So, I'll start by telling you about my PSAT scores. First, I didn't not make National Merit Scholar. But I got close. Close? What the heck is that? I'm 46, taking a 10th-grade test and I only got close. Hmmm. Did you know that California has one of the higher "indices" for this Scholarship program? You have to get over a 217, and I got a 213. In fact, if I had taken the PSAT in 30 other states (with indices 213 or lower), I would have qualified for a National Merit Scholarship. But then, I'd have to live in 30 other states, and I'm sure my husband and kids would miss me!
Did they have National Merit Scholar back in our day? Yes, I just looked it up. Founded in 1955. Wasn't even on my radar. I think if they mentioned it, but I must have mistaken it for "National Square Dance Caller." Though that would have gotten my attention, I am sure. So who knows?
In any case, I got a 63 out of 80 on my Math. Not bad, considering what I scored in 10th grade.
I have my answer booklet here (they returned it). Here's one I didn't have time to answer. Maybe you have some time to answer it:
Points A, B, and X do not lie on the same line. Point X is 5 units from A and 3 units from B. How many other points in the same plane as A, B, and X are also 5 units from A and 3 units from B?
(E) More than four
If you can get that one lickety split, then you're a square. If you can't, maybe you're more of a square dancer. (If you're any good, you might become a National Square Dance Caller!)
Dosey-doe for now!