### All SSAT Upper Level Math Resources

## Example Questions

### Example Question #1 : How To Find The Whole From The Part

After a discount, a car costs . How much did the car cost before the discount?

**Possible Answers:**

**Correct answer:**

Let be the cost of the car before the discount. Since we know that the car at a discount costs , we can write the following equation:

Now, solve for to find the cost of the car before the discount.

The car originally cost before the discount was applied.

### Example Question #2 : How To Find The Whole From The Part

There are yellow marbles in a bag. If of the marbles in the bag are yellow, how many total marbles are in the bag?

**Possible Answers:**

**Correct answer:**

Let be the total number of marbles in the bag. Since we know that of the marbles are yellow, we can set up the following equation and solve for :

There are total marbles in the bag.

### Example Question #1 : Whole And Part

Byron eats calories for lunch. If he eats of his calories at lunch, what is the total number of calories he eats for the day?

**Possible Answers:**

**Correct answer:**

Let be the total number of calories Byron eats in a day. With the information given in the question, we can write the following equation and solve for .

Byron eats calories for the day described in the question.

### Example Question #4 : How To Find The Whole From The Part

Max bought a t-shirt that was on sale at the store for . If he paid for the shirt, how much would the shirt have costed before the sale?

**Possible Answers:**

**Correct answer:**

Let be the cost of the t-shirt before it went on sale. With the information given in the question, we can write the following equation and solve for .

This can be rewritten as:

The shirt cost before the sale.

### Example Question #5 : How To Find The Whole From The Part

Roselyn spent when she bought a vacuum that was off. How much did the vacuum cost before the sale?

**Possible Answers:**

**Correct answer:**

Let be the cost of the vacuum before the sale. With the information given in the question, we can write the following equation and solve for .

This can be rewritten as:

The vacuum cost before it went on sale.

### Example Question #6 : How To Find The Whole From The Part

When Teresa saw that plane tickets to Hong Kong were off, she immediately bought a discounted ticket for . How much would the ticket have cost if tickets to Hong Kong were not on sale?

**Possible Answers:**

**Correct answer:**

Let be the price of the non-discounted ticket. With the information given in the question, we can write the following equation and solve for .

The plane ticket that Teresa bought would have cost if it were not on sale.

### Example Question #7 : How To Find The Whole From The Part

There are red marbles in a bag. If of the marbles in the bag are red marbles, how many total marbles are in the bag?

**Possible Answers:**

**Correct answer:**

Let be the total number of marbles in the bag. With the information given in the question, we can write the following equation and solve for .

There are total marbles in the bag.

### Example Question #8 : How To Find The Whole From The Part

If of a certain number is , what is that number?

**Possible Answers:**

**Correct answer:**

Let be the number we are looking for. With the information given in the question, we can write the following equation and solve for .

of is , so is the correct answer.

### Example Question #9 : How To Find The Whole From The Part

If of a certain number is , what is that number?

**Possible Answers:**

**Correct answer:**

Let be the number we are looking for. With the information given in the question, we can write the following equation and solve for .

of is , so is the correct answer.

### Example Question #10 : How To Find The Whole From The Part

If of a certain number is , what is that number?

**Possible Answers:**

**Correct answer:**

Let be the number we are looking for. With the information given in the question, we can write the following equation and solve for .

of is , so is the correct answer.

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