Solving hard **SAT word problem** is an easy and interesting task if you make a correct sketch of the question. Sketch a diagram of the **SAT word problem** even if exact dimensions of regular math shapes are not given. See following example.

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**Example **

A box contains 10 white stones and 40 black stones. How many white stones must be added to the box so that 50% of the stones will be white?

**Solution**

In this SAT math word problem no regular dimensions are given. So no definite math shape can be drawn. But in order to conceive this hard **SAT word problem** we sketch a box and place in it black and white stones.

Now before we add white stones there are total 50 stones (10 white, 40 black) in the box.

Suppose, we add X white stones to the box then as per question following equation will be formed;

10 + X = (50 + X) x 50%

10 + X = (50 + X) x

20 + 2 = 50 + X

2X – X = 50 – 20

X = 30

So 30 stones will have to be added to make 50 % white stones of the total number of stones.

Sketching a diagram of math question enables you to conceive and solve the hard **SAT word problems** easily.