SSAT Upper Level Math : Whole and Part

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

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Example Questions

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

If Hannah needs to pay a  tax on her yearly income of , how much does she need to pay for the tax?

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

Multiply  by  to find the amount Hannah needs to pay in taxes.

Hannah needs to pay  in taxes.

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

A dress goes on sale for  off. If the dress originally cost , how much does it cost while it is on sale?

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Correct answer:

Explanation:

Subtract the amount discounted from the original cost of the dress to find its sale price.

The dress cost  on sale.

Example Question #11 : How To Find The Part From The Whole

Initially,  number of students were going to chip in to buy their teacher a present that cost  dollars. If  students decide not to pay, which of the following expressions represent how much each remaining student must now pay?

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

To determine how much each person must pay, we will need to divide the total dollar amount by the number of people paying.

Before some students decided not to pay, the amount each person would have to pay is represented by the following expression:

Now, since  students dropped out, we need to subtract that from the number of people who will be paying.

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