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

What is Geometry and Measurement?

Perimeter refers to the distance around the outer boundary of a figure. Area refers to the measure of a surface. Volume refers to the three-dimensional measure of a shape. For example, the perimeter of this square is 5 + 5 + 5 + 5 = 20 units. The area is 5 × 5 = 25 square units

SSAT Sample Question for Geometry and Measurement

The width of a rectangle is five times its length. If the area of the

rectangle is 45, then what is the perimeter of the rectangle?

(A) 3

(B) 9

(C) 15

(D) 18

(E) 36

Answer Key:

(E) 36

Let x = length; 5x = width

5x² = 45

x² = 9

Then, x = 3

5x = 15

perimeter = 3 + 15 + 3 + 15 = 36

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