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For a particular experiment, you need Find the mean proportion of 4 and

5 liters of 10% solution. You find 7% 36.

answer, 12% solution on the shelf. A. 72

How much of the 7% solution you mix B. 24

with the appropriate amount of the C. 12

12% solution to get 5 liters of 10% D. 20

solution?

A. 1.5 7. ECE Board April 1999

B. 2.5 Determine x, so that x, 2x + 7, 10x

C. 2 7 will form a geometric progression.

D.3 5

A. 7, -

6

2. ECE Board April 1998

14

The denominator of a certain fraction B. 7, -

is three more than twice the 5

numerator. If 7 is added to both terms 7

C. 7, -

of the fraction, the resulting fraction is 12

3/5. Find the original fraction. 7

A. 8/5 D. 7,-

6

B. 13/5

C. 5/13

D. 3/5 8. ECE Board April 1999

If 16 is 4 more than 4x, find 5x-1.

3. ECE Board April 1998 A. 14

B. 3

In the expansion of ( x + 4y ) 12 the C. 12

numerical coefficient of the 5th term D. 5

is

A. 63360 9. ECE Board April 1999

B. 126720 Mike, Louie and Joy can mow the

C. 506880 lawn in 4, 6 and 7 hours respectively.

D. 253440 What fraction of the yard can they

mow in 1 hour if they work together?

4. ECE Board November 1998 47

A.

Find the ratio of an infinite geometric 84

series if the sum is 2 and the first 45

term is . B.

84

A. 1/3

B. 37

C.

C. 84

D. 27

D.

84

5. ECE Board April 1999

Simplify the expression i1997 + i1999,

where i is an imaginary number.

A. 0

B. 1+i

C. -1

D.1-i

ENGINEERING MATHEMATICS B2 - 1

I

ALGEBRA I

The sum of the digits of a two-digit A. 27

number is 11. If the digits are B. 20

reversed, the resulting number is C. 25

seven more than twice the original D. 18

number. What is the original number?

A. 44 15. ECE Board April 2001

B. 83 Find the coefficient of the term

C. 38 involving b4 in the expansion of

(a2 2b)10.

D. 53

A. -3360

B.10!

11. ECE Board November 1999

C.-960

Find the sum of the roots of

D.3360

5x 2 - 10x + 2 = 0 .

1 16. ECE Board April 2001/

- November 2006

A. 2

B. 2 One pipe can fill a tank in 6 hours

C. -2 and another pipe can fill the same

tank in 3 hours. A drain pipe can

1

D. empty the tank in 24 hours. With all

2 three pipes open, how long will it

take to fill the tank?

12. ECE Board November 1999/ A. 5.16

November 2000 B. 3.14

The time required for two examinees C. 2.18

to solve the same Problem differ by D. 1.48

two minutes. Together they can solve

32 Problems in one hour. How long 17. ECE Board April 2001

will it take for the slower Problem The seating section in a Coliseum

solver to solve the same Problem? has 30 seats in the first row, 32

A. 5 minutes seats in the second row, 34 seats in

B. 2 minutes the third row, and so on, until the

C. 3 minutes tenth row is reached, after which

D. 4 minutes there are ten rows, each containing

50 seats. Find the total number of

13. ECE Board November 2000 seats in the section.

Find the value of m that will make A. 900

4x2-4mx+4m+5 a perfect square B. 910

trinomial. C. 890

A. 3 D. 1000

B.-2

C.4 18. ECE Board November 2001

D.5 A piece of paper is 0.05 inches thick.

Each time the paper is folded into

14. ECE Board April 2001 half, the thickness is doubled. If the

Ana is 5 years older than Beth. In 5 paper was folded 12 times, how

years the product of their ages will be thick in feet the folded paper be?

1.5 times the product of their present A. 10.24

ages. How old is Beth now? B. 12.34

C.17.10

D.11.25

ENGINEERING MATHEMATICS B2 - 2

I

ALGEBRA I

April 1999 B. 5 million

If one third of the air in a tank is C. 7 million

removed by each stroke of an air D. 6 million

pump, What fractional part of the total

air is removed in 6 strokes? 24. ECE Board November 2002/

A. 0.7122 April 2004

B. 0.6122 A speed boat can make a trip of 100

C.0.8122 miles in one hour and 30 minutes if it

D. 0.9122 travels upstream. If it travels

downstream, it will take one hour

20. ECE Board November 2001 and 15 minutes to travel the same

It takes an airplane one hour and distance. What is the speed of the

forty-five minutes to travel 500 miles boat in calm water?

against the wind and covers the same A.193.45 mph

distance in one hour and fifteen B. 73.33 mph

minutes with the wind. What is the C. 146.67 mph

speed of the airplane? D. 293.33 mph

A. 342.85 mph

B. 375.50 mph 25. ECE Board April 2003

C. 450.50 mph Simplify the expression: the square

D. 285.75 mph root of the cube root of 64 x60.

A. 4x4

21. ECE Board November 2002/ B. 8x2

April 2004/ November 2006 C. 2x6

At exactly what time after 2 oclock D. 2x10

will the hour hand and the minute

hand extend in opposite directions for 26. ECE Board April 2003

the first time? A man can do a job three times as

A. 2:43 and 0.63 sec fast as a boy. Working together it

B. 2:43 and 6.30 sec would take them 6 hours to do the

C. 2:43 and 40.5 sec same job. How long will it take the

D. 2:43 and 37.8 sec man to do the job alone?

A. 9 hours

22. ECE Board November 2002 B. 8 hours

The sum of the ages of Peter and C. 7 hours

Paul is 21. Peter will be twice as old D. 10 hours

as Paul 3 years from now. What is the

present age of Peter? 27. ECE Board April 2003

A. 8 A company sells 80 units and makes

B. 6 P80 profit. It sells 110 units and

C. 18 makes P140 profit. If the profit is a

D. 15 linear function of the number of units

sold; what is the average profit per

23. ECE Board November 2002 unit if the company sells 250 units?

A multimillionaire left his entire estate A. P1.76

to his wife, daughter, son and B. P1.68

bodyguard. His daughter and son got C. P1.66

half the total value of the estate D. P1.86

sharing in the ratio of 3:2. His wife got

twice value as much as the share of

the son. If the bodyguard received

half a million pesos, what is the total

value of the estate?

ENGINEERING MATHEMATICS B2 - 3

I

ALGEBRA I

28. ECE Board November 2003 pound weight should the fulcrum be

At approximately what time after 12 located to balance the bar?

oclock will the hour and the minute A. 2.5 meters

hands of a clock form an angle of 120 B. 1.0 meters

degrees for the second time? C. 1.6 meters

A. 50 min and 30 sec after 12 oclock D. 2.0 meters

B. 43 min and 38 sec after 12 oclock

C. 38 min and 35 sec after 12 oclock 34. ECE Board April 2003

D. 30 min and 45 sec after 12 oclock What is the first four terms of the

sequence whose general term is

29. ECE Board November 2003 n2 + 1?

What is the 11th term of the harmonic A. 1, 4, 9, 16

progression if the first and the third B. 2, 5, 10, 17

terms are and 1/6 respectively? C. 5, 10, 17, 26

A. 1/20 D. 2, 4, 6, 10

B.

C. 1/12 35. ECE Board April 2004

D. 1/22 x can do the job 50 percent faster

than y and 20 percent faster than z.

30. ECE Board November 2003 If they work together, they can finish

What is the remainder when the the job in 4 days. How many days

will it take x to finish the job if he is to

polynomial x 4 - 5x3 + 5x 2 + 7x + 6 is

work alone?

divided by x+2? A. 18

A. 16 B. 10

B. 32 C. 12

C. 48 D. 16

D. 68

36. ECE Board April 2004

31. ECE Board November 2003 Solve for x in the following equation:

Harry is one third as old as Ron and 8 x + 4x + 7x + 10x + ... + 64x = 1430

years younger than Hermione. If A. 4

Harry is 8 years old, what is the sum B. 3

of their ages? C. 2

A. 40 D. 1

B. 45

C. 48 37. ECE Board April 2004

D. 50 If kx3 (k +3)x2 +13 is divided by

x 4, and the remainder is 157.

32. ECE Board November 2003 Then the value of k is _____.

The sum of the three consecutive A. 6

even integers is 78. What is the B. 4

largest integer? C. 5

A. 24 D. 3

B. 28

C. 32 38. ECE Board April 2004

D. 30 Given that w varies directly as the

product of x and y and inversely as

33. ECE Board November 2003 the square of z and that w = when x

An iron bar four meters long has a =2; y=6 and z=3. What is the value

300 pound weight hung on one end of w, when x=1, y=4 and z=2?

and a 200 pound weight hung at the A. 6

opposite end. How far from the 300 B. 5

C. 4

ENGINEERING MATHEMATICS B2 - 4

I

ALGEBRA I

3k+2=0, determine the value of k so

39. Board April 2004 that the sum and product of the roots

If 16 is four more than 3x, then x2 +

5? are equal.

A. 16 A. 2

B. 21 B. 4

C. 3 C. 1

D. 4 D. 3

40. ECE Board April 2004 / 45. ECE Board April 2005

November 2002 What is the equation form of the

Four positive integers form an statement: The amount by which 100

arithmetic progression. If the product Exceeds four times a given number.

of the 1st and the last term is 70 and A. 4x(100)

the 2nd and the third term is 88, find B. 100+4x

the 1st term. C. 100-4x

A. 5 D. 4x-100

B. 3

C. 14 46. ECE Board April 2005

D. 8 Candle A and candle B of equal

length are lighted at the same time

41. ECE Board April 2004 and burning until candle A is twice as

A professional organization is long as candle B. Candle A is

composed of x ECEs and 2x EEs. If 6 designed to fully burn in 8 hours

ECEs are replaced by 6 EEs, 1/6 of while candle B for 4 hours. How long

the members will be ECEs. Solve for will they be lighted?

x. A. 3 hours and 30 minutes

A. 12 B. 2 hours and 40 minutes

B. 24 C. 3 hours

C. 36 D. 2 hours

D. 1

47. ECE Board April 2005

42. ECE Board April 2004 Solve for x if 8x =2(y+2) and 16(3x-y)=4y.

The average rate of production of A. 2

(PCB) is 1 unit for every 2 hours work B. 4

by two workers. How many PCBs can C. 1

be produced in one month by 60 D. 3

workers working 200 hours during the

month? 48. ECE Board April 2005

A. 4000 What is the sum of all odd integers

B. 5000 between 10 and 500?

C. 6000 A. 87,950

D. 3000 B. 124,950

C. 62, 475

43. ECE Board November 2004 D. 65,955

What is the sum of all even integers

from 10 to 500? 49. ECE Board April 2005

A. 87,950 How many terms of the progression

B. 124,950 3, 5, 7, should there be so that their

C. 62,730 sum will be 2600.

D. 65,955 A. 60

B. 50

44. ECE Board April 2005 C. 52

D. 55

ENGINEERING MATHEMATICS B2 - 5

I

ALGEBRA I

reciprocal of the roots of

2x2 - 3x - 5 =0 .

If the 1st term of the geometric

progression is 27 and the 4th term is A. 5x2 +3x - 2 =0

-1, the third term is: B. 3x 2 - 4x + 4 = 0

A. 3

B. 2 C. 4x 2 - 5x + 4 = 0

C. -3 D. 6x 2 - 3x - 4 = 0

D. -2

56. Problem

51. Problem

What is the sum of the coefficients of

Solve for x

8x =2y+2 and 163x-y =4y . the expansion of ( 2x -1) 20 .

A. 1 A. 0

B. 3 B. 1

C. 2 C. 2

D. 4 D. 3

Transform the fraction by rationalizing Solve for x in the following equation.

4x x+3x+5x+7x++49x = 625

the denominator A. 4

x - x2 - 4 B. 2

C. 3

xx + x2 - 4

A.

D. 1

B. x x 2 - 4 58. Problem

6

( 1+k2 ) .

2

C. 4x - x - 4

Expand the following k=3

D. x + x 2 -4

A. 90

53. Problem B. 100

If log of 2 to the base 2 plus log of x C. 80

to the base 2 is equal to 2, find the D. 95

value of x

59. Problem

A. 2

B. 4 Given f ( x ) = ( x - 4 ) ( x + 3 ) + 4 , when

C. 3 f(x) is divided by (x-K), the remainder

D. 5 is K. Find the value of K.

A. -12

54. Problem B. 8

The logarithm of 1 to any base is: C. 4

A. one D. 2

B. zero

C. infinity 60. Problem

D. indeterminate ( a - b) 3 =?

55. Problem A. a3 - 3a2b +3ab2 - b3

B. a3 + 3a2b + 3ab2 - b3

ENGINEERING MATHEMATICS B2 - 6

I

ALGEBRA I

will it take to fill the empty tank?

D. a3 - 3a2b + 3ab - b2 A. 6

B. 4

C. 8

D. 2

Give the factors of a2 - x2 It takes Shian twice as long as it

takes Rellenar to do a certain piece

A. 2a-2x of work. Working together they can

B. (a-x)(a+x) do the work in 6 days. How long

C. x2 - a2

would it take Rellenar to do it alone.

D. 2x - 2a

A. 9

B. 8

62. Problem

C. 6

Find x if 7 is the fourth proportional to

D. 4

36, and 28 and x.

A. 6 67. Problem

B. 8 Twenty (20) men can finish the job in

C. 7 30 days. Twenty five (25) men were,

D. 9 hired at the start and 10 quit after 20

days. How many days will it take to

63. Problem finish the job?

The intensity of sound varies directly A. 27

as the strength of the source and B. 32

inversely as the square as the C. 24

distance from the source. Write the D. 35

equation which describes this

relation. 68. Problem

KS The square of a number increased

A. I = 2 by 16 is the same as 10 times the

d

number. Find the numbers.

B. I = KSd2 A. 2, 8

2 B. 3, 6

C. I = Kd C. 3, 8

S D. 4, 6

2

D. I = d S 69. Problem

K The sides of a right triangle are 8, 15

and 17 units. If each side is doubled,

64. Problem how many square units will the area

If x varies directly as y and inversely of the new triangle

as z; and x=14, when y=7 and z=2, A. 240

find x when y=16 and z=4. B. 420

A. 14 C. 300

B. 4 D. 200

C. 16

D. 8 70. Problem

The arithmetic mean of 80 numbers

65. Problem is 55. If two numbers namely 274

A tank is filled with an intake pipe and 850 are removed what is the

that will fill it in 4 hours and an outlet arithmetic mean of the remaining

pipe that will empty it in 12 hours. If numbers?

ENGINEERING MATHEMATICS B2 - 7

I

ALGEBRA I

B. 28 inches long. Find the speed of the tip

C. 30 of the second hand.

D. 32

Round off 0.003086 to two significant B. 0.34 in/sec

figures. C. 0.55 in/sec

A. 0.0031 D. 0.48 in/sec

B. 0.003

C. 0.0030 76. Problem

D. 0.3 x 102 A man sold a book by mistake at

120% of the marked price instead of

72. Problem discounting the market price by

The velocity of an airplane in still air 20%. If he sold the book for P14.40,

is 125 kph. The velocity of the wind what was the price for which he

due east is 25 kph. If the plane have sold the book?

travels east and returns back to its A. P10.20

base again after 4 hours. At what B. P7.8

distance does the plane travel due C. P9.6

east? D. P8.6

A. 240 km

B. 320 km 77. Problem

C. 200 km Expressed 2763 in Roman

D. 180 km Numerals:

A. MMDCCLXIII

73. Problem B. MMDCLXIII

A man is 41 yrs. Old and his son is 9. C. MMDLCXIII

In how many years will the father be D. MMLDCXIII

three times as old as his son?

A. 7 78. Problem

B. 8 Find the 30th term of the A.P. 4, 7,

C. 6 10

D. 5 A. 75

B. 90

74. Problem C. 88

A high concentrated solution having a D. 91

volume of 100 liters is mixed by 7.5%

alcohol and 25% gasoline. It was 79. Problem

found out that a 50-50 percent Determine the sum S of the following

mixture is also appropriate in the series S = 2 + 5 + 8 + 11with 100

solution. How much gasoline should terms

be added to the high concentrated A. 15050

solution in order to have a 50-50% B. 14750

mixture: C. 15660

A. 50 liters D. 15350

B. 75 liters

C. 25 liters 80. Problem

D. 40 liters

75. Problem

ENGINEERING MATHEMATICS B2 - 8

I

ALGEBRA I

forms a harmonic progression, each week with a weekly production

1 1 1 of 8000 PCBs?

- , A. 40

2 x, 16

B. 55

A. 7

C. 60

B. 8

D. 50

C. 9

D. 10

The number x, 2x + 7,10x - 7 form a The sum of two numbers is 21 and

G.P. Find the value of x: one number is twice the other, Find

A. 7 the numbers.

B. 5 A. 7, 14

C. 3 B. 6, 15

D. 4 C. 8, 13

D. 9, 12

82. Problem

Express 3.2181818 as a fraction 87. Problem

177 Solve for x: log108 = 3 -3 log10x

A. A. 5

55

B. 6

142

B. C. 8

44 D. 4

106

C. 88. Problem

33

Spheres of the same radius are pile

70

D. in the form of a pyramid with a

22 square base until there is just one

sphere at the top layer, if there are

83. Problem four spheres on each side of the

Find the sum of 5-4i and -2+8i square, find the total number of

A. 3+4i spheres in the pile.

B. 2+6i A. 25 spheres

C. 3+5i B. 30 spheres

D. 7+12i C. 32 spheres

D. 28 spheres

84. Problem

Find the length of the vector (2,1,4) 89.Problem

A. 17 If x4-2x3-3x2-4x-8 is divided by (x-2),

B. 21 the remainder is:

A. -20

C. 20 B. -28

D. 19 C. 28

D. 20

85. Problem

A production supervisor submitted the 90. Problem

following report on the average role of Factor the expression 3x3-3x2-18x

production of printed circuit boards A. 3x(x-3)(x+2)

(PCB) in an assembly line. 1.5 B. 3x(x+3)(x+2)

workers produce 12 PCBs in 2 hours. C. 3x(x+3)(x-2)

How many workers are employed in D. 3x(x-3)(x-2)

ENGINEERING MATHEMATICS B2 - 9

I

ALGEBRA I

more fraction in either the numerator

or the denominator.

A. complex number

B. complex fractions

C. partial fraction

D. refraction

91. Problem

Ryan is 15 yrs. older than his brother

Yuan. However y years ago, Ryan 96. Problem

was twice as old as Yuan. If Yuan is A number which could not be

now b years old and b > y, find the expressed as a quotient of two

value of (b-y). integers.

A. 14 A. natural

B. 15 B. rational

C. 16 C. irrational

D. 13 D. Surd

-elne2 If the roots of an equation are zero,

evaluate ln ee then they are classified as ______.

A. extraneous solutions

e2 ln e3 B. trivial solutions

A.

3 C. conditional solutions

D. none of these

B. ln e2

1 98. Problem

C. 2e

e What is the sum of the coefficients in

the expansion of

D. e2e

(x+y-z)8.

A. 1

93. Problem B. 2

It is a sequence of terms whose C. 3

reciprocals form an arithmetic D. 4

progression

A. algebraic progression 99. Problem

B. geometric progression Two natural numbers are such that

C. harmonic progression the difference of their squares is 481

D. infinite progression and the sum of their squares is 769.

Find the numbers.

94. Problem A. 25, 12

It is the base of a number system. B. 10, 25

A. radius C. 20, 16

B. radix D. 30, 25

C. characteristic

D. Matrix 100. Problem

For the expression (4x-3)9, what is

95. Problem

the sum of the exponents.

A. 34

B. 38

ENGINEERING MATHEMATICS B2 - 10

I

ALGEBRA I

C. 42 D. fractional part

D. 45

107. Problem

101. Problem Is a combination of number symbols

Find the value of x if 4+4x =12 . connected by any of the symbols of

operation.

A. 2, -4

A. monomial

B. -2, 4

B. algebraic expression

C. 3, -4

C. polynomial

D. 1, -4

D. like terms

102. Problem

108. Problem

The numbers used in counting are

Is an expression containing a single

called

term.

A. rational numbers

A. polynomial

B. integers

B. monomial

C. complex numbers

C. quadratic

D. natural numbers

D. multinomial

103. Problem

109. Problem

These include the natural numbers

Is an expression containing several

and their negatives and zero.

terms

A. rational numbers

A. polynomial

B. fraction

B. monomial

C. integers

C. quadratic

D. complex numbers

D. multinomial

104. Problem

110. Problem

A _______ is one which can be

The operations of multiplication and

expressed as a quotient of two

division are to be ________ before

integers.

those of addition and subtraction

A. rational number

A. performed last

B. irrational number

B. performed first

C. complex number

C. not performed

D. natural number

D. either a or b

105. Problem

111. Problem

Is one of the form a + bi, where a and

The _______ is a statement of

b are real numbers and i = -1 . general application which will aid us

A. irrational numbers in factoring polynomials when the

B. integers factors are not immediately evident;

C. complex numbers stated as follows:

D. rational numbers A. Cramers rule

B. Remainder theorem

106. Problem C. Factor theorem

The ______ of a number depends D. Binomial theorem

upon the number of units contained in

the number, no reference being paid 112. Problem

to the sign. A _______ of two or more algebraic

A. sign expressions is an exact divisor of

B. absolute value each expressions.

C. integer A. coefficient

ENGINEERING MATHEMATICS B2 - 11

I

ALGEBRA I

C. common factor the _______ when the terms of the

D. LCD fraction contain no common factor.

A. highest terms

B. common terms

C. lowest terms

D. common multiple

118. Problem

A/An _______ is one that does not

contain any literal quantity in the in

the denominator of any term.

113. Problem

A _______ of two or more integral A. fractional expression

functions A, B, C is an integral B. integral expression

function which is exactly divisible by C. mixed expression

each of the functions A, B, C D. algebraic expression

A. common factor

B. fractional part 119. Problem

C. common multiple A/An _______ is one which contains

D. GCF a literal quantity in the denominator

of one or more of its terms.

114. Problem A. fractional expression

The ______ of two or more integral B. integral expression

functions is that function which C. mixed expression

contains all the prime factors of each D. algebraic expression

of the given functions.

A. GCF 120. Problem

B. LCM A/An _______ consists of an integral

C. common multiple expression and a fraction.

D. common factor A. fractional expression

B. mixed expression

115. Problem C. integral expression

The indicated quotient of two D. algebraic expression

algebraic expressions A and B,

written in the form A/B, is called an 121. Problem

_______. A _______ is a fraction with one or

A. algebraic function both of the numerator or

B. algebraic fraction denominator in the form of a

C. algebraic equation fractional expression.

D. algebraic quotient A. improper fraction

B. proper fraction

116. Problem C. complex fraction

A/An _______ is one where the D. continued fractions

numerator is of higher or of equal

degree than the denominator. 122. Problem

A. improper fraction The process of extracting a root of

B. proper fraction an algebraic expression is called

C. real fraction _______.

D. imaginary fraction A. evolution

B. radicands

117. Problem C. roots

D. index of roots

ENGINEERING MATHEMATICS B2 - 12

I

ALGEBRA I

123. Problem two expressions is not equal to, that

A ______ in one unknown, say x, has is, is greater or less than the other.

the form ax + b = 0. A. equality

A. quadratic equation B. inequality

B. general equation C. asymmetric

C. linear equation D. unequality

D. polynomial equation

129. Problem

Two inequalities ________ when

they have the same sign of

inequality.

124. Problem

A ______ in one unknown has the

form: ax2 + bx + c = 0.

A. quadratic equation A. computes in the same sense

B. linear equation B. subsist in the same sense

C. trinomial equation C. transpose in the same sense

D. binomial equation D. subsist in the opposite sense

A _______ is true only for some

The quantity b2 4ac is called the value or values of the quantities

_______ of the quadratic equation. involved.

A. absolute inequality

A. expression B. absolute equality

B. incriminant C. conditional equality

C. discriminant D. conditional inequality

D. roots

131. Problem

126. Problem A _______ is true for all values of

_______ is those in which the the quantities involved.

unknown appears in one or more A. absolute inequality

radicals. B. conditional inequality

A. quadratic equation C. conditional equality

B. polynomial equation D. absolute equality

C. irrational equation

D. rational equation 132. Problem

The _______ of one number to

127. Problem another number is the quotient

An equation is said to be _______ obtained by dividing the first by the

with respect to the unknowns second number.

involved when the interchange of the A. proportion

unknowns does not change the form B. inverse ratio

of the equation. C. ratio

A. asymmetric D. probability

B. linear

C. symmetric 133. Problem

D. non-linear If a/b is the ratio of two quantities of

the same kind, the numerator a is

128. Problem called the ______

A. antecedent

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C. numerator

D. denominator 140. Problem

A _______ is a series if equal ratios

134. Problem in which the consequent of each

If a/b is the ratio of two quantities of ratio is the antecedent of the next

the same kind, the denominator b is ratio.

the _______ A. asymmetric proportion

A. antecedent B. discontinued proportion

B. consequent C. continued proportion

C. numerator D. symmetric proportion

D. denominator

141. Problem

If four quantities a, b, c, and d are in

proportion by ________.

135. Problem

The reciprocal of a given ratio is A. inversion

called a ________. B. alternation

A. asymmetric ratio C. composition

B. inverse ratio D. diversion

C. antecedent ratio

D. consequent ratio 142. Problem

When y is a linear function of x of

136. Problem

the form y = kx, k 0.

A _______ is an equation whose

A. inversely proportional

members are ratios.

B. directly proportional

A. combination

C. varies jointly

B. proportion

D. varies directly

C. inverse ratio

D. probability

143. Problem

When y = k/x, k being constant, we

137. Problem

say y varies _______ to x.

The first and fourth terms of a

A. inversely proportional

proportion are called the _______.

B. directly proportional

A. extremes

C. jointly proportional

B. means

D. varies inversely

C. outer terms

D. inner terms

144. Problem

When z = kxy, k being constant, we

138. Problem

say z ________.

The second and third terms are called

A. varies jointly

the _______.

B. varies inversely

A. extremes

C. varies directly

B. means

D. none of the above

C. inner terms

D. outer terms

145. Problem

A sequence of numbers, each of

139. Problem

which is obtained from the preceding

The fourth term is called the _______

one by the addition of a fixed

A. mean proportional

positive or negative number called

B. last proportional

the _______.

C. fourth proportional

A. common sum

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C. common progression

D. common difference 151. Problem

If a rational integral equation, f(x) =

146. Problem 0, with ________ has a + b as a

In an arithmetic progression,

root, where a and b are rational and

containing any number of terms,

all the terms between the first and b is irrational.

last terms are called _______. A. rational coefficient

A. arithmetic symbol B. real coefficient

B. arithmetic extremes C. irrational coefficient

C. arithmetic means D. imaginary coefficient

D. arithmetic difference

152. Problem

147. Problem A ______ is a fraction expressed as

A _______ is a sequence of numbers, the sum of two or more simpler

each of which is obtained from the fractions

preceding term by multiplying it by a A. rational fraction

fixed positive or negative number. B. proper fraction

A. arithmetic progression C. partial fraction

B. geometric means D. improper fraction

C. arithmetic extremes

D. geometric progression 153. Problem

A ______ is a quotient of two

148. Problem polynomials with real coefficients

The terms between the first and last A. proper fractions

terms of a geometric progression are B. improper fractions

called _________. C. irrational fractions

A. geometric extremes D. rational fractions

B. geometric means

C. geometric progression 154. Problem

D. geometric terms 27, 9, 3, 1, 1/3 is a _____

progression.

149. Problem A. geometric

Frequently we use the notation f(x) B. arithmetic

which is read f of x, to denote a C. harmonic

function of a variable x. The letter D. hyperbolic

within the parenthesis is the _______.

A. dependent variable 155. Problem

B. independent variable Two or more equations are equal if

C. rational variable and only if they have the same:

D. polynomial variable A. order

B. variable set

150. Problem C. solution set

A process of simplifying the Problem D. degree

of dividing a polynomial f(x) by (x-r),

where r is a constant, is known as 156. Problem

_______ A number when divided by 6 leaves

A. arithmetical division a remainder of 5, when divided by 5

B. factoring leaves a remainder of 4, by 4 leaves

C. synthetic division a remainder of 3, by 3 leaves a

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remainder of 1. Find the smallest What is the lowest common factor of

possible value of the number. 10 and 32?

A. 29 A. 320

B. 49 B. 2

C. 59 C. 180

D. 69 D. 90

162. Problem

The arithmetic mean of 80 numbers

is 55, if two numbers namely 250

and 850 are removed. What is the

arithmetic mean of the remaining

numbers?

If A is 10% greater than B and B is B. 49.51

20% less than C, express A in terms C. 18.91

of percentage of C. D. 15.91

A. 68%

B. 78% 163. Problem

C. 88% In a club of 40 executives, 33 like to

D. 58% smoke Marlboro and 20 like to

smoke Philip Morris. How many like

158. Problem both?

The sum of the coefficients in the A. 13

expansion of (x + y z)8 is: B. 10

A. from 2 to 5 C. 11

B. from 5 to 10 D. 12

C. above 10

D. less than 2 164. Problem

What is the value of log 2 5 + log 3 5?

159. Problem A. 7.39

If y varies directly as x2 and y = 9 B. 3.79

when x = 2, what is the value of x C. 3.97

when y = 1? D. 9.37

A. 1

165. Problem

2

B. Determine x, so that: x, 2x + 4, 10x -

9 4 will be a geometric progression.

2 A. 4

C.

3 B. 6

C. 2

2

D. + D. 5

3

166. Problem

160. Problem

If (x+3): 10 = (3x2): 8, find (2x 1). Find the 7th term in the series:

A. 1 1 1 1

, , ,...

B. 4 2 6 10

C. 2 1

D. 3 A.

26

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1 A. 36

B. B. 68

22

C. 48

1

C. D. 84

20

1 172. Problem

D.

30 The sum of ages of Peter and Paul

is 21. In 3 years, Peter is twice as

old as Paul. How old is Peter?

A. 18

B. 15

C. 12

D. 10

167. Problem

Find the sum of the roots of the 173. Problem

equation: 5x2 10x + 2 = 0 Round off: 6785768.342 to the

A. -2 nearest one tenth

B. 2 A. 6785768.34

C. B. 6785768.3

D. -1/2 C. 7000000.0

D. 6785770.00

168. Problem

Find the sum of the infinite 174. Problem

progression: 1/2 , 1/8, 1/32, If A was originally a range of

A. numbers which four significant

B. 2/3 figures which, when rounded off to

C. 4/3 three significant figures yielded a

D. infinity value of 3.10, what was the original

range of values of A?

169. Problem A. 3.10 to 3.105

Log of negative one to the base ten is B. 3.101 to 3.105

written as log10 -1. Its rectangular C. 3.101 to 3.109

form is: D. 3.101 to 3.104

A. 0 j1.36

B. zero 175. Problem

C. 0 + j1.36 Solve for the value of: 7a+2 -8(7a+1) +

D. infinity 5(7a) + 49(7a-2).

A. -7a

170. Problem B. +7a

The sum of three consecutive even C. -7-a

integer is 78. What is the value of the D. +7-a

largest integer?

A. 24 176. Problem

B. 28 Find the value of (0.125)-4/3

C. 42 A. 2

D. 82 B. 4

C. 8

171. Problem D. 16

5x4+x3+x27x6 is divided by x+2 = 0

determine the remainder. 177. Problem

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______ of (b+d) B. 3

A. less than C. 12

B. greater than D. 5

C. equal to

D. less than or equal to 184. Problem

Q = 25 when t = 0. Q=75 when t = 2.

178. Problem What is the Q when t=6?

A percentage is a fraction whose A. 185

denominator is ______ B. 145

A. 1000 C. 150

B. 100 D. 175

C. 10

D. 10000

One is to fifty-two and one half as What time after 2 oclock will the

three and one-third is to_____ hands of the clock extend in

A. 185 opposite direction for the first time?

B. 175 A. 2:43.63

C. 165 B. 2:43.161

D. 155 C. 2:43.363

D. 2:42.563

180. Problem

If soldering lead contains 63% silver, 186. Problem

_______ grams of soldering lead can In the equation n x m = q, the

be made from 520 grams of silver. multiplicand is ______.

A. 852.4 A. n

B. 825.4 B. m

C. 845.2 C. q

D. 842.5 D. none of the choices

In Algebra, the operation root x y z

If = = ,

extraction is called as: ( b - c ) ( a - c ) ( a - b) Which of

A. involution

B. revolution the following is correct?

C. resolution

D. evolution A. x + z = y

B. x = y + z

182. Problem C. x +y =z

The roots of a quadratic equation are D. x - y = z

1/3 and . What is the true equation?

A. 12x 2 + 7x + 1 = 0 188. Problem

B. 12x2 - 7x +1=0

If the surd ( )

2 + 5 ( x) =1 , then x

is equal to:

C. 12x 2 + 7x - 1 = 0

2+ 5

D. 12x 2 - 7x - 1 = 0 A.

5

5- 2

183. Problem B.

If 16 is 4 more than 4x, find 5x-1 3

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C. 2+ 5 A. 3

1 B. 23

D. C. 3 and 23

2+ 5 D. 20

Determine the sum of the positive

Find the value of k so that 4x2 + 6x +

valued solution to the simultaneous

k is a perfect square.

equations: xy = 15, yz = 35, zx = 21.

A. 36

A. 15

B. 2.5

B. 13

C. 9

C. 17

D. 2.25

D. 19

195. Problem

190. Problem

The arithmetic mean of 6 numbers is

( x2y3z-2 ) ( x-3yz3 )

-3 -1 2

17. If two numbers are added to the

Simplify: progression, the new set of numbers

( xyz-3 )

-5 2 will have an arithmetic mean of 19.

What are the two numbers if their

1 difference is 4?

A. 2 7 5 A. 21, 25

x y z B. 23, 27

1 C. 8, 12

B. 2 7 3 D. 16, 20

x y z

1 196. Problem

C.

x 2 y 5 z7 Find the value of x which will satisfy

the following expression:

1

D. 5 7 2 x - 2 = x +2

x y z A. 3/2

B. 9/4

191. Problem C. 18/6

Simplify: D. none of these

a+1 a a-2

7a+2 - 8 ( 7) +5 ( 7) +49 ( 7)

197. Problem

A. -5a

B. -3a Find the remainder if we divide 4y3 +

C. -7a 18y2 +8y 4 by ( 2y + 3).

D. -4a A. 10

B. 11

192. Problem C. 15

The value of (3 to 2.5 power) square D. 13

is equal to:

A. 729 198. Problem

B. 140 The polynomial x3 + 4x2 -3x + 8 is

C. 243 divided by x-5, then the remainder is

D. 81 A. 175

B. 140

193. Problem C. 218

Solve for x: D. 200

x +2 2x +3 - 3 =0

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199. Problem D. -8

The equation of whose roots are the

reciprocal of the roots of 2x2 -3x 5 = 205. Problem

0 is, Robert is 15 years older than his

A. 5x2 +3x - 2 =0 brother Stan. However y years

ago, Robert was twice as old as

B. 2x 2 + 3x - 5 = 0 Stan. If Stan is now b years old

C. 3x 2 - 3x + 2 = 0 and b>y, find the value of (b - y).

A. 15

D. 2x 2 + 5x - 3 = 0 B. 16

C. 17

D. 18

Solve for the value of x: A father tells his son, I was your age

6 now when you were born. If the

log2x3 +log =6.278 father is now 38 years old, how old

x

was his son 2 years ago?

A. 379.65

A. 15

B. 365.97

B. 17

C. 397.56

C. 19

D. 356.79

D. 21

201. Problem

207. Problem

Evaluate the log6 845 = x

At present, the sum of the parents

A. 3.76

ages is twice the sum of the

B. 5.84

childrens ages. Five years ago, the

C. 4.48

sum of the parents, ages was 4

D. 2.98

times the sum of the childrens ages.

Fifteen years hence, the sum of the

202. Problem

parents ages will be equal to the

What is the sum of the coefficients in

sum of the childrens ages. How

the expansion of (x + y - z)8?

many children are there?

A. 0

A. 3

B. 1

B. 4

C. 2

C. 5

D. 3

D. 6

203. Problem

208. Problem

Find the 6th term of (3x-4y)8. A tank can be filled in 9 hours by one

A. -148,288 x3y5 pipe, 12 hours by a second pipe and

B. -548 x2y5 can be drained when full by a third

C. -154,288 x3y5 pipe in 15 hours. How long will it

D. -1,548,288 x3y5 take to fill an empty tank with all

pipes in operation?

204. Problem A. 7 hours and 12 minutes

What is the discriminant of the B. 7 hours and 32 minutes

equation 4x2 = 8x 5? C. 7 hours and 42 minutes

A. 8 D. 7 hours and 50 minutes

B. -16

C. 16 209. Problem

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days, B and C in 31 days and C and C. yx

A in 20 days. In how many days can D. xy

all of them do the work together?

A. 19 214. Problem

B. 17 Find the fraction such that if 2 is

C. 21 subtracted from its terms it becomes

D. 15 , but if 4 is added to its terms it

becomes .

A. 3/5

B. 5/12

C. 5/14

D. 6/13

Crew No. 1 can finish installation of If 3 is subtracted from the numerator

an antenna tower in 200 man-hour of a certain fraction, the value of the

while Crew No. 2 can finish the same fraction becomes 3/5. If 1 is

job in 300 man-hour. How long will it subtracted from the denominator of

take both crews finish the same job, the same fraction, it becomes 2/3.

working together? Find the original fraction.

A. 100 man-hour A. 35/55

B. 120 man-hour B. 36/55

C. 140 man-hour C. 3/7

D. 160 man-hour D. 32/41

Ten liters of 25% salt solution and 15 The tens digit of a number is 3 less

liters of 35% salt solution are poured than the units digit. If the number is

into a drum originally containing 30 divided by the sum of the digits, the

liters of 10 % salt solution. What is quotient is 4 and the remainder is 3.

the percent concentration of salt in What is the original number?

the mixture? A. 36

A. 19.55% B. 47

B. 22.15% C. 58

C. 27.05% D. 69

D. 25.72%

217. Problem

212. Problem The second of the four numbers is

How much water must be evaporated three less than the first, the third is

from 10 kg solution which has 4% salt four more than the first and the

to make a solution of 10% salt? fourth is two more than the third.

A. 4 kg Find the fourth number if their sum is

B. 5 kg 35.

C. 6 kg A. 10

D. 7 kg B. 11

C. 12

213. Problem D. 13

If a two-digit number has x for its

units digit and y for its tens digit, 218. Problem

represent the number. Two planes leave Manila for a

A. 10x + y Southern city, a distance of 900 km.

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90 kph faster than the plane B. Plane the present age of Riza?

A arrives in their destination 2 hours A. 17

and 15 minutes ahead of plane B. B. 16

What is the ground speed of plane A? C. 15

A. 205 kph D. 14

B. 315 kph

C. 240 kph 223. Problem

D. 287 kph From the time 6:15 PM to the time

7:45 PM of the same day, the minute

hand of a standard clock describe an

arc of

219. Problem

On a certain trip, Edgar drives 231 A. 60

km in exactly the same time as Erwin B. 90

drive 308 km. If Erwins rate C. 180

exceeded that of Edgar by 13 kph, D. 540

determine the rate of Erwin.

A. 39 kph 224. Problem

B. 44 kph If 1/3 and -3/2 are the roots of a

C. 48 kph quadratic equation, then the

D. 52 kph equation is

A. 6x2 + 7x - 3 = 0

220. Problem B. 6x2 - 7x + 3 = 0

A goldsmith has two alloys of gold, C. 6x2 - 7x - 3 = 0

the first being 70% pure and the D. 6x2 - 7x + 1 = 0

second being 60% pure. How many

ounces of the 60% pure gold must be 225. Problem

used to make 100 ounces of an alloy Factor the expression x3 27.

( )

which will be 66% gold? 2

A. 40 A. ( x - 3) x +3x +9

B. 35

B. ( x - 3 ) ( x + 6x + 12 )

2

C. 45

D. 38

C. ( x - 3 ) ( x + 9x + 6 )

2

221. Problem

D. ( x - 3 ) ( x + 6x + 9 )

Pedro can paint a fence 50% faster 2

than Juan and 20% faster than Pilar,

and together they can paint a given

fence in 4 hours. How long will it take 226. Problem

Pedro to paint the same fence if he The mean proportion between 12

had to work alone? and x is equal to 6. Find the value of

A. 6 x.

B. 8 A. 3

C. 10 B. 5

D. 12 C. 4

D. 6

222. Problem

Six years ago, Nilda was five times as 227. Problem

old as Riza. In five years, Nilda will be Find x if 7 is the fourth proportional

to 36, and 28, and x.

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B. 8 is 40 kph, what is the speed of the

C. 7 current?

D. 9 A. 10 mph

B. 20 mph

228. Problem C. 30 mph

Find the third proportional of the D. 40 mph

square of 2 and the cube root of 8.

A. 1 233. Problem

B. 2 A man travels in a motorized banca

C. 3 at the rate of 15 kph from his barrio

D. 4 to the poblacion and comes back to

his barrio at the rate of 12 kph. If his

total time of travel back and forth is 3

Sixteen (16) men has a contract to the poblacion is:

finish the job in 20 days. Twenty (20) A. 25 km

men were hired at the start and four B. 35 km

(4) quit the job after 8 days. C. 15 km

Determine the number of days D. 20 km

delayed or ahead of the scheduled

time when they were able to finish the 234. Problem

job. How many pounds of cream

A. 2 days ahead containing 12% butterfat must be

B. 10 days delay added to 1800 lb of milk containing

C. 6 days ahead 2% butterfat to obtain a milk having

D. 4 days delay 3% butterfat?

A. 200

230. Problem B. 100

The square of a number increased by C. 150

16 is the same as 10 times the D. 250

number, Find the numbers.

A. 2, 8 235. Problem

B. 3, 6 A chemical engineer mixed 40

C. 3, 8 milliliters of 35% hydrochloric acid

D. 4, 6 solution with 20 milliliters of 50%

hydrochloric acid solution. What is

231. Problem the percentage of the hydrochloric

The sum of two numbers is 30. If the acid of the new solution?

larger number is divided by the A. 40%

smaller number the quotient is B. 38%

equal to the smaller number. Find the C. 39%

numbers. D. 41%

A. 5 and 25

B. 4 and 26 236. Problem

C. 6 and 24 The second hand of a clock is 4

D. 7 and 23 inches long. Find the speed of the tip

of the second hand.

232. Problem A. 0.42 in/sec

It takes a boat 3 times to travel B. 0.34 in/sec

upstream against a river current than C. 0.55 in/sec

it takes the same boat to travel D. 0.48 in/sec

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C. 3.67 days

237. Problem D. 1.25 days

The hour hand of a clock is 2.5 in

long. Find the speed of the tip of the 242. Problem

hour hand. If ln (log x) = 1 solve for x:

A. 1.309 in/hr. A. e10

B. 1.402 in/hr. B. 10e

C. 1.234in/hr. C. e10

D. 1.543 in/hr. D. 10e

243. Problem

Perform 20 + 2 75 - 4 12

238. Problem

The sum of the ages of Maria and A. 2 ( 5+ 3 )

Anna is 35. When Maria was two

thirds her present age and Anna was B. -2 ( 5+ 3 )

of her present age, the sum of their

ages was 25. How old is Maria now? C. 2 ( 5- 3 )

A. 20

B. 25 D. -2 ( 5- 3 )

C. 10

D. 15 244. Problem

5 3

239. Problem Perform 3 +5 - 12 ( 5 )

Find the sum of the first 4 terms in the 3 5

sequence of 2n-1. A. 2 5 - 2 5 = 0

A. 15

B. 2 15 + 2 15 = 0

B. 18

C. 20 C. 2 15 - 2 15 =0

D. 22 D. 2 5 + 2 5 = 0

Find the value of x if 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + ..

n ( n +1) Perform 4 3 x12 y3

x = 36. Using 1 + 2 + 3 .. n =

2

A. -2x 2 y

A. 6

B. 8 B. 2x2 y

C. 10

D. 12 C. 2x y

D. x 2 y

241. Problem

Twenty eight (28) men can finish the

job in 60 days. At the start of the 16th 246. Problem

day 5 men were laid off and after the Perform 2 33 44

45th day 10 more men were hired.

How many days were they delayed in A. 2 331776

finishing the job? B. 8 331776

A. 2.27 days

B. 2.45 days C 7 331776

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each geometric progression 2, 6, 18,

to 6 terms.

247. Problem

A. 728

Find the term involving y4 in the B. 287

expansion of ( x + y ) 7 . C. 96

D. 44

A. 35x3 y 2

252. Problem

B. -35x3 y 4 Insert three geometric means

C. 35x3y4 between 2 and 162.

A. 6, 18, 36

D. 5x3 y 4 B. 4, 18, 54

C. 6, 20, 54

D. 6, 18, 54

248. Problem

Find the term of free x in the 253. Problem

9 Find the sum of the infinite

expansion of 2 1 geometric series 0.3, 0.03, 0.003,

x + x .

0.0003 ...

A. 84 1

A.

B. 48 6

C. 24 1

D. 42 B.

9

1

249. Problem C.

Find the ninth term of the harmonic 3

1 1 1 1

progression , , . D.

2 6 10 2

A. 34

B. 13 254. Problem

C. 14 Find the last term an and the sum of

D. 9 each arithmetic progression 2, 5,

8, ... to 8 terms.

250. Problem A. 13, 10

Find the sum of the infinite geometric B. 23, 100

1 1 C. 3, 1

series 1 + + + ... D. 33, 1000

3 9

3 255. Problem

A.

2 Find the sum of the even integers

2 between 21 and 81. 22, 24, 26, ...,

B.

3 80.

1 A. 1230

C. B. 1900

2 C. 1530

3 D. 1790

D.

4

256. Problem

251. Problem

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2 and 100 which are divisible by 3. D. 4 days

11

A. 1883

B. 1683 261. Problem

C. 1863 Kath, Heart and Anne can do a piece

D. 1163 of work together in 3 days. Kath can

do it alone in 10 days and Heart can

257. Problem do it alone in 8 days. How long will it

Find the sum of the first n positive take Anne to do the job alone?

integers that are divisible by 4.

11

A. n ( n + 1) A. 9 days

13

B. 2n ( n - 1) 3

B. 9 days

C. 2n( n+1) 10

3

D. C. 9 days

13

3

D. 9 days

8

258. Problem

Find a quadratic equation with 262. Problem

integral coefficients whose r = e roots A, B, C can plow 1/4, 1/6 and of a

2 4 field, respectively, in one day. How

are given , - . long will it take them to plow the

3 3

filed, if they work together?

A. 9x 2 + 6x + 8 = 0 1

A. 1 days

B. 9x2 +6x - 8 =0 9

1

C. 9x 2 - 6x + 8 = 0 B. 1 days

11

D. 9x 2 - 6x - 8 = 0 1

C. 1 days

4

259. Problem

Find the value of x: 3

D. 1 days

11

x 4 3 - 5x 2 3 + 4 = 0

A. 1, 2 263. Problem

B. 4, 3 One input pipe can fill a tank alone

C. 8, 1 in 6 hours, another input pipe can fill

D. 2, 6 in alone in 4 hours and a drain pipe

can empty the full tank in 6 hours. If

260. Problem the tank is empty and all the 3 pipes

A can paint a certain house in 10 are open, how long will it take to fill

days and B can paint the same house the tank?

in 12 days. How long will it take to 3

paint the house if both men work? A. 3 hours

5 7

A. 5 days 3

9 B. 3 hours

5

6

B. 6 days 2

11 C. 3 hours

7

5

C. 5 days 3

11 D. 3 hours

10

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264. Problem will the provisions last?

How many pounds of salt must be A. 67 days

added to a solution containing 5 lb. of B. 66 days

salt and 35 lb of water so that the C. 76 days

resulting mixture will be 40% salt? D. 86 days

1

A. 18 lbs 268. Problem

3

A person draws a quantity of pure

2

B. 18 lbs wine from a vessel which was full,

3 holding 81 gallons, and then filled

1 the vessel up with water. He then

C. 18 lbs

4 drew from the mixture as much as

1 he drew before of pure wine when it

D. 18 lbs was found that the vessel contained

5

64 gallons of pure wine. How much

did he drew each time?

A. 9 gallons

265. Problem B. 10.5 gallons

A chemist has the same acid of two C. 4 gallons

strengths. Twelve liters of the first D. 6 gallons

mixed with 8 liters of the second give

a mixture 84% acid. Three liters of 269. Problem

the second mixed with 2 liters of the A realtor bought a group of lots for

first give a mixture 85% acid. Find the P7200. He sells them at a gain of

strength of each. P300 per lot and has as his profit the

A. 77% and 82% amount received for the last four lots

B. 87% and 82% sold. How many lots were in the

C. 87% and 82% group?

D. 97% and 92% A. 12 lots

B. 10 lots

266. Problem C. 4 lots

It is desired to have a 20-liter mixture D. 9 lots

of 60% alcohol. Two mixtures, one of

90% alcohol and another of 35% 270. Problem

alcohol are to be used. How many A clock has a second hand which

liters of each will be required? turns on the same center as the hour

11 120 hand and minute hand. At 3 oclock,

A. x = liters; y = liters

100 11 the minute hand and the second

100 120 hand point at 12 and the hour hand

B. x = liters; y = liters at 3. How many seconds will it be

11 11

before the hour hand is between the

1 120

C. x = liters : y = liters minute hand and the second hand?

100 11 A. 20 20/73 sec

11 120 B. 29 43/73 sec

D. x = liters; y = liters

10 11 C. 20 43/73 sec

D. 29 44/66 sec

267. Problem

A besieged garrison of 5700 men has 271. Problem

provisions that will last for 66 days.

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oclock are the hands of the clock at 276. Problem

the same distance from 12? Perform:

A. 8:13 11/13 log10 x = log10 12 + log10 13 - log10 3

B. 9:13 11/13

A. 21

C. 10:13 11/13

B. 12

D. 7:13 11/13

C. 25

D. 52

272. Problem

It is now between 9 and 10 oclock. in

277. Problem

4 min. The hour hand of a clock will

Perform: ln x = 3 + ln5

be directly opposite the position

occupied by the minute hand 3 A. e3

minutes ago. What time is it? B. 10e3

A. 8:20 C. 15e3

B. 7:20 D. 5e3

C. 9:20

D. 6:20 278. Problem

Perform: e3y +ln y

273. Problem

It is between two and three oclock. A A. ye3

person looking at his watch mistake

B. e3y

the hour hand for the minute hand

and thinks that the time of the day is C. ye y

55 minutes earlier than it really is.

What is the true time? D. ye3y

A. 2:5 5/11

B. 3:5 5/11 279. Problem

C. 2:10 5/11

D. 3:10 5/11

Perform: ln 4e ( )

2x = ln 4 + ln e2x

A. ln 2 + 2x

274. Problem

B. 2ln2+2x

Find the sum and product of the roots

of the equation: C. 2ln 2 + x

x3 - 3x 2 + x - 5 = 0 D. 2ln 2 + 2x 2

A. 1, -1

B. -2, 1 280. Problem

C.-5, 5 Mary is 2/3 as old as her sister, 20

D. 6, -4 years hence she will be 7/8 as old.

How old is each now?

275. Problem A. 12 and 8

From a cubic equation which has 2, B. 10 and 6

-3, and 5 as roots. C. 14 and 10

A. x3 - 2x 2 - 11x + 10 = 0 D. 8 and 4

Three years ago Henry was three

C. x3 - 4x 2 - 11x + 10 = 0

times as old as John. Three years

D. x3 - 4x2 -11x +30 =0

ENGINEERING MATHEMATICS B2 - 28

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the present age of each. 286. Problem

A. 18 and 14 Separate 132 into two parts such

B. 21 and 9 that if the larger is divided by the

C. 19 and 15 smaller the quotient is 6 and the

D. 22 and 12 remainder is 13.

A. 17 and 115

282. Problem B. 10 and 122

Half of Henrys age added to 1/3 of C. 27 and 105

Franks age is 11. Six years from now D. 7 and 125

the sum of their ages will be 40. How

old is each now? 287. Problem

A. y = 8 and x = 1 Find a fraction which becomes 1/8

B. y = 10 and x = 2 on subtracting 1 from the numerator

C. y = 28 and x = 20 and adding 2 to the denominator,

D. y = 18 and x = 10 and reduces to on adding 2 to the

numerator and 6 to the denominator.

3

A.

14

3

B.

283. Problem 16

A father is 24 years older than his 1

C.

son. In 8 years he will be twice as old 14

as his son. What is the present age of 3

the father? D.

15

A. 35

B. 40

288. Problem

C. 20

Find two numbers whose sum is 23

D. 25

and the difference of whose squares

is 207.

284. Problem

A. 17 and 6

A man is 41 years old and his son is

B. 16 and 7

9. In how many years will the father

C. 15 and 8

be three times as old as the son?

D. 18 and 5

A. 3

B. 7

289. Problem

C. 6

The denominator of a fraction

D. 9

exceeds its numerator by 2. if the

numerator is decreased by 1 and the

285. Problem

denominator is increased by 3 the

Find the age of a babysitter who is

value of the resulting fraction is 1/2 .

four times as old as well as 12 years

Find the fraction.

older than the baby.

A. 6/7

A. 10

B. 9/7

B. 13

C. 7/9

C. 16

D. 7/6

D. 19

ENGINEERING MATHEMATICS B2 - 29

I

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1

290. Problem B. 363 grams

6

How many grams of pure silver must

1

be added to 560 grams, 60% pure, to C. 363 grams

make alloy which is 76% pure silver? 3

1 1

A. 373 grams D. 373 grams

6 3

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I

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