SSAT Elementary Level Math : How to divide

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

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Example Questions

Example Question #11 : How To Divide

Which of the numbers is not prime?

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Correct answer:

Explanation:

A prime number is only divisible by itslef and . This is true of all the given numbers except for , which is divisible by  and 

Example Question #12 : How To Divide

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Correct answer:

Explanation:

The correct answer is 4.  The question is asking how many times 9 goes into 36.  Think 9, 18, 27, and then 36, so 4 times.

Example Question #13 : How To Divide

Find the quotient and show a remainder if necessary. Remainders are expressed as .

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Correct answer:

Explanation:

The correct answer is .  6 goes into forty 6 times (36).  Because 36 is four away from 40, the remainder is 4.

 

Example Question #2 : Fluently Add, Subtract, Multiply, And Divide Multi Digit Decimals: Ccss.Math.Content.6.Ns.B.3

Solve for :

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Correct answer:

Explanation:

To divide, move the decimal point in both numbers right two places to make the divisor whole.

Example Question #14 : How To Divide

Tarleton has 105 marbles. He decides to break his marbles up into 5 equal groups. How many marbles will be in each group?

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Correct answer:

Explanation:

Because we are breaking the total number of marbles into smaller, equal groups, we need to divide!

Example Question #15 : How To Divide

John arranges 20 toy cars into 5 equal groups. How many toy cars does John have in each group?

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Correct answer:

Explanation:

Since John is breaking down his total number of cars into smaller, equal groups, we need to divide!

Example Question #16 : How To Divide

Jenny has  to spend on food for the next  days. If she spends her entire budget by spending the same amount each day, how much does she spend each day?

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Correct answer:

Explanation:

To find out how much of  would be spent per day over  days, divide  by  days.

 per day

Example Question #17 : How To Divide

Dan has  tokens. If he shares his tokens evenly between himself and three friends, how many extra tokens will be left over?

Possible Answers:

 tokens

 tokens

 tokens

 tokens

 token

Correct answer:

 tokens

Explanation:

Divide the total number of tokens by the total number of people, then find the remainder to see how many tokens will be left over.

Each person will receive  tokens, with a remainder of  tokens.

Example Question #18 : How To Divide

Tyler started his hike with  ounces of water in his water bottle. At the end of his hike, he has  remaining.

If Tyler hiked for  hours, how many ounces of water did Tyler drink per hour?

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 per hour

 per hour

 per hour

 per hour

 per hour

Correct answer:

 per hour

Explanation:

Subtract the amount of water Tyler had remaining from the amount he began with to find out how much he drank.

Divide the amount he drank by the number of hours he hiked to find out how much water he drank per hour.

 per hour

Example Question #19 : How To Divide

James has 36 toy cars. If James decides to break his toy cars into 9 equal groups, how many toy cars will be in each group?

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Correct answer:

Explanation:

Because James is breaking the total number of toy cars into smaller, equal groups, we need to divide.

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