### All SSAT Upper Level Math Resources

## Example Questions

### Example Question #1 : How To Find The Reciprocal Of A Fraction

Give the reciprocal of 0.8.

**Possible Answers:**

**Correct answer:**

The reciprocal of a number is the quotient of 1 and that number. Divide 1 by 0.8 by moving the decimal point to the right in each number one place:

### Example Question #2 : Reciprocals

Give the reciprocal of 0.75.

**Possible Answers:**

**Correct answer:**

The reciprocal of a number is the quotient of 1 and the number.

Divide 1 by 0.75 by moving the decimal point to the right in each number two places:

### Example Question #3 : Reciprocals

Add the reciprocals of 0.3 and 0.7. What is their sum?

**Possible Answers:**

The correct answer is not among the other responses.

**Correct answer:**

, so its reciprocal is .

, so its reciprocal is .

Add them:

, so

### Example Question #4 : Reciprocals

Subtract the reciprocal of 1.5 from the reciprocal of 0.125. What is the result?

**Possible Answers:**

The correct answer is not among the other responses.

**Correct answer:**

, so its reciprocal is .

, so its reciprocal is 8.

The requested difference is

### Example Question #5 : Reciprocals

Let be the reciprocal of 0.22. Which of the following is true of ?

**Possible Answers:**

**Correct answer:**

, so its reciprocal is .

Since ,

Therefore, .

### Example Question #6 : Reciprocals

Let be the reciprocal of 1.77. Which of the following is true of ?

**Possible Answers:**

**Correct answer:**

, so its reciprocal is .

If 100 is divided by 177, the decimal equivalent is seen to be so

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### Example Question #7 : Reciprocals

Subtract the reciprocal of 11 from the reciprocal of 13. What is the result?

**Possible Answers:**

**Correct answer:**

The reciprocals of 11 and 13 are, respectively, and . The requested difference is

This answer is not among the given choices.

### Example Question #8 : Reciprocals

Add the reciprocals of , , and . What is the sum?

**Possible Answers:**

**Correct answer:**

The reciprocals of 4, 6, and 8 are, respectively, . Their sum is

First we find the least common denominator between all three fractions.

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