Upper Level SSAT Sample Question: Quantitative Word Problem

HwordleMathWordProblemsere’s a SSAT sample question to help you practice the type of word problem you may find on the quantitative section of the Upper Level SSAT.

What Are Word Problems?

Some quantitative questions on the SSAT are structured as word problems. A word problem may not offer the mathematical operation(s) needed to find the answer. In these problems, you have to carefully consider how the question is worded and the way the information is presented to determine what operations to perform.

SSAT Sample Question for Word Problems

At a store, the number of bicycles and the number of automobiles in the parking lot are the same. If the number of bicycle wheels plus the number of automobile wheels equals 30, how many bicycles are at the store?

(A) 4

(B) 5

(C) 6

(D) 7

(E) 8


Answer Key

Don’t look below unless you’re ready!

You sure you’re ready?

Ok, here’s the answer:

(B) 5


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