### All SSAT Middle Level Math Resources

## Example Questions

### Example Question #5 : Convert Among Different Sized Standard Measurement Units: Ccss.Math.Content.5.Md.A.1

How many are in

**Possible Answers:**

**Correct answer:**

To solve this problem we can make proportions.

We know that and we can use as our unknown.

Next, we want to cross multiply and divide to isolate the on one side.

The will cancel and we are left with

### Example Question #6 : Convert Among Different Sized Standard Measurement Units: Ccss.Math.Content.5.Md.A.1

How many are in

**Possible Answers:**

**Correct answer:**

To solve this problem we can make proportions.

We know that and we can use as our unknown.

Next, we want to cross multiply and divide to isolate the on one side.

The will cancel and we are left with

### Example Question #1 : Convert Among Different Sized Standard Measurement Units: Ccss.Math.Content.5.Md.A.1

How many are in

**Possible Answers:**

**Correct answer:**

To solve this problem we can make proportions.

We know that and we can use as our unknown.

Next, we want to cross multiply and divide to isolate the on one side.

The will cancel and we are left with

### Example Question #141 : Ratio And Proportion

Find the value of the variable y in the proportion below

**Possible Answers:**

**Correct answer:**

The first step is to change the colon form 8:4 = 10:y to fractional form.

The next step is to cross multiply,

After cross multiplying, we need to isolate the y variable. This can be done by dividing both sides by 8 shown below,

### Example Question #6 : How To Find A Proportion

Phil earns for each hour he works. For every hour he works, he then gives to his sister Lola. How much money will Lola have if Phil works hours?

**Possible Answers:**

**Correct answer:**

To Solve:

Multiply the Lola receives by the hours Phil worked:

Phil will give Lola if he works hours.

### Example Question #22 : How To Find A Proportion

If the ratio of boys to girls in a classroom is , and there are a total of of students in the classroom, how many boys are in the classroom?

**Possible Answers:**

**Correct answer:**

If the ratio of boys to girls in a classroom is , that means that there are boys for every girls. Thus, when there are students in a classroom, the breakdown will be boys and girls. If there are students in a classroom, the breakdown will be boys and girls, which translates to a ratio of , or .

Thus, if there are students, will be boys.

### Example Question #1 : Use The Four Operations To Solve Word Problems Involving Various Measures: Ccss.Math.Content.4.Md.A.2

On Saturday Jake raked leaves for minutes and on Sunday he raked leaves for hours. In hours, how much total time did he spend raking on both Saturday and Sunday?

**Possible Answers:**

**Correct answer:**

The first thing we need to do is put our minutes into hours because our final answer is asking for hours. We know that . We can set up a proportion and cross multiply to solve.

Then we can divide to isolate the .

Now we can add our hours together to find the total.

### Example Question #2 : Use The Four Operations To Solve Word Problems Involving Various Measures: Ccss.Math.Content.4.Md.A.2

Matt studied for minutes everyday from Monday-Friday. How many total hours did he spend studying?

**Possible Answers:**

**Correct answer:**

The first thing we need to do is put our minutes into hours because our final answer is asking for hours. We know that . We can set up a proportion and cross multiply to solve.

Then we can divide to isolate the .

Now we need to multiply because Matt studied for hours each day.

### Example Question #1501 : Common Core Math: Grade 5

How many are in

**Possible Answers:**

**Correct answer:**

To solve this problem we can make proportions.

We know that , and we can use as our unknown.

Next, we want to cross multiply and divide to isolate the on one side.

The will cancel and we are left with

### Example Question #9 : Convert Among Different Sized Standard Measurement Units: Ccss.Math.Content.5.Md.A.1

How many are in

**Possible Answers:**

**Correct answer:**

To solve this problem we can make proportions.

We know that , and we can use as our unknown.

Next, we want to cross multiply and divide to isolate the on one side.

The will cancel and we are left with

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