SSAT Elementary Level Math : How to find the part from the whole

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

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Example Questions

Example Question #11 : How To Find The Part From The Whole

Find the missing part.

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

To find a whole, add the two parts. Since one of the parts is missing, think: 6 (part) plus what (part) equals 17 (whole)?

The missing part is 11.

This is the same as finding: 17 (whole) minus 6 (part) equals what (part)?

 

Example Question #12 : How To Find The Part From The Whole

Brooke weighs 81 pounds. If Brooke and Luke's total weight is 177 pounds, how much does Luke weigh?

Possible Answers:

91

59

81

103

96

Correct answer:

96

Explanation:

To find Luke's weight, we should subtract Brooke's weight (81) from the total weight of both kids (177). 177 - 81 = 96 

Example Question #12 : How To Find The Part From The Whole

What number is in the tens place of ?

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

The tens place of a number is two places to the left of the decimal point.  Thus the tens place of 624.13 is 2.

Example Question #11 : How To Find The Part From The Whole

Find the missing number.

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

In order to solve this problem, you need to know what you need to add to 2 in order to get to 10.  One way to do this is to take 2 away from 10.  Thus the correct answer is 8.

Example Question #14 : How To Find The Part From The Whole

What number is in the hundredths place of ?

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

Note the question asks for hundredTHS not hundreDS.  The hundredths place of a number is two places to the right of the decimal.  Thus the correct answer is .

Example Question #15 : How To Find The Part From The Whole

Ricki has 12 bags of candy. She gives  of the bags of candy to her friend, Joshua. How many bags of candy does Ricki have left?

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

First, we need to find out what is  of Ricki's 12 bags of candy that she starts with.

 

Then, we need to subtract 4 from 12 to find out how much Ricki has left after she gives some of her candy to Joshua.

Example Question #14 : How To Find The Part From The Whole

Find the part from the whole.

 

 

Possible Answers:

9

6

8

7

Correct answer:

7

Explanation:

To find a whole, add the two parts. Since one of the parts is missing, think: 

8 (part) plus what (part) equals 15 (whole)?

The missing part is 7.

 

Example Question #4221 : Numbers And Operations

Find the missing part. 

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

Re-state the question in everyday language: 3 plus some number equals 11.

Plug in the answer choices for the "some number" box.

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Example Question #12 : How To Find The Part From The Whole

Rosa has  quarters,  dimes, and  nickels. If she spends , how much money will she have left?

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

To find out how much money Rosa has to begin with, multiply the number of each coin she has by the value of the individual coins, then add these products together.

She has  quarters worth  each. 

She has  dimes worth  each. .

She has  nickels worth  each. 

Adding these products together gives the amount of money Rosa has to begin with: .

Subtract the amount of money Rosa spent from this value to get how much money she has remaining: .

Example Question #12 : How To Find The Part From The Whole

What is seven-elevenths of 814?

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

Multiply the fraction  by 814, rewriting 814 as  and cross-cancelling:

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