## 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?**

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

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

For example: __1__ < 1

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**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.

- What fractional part were “thank you” cards?

(A) __13 __

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(B) __13__

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(C) __20__

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(D) __27__

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(E) __30__

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- What fractional part were “all occasion” cards?

(A) __13 __

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(B) __13__

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(C) __20__

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(D) __27 __

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(E) __30__

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**Answer Key**

Time to check your answer!

**(D)**— 2 × 20 = 40 cards total.__27____27__are “thank you” cards.

** 40 ** 40

**(B)**— 40 − 27 = 13.__13____13__are “all occasion” cards.

** 40 **40

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