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

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

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Example Questions

Example Question #51 : Whole And Part

A movie theater can only sell as many movie tickets as there are seats in the theater. It sells  tickets in advance,  tickets online, and  tickets at the box office. How many total seats does the theater have, assuming that the movie is a sell out?

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

To find the total number of seats in the theater, we need to find the total number of tickets sold. We do this by adding up the number of tickets sold in advance, online, and at the box office:

 in advance +  online +  at the box office =  total seats

Example Question #52 : Whole And Part

Mark's favorite cereal is now increasing the size of its product by  percent. Before, each box had  pieces. How many pieces does each box have now?

Possible Answers:

 pieces

 pieces

 pieces

 pieces

 pieces

Correct answer:

 pieces

Explanation:

First, find the value of the increase by taking  of the original size, .

 of 200 is equal to 

Since this is the value of the increase, we can add it to the original size to find the new size.

Example Question #10 : Partition Circles And Rectangles Into Two, Three, Or Four Equal Shares: Ccss.Math.Content.2.G.A.3

This square is split into __________. 


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Possible Answers:

fourths

thirds

halves

Correct answer:

fourths

Explanation:

The square is split into four pieces, which means it is split into fourths.

Example Question #1 : Compare Two Objects With A Measurable Attribute: Ccss.Math.Content.K.Md.A.2

Which shape is bigger? 

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Possible Answers:

Square

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They are they same size. 

Triangle 

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Correct answer:

Triangle 

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Explanation:

The triangle is bigger than the square. 

Example Question #2 : Compare Two Objects With A Measurable Attribute: Ccss.Math.Content.K.Md.A.2

Which shape is bigger? 

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Possible Answers:

The circle

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They are the same size

The square 

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Correct answer:

The square 

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Explanation:

The square is bigger than the circle. 

Example Question #3 : Compare Two Objects With A Measurable Attribute: Ccss.Math.Content.K.Md.A.2

Which shape is bigger? 

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Possible Answers:

They are the same size

The rectangle 

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The triangle

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Correct answer:

The rectangle 

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Explanation:

The rectangle is bigger than the triangle.

Example Question #4 : Compare Two Objects With A Measurable Attribute: Ccss.Math.Content.K.Md.A.2

Which shape is bigger? 

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Possible Answers:

The triangle

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They are the same size

The rectangle 

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Correct answer:

The rectangle 

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Explanation:

The rectangle is bigger than the triangle. 

Example Question #5 : Compare Two Objects With A Measurable Attribute: Ccss.Math.Content.K.Md.A.2

Which shape is bigger? 

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Possible Answers:

The rectangle

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The circle

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They are the same size

Correct answer:

The rectangle

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Explanation:

The rectangle is bigger than the circle. 

Example Question #6 : Compare Two Objects With A Measurable Attribute: Ccss.Math.Content.K.Md.A.2

Which shape is bigger? 

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Possible Answers:

The circle

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They are the same size. 

The triangle

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Correct answer:

The circle

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Explanation:

The circle is bigger than the triangle. 

Example Question #7 : Compare Two Objects With A Measurable Attribute: Ccss.Math.Content.K.Md.A.2

Which shape is bigger? 

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Possible Answers:

They are the same size

The square

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The rectangle

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Correct answer:

The rectangle

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Explanation:

The rectangle is bigger than the square. 

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