HSPT Quantitative : How to manipulate numbers

Study concepts, example questions & explanations for HSPT Quantitative

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Example Questions

Example Question #11 : Number Manipulation*

What number is  of the average of , , and ?

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Correct answer:

Explanation:

Work backwards to solve this problem. First, the average of , , and  is , because .

Next, find  of this number by dividing by  and multiplying by :

 

 

Example Question #11 : Number Manipulation*

What number is  less than the product of  and ?

 

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Correct answer:

Explanation:

Work backwards to solve this problem. First,  and .

The product of these is , because .

Finally,  less than  is , because .

Example Question #11 : How To Manipulate Numbers

 percent of  percent of  is what number?

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Correct answer:

Explanation:

 percent of  is , because .

 percent of  is , because .

Example Question #12 : Number Manipulation*

 of what number is  of ?

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Correct answer:

Explanation:

 of  is , because .

Then,  of  is , because .

Example Question #361 : Hspt Quantitative Skills

What number is  less than the product of , and ?

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Correct answer:

Explanation:

Work backwards to solve this problem. First, find the product of the three numbers:

Second, subtract .

Example Question #16 : How To Manipulate Numbers

What number is  percent of the difference between  and ?

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Correct answer:

Explanation:

Work backwards to solve this problem. First, find the difference between the two numbers through subtraction:

Then, multiply by  to find the answer:

Example Question #11 : Number Manipulation*

What number when divided by  is the sum of , and ?

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Correct answer:

Explanation:

Find the sum of the three numbers through addition:

Then, multiply by  to reverse the division:

Example Question #12 : Number Manipulation*

What is the difference between  and ?

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Correct answer:

Explanation:

First, calculate the exponents:

Subtract these two to find the difference:

Example Question #11 : Number Manipulation*

What number is  less than  percent of ?

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

Work backwards to solve this problem. First,   percent of  is :

Second, subtract :

Example Question #11 : How To Manipulate Numbers

What is  less than the square root of ?

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Correct answer:

Explanation:

First, the square root of  is  because .

Second, .

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