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## Practice Test 12-Mathematical Aptitude

Domain: Total Questions: Section Details: Class X 15 Test Code: Total Time: TST2007AT204564641 90 min. Course: Admission Test 2013 Maximum Marks: 55.0

Section 1
Subjects: Topics: Total Questions: Class X Maths Geometry, Linear Equation in One variable, Linear Equation in Two variables, Arithmetic Progression, Quadratic Equations, General Topic 10

Section 2
Subjects: Topics: Total Questions: Class X Maths Trigonometry, Mensuration, Quadratic Equations, General Topic 5

General Instructions: 1. This Test contains 15 questions spread across 2 Section(s). 2. There are No Sectional Cut-Offs but the Student is expected to display his/her performance across all the sections. 3. Section Wise time indicates the Ideal Time which should be given to a particular section. You are free to give more or less time than what is mentioned for a Section, but the Test should be Finished within the Specified time. 4. The Test is to be given in One Single Attempt. Once the Test is Started, it can't be Paused for any Breaks. 5. If the Test is Not completed before the Test Time, then as soon as the Time for the Test is completed, the Test would Automatically End and its Answer file would be generated. 6. Use of Calculators and Log Tables is Not Permitted. 7. Use of Unfair means during the Test is Strictly Prohibited. 8. For fair Result and Performance evaluation, Please Do Not discuss the Test with your peers.

Section 1
Section Title: Total No. of Questions: Section 1 10

Subjects:Class X Maths 1.
Shyam constructs a certain wall.; working a special way; and takes 12 days to complete it. If Ln is the length of the wall (in meters) that he constructs on the nth day, then:

= 8, for n = 5

The total length of the wall that he constructs in the first 10 days is :

(A). (C).

31 meters 93 meters

(B). (D).

## 35 meters 113 meters

D
The length of the wall constructed on the nth day is given by the expressions mentioned and the length of the wall that Shyam constructs on successive days is tabulated below.

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Explanation =

## (Marks: 3.0, Negative Marks : 0.0).

2.

If S1, S2, S3.......... Sm are the sums of the first n terms of m arithmetic progressions, whose first terms are 1, 4, 9, 16, ..... m2 and common differences are 1, 2, 3, 4, .......m respectively, then the value of S1 + S2 + S3 +...........+ Sm is:

(A). (C).

(B). (D).
None of these

D
The sum of the first n terms of the first series

(i.e., S1) =

Similarly

Explanation

## (Marks: 3.0, Negative Marks : 0.0).

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3.

Coffee beans of two different qualities are mixed and sold at 20 % profit. If the higher quality beans are sold at the above price, then the loss is 4 %. If the ratio of lower quality and the higher quality beans in the mixture is 5 : 2, then the percentage profit when the lower quality beans are sold at the same price is :

(A). (C).

(B). (D).
None of these

B
Let 'l' and 'h' be the cost prices of lower quality and higher quality beans. As these are mixed in the ratio of 5 : 2 and sold at 20% profit, the selling price

Explanation

The cost price of lower quality is 0.72h where as the selling price of the mixture is 0.96h. Profit percentage = (Marks: 3.0, Negative Marks : 0.0).

4.

In the figure above, A and B are the centres of two circles of radii 9 cm and 2 cm respectively, such that AB = 13 cm and , where C is the centre of another circle which touches the above two circles. The area of the circle with centre C is : (figure not drawn to scale)

(A). (C).

(B). (D).

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## Explanation Apply pythagoras theorem in

But Hence r = 3 cm Area of circle centred at C = (Marks: 3.0, Negative Marks : 0.0).

5.

The sum of a number and its reciprocal is 8/15 less than three times the sum of one third the original, and its reciprocal. The original number is :

(A). (C).

11 35

(B). (D).

25 None of these

Explanation

x = 15.
(Marks: 3.0, Negative Marks : 0.0).

6.

## have the same

(A). (C).

3 6

(B). (D).

4 Cannon be determined

Correct

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A

. . . . . . . . .(i) and

## . . . . . . . . .(ii) have the same roots.

Explanation

. . . . . . .(iii) and . . . . . . .(iv) Solving (iii) and (iv) we get, p = 1 and q = 2 p+q=3 (Marks: 3.0, Negative Marks : 0.0).

7.

If in the figure, AB = a, AC = 4 cm, while O is the centre of the circle and D is a point between O and B such that . The length (in cm) of OD is :

(A).

(B).

(C).

(D).

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Explanation
But AB = a

## . (Marks: 3.0, Negative Marks : 0.0).

8.

Nine mangoes, four apples and six pineapples cost Rs. 114. Four mangoes, six apples and nine pineapples also cost Rs. 114. The cost of five mangoes is :

(A). (C).

Rs. 30 Rs. 40

(B). (D).

## Rs. 45 Cannot be determined

Let the cost of each mango, apple and pineapple (in rupees) be m, a, p respectively. 9m + 4a + 6p = 114 . . . . . . .(i) . . . . . . .(ii)

Explanation 4m + 6a + 9p = 114
gives 19m = 114 m=6

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## cost of five mangoes = Rs.30 (Marks: 3.0, Negative Marks : 0.0).

9.

Two circles of equal radii are drawn, without any overlap, in a semicircle of diameter 4 cm. If these are the largest possible such circles that the semicircle can accommodate, then the radius (in cm.) of each circle is :

(A). (C).

0.414 0.172

(B). (D).

0.828 0.586

## OAO'B is a square OD = OO' + O'D

Explanation
Let the radius of the smaller circle be r The radius of the semicircle is (say)

## 10. If k is positive and

, the value of

is :

(A). (C).

196 322

(B). (D).

147 243

C
and k is positive Dividing throughout by

k2

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## or The negative value is ignored as

k >0

Explanation

Hence,

.
(Marks: 3.0, Negative Marks : 0.0).

Section 2
Section Title: Total No. of Questions: Section 2 5

Subjects:Class X Maths 11. T is the point from which two direct common tangents are drawn to the two circles, which are touching each

other. It is known that r1 = 4 cm and r2 = 9 cm. The approximate area (in cm2) of the shaded region in the figure is :

(A). (C).

128 156

(B). (D).

144 162

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RQ = 5 cm (

SQ is parallel to OP)

## (from similar triangles TRP and SRQ).

Explanation

Area of quadrilateral TRPU = 2 (1/2) (TR) (RP) = 2 (1/2) (12) (9/5) (9) cm2 = From the above subtract the area of the smallest circle =

## Shaded area = (Marks: 5.0, Negative Marks : 0.0).

12. I went to "Eat n joy Bakers" and found that there were three things to my liking; soft drinks costing Rs. 11 each,

veg rolls costing Rs. 7 each and veg. cutlets costing Rs. 8 each. I could have spend any amount between Rs. 45 and Rs. 50 (both values inclusive). The no. of ways in which I could have purchased the items, if I wanted to purchase at least one of each of the items is : (assume I will not spend below Rs. 45)

(A). (C).

4 6

(B). (D).

5 7

C
Since one item each has to be definitely bought a minimum amount of Rs.11 + Rs.7+ Rs 8 = Rs.26 must be spent. Since the expenditure is Rs.45 to Rs.50. The extra amount is from Rs.19 to Rs.24. This extra amount can be spent in 6 possible ways.

Explanation (1)
(3) (5)

## (2) (4) (6) (Marks: 5.0, Negative Marks : 0.0).

13. Raman has a square cardboard of area 4 sq. ft, from which he clips away a smaller square of area 1 sq. ft, from

one of the corners. Now, if he wants to cut up the remaining piece of cardboard into exactly four identical smaller pieces, the perimeter of each smaller piece is :

(A).

4 ft

(B).

3.75 ft

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(C).

3.5 ft

(D).

3.25 ft

A
The shaded area must have been clipped away and the remaining cardboard can be cut to satisfy the conditions in only in one way. Consider the following figure, the shaded region shows the piece which Raman has clipped away. Regions numbered (1), (2), (3) and (4) denote the regions into which the remaining piece has been divided. Perimeter of each piece = 4ft

Explanation

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14.

The roots of the equation are p and q and the roots of the equation and s. If p < q < r < s and also all the roots are in A.P., then :

are r

(A). (C).

A = 3, B = 77

(B). (D).

B
Let

p, q, r and s be

and

a + 3d respectively.

Now,

Explanation
Also

## p+q=2 p, q, r and s are

;B = and 11 respectively.

d=2

Thus,

Hence,

rs = 77.
(Marks: 5.0, Negative Marks : 0.0).

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15. The playground of our school is in the shape of a quadrilateral ABCD. A flagpost standing vertically in the ground
subtends angles of at two points P and Q, which lie on the sides AB and AD respectively such that AP = 50 m and AQ = 30 m. If P and Q are the nearest points on the sides AB and AD to the flagpost, then the height of the flagpost is :

(A). (C).

(B). (D).