SSAT Elementary Level Math : How to find the whole from the part

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

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Example Question #1 : How To Find The Whole From The Part

Possible Answers:

26

9

12

7

Correct answer:

12

Explanation:

To find a whole, add the three parts.  First, add the two known parts together:

Since one of the parts is still missing, think: 

what (part) plus 7 (part) equals 19 (whole)?

The missing part is 12.

Example Question #2 : How To Find The Whole From The Part

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

Example Question #3 : How To Find The Whole From The Part

Harry weighs 87 pounds. Zayn weighs 94 pounds. What is the total weight of the two boys?

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

Since we want to find the combined weight of the two boys, we need to add the individual weights together.

Example Question #4 : How To Find The Whole From The Part

Jon weighs  pounds. Kenny weighs  pounds. What is Jon and Kenny's total weight?

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

To find Jon and Kenny's total weight, we need to add their individual weights together!

Example Question #5 : How To Find The Whole From The Part

Aidan has  in his piggy bank. Shay has  in her piggy bank. How much money do they have together?

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

Since we are asked to find the total amount of money that Aidan and Shay have together, we should add!

 

Example Question #6 : How To Find The Whole From The Part

John weighs  pounds. Bessie weighs  pounds. How much do they weigh together?

Possible Answers:

 pounds

 pounds

 pounds

 pounds

 pounds

Correct answer:

 pounds

Explanation:

Since we are asked to find the combined weight of John and Bessie, we should add!

Example Question #7 : How To Find The Whole From The Part

Barry just received a 13 percent increase in his weekly salary. If he now earns $187.58 each week, what was his weekly salary before the pay raise?

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

Because his new salary is a 13% increase from his old salary, he's now earning 113% of what he earned previously.  Translate this into an equation and solve for x, Barry's old weekly salary:

 

Divide both sides by 1.13 to isolate x:

Example Question #8 : How To Find The Whole From The Part

George and Kate want to start a roller hockey league with  teams. Each team needs  goalie,  defenders,  wings, and  center.

If George and Kate both play in the league, how many more players must they recruit for all  teams to be filled?

Possible Answers:

 players

 players

 players

 players

 players

Correct answer:

 players

Explanation:

The league will have  teams. Each team will have  players, since the positions needed add up as follows: 

Multiply the number of teams by the number of players needed for each team to get the total number of players that will be in the league:

 players

Since George and Kate will be  of the players in the league, subtract  from this total to get the number of people they must recruit:

 players

Example Question #9 : Whole And Part

What number is one thousand? 

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

 in word form is one thousand. 

Example Question #1 : Read And Write Numbers To 1000 By Numerals, Number Names, And Expanded Form: Ccss.Math.Content.2.Nbt.A.3

What number is one hundred?

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

 in word form is one hundred. 

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