## SSAT practice test Mathematics sample questions

The following are sample questions and answers for the Mathematics section of the SSAT test.

Sample question 1 – What is the third prime number?

A) 1
B) 2
C) 3
D) 5
Solution and Answer – A prime number has exactly two factors, one and itself. As the number 1 has only one factor it is Not considered a prime number. Therefore the first three prime numbers are..2,…3,…and 5. So in the above sample question the answer is (D) 5.

Sample question 2 – If the least common multiple of 5 and ‘x’ is 30, which of the following can be ‘x’ ?

A) 1
B) 3
C) 5
D) 6
Solution and Answer – So lets find the least common multiple of 5 and of each of the answer choices. The least common multiple of 5, is 1 and 5….. the least common multiple of 5 and 3 is 15,……of 5 and 5 is 5,….and of 5 and 6 is 30. Therefore in the above sample question the answer is (D) 30.

Sample question 3 – If Mary has a recipe that serves 25, and she will be having 90 guests, by what percentage must she increase the amount of each ingredient in the recipe in order to have enough for all the guests?

A) 27.8%
B) 72.2%
C) 260%
D) 360%
Solution and Answer – To calculate the percentage increase we must first find the difference between what she has and what she needs. Then divide that result by what she has and then convert it to a percentage. So, the difference is 65, divided by the original 25 gives 2.6 which is 260% as a percentage. So the answer is (C) 260%.

Sample question 3 – Which of the following has the largest absolute value?

A) -7
B) -2
C) 0
D) 6
Solution and Answer – Remember that absolute value is the distance from zero, basically meaning that positives and negatives do not matter. Thus the answer is (A) – 7

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