Upper Level SSAT SAMPLE QUESTIONS: Ratios
Here’s a SSAT sample question to help you practice the type of ratio problem you may find on the quantitative section of the Upper Level SSAT.
What Are Ratio Problems?
A ratio compares one quantity with another. When two numbers are compared by division, the indicated division is called a ratio. When two ratios are equal, they form a proportion. A ratio can be expressed in several ways. For example, the ratio 5 to 10 can be expressed as:
5/10 5 ÷ 10 5:10
SSAT Sample Question for the Ratio Problem:
Joan picked 16 pears, 8 peaches, 6 plums, 2 apples, and 4 bananas
at the grocery. What was her ratio of plums to all fruit purchased?
The total number of pieces of fruit: 16 + 8 + 6 + 2 + 4 = 36
The ratio of plums to total = 6/36 = 1/6 = 1:6
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