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Coordinate Geometry Subsection of the ACT Test

Coordinate Geometry Subsection of the ACT Test

Author: Stacey Roshan

At the end of this tutorial, you will understand what kinds of questions to expect when taking the coordinate geometry subsection of the ACT test. You will also learn what topics are covered, some formulas to know, and some basic tips of the trade.

This tutorial will explain what kinds of questions students will experience on the coordinate geometry portion of the ACT test. It includes topics covered, formulas to know, and some basic tips of the trade.

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Notes on "Coordinate Geometry Subsection of the ACT Test"


(0:00-0:36) Introduction
(0:37-1:02) Topics Covered
(1:03-2:33) Slopes
(2:34-3:00) Distance Formula & Basic Circle Properties
(3:01-3:29) Midpoint Formula
(3:30-5:40) Properties of a Circle
(5:41-7:23) Pythagorean Theorem
(7:24-7:34) Recap


There are 9 questions on the coordinate geometry subsection of the math section of the ACT exam. This subsection focuses on the following topics:

Equations and graphs
Parallel and perpendicular lines
Distance and midpoints
Properties of a circle
Pythagorean theorem

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