SSAT Middle Level Math : How to divide variables

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

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Example Questions

Example Question #1 : How To Divide Variables

Solve for the variable:

 

Possible Answers:

There is not enough information to answer this question.

Correct answer:

Explanation:

In order to answer this question, you must isolate  on one side of the equation.

 (Subtract  from both sides.)    

                

                  

 

 

Example Question #182 : Algebra

If  and , then  is equal to: 

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

If  and , then when plugging the variables into the fractional form of  , the result is , which is equal to 4, which is therefore the correct answer. 

Example Question #2 : How To Divide Variables

Solve for the variable:

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

In order to answer this question, you must isolate  on one side of the equation.

 (Subtract  from both sides.)

Example Question #3 : How To Divide Variables

If  and , then  is equal to:

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

If  and , then when plugging the variables into the fractional form of:

 

Example Question #185 : Algebra

Simpify the expression.

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

To solve this problem you can cancel out like terms in the numerator and denominator. For example,

So,

All the other terms cancel each other out because they are equal to one.

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