Middle Level SSAT SAMPLE QUESTION: Fractions

Here’s two SSAT sample question to help you practice for the quantitative section of the Middle Level SSAT.

What are fractions?fractions

A fraction has a numerator and a denominator. The numerator is on top, and the denominator is on the bottom. The numerator is divided by the denominator.

For example: 1 ↔ numerator

aaaaaaaaaaa2 ↔ denominator

When fractions have the same numerator but different denominators, the one with the larger denominator is smaller.

For example: 1 < 1

aaaaaaaaaaa8    4

SSAT Sample Question for Positive and Negative Numbers

Questions 1 and 2 are based on boxes of cards.

Sandy bought 2 boxes of plain cards containing 20 cards each. She created 27 “thank you” cards and she kept the remainder as “all occasion” cards.

 

  1. What fractional part were “thank you” cards?

(A) 13

aaa20

(B) 13

aaa40

(C) 20

aaa40

(D) 27

aaa40

(E) 30

aaa40

 

  1. What fractional part were “all occasion” cards?

(A) 13

aaa20

(B) 13

aaa40

(C) 20

aaa40

(D) 27

aaa40

(E) 30

aaa40

 

Answer Key

Time to check your answer!

  1. (D) 27 — 2 × 20 = 40 cards total. 27 are “thank you” cards.

                 40                                             40

  1. (B) 13 — 40 − 27 = 13. 13 are “all occasion” cards.

                 40                          40

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