SSAT Elementary Level Math : How to identify the parts of a list

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

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Example Questions

Example Question #10 : Measure Lengths Indirectly And By Iterating Length Units

Order these objects from largest to smallest. The dog is  inches, the cat is  inches, and the snake is  inches. 

Possible Answers:

Snake, cat, dog

Cat, dog, snake

Cat, snake, dog

Dog, cat, snake

Dog, snake, cat

Correct answer:

Dog, snake, cat

Explanation:

When ordering objects from largest to smallest, you need to compare the numbers. The largest number will always be the largest object. In this case, the number  is bigger than  and  so the dog comes first. The number  is bigger than , so the snake comes next. The number  is the smallest number, so the cat is the smallest object. 

Example Question #23 : Measurement & Data

Order these objects from smallest to largest. The coat is  inches in length, the hat is  inches in length, and the mittens are  inches in length.

Possible Answers:

Mittens, coat, hat

Mittens, hat, coat

Hat, coat, mittens

Hat, mittens, coat

Coat, hat, mittens

Correct answer:

Hat, mittens, coat

Explanation:

When ordering objects from smallest to largest, you need to compare the numbers. The smallest number will be the smallest object. In this case, the number  is smaller than  and  so the hat is the smallest object. The number  is smaller than , so the mittens are the next object. The number  is the biggest number, so the coat is the largest object. 

Example Question #11 : Measurement & Data

Order these objects from smallest to largest. The table is  inches, the couch is  feet, and the room is  feet. 

Possible Answers:

Room, table, couch

Room, couch, table

Couch, room, table 

Table, couch, room

Table, room, couch

Correct answer:

Table, couch, room

Explanation:

When ordering objects from smallest to largest, you need to compare the numbers. The smallest number will be the smallest object. In this case, the number  is smaller than  and  so the table is the smallest object. The number  is smaller than , so the couch is the next object. The number  is the biggest number, so the room is the largest object. 

Example Question #91 : Sets

Order these objects from largest to smallest. The candle is  inches, the frame is  inches, and the painting is  inches. 

Possible Answers:

 Painting, candle, frame

Candle, painting, frame

Painting, frame, candle

Frame, painting, candle 

Candle, frame, painting

Correct answer:

Painting, frame, candle

Explanation:

When ordering objects from largest to smallest, you need to compare the numbers. The largest number will always be the largest object. In this case, the number  is bigger than  and  so the painting comes first. The number  is bigger than , so the frame comes next. The number  is the smallest number, so the candle is the smallest object. 

Example Question #11 : Measure Lengths Indirectly And By Iterating Length Units

Order these objects from largest to smallest. The truck is  inches, the motorcycle is  inches, and the car is  inches. 

Possible Answers:

Truck, car, motorcycle

Car, truck, motorcycle

Truck, motorcycle, car

Car, motorcycle, truck

Motorcycle, truck, car

Correct answer:

Truck, car, motorcycle

Explanation:

When ordering objects from largest to smallest, you need to compare the numbers. The largest number will always be the largest object. In this case, the number  is bigger than  and  so the truck comes first. The number  is bigger than , so the car comes next. The number  is the smallest number, so the motorcycle is the smallest object. 

Example Question #21 : How To Identify The Parts Of A List

Order these objects from largest to smallest. The bear is  inches, the truck is  inches and the car is  inches. 

Possible Answers:

Bear, car, truck

Bear, truck, car

Truck, bear, car

Truck, car, bear

Car, truck, bear

Correct answer:

Truck, car, bear

Explanation:

When ordering objects from largest to smallest, you need to compare the numbers. The largest number will always be the largest object. In this case, the number  is bigger than  and  so the truck comes first. The number  is bigger than , so the car comes next. The number  is the smallest number, so the bear is the smallest object. 

Example Question #15 : Measurement & Data

Order these objects from largest to smallest. The picture is  inches, the frame is  inches, and the wall is  inches. 

Possible Answers:

Frame, wall, picture

Picture, wall, frame

Wall, picture, frame

Picture, frame, wall

Wall, frame, picture

Correct answer:

Wall, frame, picture

Explanation:

When ordering objects from largest to smallest, you need to compare the numbers. The largest number will always be the largest object. In this case, the number  is bigger than  and  so the wall comes first. The number  is bigger than , so the frame comes next. The number  is the smallest number, so the picture is the smallest object. 

Example Question #16 : Measurement & Data

Order these objects from largest to smallest. The flag is  inches, the pole is  inches, and the porch is  inches. 

Possible Answers:

Pole, porch, flag

Porch, pole, flag

Porch, flag, pole

Flag, pole, porhc

Pole, flag, porch

Correct answer:

Pole, porch, flag

Explanation:

When ordering objects from largest to smallest, you need to compare the numbers. The largest number will always be the largest object. In this case, the number  is bigger than  and  so the pole comes first. The number  is bigger than , so the porch comes next. The number  is the smallest number, so the flag is the smallest object. 

Example Question #17 : Measurement & Data

Order these objects from largest to smallest. The fence is  inches, the pool is  inches, and the flowerbed is  inches. 

Possible Answers:

Pool, fence, flowerbed

Fence, pool, flowerbed

Flowerbed, fence, pool

Fence, flowerbed, pool

 Flowerbed, pool, fence

Correct answer:

Fence, flowerbed, pool

Explanation:

When ordering objects from largest to smallest, you need to compare the numbers. The largest number will always be the largest object. In this case, the number  is bigger than  and  so the fence comes first. The number  is bigger than , so the flowerbed comes next. The number  is the smallest number, so the pool is the smallest object. 

Example Question #18 : Measurement & Data

Order these objects from largest to smallest. The rose is  inches, the lily is  inches, and the daisy is  inches. 

Possible Answers:

Rose, lily, daisy

Lily, rose, daisy

Lily, daisy, rose

Daisy, lily, rose

Daisy, rose, lily

Correct answer:

Lily, daisy, rose

Explanation:

When ordering objects from largest to smallest, you need to compare the numbers. The largest number will always be the largest object. In this case, the number  is bigger than  and  so the lily comes first. The number  is bigger than , so the daisy comes next. The number  is the smallest number, so the rose is the smallest object. 

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