## Barron's PSAT/NMSQTThis updated manual prepares high school students for the preliminary version of the SAT college entrance exam (PSAT). The test also functions as the National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (NMSQT), giving students a chance to qualify for valuable college scholarships. BarronĀ's new edition of this manual presents one diagnostic test plus six full-length model tests, all with answer sheets and explained answers. Students will also profit from subject reviews that cover all test topics and include practice exercises. Topics covered are critical reading, mathematics, and writing skills. |

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### Contents

The PSATNational | 3 |

Guessing | 9 |

Tactical WrapUp | 23 |

Examination | 31 |

Answer Key and Explanations | 56 |

CRITICAL READING | 67 |

Improving Critical | 97 |

Critical Reading Practice | 117 |

Percents | 277 |

Ratios and Proportions | 283 |

Averages | 289 |

Polynomials | 293 |

Solving Equations | 300 |

Word Problems | 306 |

Triangles | 316 |

Quadrilaterals | 326 |

Expression | 205 |

Algebra | 208 |

Improving Paragraphs | 211 |

MATHEMATICS | 227 |

Tactics and Strategies | 239 |

Review of PSAT | 259 |

Fractions and Decimals | 270 |

Circles | 332 |

Solid Geometry | 339 |

Miscellaneous Topics | 352 |

Four Practice Tests | 373 |

Testl | 447 |

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