### All SSAT Elementary Level Math Resources

## Example Questions

### Example Question #1 : How To Find Length Of A Line

Which is true about a ray?

**Possible Answers:**

A ray is always shorter than a line segment.

A ray is a line with a start point, but no end point.

A ray extends indefinitely in both directions.

A ray has three end points.

A ray is always shaped like a circle.

**Correct answer:**

A ray is a line with a start point, but no end point.

A ray always has one start point, and then continues indefinitely in the opposite direction. Line segments are different because they have a defined start and end point.

### Example Question #1 : Lines

Alex needs to buy a fence for her yard. She doesn't know how much she needs to surround the entire yard. What does she need to calculate to figure this out?

**Possible Answers:**

volume of the yard

height of the fence

area of the yard

perimeter of the yard

**Correct answer:**

perimeter of the yard

Perimeter is the distance around a shape. She needs to know the perimeter of her yard to determine how much fence to buy.

### Example Question #1 : Lines

Line AC is 12 inches long. If Point B is located in the center of Line AC, how many inches long is Line BC?

**Possible Answers:**

**Correct answer:**

Since Point B is located in the middle of Line AC, it will break Line AC into two equal line segments - Line AB and Line BC. We should divide the original length of Line AC by 2 because we are breaking the original line in half.

### Example Question #2 : Lines

A line is inches long on a number line, if the starting point is , what is the end point on the number line?

**Possible Answers:**

**Correct answer:**

You must add the start point to the length of the line to find the end point of the line.

### Example Question #1 : Lines

A pentagon has ____ sides.

**Possible Answers:**

**Correct answer:**

A pentagon has five sides.

### Example Question #3 : Lines

Line AC is 24 inches long. If Point B is the midpoint of Line AC, how many inches long is Line BC?

**Possible Answers:**

**Correct answer:**

Point B is the midpoint that breaks Line AC into two line segments of equal length. Therefore, to find the length of Line BC, divide the length of Line AC by 2:

### Example Question #3 : Lines

What is a line segment?

**Possible Answers:**

A line that has no start or end points.

A line that is always smaller than 10 centimeters.

A line that has a start point but no end point.

A part of a line that connects two points.

A line that is always greater than 10 centimeters.

**Correct answer:**

A part of a line that connects two points.

A line segment is a part of a line that connects two points. It is different than a line and a ray because it has a defined start and end point.

### Example Question #4 : Lines

Which statement is true regarding line segments?

**Possible Answers:**

A line segment is a "piece" of a line and has two endpoints.

A line segment has three endpoints.

A line segment is curved.

A line segment extends in both directions without endpoints.

A line segment has one endpoint, but continues indefinitely in one direction.

**Correct answer:**

A line segment is a "piece" of a line and has two endpoints.

A line segment is a piece of a line connected by two endpoints.

### Example Question #3 : Lines

A line is connected from to . What is the length of the line?

**Possible Answers:**

**Correct answer:**

Write the distance formula.

Substitute the points and solve for the distance.

### Example Question #6 : Lines

Find the length of a line which starts at the point (1,7) and goes till (9,7).

**Possible Answers:**

**Correct answer:**

To solve, simply realize the distance between these points will just be the difference of their x values since their y values stay the same.

These points are on a horizontal line.

Thus,

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