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

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Percent (%) means hundredths or number out of 100, so that 40/100 = 40 percent, and 3 is 75 percent of 4 (because 3/4 = 75/100 = 75 percent).

SSAT Sample Question for Percentage Problems

About 55.2% of the salt in sea water is chloride and 30.4% is sodium. What percent is neither chloride nor sodium?

(A) 12.6%

(B) 14.4%

(C) 28.8%

(D) 55.8%

(E) 85.6%

Answer Key:

(B) 14.4%

55.2 + 30.4 = 85.6 100% − 85.6% = 14.4%


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