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SIMO EDUCATION

INDIAN MATHEMATICS OLYMPIAD (SIMO) 2012
SCREENING TEST
STANDARD IX

Time : 90 mins Max. Marks : 120

Instructions:
- The question paper contains 30 questions to be answered in 90 minutes
- All questions have ONLY ONE correct answer.
- Each question carries 4 marks. One mark would be deducted for every wrong answer. No
marks would be deducted for unattempted questions.
- You can retain the Question paper with you after the Olympiad.
- Fill the OMR sheet very carefully. Your name in the participation certificate will be the
same as the one you give here. Please leave space after initials.


Instructions for Questions 01 to 10

Each of these questions has a question and two statements I and II following it. Mark your option as
below. If you can answer the questions using,
statement I alone, mark A
statement II alone, mark B
ONLY on using both statements I and II, mark C
If you cannot answer even after using both of them, mark D

01. Is ABCD a parallelogram?
I. ABCD is a rhombus II. Diagonals of ABCD are equal

02. a,b,c,d are real numbers. Is a=b?
I. a
2
+b
2
=2(bc-ac+ab) II. c=1+d
2


03. Is x>0.5?
I. x>4x
3
II. 4x
2
>1

04. a, b, c, d are irrational numbers. Is r a rational number?
I. r=a-b II. r=pq

05. Is n divisible by 24?
I. n is divisible by 4 II. n is divisible by 6

06. An iron pipe is in form of hollow cylinder of length 20cms. What is its volume?
I. Outer radius is 3cms II. Area of cross section is 4cm
2




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07. Is m=1?
I. am
2
+n
2
=mn
2
+am II. a=n
2


08. x, y are integers. Is x divisible by 24?
I. 4x+3y
2
=2012 II. y=20

09. All solutions of x
4
-ax
3
+bx
2
-ax+c=0 are positive. Is a4?
I. b=62 II. c=1

10. Is p a prime?
I. p leaves a remainder of 5 when divided by 6 II. p has even number of factors

Comprehension-I (Questions 11 to 13)

Consider set R of regular polygons where R={P
n
/ P
n
is a regular polygon of n sides}

11. All sides of a polygon Q are equal Q R e . Number of sides of Q is
(A) 7 (B) 12 (C) 18 (D) 3

12. Let P
i
R e ( i 2012). If an internal angular bisector to drawn at a vertex of P
i
, it intersects
opposite side in the right angle. Number of possible value of i is
(A) 1004 (B) 1005 (C) 1006 (D) None

13. P
4
is surrounded by 4 equal regular polygons P
k
such that entire space around P
4
is filled by
them. Value of k is
(A) 12 (B) 8 (C) 15 (D) None

14. A cube of side 2 units is cut at midpoint of body diagonal and perpendicular to it. The area of
cut surface is equal to _______ sq units.
(A) 42 (B) 33 (C) 63 (D) None

Comprehension-II (Questions 15 to 18)

ABC is a triangle with A Z =40
o
and B Z =80
o
. Let O, I, S and G represent orthocenter, incenter,
cicrumcenter and centroid of triangle ABC. Now answer the following questions

15. OIS Z =
(A) 90
o
(B) 120
o
(C) 150
o
(D) 160
o

16. Angle between lines SI and AD where AD is altitude is
(A) 20
o
(B) 30
o
(C) 40
o
(D) None

17. The circle drawn through S, O and I also passes through
(A) B (C) C (C) G (D) all the above

18. If R is circumradius (radius of circumcircle) of triangle ABC and r is circumradius of triangle
SOI, then we should have
(A) R>r (B) R<r (C) R=r (D) None

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19. The lines represented by 8(x+1)
2
+2(y+2)(x+1)=15(y+2)
2
intersect at
(A) (4,2) (B) (-1,-2) (C) (9,6) (D) (-10,4)

20. If x and y are non-zero and distinct real numbers, then
1 1
1 1 1 1
x x
x y x y


+
+
can not be equal to
(A) -1 (B) -2 (C) 2 (D) None of these

21. Consider the following statements
I. The polynomial f(x)=ax
4
+(2-a)x
3
-(3a+2)x
2
+3(1+a)x-3 is divisible by (x-1) for infinite values of a
II. There are no values of a for which f(x)=x
3
-(2a+3)x
2
+8ax-6a is divisible by (x-1)
Which of the above statements is/are true?
(A) Only I (B) Only II (C) Both I and II (D) Neither I nor II

22. The line x-y=2 intersects hyperbola xy=k at P. The curve y
3
-x
3
+6k+l=0 also passes through P.
The value of l is
(A) 6 (B) 8 (C) Either 6 or 8 (D) cannot be determined

23. l
1
and l
2
are parallel lines such that AB is a transversal with A on l
1
and B on l
2
. C is a point on l
1

such that AB=AC. Also D is a point on l
2
such that BC=BD. If C and D are on same side of AB and
CDB Z =50
o
, acute angle made by transversal AB with l
1
is
(A) 50
o
(B) 60
o
(C) 20
o
(D) None

24. If
2 1 1
( 1)
5 2 3 7 4 3 2 3
n n < + + < +
+ +
, for n N e , value of n is
(A) 18 (B) 17 (C) 16 (D) None

25. Let a=log
10
2 and b= log
10
3. The value of 12x10
(3c-2a-b)
is
(A) 25 (B) 32 (C) 75 (D) 125

26. AB is a line segment joining A(0,2) and B(3,6). Origin is at O and C is (3,0). D is a point in
space such that volume of tetrahedron OCDE is 6 cubic units with E on linesegment AB. Minimum
height of D from plane of ABC is
(A) unit (B) 1unit (C) 2 units (D) None

27. ABCD is a cyclic trapezium inscribed in a semicircle of radius R. Maximum possible area of
ABCD is
(A) R
2
(B) 2R
2
(C) 3 R
2
(D) None

28. Number of ways in which you can rearrange alphabets of word OBAMA such that two As are
always together is
(A) 48 (B) 24 (C) 60 (D) None

29. a,b, c are roots of the equation x
3
-2x
2
+3x=1. Then,
2 2 3 2 2 3 2 2 3
3 3 3
( ) ( ) ( )
( ) ( ) ( )
a b b c c a
a b b c c a
+ +
+ +
is
(A) 15 (B) 10 (C) 12 (D) None

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30. If
1 1 1 1 1 1
1 1
2 4 8 16 32 64
4 2
x x
| |
+ + + + + + +
|
\ . = , value of x is

(A) 16 (B) 32 (C) 64 (D) None















































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