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1. During a recent span of time, eleven days had some rain. A morning rain was
1. During a recent span of time, eleven days had some rain. A morning rain was
  • 1. During a recent span of time, eleven days had some rain. A morning rain was always followed by a clear afternoon, and an afternoon rain was always preceded by a clear morning. In all, nine mornings and twelve afternoons were clear. How many days had no rain at all?

a.

4

b. 5

c. 6

d. 9

  • 2. Ten boxes each contain 9 balls. The balls in one box each weigh 0.9 kg; the rest all weigh 1 kg. In how many least number of weighing you can determine the box with the light balls?

a.

2

b. 1

c. 3

d. 9

  • 3. When P(x) =x 4 -2x 3 -3x 2 +8x-4 is divided by which factor is the remainder the greatest?

a.

x-1

b. x+1

c. x-2

d. x-3

  • 4. How many integral values of a are there such that the quadratic expression (x + a) (x + 1991) + 1 can be factored as a product (x + b) (x + c), where b and c are integers?

a. Two b. One c. None d. Zero 5. Let f(x + 2) + f(5x +
a.
Two
b. One
c. None
d. Zero
5.
Let f(x + 2) + f(5x + 6) = 2x 1 for all real x. Find the value of f(1).
a.
-2
b. -1
c. -5/3
d. -3/2
6.
Find the value:
10
670
10
670 .....
a.
6
b. 6 3
c. 3 6
d. 4 3
  • 7. Which of the following are even functions of x?

2
2
  • I. f(x) 16 x

  • a. I only

II.

f(x) x

x

b. I, II only

III.

2

fx x x

()

8

16

c. III only

IV.

  • 42 52

fx x x x

()

3

d. III, IV only

  • 8. fx x Ax Bx Cx Dx

If

()

8

87

54

3

1

, where A, B, C, D are positive values, then f(x) could

have:

  • I. 4 positive, 4 non-real roots

II. 2 positive, 4 negative, 2 non-real roots

III. 4 negative, 4 non-real roots IV. 8 non-real roots

a.

I, II only

b. I, IV only

c. II, III only

d. II, IV only

  • 9. Brijesh and Manish are trying to solve a quadratic equation. Brijesh writes down the equation but makes a mistake when copying down the constant term and gets that this equation s roots are 3, 6. Manish also tries to write down the equation but makes a mistake when copying down the x term and obtains the roots 1, 10. Assuming that both students solved their respective equations correctly, what were the original equation s roots?

a.

1, 3

b. 2, 5

c. 0, 9

d. 6, 10

10. Find the least value of xy + 2xz + 3yz for positive numbers x, y, z, satisfying xyz = 48.

  • a. 0

b. 24

c. 72

11. The value of

a.

  • 15 is

1. During a recent span of time, eleven days had some rain. A morning rain was

40

5

80

10

1. During a recent span of time, eleven days had some rain. A morning rain was

20

5(5 2)
5(5 2)

b. 5(2 2)

c. 5(1 2)
c.
5(1 2)
d. 1 d. 5(3 2)
d. 1
d.
5(3 2)

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12.

4 (17 12 2) a. 2 1
4 (17 12 2)
a.
2 1

12. 4 (17 12 2) a. 2 1 b. 1/ 4 c. 22 1 None of

b. 2( 21)

1/ 4

12. 4 (17 12 2) a. 2 1 b. 1/ 4 c. 22 1 None of
  • c. 22 1

d. None of these

12. 4 (17 12 2) a. 2 1 b. 1/ 4 c. 22 1 None of

13.

If the roots of ()

b cx c ax a b

() () 0

2

  • a. 2b

b. b 2

are equal then a c

c. 3b

d. b

14.

A multiple choice test has 30 questions and 5 choices for each question. If a student answers all 30 questions and the score is [number right - (number wrong/4)] then which of the following is a possible score?

a.

10

b. 5.25

c. 7.75

d. 8.75

15. If , ( ) are roots of the equation

x

2

bx c

0

where (c 0 b) then

a.

0

b. 0 | |

c.

0

d. 0 | |

16.

If f(x) =x 3 4x +p, and f(0) and f(1) are of opposite signs, then which of the following is necessarily true?

a. 1< p <2 b. 0< p <3 c. 2< p <1 d. 3< p <0
a.
1< p <2
b. 0< p <3
c. 2< p <1
d. 3< p <0
2
2
17.
If for real values of x,
x
x
32 0
and
x
x
34 0
, then
a.
1
x
1
b.
1
x
4
c.
1 x 1 or 2 x 4
d.
2 x
4
18.
If b a,
then the equation (x a)(x b) 1 0, has
a.
Both roots in [a b]
b.
Both roots in ( ,a)
c.
Both roots in (b, )
d.
One root in ( ,a) and other in (b, + )
54
2
19.
The sum of the reciprocals of the solutions of the equation
x
45
x
x
8
450
x
27
0
is:
50
5
5
a.
b. 15
c.
d.
3
3
3
20.
For which of the following function does f(a+b) = f(a) + f(b)?
a.
f(x) = x 2
b. f(x) = 4x+1
c. f(x) = 1/x
d. f(x) = 7x
21.
An infinite geometric series has sum 2005. A new series, obtained by squaring each term of the
original series, has 10 times the sum of the original series. The common ratio of the original series
is
a.
1995/2015
b. 2000/2015
c. 2005/2015
d. None of these
2
xx
29
2
xx
29
22.
Find the minimum value of the function f(x) =
a.
1
b. 0
c. ½
d. 2
23.
What is the minimum value of f(x) x 1 x 3 x 1 x 3 ?
a.
-34
b. -16
c. 16
d. 34

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24. Find all ordered pairs (a, b) which satisfy 5y +2xy-80=0 such that (a, b) are
  • 24. Find all ordered pairs (a, b) which satisfy 5y 2 +2xy-80=0 such that (a, b) are both integers.

a.

6

b. 8

c. 12

d. 16

 
  • 25. There are 5 Arithmetic Progressions of 9 terms each. The common property of all these APs is that they all are composed of positive integers and have the same middle term, X. If it is known that the sum of all the numbers of the APs is 4500, then find out the value of X.

a.

50

b. 100

c. 200

d. 45

 
  • 26. The first term of an arithmetic progression (AP) is -1 and the 8 th term of a geometric progression

(GP) is 80. The 4 th terms of both progressions are equal. If the 6 th term of the GP is equal to the sum of the 6 th and 7 th terms of the AP, find the smallest possible integral value of the 9 th term of the GP.

a.

80

b. -80

c. 160

d. -160

 
  • 27. If a, b and c are real numbers and Evaluate 9a -6b +9c

a+b+c = 16, c a =b 2a , 2 c =2.4 a and abc < 0.

a.

121

b. 199

c. 221

d. None of these

  • 28. Let

x,

y,

and

z

be distinct real

numbers that sum

to

0.

Find

the maximum

possible value of

xy yz zx

xy z

22

2

 

a.

3

b. 2

c. -1

d. -1/2

 
  • 29. If a1, a2, , an are positive real numbers whose product is a fixed number c, then the minimum value of a1+ a2+ + an-1 + 2an is

a.

n(2c) 1/n

b. (n+1) c 1/n

c. 2nc 1/n

d.

(n+1) (2c) 1/n

  • 30. The area bounded by the curves y = |x| 1 and y = |x| + 1 is

 

a.

1

b. 2

c. 2 2

d.

4

  • 31. Consider the expansion (2 + x + x 3 ) 5 = a 0 + a 1 x + a 2 x 2 + + a 15 x 15 . What is the value of a 0 + a 2 + a 4 + + a 14 ?

a.

1024

b. 512

c. 256

d. None of these

 
  • 32. What is the remainder when x 100 -2x 51 + 1 is divided by x 2 -1?

 

a.

2x + 2

b. 2x 2

c. -2x + 2

d. 2

  • 33. The expression (1 + x) (1 + x 2 ) (1 + x 4 ) (1 + x 8 ) (1 + x 16 ) (1 + x 32 ) (1 + x 64 ), equals (where x 1, & x < 1)

 

1 x

128

 
  • 2 12

.....

6

 

1 x

  • 127 1 x

 

a.

b.

  • c. d. None of these

 
 

1 x

1 x

1 x

  • 34. Let a, b, c, d be four real numbers such that a + b + c + d = 12. Find the greatest possible value of d.

8, ab + ac + ad + bc + bd + cd =

a.

4

b. 3 2+4

  • 35. For a positive integer n let f(n) be the value of

c. 3 2+2

2 1
2
1

44

nn

d. 0

. Calculate f(1) + f(2) + + f(40)

a.

729

b. 366

c. 364

21
21

nn

21
21

d. 0

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  • 36. Find the minimum value of

1

1

xx

6

6

2

6

x

x

3

1

1

xx

x

x

3

3

for x > 0.

a.

0

b. 1

c. 3

d. 6

36. Find the minimum value of 1 1 xx 6 6 2 6 x x 3
  • 37. Determine F(2010) if for all real x and y, F(x)F(y) F(xy) = x + y.

a.

1

b. 2010

d. 2011

d. 0

  • 38. The equation x 2 + ax + (b + 2) = 0 has real roots. What is the minimum value of a 2 + b 2 ?

a.

2

b. 4

c. 0

d. 8

39. Let

P(x)

be a polynomial

such that P(x)

Calculate P(200).

a.

1

b. 201

=

x 19

201x 18

+

201x 17

-...-

201x 2

+ 201x.

c. 200

d. 0

40. For the real numbers a, b and c, it is known that

11

1

ab bc ca

1

, and a + b + c = 1. Find

the value of the expression, M =

a.

0

b. 1

1

1a

ab

1

1b

bc

1

1c

ca

.

c. 2

d. 3

  • 41. Find the infinite sum:

a.

2/3

11

48

23

16

32

58

64

128

13

256

21

...

512

b. 3/2

c. 1

d. 5/4

  • 42. The houses in a street are spaced so that each house of one lane is directly opposite to a house of other lane. The houses are numbered 1, 2, 3, and so on up one side, continuing the order back down the other side. Number 39 is opposite to 66. How many houses are there?

a.

103

b. 102

c. 104

d. 105

43. One number is removed from

the set

of integers

from

1

to

n. The average

of the remaining

numbers is 40.75. Which of the following is true about the removed number?

  • a. The number lies between 50 and 60

  • b. The number lies between 60 and 70

  • c. The number lies between 100 and 110

  • d. The number lies between 20 and 30

  • 44. If f(x)=x 3 +x 2 -x+19 has a relative minimum at x=a and the relative maximum at x=b, find a b .

a.

-1

b. 3

c. 1/3

d. 1

  • 45. A group of n students is sitting equally spaced around a circular table, and each student is labeled with a number from 1 through n (corresponding to the clockwise order in which they are sitting). If student 7 is sitting directly across from student 81, what is the value of n?

a.

147

b. 148

c. 149

d. 150

  • 46. The three roots of f(x)=3x 3 -10x 2 +Kx-8 are a, b and c. If c is integer and a+b=ab, find the value of ab.

a.

4/3

b. 8/3

c. 2

d. Cannot be determined

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47. A single-elimination tournament is played with 128 teams. In such a tournament, all undefeated teams
  • 47. A single-elimination tournament is played with 128 teams. In such a tournament, all undefeated teams are paired together, and only the winning teams advance to the next round. This process is repeated until only one undefeated team remains. Which of the following expressions correctly represents the total number of games played in such a tournament?

a.

127

b. 128

c. 64

d. 63

  • 48. Let f(x) be a cubic polynomial with integral coefficients. If f(1)=-1, f(2)=f(3)=-5, f(4)=5, and f(5)=31, find the value of f(6)?

a.

48

b. 67

c. 79

d. 81

3x 31

AB

  • 49. x 2x 15 x3 x5

If

2

,

find

a.

-93

b. -15

A B.

c. -10

d. 93

  • 50. If

a.

47. A single-elimination tournament is played with 128 teams. In such a tournament, all undefeated teams

6 25

A

B , find

5

A + AB + B.

b. 6

c. 11

d. 6+14 5

  • 51. Given a cubic function, M, such that when M(x) = 0, the solution set is solution set when M (x + 5) = 0.

a.

{-5}

b. {-3, -2, 1}

c. {-3, -2, 0}

d. {-8, -5, -3}

{0, 2,

-3}.

Find the

Direction 52 -54: {x}=x-[x] where [x] denotes the greatest integer function.

  • 52. Find the value of { } +{- }

a.

6-2

b. 0

c. 2 -6

d. 1

  • 53. Find the inequality that gives the range of {x}

a.

-1 {x} 1

b. -1<{x}<1

c. 0 {x}< 1

d. 0 {x} 1

  • 54. Find the sum of the solutions to the equation 2x + {x} = 2.1

a.

7/10

b. 11/15

c. 7/5

d. 26/15

Given that

  • 55. a

log

6

3

b

log

6

2

c

log 55

6

, for the rational numbers a, b and c which of the following

must be true?

a.

a b

b. a b

c. b a

d. c>b>a

47. A single-elimination tournament is played with 128 teams. In such a tournament, all undefeated teams
47. A single-elimination tournament is played with 128 teams. In such a tournament, all undefeated teams

56

47. A single-elimination tournament is played with 128 teams. In such a tournament, all undefeated teams

56

  • 56. 56

?

a.

-8

b. 7

c. 15/2

d. 8

  • 57. Find the sum of the solutions to log

3

5

x

log

9

x x

2

3

10

a.

-5

b. 0

  • 58. Find the sum of the real roots of

y x

c. 2 32 3 77 x x
c. 2
32
3
77
x
x

15.

a.

7

b. 15

c. 151

d. None of these

d. 153

  • 59. The minimum value of the expression (x+y)(y+z), where x, y and z are positive real numbers satisfying xyz(x + y + z) = 1.

a.

1

b. 2

c. 0

d. 4

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60. The roots of f(x) = x -15x +71x-105 form an arithmetic progression. What is the
  • 60. The roots of f(x) = x 3 -15x 2 +71x-105 form an arithmetic progression. What is the common difference for this progression?

a.

0.5

b. 1

c. 1.5

d. 2

  • 61. If f(x) is a quadratic function with f(2)=4, f(-3)=-1and f(-4)=5, evaluate f(0).

a.

-23

b. -17

c. -13

d. -5

  • 62. A function f from the integers to the integers is defined as follows: f(n) =

Suppose k is odd and f(f(f(k))) = 27. What is the sum of the digits of k?

60. The roots of f(x) = x -15x +71x-105 form an arithmetic progression. What is the

n+ 3 if n is odd

if n is even

a.

3

b. 6

c. 9

d. 12

60. The roots of f(x) = x -15x +71x-105 form an arithmetic progression. What is the
  • 63. What is the smallest value of the expression x 2 + 2xy + 2y 2 10y + 3?

    • a. b. -14

-22

c. -12

64.

()

fx

x

x

25,

if

if x

5,

2

31

x

1,

1

if x

3

evaluate ff ff

,(

((

4)))).

  • a. b. 5

1

c. 24

d. 3

d. 575

  • 65. If f(3x-5) = x 4 -x 3 -3x +7, then what is the sum of the coefficients of f(x)?

a.

4

b. 6

c. 9

d. 25

  • 66. If f(4x+8) = 2x 3 - 2x 2 -3x +5, then what is the constant term of f(x)?

a.

-13

b. 5

c. 6

d. 23

  • 67. The number of common terms of the two sequences 17, 21, 25, ., 417 and 16, 21, 26, 466.

a.

21

b. 29

  • 68. The equation

11

x

35

x

34

has

a.

no solution

b. one solution

c. 20

d. 2

c. two solutions

d. more than two solution

  • 69. Let a, b, and c be positive real numbers. Determine the largest total number of real roots that the following three polynomials may have among them: ax 2 + bx + c, bx 2 + cx + a, and cx 2 + ax + b.

a.

2

b. 4

c. 6

d. 0

70.

1

Fn

2 Fn

1

2

for n = 1, 2, 3 and F(1) = 2. Then F(101) equals:

a.

50

b. 52

c. 54

d. None of these

  • 71. Find the quadratic equation whose roots are half of the reciprocal of the roots of the equation

2

ax bx c 0.

a.

b.

c.

d.

4ax

2

2bx c

0

4cx

2

2bx a 0

2cx

2

bx a 0

2ax

2

bx a 0

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  • 72. The number of ordered pairs of integers (x, y) satisfying the equation

    • x 2

a.

2

b. 4

c. 6

d. 8

2 6x y 4 is
2
6x y 4 is

73.

The number of points at which the curve

63

y x x

a.

1

b. 2

c. 4

2 cuts the x-axis is d. 6

74.

p qy rz,q rz px,r

2

2

2

px qy, then the value of

x

yz

is

px

qy

rz

a.

pqr

b. pqr

xyz

c. 0

d. 1

75.

If the minimum value of

4x

2

px 3 is realized for x = a, where a > 0, which of the following

statements is necessarily true?

a.

8a + p < 0

b. 6a + p > 0

c. 11a + 2p 0

d. 15a + 2p <0

76.

a

and

b

are positive

real

numbers satisfying

22

a b ab ?

a.

19/36

b. 7/12

c. 3

1

ab

23

6

ab

3,

then

what

is

the

value

of

d. Data insufficient

77.

If x=

8 pq

pq

and (x 4p) (x 4q) 0, find the value of

4

xp

4

xp

4

xq

4

xq

a.

0

b. 1

c. 2

d. None of these

78.

At how many distinct points do the two curves given below intersect above the x-axis?

yx xx

2

43

yx xx x

43

54

2

a.

one

b. two

c. three

d. four

79.

The graph of the polynomial P(x) = x 5 +ax 4 +bx 3 +cx 2 +dx+e has five distinct -intercepts, one of which is at (0, 0). Which of the following coefficients cannot be zero?

a.

a

b. b

c. d

d. e

80.

Let a, b, and c be the three roots of the equation 8x 3 + 1001x +2008 = 0.

Find

a.

0

(a+b) 3 + (b+c) 3 + (c+a) 3

b. 1

c. 251

d. 753

81.

If x 2 = 8x + y and y 2 = x + 8y with x y, then the value of x 2 + y 2 is

a.

9

b. 49

c. 63

82.

Given that f(x) + 2f(8

x) = x 2 for all real x, compute f(2).

d. 21

a.

-28/3

b. 68/3

c. 0

d. 1

83.

Find the remainder when you divide x 81 + x 49 + x 25 + x 9 + x by x 3 x

a.

0

b. 1

c. 5x

d. none of these

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  • 84. If the domain for the function f(x) = possible values of c ?

84. If the domain for the function f(x) = possible values of c ? 1 x

1

x

2

2x c

is (- , ), which of the following best describes all

a.

c>1

b. c=1

c. c 1

d. c<1

  • 85. The quadratic equations 15x 2 -19x+6=0 and 21x 2 -17x+2=0 have a common root. Which is the sum of the other roots?

a.

26/35

b. 24/35

c. 22/35

d. 28/35

  • 86. Determine the solution set of the equation

log (.

3

93

x 3

)| x|

31

a.

{-1, 2}

b. {0,2}

c. {0, 3}

d. {2, 3}

  • 87. Given that the real-valued function f satisfies the functional equation find the minimum value of |f(x)|

fx

() 4

1

f x

x

, for all x >0,

a.

1/2

b. 4/15

c. 7/15

d. 3/5

  • 88. Find the number of elements of the set A = {2, 3, 6, 7, 10, 11, 14, 15, . , 2006, 2007, 2010, 2011}.

a.

1004

b. 1006

c. 1008

d. 1010

  • 89. This equation describes the relationship between two quadratic functions g(x) = 2f(x)+2. Which of the following could represent the graphs of the two functions?

a.

84. If the domain for the function f(x) = possible values of c ? 1 x

b.

84. If the domain for the function f(x) = possible values of c ? 1 x

c.

84. If the domain for the function f(x) = possible values of c ? 1 x

d.

84. If the domain for the function f(x) = possible values of c ? 1 x
  • 90. The minimum value of the quantity (a 2 +3a+1)(b 2 +3b+1)(c 2 +3c+1)/abc is: a. 11 3 /2 3

b. 125

c. 25

d. 27

  • 91. Among following options which one is factor of x 2 -y 2 -z 2 + 2yz + x + y z

    • a. x y + z + 1

b. x + y + z

c. x + y z + 1

d. x y z + 1

  • 92. Find the coefficient of x.y.z 4 in the expansion of

(x+3y+2z) 6 with like terms combined

a.

160

b. 480

c. 1440

d. 4320

  • 93. Find the value of

1

log

abc

abcd

1

log

bcd

abcd

1

log

cda

abcd

1

log

dab

abcd

a.

0

b. 1

c. 3

d. 4

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94. If x , y and z are positive real numbers and x +y +z =
  • 94. If x , y and z are positive real numbers and x 3 +y 3 +z 3 = 4, what is the maximum value of (1+x 3 )(1+y 3 )(1+z 3 )-(yz) 3 -(xz) 3 -(xy) 3

a.

199/27

b. 32

c. 125

d. 64

  • 95. Find the area of the region enclosed by

2
2

f(x) 64 x

and g(x) 0

a.

4

b. 16

c. 32

d.

64

  • 96. The roots of f(x) = x 3 -15x 2 +71x-105 form an arithmetic progression. What is the common difference for this progression?

a.

1/2

b. 1

c. 3/2

d. 2

97.

If

fx

()

4

x

x

42

;

find the value of

  • a. b. 1999

1998

1 ff 1999
1
ff
1999
2 f
2
f

1999

3

1999

......

1998

f
f

1999

c. 998

d. 999

  • 98. How many integral points are within the graph of |x-2|+|y+6| 8

a. 144 b. 145 c. 180 d. 181 99. What is the coefficient of the x
a.
144
b. 145
c. 180
d. 181
99. What is the coefficient of the x 3 . 4 term in the expansion of (2
+3) 9 ?
a.
38,420
b. 64,560
c. 76,840
d. 90,720
  • 100. Given f(n) = f(n + 1)f(n

1), and f(1) = 1; f(2) = 2, find the summation of the series

log

2

f

1

log

2

f

2 3 2013

log

2

f

......

log

2

f

  • a. b. 2

1

c. 2012

d. 2013

  • 101. Find the 100 th term of the series 2 1 ,3 2 ,5 4 ,8 7 ,12 11 ,17 16 ,23 22 , ....

a.

4900 4899

b. 4952 4951

c. 5220 5219

d. 5210 5209

  • 102. Find the sum of the first 125 terms of the series 1,2,1,3,2,1,4,3,2,1,5,4,3,2,1,6,5,4,3,2,1, .......

a.

460

b. 738

c. 750

d. 680

  • 103. If a 1 =2,a 2 =3 and a n+2 +a n =2a n+1 +1,for every positive integer n, then a 51 is

a.

1277

b. 1276

c. 1127

d. 1126

  • 104. Let {s n } be a unique sequence of positive numbers satisfying the following properties: s 1 = 64800 = 30s 2 and s n × s n+1 = s n-1. Which of the following numbers is a perfect square?

  • a. b. 50/S 7

36S 3

c. 12S 4

d. 5S 5

  • 105. p is the root of the equation x 2 + ax + b = 0, 0 < b a 1. Which of the following best

describes p?

  • a. b. |p| 3/2

p| 1

c. |p| 4/3

d. 1/2 |p| 3/2

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