### All SSAT Elementary Level Math Resources

## Example Questions

### Example Question #1 : How To Find A Proportion

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### Example Question #2 : How To Find A Proportion

What is 10% of 100?

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10% of 100 is calculated by multiplying .10 by 100.

### Example Question #3 : How To Find A Proportion

What is 13% of 100?

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13% of 100 is calculated by multiplying .13 by 100.

### Example Question #4 : How To Find A Proportion

Solve for x:

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**Correct answer:**

Multiply both sides by 3 to yield:

### Example Question #5 : How To Find A Proportion

Brad is paid per hour at his current job. If a promotion would increase Brad's pay by , what would Brad make per hour after a promotion?

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per hour

**Correct answer:**

per hour

To find of Brad's pay, multiply it by (since is the original number and is twice that). , which is the amount of the increase to Brad's pay. Add this increase to the original pay to get the new pay: per hour.

### Example Question #6 : How To Find A Proportion

Sofia goes to the movies with . She spends on her ticket and on food and drink.

What fraction of Sofia's original was **not** spent?

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Adding Sofia's expenses shows that she spent a total of dollars. Subtracting this from the original amount of money she had gives the unspent portion: .

The ratio of the unspent portion to the original amount gives the fraction of the money that was not spent: .

### Example Question #7 : How To Find A Proportion

A sweater is on sale for . What percentage of the original price has been discounted for the sale?

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Set up a proportion of the new price to the old price to see how they relate.

of the original price

Subtract from to find the amount that was discounted.

Convert to a decimal by multiplying both the top and bottom of the fraction by , then convert to a percentage.

, which is equivalent to or

### Example Question #8 : How To Find A Proportion

Mary wants to enlarge a picture that she has in her office. The original picture is cm (width) by cm (length). What would be the length of the enlarged picture if the width is cm?

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To find the length of the enlarged picture, we must set up a proportion:

cross multiply:

Divide both sides by 5:

### Example Question #9 : How To Find A Proportion

Solve for y:

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Multiply both sides by 8 to yield:

Therefore:

Therefore:

### Example Question #10 : How To Find A Proportion

Solve for the variable:

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3

8

5

4

15

**Correct answer:**

5

Cross multiply:

Solve for x by dividing 60 by 12:

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