College PrepSATSAT Math

Critical SAT® Math Formulas You MUST Know

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There are specific formulas that the SAT® exam will provide you on test day, but there are many that you will need to have memorized.

Formulas That the Test Will Provide

How to find the circumference of a circle How to find the area of a rectangle,
triangle, and circle

How to find the volume of a box, cylinder, sphere, cone, and pyramid

The Pythagorean theorem The characterizations of isosceles triangles and
triangles with 30, 60, and 90-degree angles

Formulas To Memorize

How to determine the percent of a number:
How to determine what a given number is a percentage of:
How to determine what percent one number is of another number:
How to determine the mean of a set of terms:
How to determine the average speed:
How to determine the probability of an event occurring:
How to solve for a variable using the quadratic equation:
How to present the equation of a line:
How to solve for the slope of a line:
How to find the midpoint of a line using two given points:
How to find the distance between two given points:
How to find the length of an arc given the radius and number of degrees:
How to find the area of an arc sector:
How to find the sine of an angle using the measurements of the triangle’s sides:
How to find the cosine of an angle using the measurements of the triangle’s sides:
How to find the tangent of an angle using the measurements of the triangle’s sides:


You can practice memorizing and applying these formulas to the Math test using UWorld’s SAT Prep Course. Our practice exams, detailed question explanations, and performance tracking tools can provide you with experience and study tools for test day. Try it out to practice these critical formulas and boost your scores!