# 10 Most Common 6th Grade PSSA Math Questions

Many students are more concerned about math exams than other subjects. The complexity and difficulty of some of the 6th Grade PSSA test materials cause students to lose their morale and their anxiety increase about the 6th Grade PSSA Math test. It is better for your students to use the 6th Grade PSSA test sample questions at the same time as reading the course materials. This will help them to become more familiar with different ways of solving the problem and to revisit the points they have forgotten. So this post provides an opportunity for your students to test their math skills using 10 common questions of the 6th Grade PSSA Math test.

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**10 Sample 6th Grade PSSA Math Practice Questions**

1- What is the equation of a line that passes through points \((0, 4)\) and \((2, 8)\)?

A. \(y = x\)

B. \(y = x + 4\)

C. \(y = 2x + 4\)

D. \(y = 2x – 4\)

2- What is the volume of a box with the following dimensions?

Height \(= 6\) cm , Width \(= 7\) cm, Length \(= 9\) cm

A. \(63 \space cm^3\)

B. \(126\space cm^3\)

C. \(189\space cm^3\)

D. \(378\space cm^3\)

3- Anita’s trick–or–treat bag contains 14 pieces of chocolate, 15 suckers, 16 pieces of gum, 20 pieces of licorice. If she randomly pulls a piece of candy from her bag, what is the probability of her pulling out a piece of sucker?

A. \(\frac{1}{13}\)

B. \(\frac{3}{13}\)

C. \(\frac{14}{65}\)

D. \(\frac{16}{65}\)

4-

In the following rectangle, which statement is false?

A. AD is parallel to BC

B. The measure of the sum of all the angles equals \(360^\circ\).

C. Length of AB equal to length DC.

D. AB is perpendicular to AC.

5- The area of a rectangular yard is 90 square meters. What is its width if its length is 15 meters?

A. 10 meters

B. 8 meters

C. 6 meters

D. 4 meters

6- Which statement about 4 multiplied by \(\frac{3}{5}\) must be true?

A. The product is between 1 and 2

B. The product is greater than 3

C. The product is equal to \(\frac{75}{31}\)

D. The product is between 2 and 2.5

7- Which of the following lists shows the fractions in order from least to greatest?

\(\frac{3}{4}, \frac{2}{7}, \frac{3}{8} , \frac{5}{11}\)

A. \(\frac{3}{8}, \frac{2}{7}, \frac{3}{4}, \frac{5}{11}\)

B. \(\frac{2}{7}, \frac{5}{11}, \frac{3}{8}, \frac{3}{4}\)

C. \(\frac{2}{7}, \frac{3}{8}, \frac{5}{11}, \frac{3}{4}\)

D. \(\frac{3}{8}, \frac{2}{7}, \frac{5}{11}, \frac{3}{4}\)

8- A car costing $300 is discounted \(10\%\). Which of the following expressions can be used to find the selling price of the car?

A. \((300)(0.4)\)

B. \(300-(300×0.1)\)

C. \((300)(0.1)\)

D. \( 300-(300×0.9)\)

9- What is the missing price factor of number 420?

\(420=2^2×3^1×…\)

A. \(2^2×3^1×5^1×7^1\)

B. \(2^2×3^1×7^1×9^1\)

C. \(1^2×2^3×2^1×3^1\)

D. \(3^2×5^1×7^1×9^1\)

10- If the area of the following trapezoid is equal to A, which equation represents \(x\)?

A. \(x = \frac{13}{A}\)

B. \(x = \frac{A}{13}\)

C. \( x=A+13\)

D. \( x=A-13\)

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## Answers:

1- **C **

The slope of the line is:

\(\frac{y_2-y_1}{x_2-x_1 }= \frac{8 – 4}{2 – 0}=\frac{4}{2}=2\)

The equation of a line can be written as:

\( y-y_0=m(x – x_0 )→y-4 = 2(x – 0)→y-4 = 2x→y = 2x + 4\)

2- **D**

Volume of a \(box = length × width × height = 6 × 7 × 9 = 378\)

3- **B**

\(Probability = \frac{number \space of \space desired \space outcomes}{number \space of \space total \space outcomes}=\frac{15}{14+15+16+20}= \frac{15}{65}=\frac{3}{13}\)

4- **D**

In any rectangle, sides are not perpendicular to diagonals.

5- **C**

Let y be the width of the rectangle. Then; \(15×y=90→y=\frac{90}{15}=6\)

6- **D**

\( 4×\frac{3}{5}=\frac{12}{5}=2.4 \)

\( 2.4>2\)

\( 2.4<3\)

\( \frac{75}{31}=2.419≠2.4\)

\(2<2.4<2.5 \) This is the answer!

7- **C**

Let’s compare each fraction:

\(\frac{2}{7}< \frac{3}{8}< \frac{5}{11} < \frac{3}{4}\)

Only choice C provides the right order.

8- **B **

To find the discount, multiply the number (\(100\%\)- rate of discount)

Therefore; \(300(100\%-10\%)=300(1-0.1)=300-(300×0.1)\)

9- **A**

\(420=2^2×3^1×5^1×7^1\)

10- **B**

The area of the trapezoid is: area= \(\frac{(base 1+base 2)}{2}×height= (\frac{10 + 16}{2})x = A\)

\( →13x = A→x = \frac{A}{13}\)

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