### All SSAT Elementary Level Math Resources

## Example Questions

### 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

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isosceles, scalene, equilateral

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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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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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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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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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

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Table, flower, vase

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

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Sun, moon, star

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.

### All SSAT Elementary Level Math Resources

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