# SSAT Elementary Level Math : How to add

## Example Questions

### Example Question #1 : How To Add

Explanation:

Line the numbers up, one above the other.  Add 4 and 5 to get 9.  Add 2 and 3 to get 5.  The answer is 59.

### Example Question #2 : How To Add

Round 2342 to the nearest hundred.

Explanation:

First, identify which number is in the hundreds place.  The hundreds place is 3 places to the left of the decimal.  In this case, 3 is in the hundreds place.

If the numbers to the right of the 3 are 50 or more, then we will round it up to 4.  If they are less than 50, we will leave the 3 the same.  Here, we have 42, so the 3 will remain the same.  The two numbers to the right become zeroes.

We round 342 down to 300.  The 2 in the thousands place remains the same.

### Example Question #3 : How To Add

Fill in the blank to make a true statement:

_______

Explanation:

To find out what number to subtract 0.7 from to get 2.8, just do the opposite - add 0.7 to 2.8.

### Example Question #3 : How To Add

Put the following numbers in order from least to greatest: 7, 3, 6, 1

7, 1, 3, 6

1, 3, 6, 7

7, 6, 3, 1

7, 3, 6, 1

1, 3, 7, 6

1, 3, 6, 7

Explanation:

The least number is 1, followed by 3, then 6 and finally, 7.

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### Example Question #7 : How To Add

Find the sum.

Explanation:

Line up the numbers vertically. Add the ones place first . Keep the 4, carry the 1. Then add the 3 digits in the tens place . Keep the 8. Then add the hundreds place . The sum is 1284

### Example Question #8 : How To Add

If Laura has three quarters, two dimes, and one nickel, how much money does she have?

Explanation:

One quarter is , one dime is , and one nickel is.

Three quarters is , 2 dimes is , and one nickel is . If you add these three values you get .

### Example Question #1 : Adding Multi Digit Decimals

Find the sum of 2.4, 55, and 6.21.