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 #21 : How To Find The Part From The Whole

Uchenna and Jonas have 13 candies. If 8 of those candies belong to Uchenna, how many candies does Jonas have?

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

We are given the total number of candies that Uchenna and Jonas have together, and how many candies Uchenna has individually. To find how many candies Jonas has individually, we should subtract!

Total candies (13) - Uchenna's candies (8) = Jonas's candies (5)

Example Question #22 : How To Find The Part From The Whole

Kathy and Eileen have 54 dollars. If Eileen has 32 of those dollars, how many dollars does Kathy have?

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

We are given the total amount of dollars that Kathy and Eileen have together, and how many dollars Eileen has individually. To find how many dollars Kathy has individually, we should subtract!

Total dollars - Eileen's dollars = Kathy's dollars

Example Question #21 : How To Find The Part From The Whole

Mark and Judy weigh 188 pounds together. If Mark weighs 104 pounds, how much does Judy weigh?

Possible Answers:

112 pounds

78 pounds

99 pounds

84 pounds

94 pounds

Correct answer:

84 pounds

Explanation:

We are given the total number of pounds that Mark and Judy weigh together, and how much Mark weighs individually. To determine how much Judy weighs individually, we should subtract!

Total weight - Mark's weight = Judy's weight

Example Question #22 : How To Find The Part From The Whole

Forrest and Mykel have 23 books together. If Mykel owns 18 of those books, how many books does Forrest own?

Possible Answers:

5

6

16

12

3

Correct answer:

5

Explanation:

We are given the total of books that Forrest and Mykel have together, as well as the number of books Mykel owns individually. To find how many books Forrest owns individually, we should subtract!

Total books - Mykel's books = Forrest's books

 

Example Question #25 : How To Find The Part From The Whole

Johnny and Hayden are sharing a pizza pie. If Hayden eats  of the pie, what fraction is left for Johnny to eat?

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

Johnny and Hayden start off with a whole pizza pie, which can be represented as 1 or . Since Hayden eats of the pizza, we need to subtract that amount from 1 to find out what fraction of pizza is left for Johnny.

Example Question #26 : How To Find The Part From The Whole

Tracy and Brayden have 87 stamps together. If 53 of those stamps belong to Tracy, how many stamps belong to Brayden?

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

We are given the total number of stamps that Tracy and Brayden have together, as well as the total number of stamps that Tracy has individually. To find how many stamps Brayden has individually, we should subtract!

Total stamps - Tracy's stamps = Brayden's stamps

 

Example Question #27 : How To Find The Part From The Whole

Perrie and Jade have 44 pairs of shoes. If 25 pairs of those shoes belong to Perrie, how many pairs of shoes does Jade have?

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

We are given the total number of pairs of shoes that Perrie and Jade have together, and how many pairs of shoes Perrie has individually. To find how many pairs of shoes Jade has individually, we should subtract!

Total pairs of shoes - Perrie's pairs of shoes = Jade's pairs of shoes

Example Question #28 : How To Find The Part From The Whole

Kennedy and Tomas ate an entire pizza pie. If Kennedy ate  of the pizza pie, what fraction of the pizza pie did Tomas eat?

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

Since Kennedy and Tomas eat the entire pizza pie, we can subtract the amount that Kennedy ate from the whole pizza pie. We can represent the whole pizza pie by the number 1, which is equivalent to .

Example Question #29 : How To Find The Part From The Whole

Sean and Paul have 23 toy cars. If 14 of those cars belong to Paul, how many cars does Sean have?

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

We are given the total number of toy cars that Sean and Paul have together, and the number of toy cars that Paul has individually. To find how many toy cars Sean has individually, we need to subtract!

Total toy cars - Paul's toy cars = Sean's toy cars

Example Question #25 : How To Find The Part From The Whole

Eric and Bessie have 25 cookies. If 19 of those cookies belong to Eric, how many cookies belong to Bessie?

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

We are given the total number of cookies that Eric and Bessie have together, and how many cookies Eric has individually. To find how many cookies Bessie has individually, we should subtract!

Total cookies - Eric's cookies = Bessie's cookies

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