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

What are fractions?fraction

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: in the fraction ½: 1 is the numerator and 2 is denominator.

When fractions have the same numerator but different denominators, the one with the larger denominator is smaller. For example: 1/4 > 1/8

SSAT Sample Question for Fractions:

Identify the fraction that is less than 1/3

(A) 4/9

(B) 3/7

(C) 5/12

(D) 7/24

(E) 10/27

Answer Key:

(D) 7/24

1/3 = 8/24; 7/24 < 8/24

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