### All SSAT Middle Level Math Resources

## Example Questions

### Example Question #1 : How To Subtract Variables

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### Example Question #2 : How To Subtract Variables

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### Example Question #2 : How To Subtract Variables

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### Example Question #4 : How To Subtract Variables

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### Example Question #2 : How To Subtract Variables

Solve for :

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In order to solve for , move to one side of the equation and everything else to the other. To do this, subtract from both sides.

### Example Question #6 : How To Subtract Variables

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The first step is to apply the distributive property. Don't forget to distribute the negative in the second parenthesis!

Next, combine the variables and the numbers. This gives us:

### Example Question #4 : How To Subtract Variables

Which of the following phrases can be written as the algebraic expression ?

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One fifth the product of negative six and a number

None of the other responses is correct.

Six less than one fifth of a number

One fifth less than the product of six and a number

One fifth decreased by the product of six and a number

**Correct answer:**

One fifth decreased by the product of six and a number

is one fifth decreased by . is the product of six and a number.

Consequently, is "one fifth decreased by the product of six and a number".

### Example Question #5 : How To Subtract Variables

Which of the following phrases can be written as the algebraic expression ?

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The correct answer is not among the other choices.

Thirteen divided into the difference of nine and a number.

Thirteen divided into the difference of a number and nine.

Thirteen divided by the difference of a number and nine.

Thirteen divided by the difference of nine and a number.

**Correct answer:**

Thirteen divided into the difference of a number and nine.

is thirteen divided into .

is the difference of a number and nine.

Therefore,

is "thirteen divided into the difference of a number and nine".

### Example Question #1 : Expressions & Equations

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### Example Question #3 : How To Subtract Variables

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