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# MMC 2009 4th Year Regionals, Category A 1

Easy
E1 What is n in (274/3 )(32 ) = 3n ? 

28π 3
E2 What is sin ( )? [ ]
3 2
E3 What is 652 − 152 ? 
E4 Write log5 (4x − 3) = 4 in exponential form. [54 = 4x − 3]
1 √ 1
E5 If p is between 0 and 1, which of p, , p, p2 , or p3 is the largest? [ ]
p p
5
E6 What is the axis of symmetry of y = x 2 − 5x − 3? [x = ]
2
E7 For what angle from 0○ to 180○ are the sine and secant of the angle reciprocals? [45○ ]
5
E8 In a roll of two dice, what is the probability of getting a sum of 8? [ ]
36
E9 Find the volume of a cube whose total surface area is 6 m2 . [1 m3 ]
E10 What is the units digit of 2626 + 3333 + 4545 ? 
Average
A1 Circle A is tangent internally to, and passes through the center of, circle B. If the area of circle B is
64 cm2 , what is the circumference of circle A? [8π cm]
1 1 1
A2 What is the sum of the infinite series 1 + + + ⋯ + n ? 
2 4 2
√ √ √ √
A3 If a = 7 + 5 and b = 7 − 5, find the value of a 2 + b 2 . 
A4 How many 3-digit and 4-digit numbers can be formed without repetition using 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5?

11
A5 What numbers must be subtracted from the numerator and the denominator of to get a fraction
23
2
equal to ? 
5
Difficult

log 3 x 2 y 2a + b
D1 If log x = a and log y = b, what is ? [ ]
log x + log y 3a + 3b
D2 If x varies as y 2 and inversely as z, find the change in x if y increased by 20% and z decreases by 20%.
[increase 80%]
π 5π
D3 For what values of x on 0 < x ≤ 2π is sin x < sin 30○ ? [(0, ) ∪ ( , 2π]]
6 6
√ √
D4 In the expansion of (x + 2)9 , find the fourth term. [2 2x 6 ]

16 7
D5 In right triangle ACB, BC = 4, and the altitude to hypotenuse AB is 3. How long is AB? [ ]
7
MMC 2009 4th Year Regionals, Category A 2

Tiebreaker
4x 5π
TB1 What is the period of cos ( )? [ ]
5 2
TB2 What is the remainder when 2x 3 − 4x 2 + 3x − 5 is divided by x − 2? 
TB3 A chord QR and a diameter AB when produced meet at P. If ∠P = 20○ and ∠QAR = 43○ , what is arc
AQ? [76○ ]
Do-or-Die
DoD The parabola 8y = x 2 meets x = y 2 in two points. Find the distance between the two points. √
[2 5]