### All SSAT Upper Level Math Resources

## Example Questions

### Example Question #2 : Percentages

What percent of 12,000 is 3,300?

**Possible Answers:**

27.5%

25%

26%

28.5%

24.5%

**Correct answer:**

27.5%

To find out what percent a part is of a whole , evaluate the expression

### Example Question #1 : How To Find Fractional Percentages

Convert into a percent.

**Possible Answers:**

**Correct answer:**

First evaluate .

To convert a decimal to a percentage, multiply by 100 percent.

### Example Question #3 : How To Find Fractional Percentages

Which of the following best represents ?

**Possible Answers:**

**Correct answer:**

The true value of the percentage can be converted by dividing .

The correct value of is .

### Example Question #2 : How To Find Fractional Percentages

Convert into a percent.

**Possible Answers:**

**Correct answer:**

To convert a decimal number into a percent, multiply the decimal number by .

### Example Question #5 : How To Find Fractional Percentages

Find the sum of . Express the final answer as a fraction.

**Possible Answers:**

**Correct answer:**

Convert the into fraction form by dividing this by .

Add the two fractions.

First find the common denominator by multiplying the current denominators together.

Now convert each fraction into an equivalent fraction with the new, common denominator.

### Example Question #6 : How To Find Fractional Percentages

What percentage of is ? Round to the nearest hundredth.

**Possible Answers:**

**Correct answer:**

Set up a mathematical equation such that the percentage of the number is divided by 100. Solve for the unknown value.

The correct answer is .

### Example Question #7 : How To Find Fractional Percentages

Each of a set of balls is marked with a letter of the English alphabet. Each vowel is represented by five balls; each consonant, three. What percent of the balls are marked with vowels? (Nearest whole percent)

Note: For purposes of this problem, "Y" is considered a consonant.

**Possible Answers:**

**Correct answer:**

There are five vowels, each represented by five balls; this is a total of

balls with vowels.

There are twenty-one consonants, each represented by three balls; this is a total of

balls with consonants.

There are balls total of which 25 out of 88 are marked with vowels. This represents

of the balls, so 28% is the correct choice.