SSAT Elementary Level Math : How to find the answer from a table

Study concepts, example questions & explanations for SSAT Elementary Level Math

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Example Question #1 : Tables

Order these four decimals from least to greatest:

Possible Answers:

None of the other responses are correct.

Correct answer:

Explanation:

To order these four negative numbers from least to greatest, we first order their (positive) absolute values from greatest to least.

The tenths digits are all 6, so we can compare the hundredths digits; if there is a tie, we can compare their thousandths digits. The absolute values fall in this order:

The original numbers, therefore, fall in this order:

Example Question #2 : Tables

Jackie and her mom are baking cookies. They made a table with the recipe to show the ingredients for 1, 2, and 3 dozen cookies.

Number of 

Cookies

Eggs

Flour

Sugar

Salt

1 dozen

2

3 cups

1.5 cups 

1 tsp

2 dozen

4

6 cups

3 cups

2 tsp

3 dozen

6

9 cups 

4.5 cups

3 tsp

How many cups of flour will they need for 3 dozen cookies?

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

Using the table to find the information, first look at the column "Number of Cookies" to find the last row "3 dozen."  Then, find the column "Flour" and follow it down to the last row where it shows 9 cups.

Jackie will need 9 cups of flour to make 3 dozen cookies.

Number of 

Cookies

Eggs

Flour

Sugar

Salt

1 dozen

2

3 cups

1.5 cups 

1 tsp

2 dozen

4

6 cups

3 cups

2 tsp

3 dozen

6

9 cups 

4.5 cups

3 tsp

Example Question #3 : Tables

 

Ants

Body Parts

Legs

1

3

6

2

6

12

3

9

18

4

12

?

 

Use the table to answer the question. If 4 ants have 12 body parts, how many body parts do 6 ants have?

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

Use the first row in the table to determine how many body parts 1 ant has. Since 1 ant has 3 body parts, you will need to multiply 6(ants) by 3(body parts).

6 ants have 18 body parts.

Another way to solve would be to add up the body parts of each of the six ants.

Example Question #4 : How To Find The Answer From A Table

 

Giraffes

Ears

Legs

1

2

4

2

4

8

3

6

12

4

8

?

Use the table to answer the question. If 3 giraffes have 12 legs, how many legs do 4 giraffes have?

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

Use the first row in the table to determine how many legs 1 giraffe has. Since 1 giraffe has 4 legs, you will need to multiply 4(giraffes) by 4(legs each).

The 4 giraffes have 16 legs.

You can also add the legs of 4 single giraffes by making 4 groups of 4.

oooo + oooo + oooo + oooo = 16

Example Question #4 : Tables

 

Giraffes

Ears

Legs

1

2

4

2

4

8

3

6

12

4

8

?

 

Use the table to answer the question. If 4 giraffes have 8 ears, how many ears do 7 giraffes have?

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

Use the first row in the table to determine how many ears 1 giraffe has. Since 1 giraffe has 2 ears, you will need to multiply 7(giraffes) by 2(ears).

7 giraffes have 14 ears altogether.

You can also solve by adding the ears of each giraffe together, making 7 groups of 2.

oo + oo + oo + oo + oo + oo + oo = 14

Example Question #5 : Tables

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Which student got the third highest math test score?

Possible Answers:

Bessie

Kayla

Johnny

Sheniqua

Brayden

Correct answer:

Bessie

Explanation:

Kayla got the highest score (99), followed by Brayden with the second highest (92), and then Bessie with the third highest (86). Sheniqua got the fourth highest (83), and Johnny got the lowest (71).

Example Question #7 : How To Find The Answer From A Table

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What is the average temperature of the five cities on August 21st?

Possible Answers:

93

89

79

100

84

Correct answer:

89

Explanation:

To find the average, we need to add all of the temperatures together, and then divide by the number of total temperatures (which is five). 

Example Question #6 : Tables

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Which two students share the same favorite ice cream and favorite juice?

Possible Answers:

Chloe and Taylor

Chloe and Taylor

Mikey and Taylor

Mikey and Chloe

Quinn and Jonas

Correct answer:

Mikey and Taylor

Explanation:

To answer this question, look at the two columns and see which two students pick the same answer to favorite ice cream and favorite juice. Both Mikey and Taylor selected vanilla as their favorite ice cream flavor and apple juice as their favorite juice!

Example Question #7 : Tables

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Mrs. Feeney asked five of her 4th grade students about their favorite ice cream and juice. According to the table, which ice cream flavor is chosen most often by the students?

Possible Answers:

Chocolate

Vanilla

Rocky Road

Strawberry

Chocolate Chip

Correct answer:

Vanilla

Explanation:

Under the Favorite Ice Cream column, we see that 3 students picked vanilla (Mikey, Jonas, & Taylor), 1 picked chocolate chip (Quinn), and 1 picked strawberry (Chloe). Based on that, vanilla is the favorite flavor.

Example Question #10 : How To Find The Answer From A Table

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Who recieved the highest score on the math test?

Possible Answers:

Connie

Derek

Ernie

Brenda

Ashlea

Correct answer:

Ernie

Explanation:

To find this answer, look under the Math Test Score column to see which student got the highest score. Ernie received a 99 on the math test, which is higher than the other four students!

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