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1. 1990/II/34 Let f(x) = 3x3 4x + k. If f(x) is divisible by x k, find the remainder when f(x) is divided by x + k. A. 2k B. k C. 0 D. k E. k 1

2. 1991/II/3 Which one of the following is a factor of x3 4x2 + x + 6? A. (x + 1)(x 2) B. (x + 1)(x + 2) C. (x 1)(x + 2) 3. 1992/II/6 Which of the following is a factor of 4(a + b)2 9(a b)2? A. 5b a B. 5a + b C. a b D.

D.

(x 1)(x 3)

E.

(x 1)(x + 3)

13b 5a

E.

13a 5b

4. 1992/II/41 If a polynomial f ( x ) is divisible by x 1 , then f ( x 1) is divisible by

A. x2 B. x+2 C. x 1 D. x +1 E.

5. 1993/II/9 The expression x 2 2 x + k is divisible by ( x + 1) . Find the remainder when it is divided by ( x + 3) .

A. 1 B. 4 C. 12 D. 16 E. 18

6. 1993/II/39
In factorizing the expression a 4 + a 2 b 2 + b 4 , we find that B. a 2 + b 2 is a factor. A. a 2 b 2 is a factor. D.

( (a

ab + b 2

C. a 2 ab b 2

is a factor.

is a factor.

E.

it cannot be factorized.

7. 1994/II/37 P(x) is a polynomial. When P(x) is divided by (5 x 2) , the remainder is R . If P(x) is divided by (25x), then
the remainder is A.
R

B.

C.

2 R 5

D.

2 5

E.

2 5

A.

100

B.

98

C.

98

D.

100

E.

198

9. 1996/II/5 Find the remainder when x3 - x2 + 1 is divided by 2x + 1.

A. -11 B. 5 8 C. 7 8 D. 9 8 E. 5

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10. 1996/II/6 Which of the following expressions has/have b - c as a factor? I. ab ac II. a(b c) b + c III. a(b c) b c A. I only B. I and II only C. I and III only 11. 1997/II/6 If 2x2 + x + m is divisible by x - 2, then it is also divisible by A. x + 3 B. 2x 3 C. 2x +3 D. 2x 5

D.

II and III only

E.

I, II and III

E.

2x + 5

12. 1998/II/6 Let f(x) = 2x3 - x2 - 7x + 6. It is known that f(-2) = 0 and f(1) = 0. f(x) can be factorized as A. (x + 1)(x + 2)(2x - 3) B. (x + 1)(x - 2)(2x + 3) C. (x - 1)(x + 2)(2x + 3) D. (x - 1)(x + 2)(2x - 3) E. (x - 1)(x - 2)(2x + 3) 13. 1999/II/38 It is given that F(x) = x3 4x2 + ax + b. F(x) is divisible by x 1. When it is divided by x + 1, the remainder is 12.
Find a and b. A. a = 5, b = 10 B. a =1, b = 2 C. a = -3, b = 6 D. a = -4, b = 7 E. a = -7, b = 10

14. 2000/II/9 Let f ( x) = x 3 2 x 2 5 x + 6 . It is known that f (1) = 0 . f ( x) can be factorized as A. ( x 1) 2 ( x + 6) B. ( x 1)( x + 1)( x + 6) C. ( x 1)( x 2)( x + 3) D. ( x 1)( x + 2)( x 3) E. ( x + 1)( x 2)( x 3) 15. 2001/II/3 Let f ( x) = (2 x 1)( x + 1) + 2 x + 1 . Find the remainder when f ( x) is divided by 2 x + 1 .
A.

B.

1 2

C.

D.

E.

16. 2001/II/22 Which of the following is a factor of 2(a b) 2 a 2 + b 2 ?

A. a 3b B. a 2b C. a+b D. a + 3b E. 3a b

17. 2001/II/48 Let f ( x) = x 3 + 2 x 2 + ax + b . If f ( x) is divisible by x + 1 and x 2 , f ( x) can be factorized as A. ( x 1)( x + 1)( x 2) B. ( x + 1) 2 ( x 2) C. ( x 3)( x + 1)( x 2) D. ( x + 3)( x + 1)( x 2) E. x( x + 1)( x 2)

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18. 2002/II/38
The remainder when x 2 + ax + b is divided by x + 2 is 4. The remainder when ax 2 + bx + 1 is divided by x 2 is 9. The value of a is A.

B.

C.

D.

19. 2003/II/2 Let f ( x) = x 3 + 2 x 2 + k , where k is a constant. If f (1) = 0, find the reminder when f ( x) is divided by x 1 .
A.

B.

C.

D.

20. 2004/II/40 If f ( x) = x 3 7 x + 6 is divisible by x 2 3 x + k , then k =

A.

B.

C.

D.

21. 2005/II/40
Let k be a positive integer. When x 2 k +1 + kx + k is divided by x+1, the remainder is B. 1 C. 2k 1 D. 2k +1 A. 1

22. 2006/II/40 Let k be a non-zero constant. When x3 + kx2 + 2kx + 3k is divided by x + k, the remainder is k. Find k. A. -1 B. 1 C. -2 D. 2 23. 2007/II/40 Let f(x) be a polynomial. If f(x) is divisible by x - 1, which of the following must be a factor of f(2x + 1)? A. x B. x 3 C. 2x 1 D. 2x + 1

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