 40-questions ACT reading test, and 35-minutes for the 40-question ACT science test. If you enroll in the optional ACT writing test, you will have 40-minuts to complete an essay.  Since each section of the test is timed, it is imperative that you make effective use of time

Acceptable Calculators Permitted for the ACT Math Test


Any four function, scientific, or graphing calculator with no installed or factory installed computer algebra system are permitted for use on the math section of the ACT. 
The following Calculators are PROHIBITED for use on the ACT
  1. TI-89 (Texas Instruments 89)
  2. TI-92 ( Texas Instruments 92)
  3. HP Prime (Hewlett Packerd)
  4. HP 48GII
  5. All HP (Hewlett Packard) Calculators that being with HP 40G, HP 49G or HP 50G
  6. fx-CP400 (Casio Classpad 400)
  7. ClassPad 300
  8. ClassPad 330
  9. Algebra fx 2.0
  10. All Casio Models the Begin with CFX-9970G
  11. any Handheld, tablet, smart watch, PDA's, any QWERTY keypad Calculators.

Must Know Formulas for the Math ACT Test


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Lines:
Slope: m=(y2-y1)/(x2-x1)= rise/run
Equations: y=mx+b          [slope intercept form]
                  y-y1=m(x-x1)  [point-slope form]

​Distance Formula: d=√(x2-x1)2+(y2-y1)2
Midpoint Formula: M= ((x2+x1)/2,(y2+y1)/2)

Logartihms
log (xy)=log x + log y
log (x/y)=log x - log y

Exponents
x^a*x^b=x^(a+b)
x^a/x^b=x^(a-b)
x^0=1
(x^a)^b=x^(ab)
(xy)^a  =x^a*y^b




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Gallery of Problems and Formulas

  1. ACT test question 26 complementary angles geometry
  2. using special triangles 45-45-90 triangles to find legs of a right triangle given the hypotenuse
  3. using graphs of quadratics to describe nature of roots real imaginary positive negative
  4. How to compute product sum difference quotient of complex numbers
  5. Using Sohcahtoa to find the expression for the base angle of a cone geometry trigonometry triangles
  6. probability applied to selection of pieces possible outcome over desired
  7. finding the midpoint or halfway of two fractional values
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  10. Must Know ACT Formula Complementary angles have a sum of 90 degrees right angle geometry
  11. Must know formula for the act operations on fractions sum difference product quotient
  12. Must know circle formulas for the ACT area circumference perimeter sector arc length
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