|Exponents - Moderate (for scores from 400 to 600).|
| STRATEGY: Read the question two or three times to be
sure you understand what it says.
STRATEGY: Think of possible values and substitute.
"Guess and check."
STRATEGY: Read the question again to be sure
you know what it asks.
SAT TIP: This question, like many, leads you to solve
for one answer, but it has another step.
If a = 2 and b = 9,
Then, a + b = 11 and 11 squared = 121.
The answer is 121.
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