1. During a recent span of time, eleven days had some rain. A morning rain was always followed by a clear afternoon, and an afternoon rain was always preceded by a clear morning. In all, nine mornings and twelve afternoons were clear. How many days had no rain at all?
a.
4
b. 5
c. 6
d. 9
2. Ten boxes each contain 9 balls. The balls in one box each weigh 0.9 kg; the rest all weigh 1 kg. In how many least number of weighing you can determine the box with the light balls?
a.
2
b. 1
c. 3
d. 9
3. When P(x) =x ^{4} 2x ^{3} 3x ^{2} +8x4 is divided by which factor is the remainder the greatest?
a.
x1
b. x+1
c. x2
d. x3
4. How many integral values of a are there such that the quadratic expression (x + a) (x + 1991) + 1 can be factored as a product (x + b) (x + c), where b and c are integers?
7. Which of the following are even functions of x?
I. f(x) 16 x
a. I only
II.
f(x) x
x
b. I, II only
III.
2
fx x x
()
8
16
c. III only
IV.
42 52
fx x x x
()
3
d. III, IV only
8. fx x Ax Bx Cx Dx
If
()
8
87
54
3
1
, where _{A}_{,} _{B}_{,} _{C}_{,} _{D} are positive values, then f(x) could
have:
I. 4 positive, 4 nonreal roots
II. 2 positive, 4 negative, 2 nonreal roots
III. 4 negative, 4 nonreal roots IV. 8 nonreal roots
a.
I, II only
b. I, IV only
c. II, III only
d. II, IV only
9. Brijesh and Manish are trying to solve a quadratic equation. Brijesh writes down the equation but makes a mistake when copying down the constant term and gets that this equation s roots are _{} 3, 6. Manish also tries to write down the equation but makes a mistake when copying down the _{x} term and obtains the roots _{} 1, 10. Assuming that both students solved their respective equations correctly, what were the original equation s roots?
a.
1, 3
b. _{} _{2}_{,} 5
c. 0, 9
d. 6, 10
10. Find the least value of xy + 2xz + 3yz for positive numbers x, y, z, satisfying xyz = 48.
a. 0
b. 24
c. 72
11. The value of
a.
15 is
40
5
80
10
20
_{b}_{.} 5(2 2)
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12.
b. _{2}_{(} _{2}_{1}_{)}
1/ 4
c. 22 1
_{d}_{.} None of these
13.
If the roots of ()
b cx c ax a b
() () 0
2
a. 2b
b. b ^{2}
are equal then _{a} _{} _{c}
_{}
c. 3b
d. b
14.
A multiple choice test has 30 questions and 5 choices for each question. If a student answers all 30 questions and the score is [number right  (number wrong/4)] then which of the following is a possible score?
a.
10
b. 5.25
c. 7.75
d. 8.75
15. If , _{(} _{} _{}_{} _{)} are roots of the equation
x
2
bx c
0
where _{(}_{c} _{} _{0} _{} _{b}_{)} then
a.
_{0}
_{b}_{.} 0  
c.
_{} _{0}
d. 0  
16.
If f(x) =x ^{3} 4x +p, and f(0) and f(1) are of opposite signs, then which of the following is necessarily true?
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24. Find all ordered pairs (a, b) which satisfy 5y ^{2} +2xy80=0 such that (a, b) are both integers.
a. 
6 
b. 8 
c. 12 
d. 16 



a. 
50 
b. 100 
c. 200 
d. 45 



(GP) is 80. The 4 ^{t}^{h} terms of both progressions are equal. If the 6 ^{t}^{h} term of the GP is equal to the sum of the 6 ^{t}^{h} and 7 ^{t}^{h} terms of the AP, find the smallest possible integral value of the 9 ^{t}^{h} term of the GP. 

a. 
80 
b. 80 
c. 160 
d. 160 


a+b+c = 16, c ^{a} =b ^{2}^{a} , 2 ^{c} =2.4 ^{a} and abc < 0. 

a. 
121 
b. 199 
c. 221 
d. None of these 


x, y, and 
z 
be distinct real numbers that sum to 0. Find 
the maximum 
possible value of 

xy yz zx xy z 22
2 

a. 
3 
b. 2 
c. 1 
d. 1/2 



a. 
n(2c) ^{1}^{/}^{n} 
b. (n+1) c ^{1}^{/}^{n} 
c. 2nc ^{1}^{/}^{n} 
d. 
(n+1) (2c) ^{1}^{/}^{n} 



a. 
1 
b. 2 
c. 2 2 
d. 
4 



a. 
1024 
b. 512 
c. 256 
d. None of these 



a. 
2x + 2 
b. 2x 2 
c. 2x + 2 
d. 2 



1 x 128 
..... 6 

1 x


a. 
b. 


1 x 
1 x 
1 x 


8, ab + ac + ad + bc + bd + cd = 

a. 4 b. 3 2+4

c. 3 2+2
2
1
44 nn

d. 0 . Calculate f(1) + f(2) + + f(40) 

a. 729 b. 366 c. 364 
21
nn
21
d. 0 
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36. Find the minimum value of
1
1
xx
6
6
2
6
x
x
3
1
1
xx
x
x
3
3
for x > 0.
a.
0
b. 1
c. 3
d. 6
37. Determine F(2010) if for all real x and y, F(x)F(y) F(xy) = x + y.
a.
1
b. 2010
d. 2011
d. 0
38. The equation x ^{2} + ax + (b + 2) = 0 has real roots. What is the minimum value of a ^{2} + b ^{2} ?
a.
2
b. 4
c. 0
d. 8
39. Let
P(x)
be a polynomial
such that P(x)
Calculate P(200).
a.
1
b. 201
=
x ^{1}^{9}
201x ^{1}^{8}
+
201x ^{1}^{7}
...
201x ^{2}
+ 201x.
c. 200
d. 0
40. For the real numbers a, b and c, it is known that
11
1
ab bc ca
1
, and a + b + c = 1. Find
the value of the expression, M =
a.
0
b. 1
1
1a
ab
1
1b
bc
1
1c
ca
.
c. 2
d. 3
41. Find the infinite sum:
a.
2/3
11
48
23
16
32
58
64
128
13
256
21
...
512
b. 3/2
c. 1
d. 5/4
42. The houses in a street are spaced so that each house of one lane is directly opposite to a house of other lane. The houses are numbered 1, 2, 3, and so on up one side, continuing the order back down the other side. Number 39 is opposite to 66. How many houses are there?
a.
103
b. 102
c. 104
d. 105
43. One number is removed from
the set
of integers
from
1
to
n. The average
of the remaining
numbers is 40.75. Which of the following is true about the removed number?
a. The number lies between 50 and 60
b. The number lies between 60 and 70
c. The number lies between 100 and 110
d. The number lies between 20 and 30
44. If f(x)=x ^{3} +x ^{2} x+19 has a relative minimum at x=a and the relative maximum at x=b, find a ^{b} .
a.
1
b. 3
c. 1/3
d. 1
45. A group of n students is sitting equally spaced around a circular table, and each student is labeled with a number from 1 through n (corresponding to the clockwise order in which they are sitting). If student 7 is sitting directly across from student 81, what is the value of n?
a.
147
b. 148
c. 149
d. 150
46. The three roots of f(x)=3x ^{3} 10x ^{2} +Kx8 are a, b and c. If c is integer and a+b=ab, find the value of ab.
a.
4/3
b. 8/3
c. 2
d. Cannot be determined
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47. A singleelimination tournament is played with 128 teams. In such a tournament, all undefeated teams are paired together, and only the winning teams advance to the next round. This process is repeated until only one undefeated team remains. Which of the following expressions correctly represents the total number of games played in such a tournament?
a.
127
b. 128
c. 64
d. 63
48. Let f(x) be a cubic polynomial with integral coefficients. If f(1)=1, f(2)=f(3)=5, f(4)=5, and f(5)=31, find the value of f(6)?
a.
48
b. 67
c. 79
d. 81
3x 31
AB
49. x 2x 15 x3 x5
If
2
,
find
a.
93
b. 15
A B.
c. 10
d. 93
50. If
a.
^{6} ^{} ^{2}^{5} ^{}
^{A} ^{}
^{B} , find
5
A + AB + B.
b. 6
c. 11
d. 6+14 5
51. Given a cubic function, M, such that when M(x) = 0, the solution set is solution set when M (x + 5) = 0.
a.
{5}
b. {3, 2, 1}
c. {3, 2, 0}
d. {8, 5, 3}
{0, 2,
3}.
Find the
Direction 52 54: {x}=x[x] where [x] denotes the greatest integer function.
52. Find the value of { } +{ }
a.
62
b. 0
c. 2 6
d. 1
53. Find the inequality that gives the range of {x}
a.
1 {x} 1
b. 1<{x}<1
c. 0 {x}< 1
d. 0 {x} 1
54. Find the sum of the solutions to the equation 2x + {x} = 2.1
a.
7/10
b. 11/15
c. 7/5
d. 26/15
Given that
55. a
log
6
3
b
log
6
2
c
log 55
6
, for the rational numbers _{a}_{,} _{b} and _{c} which of the following
must be true?
a.
_{a} _{} _{b}
b. _{a} _{} _{b}
c. _{b} _{} _{a}
d. c>b>a
56
56
56. 56
?
a.
8
b. 7
c. 15/2
d. 8
57. Find the sum of the solutions to _{l}_{o}_{g}
3
5
x
log
9
x x
2
3
10
a.
5
b. 0
58. Find the sum of the real roots of
y x
15.
a.
7
b. 15
c. 151
d. None of these
d. 153
59. The minimum value of the expression (x+y)(y+z), where x, y and z are positive real numbers satisfying xyz(x + y + z) = 1.
a.
1
b. 2
c. 0
d. 4
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60. The roots of f(x) = x ^{3} 15x ^{2} +71x105 form an arithmetic progression. What is the common difference for this progression?
a.
0.5
b. 1
c. 1.5
d. 2
61. If f(x) is a quadratic function with f(2)=4, f(3)=1and f(4)=5, evaluate f(0).
a.
23
b. 17
c. 13
d. 5
62. A function f from the integers to the integers is defined as follows: f(n) =
Suppose k is odd and f(f(f(k))) = 27. What is the sum of the digits of k?
n+ 3 if n is odd
if n is even
a.
3
b. 6
c. 9
d. 12
63. What is the smallest value of the expression x ^{2} + 2xy + 2y ^{2} 10y + 3?
a. b. 14
22
c. 12
64.
()
fx
x
x
25,
if
if x
5,
2
31
x
1,
1
if x
3
evaluate ff ff
,(
((
4)))).
a. b. 5
1
c. 24
d. 3
d. 575
65. If f(3x5) = x ^{4} x ^{3} 3x +7, then what is the sum of the coefficients of f(x)?
a.
4
b. 6
c. 9
d. 25
66. If f(4x+8) = 2x ^{3}  2x ^{2} 3x +5, then what is the constant term of f(x)?
a.
13
b. 5
c. 6
d. 23
67. The number of common terms of the two sequences 17, 21, 25, ., 417 and 16, 21, 26, 466.
a.
21
b. 29
68. The equation
11
x
35
x
34
has
a.
no solution
b. one solution
c. 20
d. 2
c. two solutions
d. more than two solution
69. Let a, b, and c be positive real numbers. Determine the largest total number of real roots that the following three polynomials may have among them: ax ^{2} + bx + c, bx ^{2} + cx + a, and cx ^{2} + ax + b.
a.
2
b. 4
c. 6
d. 0
70.
1
Fn
2 Fn
1
2
for n = 1, 2, 3 and F(1) = 2. Then F(101) equals:
a.
50
b. 52
c. 54
d. None of these
71. Find the quadratic equation whose roots are half of the reciprocal of the roots of the equation
2
ax bx c 0.
a.
b.
c.
d.
4ax
2
2bx c
0
4cx
2
2bx a 0
2cx
2
bx a 0
2ax
2
bx a 0
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72. The number of ordered pairs of integers (x, y) satisfying the equation
x 2
a.
2
b. 4
c. 6
d. 8
73.
The number of points at which the curve
63
y x x
a.
1
b. 2
c. 4
2 cuts the xaxis is d. 6
74.
p qy rz,q rz px,r
2
2
2
px qy, then the value of
x
yz
px
qy
rz
a.
pqr
b. ^{p}^{q}^{r}
xyz
c. 0
d. 1
75.
If the minimum value of
4x
2
px 3 is realized for x = a, where a > 0, which of the following
statements is necessarily true?
a.
8a + p < 0
b. 6a + p > 0
c. 11a + 2p 0
d. 15a + 2p <0
76.
a
and
b
are positive
real
numbers satisfying
22
a b ab ?
a.
19/36
b. 7/12
c. 3
1
ab
23
6
ab
3,
then
what
is
the
value
of
d. Data insufficient
77.
If x=
8 pq
pq
and (x 4p) (x 4q) 0, find the value of
4
xp
4
xp
4
xq
4
xq
a.
0
b. 1
c. 2
d. None of these
78.
At how many distinct points do the two curves given below intersect above the xaxis?
yx xx
2
43
yx xx x
43
54
2
a.
one
b. two
c. three
d. four
79.
The graph of the polynomial P(x) = x ^{5} +ax ^{4} +bx ^{3} +cx ^{2} +dx+e has five distinct intercepts, one of which is at (0, 0). Which of the following coefficients cannot be zero?
a.
a
b. b
c. d
d. e
80.
Let a, b, and c be the three roots of the equation 8x ^{3} + 1001x +2008 = 0.
Find
a.
0
(a+b) ^{3} + (b+c) ^{3} + (c+a) ^{3}
b. 1
c. 251
d. 753
81.
If x ^{2} = 8x + y and y ^{2} = x + 8y with x y, then the value of x ^{2} + y ^{2} is
a.
9
b. 49
c. 63
82.
Given that f(x) + 2f(8
x) = x ^{2} for all real x, compute f(2).
d. 21
a.
28/3
b. 68/3
c. 0
d. 1
83.
Find the remainder when you divide x ^{8}^{1} + x ^{4}^{9} + x ^{2}^{5} + x ^{9} + x by x ^{3} x
a.
0
b. 1
c. 5x
d. none of these
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84. If the domain for the function f(x) = possible values of c ?
1
x
2
2x c
is ( , ), which of the following best describes all
a.
c>1
b. c=1
c. c 1
d. c<1
85. The quadratic equations 15x ^{2} 19x+6=0 and 21x ^{2} 17x+2=0 have a common root. Which is the sum of the other roots?
a.
26/35
b. 24/35
c. 22/35
d. 28/35
86. Determine the solution set of the equation
log (.
3
93
x 3
) x
31
a.
{1, 2}
b. {0,2}
c. {0, 3}
d. {2, 3}
87. Given that the realvalued function f satisfies the functional equation find the minimum value of f(x)
fx
() 4
1
f x
x
, for all x >0,
a.
1/2
b. 4/15
c. 7/15
d. 3/5
88. Find the number of elements of the set A = {2, 3, 6, 7, 10, 11, 14, 15, . , 2006, 2007, 2010, 2011}.
a.
1004
b. 1006
c. 1008
d. 1010
89. This equation describes the relationship between two quadratic functions g(x) = 2f(x)+2. Which of the following could represent the graphs of the two functions?
a.
b.
c.
d.
90. The minimum value of the quantity (a ^{2} +3a+1)(b ^{2} +3b+1)(c ^{2} +3c+1)/abc is: a. 11 ^{3} /2 ^{3}
b. 125
c. 25
d. 27
91. Among following options which one is factor of x ^{2} y ^{2} z ^{2} + 2yz + x + y z
a. x y + z + 1
b. x + y + z
c. x + y z + 1
d. x y z + 1
92. Find the coefficient of x.y.z ^{4} in the expansion of
(x+3y+2z) ^{6} with like terms combined
a.
160
b. 480
c. 1440
d. 4320
93. Find the value of
1
log
abc
abcd
1
log
bcd
abcd
1
log
cda
abcd
1
log
dab
abcd
a.
0
b. 1
c. 3
d. 4
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94. If x , y and z are positive real numbers and x ^{3} +y ^{3} +z ^{3} = 4, what is the maximum value of (1+x ^{3} )(1+y ^{3} )(1+z ^{3} )(yz) ^{3} (xz) ^{3} (xy) ^{3}
a. 
199/27 
b. 32 
c. 125 
d. 64 

2
f(x) 64 x 
and g(x) 0 

_{a}_{.} 
4 
_{b}_{.} 16 
_{c}_{.} 32 
_{d}_{.} 
64 
96. The roots of f(x) = x ^{3} 15x ^{2} +71x105 form an arithmetic progression. What is the common difference for this progression?
a.
1/2
b. 1
c. 3/2
d. 2
97.
If
fx
()
4
x
x
42
;
find the value of
a. b. 1999
1998
1999
3
1999
......
1998
1999
c. 998
d. 999
98. How many integral points are within the graph of x2+y+6 8
100. Given f(n) = f(n + 1)f(n
1), and f(1) = 1; f(2) = 2, find the summation of the series
log
2
f
log
2
f
2 3 2013
log
2
f
......
log
2
f
a. b. 2
1
c. 2012
d. 2013
101. Find the 100 ^{t}^{h} term of the series 2 ^{1} ,3 ^{2} ,5 ^{4} ,8 ^{7} ,12 ^{1}^{1} ,17 ^{1}^{6} ,23 ^{2}^{2} , ....
a.
4900 ^{4}^{8}^{9}^{9}
b. 4952 ^{4}^{9}^{5}^{1}
c. 5220 ^{5}^{2}^{1}^{9}
d. 5210 ^{5}^{2}^{0}^{9}
102. Find the sum of the first 125 terms of the series 1,2,1,3,2,1,4,3,2,1,5,4,3,2,1,6,5,4,3,2,1, .......
a.
460
b. 738
c. 750
d. 680
103. If a _{1} =2,a _{2} =3 and a _{n}_{+}_{2} +a _{n} =2a _{n}_{+}_{1} +1,for every positive integer n, then a _{5}_{1} is
a.
1277
b. 1276
c. 1127
d. 1126
104. Let {s _{n} } be a unique sequence of positive numbers satisfying the following properties: s _{1} = 64800 = 30s _{2} and s _{n} × s _{n}_{+}_{1} = s _{n}_{}_{1}_{.} Which of the following numbers is a perfect square?
36S _{3} c. 12S _{4} 
d. 5S _{5} 


describes p? 

p 1 c. p 4/3 
d. 1/2 p 3/2 
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