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

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

What is  of ?

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Correct answer:

Explanation:

Multiply  by  to find the answer.

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

Susie won  from the lottery. If she has to pay  of the winnings to taxes and gives her parents  of the remaining amount, how much does she have left over?

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Correct answer:

Explanation:

First, find out how much she has left after she pays her taxes.

Now, take away  of the after-tax amount to find out how much she has left.

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

Kerry spends  of his monthly salary on rent,  on food, and  on movies. If he spent  on rent, how much did he spend on food?

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Correct answer:

Explanation:

First, find out how much Kerry makes per month. Let  be his monthly salary. We know that he spends  of his monthly salary on rent, and that he spends  on rent. Knowing this, we can set up an equation and solve for , how much Kerry makes per month.

Now, we can find out how much he spends on food.

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

Pauline has  pieces of candy. If she eats  of the candy then accidentally drops  of the remaining amount on the ground, how many pieces of candy does she have left?

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Correct answer:

Explanation:

First, find out how many pieces of candy Pauline has after eating  of them.

Now, she loses  of this remaining amount.

Pauline is left with  pieces of candy.

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

A class of  students was polled. If  of them claimed that they enjoy eating sushi, how many students enjoy eating sushi?

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Correct answer:

Explanation:

Multiply the total number of students by the fraction to find out how many of them enjoy eating sushi.

 students in the class enjoy eating sushi.

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

A car is on sale for  off. If the original price is , how much does the car cost when it is on sale?

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Correct answer:

Explanation:

Subtract the discount from the original price of the car.

The discounted car costs .

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

Jeremy bought  worth of toothpaste. At the checkout, he found that he had a coupon that would take  off the cost of the toothpaste. How much will Jeremy pay for the toothpaste if he uses the coupon?

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Correct answer:

Explanation:

Subtract the amount the coupon would take off from the total amount the toothpaste would cost.

If Jeremy uses the coupon, the toothpaste will cost .

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

The tax on the sale of a house worth  was . What was the tax rate?

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Correct answer:

Explanation:

To find the tax rate, divide the tax amount by the total worth of the house.

Now, convert this decimal into a percentage.

The tax rate on this house sale is .

Example Question #9 : How To Find The Part From The Whole

If Hannah needs to pay a  tax on her yearly income of , how much does she need to pay for the tax?

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Correct answer:

Explanation:

Multiply  by  to find the amount Hannah needs to pay in taxes.

Hannah needs to pay  in taxes.

Example Question #10 : How To Find The Part From The Whole

A dress goes on sale for  off. If the dress originally cost , how much does it cost while it is on sale?

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Correct answer:

Explanation:

Subtract the amount discounted from the original cost of the dress to find its sale price.

The dress cost  on sale.

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