SSAT Middle Level Math : Tables

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Example Questions

Example Question #1 : Tables

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The above circle graph shows the results of a school election. According to the rules, the office of President falls to the student who wins the most votes, and the office of Vice-President falls to the student who finishes second. A runoff only happens in case of a tie.

Which of the following is the result of this election?

Possible Answers:

Phelps and Creighton will face each other in a runoff to determine which will be President and which will be Vice-President.

Phelps was elected President and Creighton was elected Vice-President.

Phelps was elected President and Wells was elected Vice-President.

Phelps and Wells will face each other in a runoff to determine which will be President and which will be Vice-President.

Phelps was elected President; Creighton and Wells will face each other in a runoff to determine who will be Vice-President.

Correct answer:

Phelps was elected President and Creighton was elected Vice-President.

Explanation:

The two largest portions of the pie graph are light blue (Phelps) and orange (Creighton); Phelps got the most votes and Creighton got the second-most. Therefore, Phelps was elected President and Creighton was elected Vice-President - there will be no runoffs.

Example Question #1 : How To Find The Answer From A Table

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The above circle graph shows the results of a school election. According to the rules, the office of President falls to the student who wins the most votes; the office of Vice-President falls to the student who finishes second; the office of Secretary-Treasurer falls to the student who finishes third. A runoff only happens in case of a tie.

Which candidate was elected Secretary-Treasurer?

Possible Answers:

Hawley was elected Secretary-Treasurer.

Wells and Hawley will face each other in a runoff.

Wells and Creighton will face each other in a runoff.

Wells was elected Secretary-Treasurer.

Creighton was elected Secretary-Treasurer.

Correct answer:

Wells was elected Secretary-Treasurer.

Explanation:

The third-largest portion of the circle graph is gray, which, according to the legend, corresponds to Wells's share of the vote. Wells was elected Secretary-Treasurer outright.

Example Question #7 : Tables

Below is a table that gives the population of Washington City for six census years.

Which of the following decades saw the greatest growth in the city's population?

Possible Answers:

2000 to 2010

1960 to 1970

1970 to 1980

1980 to 1990

Correct answer:

2000 to 2010

Explanation:

For each decade, take the difference of the population of the last year and that of the first year. We can omit 1990 to 2000, as the population declined over that decade.

1960-70: 

1970-80: 

1980-90: 

2000-10: 

The greatest growth occurred between 2000 and 2010.

Example Question #1 : Make A Line Plot To Display A Data Set Of Measurements In Fractions And Solve Problems: Ccss.Math.Content.5.Md.B.2

Mrs. Smith’s class made a line plot to show the amount of sugar that each student has in a given day. 


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How many students have  cups of sugar?

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

Each X represents one person. There are  Xs above the  tick mark on the line plot. 

Example Question #1 : Make A Line Plot To Display A Data Set Of Measurements In Fractions And Solve Problems: Ccss.Math.Content.5.Md.B.2

Mrs. Smith’s class made a line plot to show the amount of sugar that each student has in a given day. 

Screen shot 2015 07 29 at 11.22.58 am

How many students have  cups of sugar?

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

Each X represents one person. There are  Xs above the  tick mark on the line plot. 

Example Question #1 : Make A Line Plot To Display A Data Set Of Measurements In Fractions And Solve Problems: Ccss.Math.Content.5.Md.B.2

Mrs. Smith’s class made a line plot to show the amount of sugar that each student has in a given day. 

Screen shot 2015 07 29 at 11.22.58 am

How many students have  cup of sugar?

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

Each X represents one person. There are  Xs above the  tick mark on the line plot. 

Example Question #2 : Make A Line Plot To Display A Data Set Of Measurements In Fractions And Solve Problems: Ccss.Math.Content.5.Md.B.2

Mrs. Smith’s class made a line plot to show the amount of sugar that each student has in a given day. 

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How many students are in Mrs. Smith’s class?

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

In order to find the total number of students in Mrs. Smith's class we need to count up all of the Xs above each tick mark. 

Example Question #1 : Make A Line Plot To Display A Data Set Of Measurements In Fractions And Solve Problems: Ccss.Math.Content.5.Md.B.2

Mrs. Smith’s class made a line plot to show the amount of sugar that each student has in a given day. 

Screen shot 2015 07 29 at 11.22.58 am

How many students have  or  cups of sugar?

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

To solve this problem, we have to add the number of Xs above the  tick mark to the number of Xs above the  tick mark. 

There are  Xs above the  tick mark and  Xs above the  tick mark. 

Example Question #1 : Make A Line Plot To Display A Data Set Of Measurements In Fractions And Solve Problems: Ccss.Math.Content.5.Md.B.2

Mrs. Smith’s class made a line plot to show the amount of sugar that each student has in a given day. 

Screen shot 2015 07 29 at 11.22.58 am

How many students have  or  cups of sugar?

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

To solve this problem, we have to add the number of Xs above the  tick mark to the number of Xs above the  tick mark. 

There are  Xs above the  tick mark and  Xs above the  tick mark. 

Example Question #2 : Tables

The table below gives the number of students who scored in each of five ranges on a standardized test.

No student scored below .

What percent of the students scored  or less (nearest whole percent)?

Possible Answers:

More information is need to answer the question.

Correct answer:

Explanation:

Add the students who finished in the bottom two ranges (-- and ):

Now add all the students from all five ranges:

To figure out what percent of all of the students finished in the bottom two ranges, calculate:

 

The correct choice is .

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