### All SSAT Upper Level Math Resources

## Example Questions

### Example Question #1 : How To Subtract

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**Correct answer:**

Subtract the two numbers, being careful not to forget to remove the borrowed number.

You can also add the solution back to 1296 to check your work, as addition is easier than subtraction.

### Example Question #2 : How To Subtract

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**Correct answer:**

First convert into a decimal.

So we are left with , which is 4.5 in decimal form.

Now subtract:

### Example Question #3 : How To Subtract

Subtract from

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**Correct answer:**

You set up the expression with on the top and on the bottom. Because this is subtraction, remember to distribute the negative sign to the expression on the bottom, and then add, so

you get .

### Example Question #4 : How To Subtract

and are prime integers. and .

How many possible values of are there?

**Possible Answers:**

Eight

Seven

Six

Five

Four

**Correct answer:**

Five

The prime integers between 65 and 75 are 67, 71, and 73, so assumes one of those values; the prime integers between 45 and 55 are 47 and 53, so assumes one of those values. Therefore, one of the following holds true:

There are five possible values for (20 appears twice here).

### Example Question #5 : How To Subtract

and are prime integers. and . What is the greatest possible value of ?

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**Correct answer:**

The greatest possible value of is the least possible value of subtracted from the greatest possible value of . The least prime between 55 and 65 is 59, and the greatest prime between 85 and 95 is 89, so and give the greatest possible value of , which is equal to

### Example Question #6 : How To Subtract

Define an operation as follows:

For all real numbers ,

.

Evaluate: .

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### Example Question #7 : How To Subtract

Define a function as follows:

Evaluate .

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### Example Question #8 : How To Subtract

Define an operation as follows:

For all real numbers :

.

Evaluate .

**Possible Answers:**

The correct answer is not among the other responses.

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### Example Question #9 : How To Subtract

Define a function as follows:

Evaluate .

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### Example Question #10 : How To Subtract

Define a function as follows:

Evaluate .

**Possible Answers:**

The expression is undefined.

The correct answer is not among the other responses.

**Correct answer:**

### All SSAT Upper Level Math Resources

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