SSAT Elementary Level Math : How to identify the parts of a list

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Example Question #1 : How To Identify The Parts Of A List

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Example Question #1 : How To Identify The Parts Of A List

Which of the choices below lists ONLY examples of triangles?

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equilateral, parallelogram, trapezoid

rhombus, kite, trapezoid

pentagon, isosceles, kite

 isosceles, scalene, equilateral

Correct answer:

 isosceles, scalene, equilateral

Explanation:

isosceles: triangle with two equal sides and two equal angles

scalene: triangle with no equal sides and no equal angles

equilateral: triangle with three equal sides and three equal angles

Example Question #2 : How To Identify The Parts Of A List

Define the set 

Which of the following is a subset of ?

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Explanation:

A subset of a set , by definition, is any set that contains no elements not in .  Each of the following subsets can be seen to have at least one such element, which is underlined here:

The remaining set can be seen to have only elements from :

This is the correct choice.

Example Question #3 : How To Identify The Parts Of A List

Define two sets as follows:

How many elements are in ?

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Explanation:

 is the union of sets  and  - the set of all elements that appear in either  or . These elements are:

which is a set with twelve elements.

Example Question #4 : How To Identify The Parts Of A List

 

Use the given multiplication to find a pattern, and then solve the following:

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Example Question #5 : How To Identify The Parts Of A List

Place the following numbers in order from smallest to largest:

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Explanation:

For negative numbers, the bigger the value next to the negative sign, the smaller the number. For example,  is smaller than

Use the tenths digit (the one to the right of the decimal point) to order the numbers:

The negative numbers with a  in the tenths place are smaller than the numbers with a  in the tenths place.

Then, use the hundredths place to order the numbers:

 is smaller than  since  is larger than

 is smaller than  since  is larger than

Example Question #7 : How To Identify The Parts Of A List

Which of these numbers is not a prime number?

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A prime number has exactly two factors: 1 and itself. 85 is immediately disqualified: any number that ends in 5 has 5 as a factor.

Example Question #8 : How To Identify The Parts Of A List

Place the following numbers in order from least to greatest: 

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Correct answer:

Explanation:

First, use the tenths digit (the one to the right of the decimal point) to order the numbers.

The numbers with a 6 in the tenths place are smaller than the numbers with a 7 in the tenths place.

Then, use the hundredths place to order the numbers.

0.66 is smaller than 0.69 since 6 is smaller than 9.

0.70 is smaller than 0.71 since 0 is smaller than 1. 

Example Question #6 : How To Identify The Parts Of A List

Order these objects from largest to smallest. The vase is  inches, the table is  inches, and the flowers are  inches. 

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Table, vase, flower

Flower, vase, table

Table, flower, vase

Flower, table, vase

Vase, flower, table 

Correct answer:

Table, flower, vase

Explanation:

When ordering objects from largest to smallest, you need to compare the numbers. The largest number will always be the largest object. In this case, the number  is bigger than  and  so the table comes first. The number  is bigger than  so the flower comes next. The number  is the smallest number, so the vase is the smallest object. 

Example Question #21 : Measurement & Data

Order these objects from largest to smallest. The sun is  inches, the star is  inches, and the moon is  inches. 

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Sun, moon, star

Star, sun, moon

Moon, sun, star

Sun, star, moon

Moon, star, sun

Correct answer:

Sun, moon, star

Explanation:

When ordering objects from largest to smallest, you need to compare the numbers. The largest number will always be the largest object. In this case, the number  is bigger than  and  so the sun comes first. The number  is bigger than , so the moon comes next. The number  is the smallest number, so the star is the smallest object. 

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