Upper Level SSAT SAMPLE QUESTIONS: Ordering of Numbers

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

What Are Ordering of Numbers Problems?File:Greater than sign.png

The symbol > means “greater than.” For example, 6 > 4 can be r

ead as “six is greater than four.” The symbol < means “less than.” 6x < 20 can be read “six times some number is less than twenty.”

SSAT Sample Question for Order of Numbers Problem:

If x < 7 and x > −2, which is a possible solution for x?

(A) −4

(B) −2

(C) 0

(D) 7

(E) 8


Answer Key:

(C) 0

−2 < x < 7

Zero is between −2 and 7


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