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 Question #19 : Measurement & Data

Order these objects from largest to smallest. The cup is  inches, the bowl is  inches, and the plate is  inches.

Possible Answers:

Cup, plate, bowl

Plate, bowl, cup

Cup, bowl, plate

Plate, cup, bowl

Bowl, cup, plate

Correct answer:

Plate, bowl, cup

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 plate comes first. The number  is bigger than , so the bowl comes next. The number  is the smallest number, so the cup is the smallest object. 

Example Question #22 : Measurement & Data

Order these objects from largest to smallest. The plane is  inches, the cloud is  inches, and the ship is  inches. 

Possible Answers:

Cloud, plane, ship

Cloud, ship, plane

Plane, ship, cloud

Plane, cloud, ship

Ship, plane, cloud

Correct answer:

Plane, ship, cloud

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 plane comes first. The number  is bigger than , so the ship comes next. The number  is the smallest number, so the cloud is the smallest object. 

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