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MATRICULATION EXAMINATION

D PYO KHIN EDUCATION


MATHEMATICS Time Allowed: (3) Hours
WRITE YOUR ANSWERS IN THE ANSWER BOOKLET.
SECTION (A)
1. (Answer ALL questions. Choose the correct or the most appropriate answer for each question. Write the
letter of the correct or the most appropriate answer.)
(1). If nC1 + nC3 = 2 nC2, then n =
A. 2 or 7 B. 2 only C. 7 only D. 14 only E. none of these
n
(2). If C3 = 10, then n =
A. 2 B. 3 C. 12 D. 5 E. 6
(3). The value of C0 + C1 C100 is
100 100 100

A. -100 B. 100 C. 100 2 D. 10 E. 100 99


n n
(4). Cr + Cn r =
A. 2 nCr B. 2nCr C. nC2n-1 D. nCn -2r E. none of these
n n
(5). If Cn-2 = 36, then C3 is
A. 56 B. 84 C.120 D. 165 E. 220
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(6). The number of terms in the binomial expansion of (a + bx) is
A. 2 B. 4 C. 6 D. 8 E. 10
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(7). The second term of (1 + 3z) is
A. 1 B. 3 C. 30 D. 30z E. none of these
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(8). The middle term in the expansion of (1 + 3x) is
A. 3th term B. 4th term C. 5th term D. 6th term E. 7th term
(9). The middle term of (1 + x)10 is
A. 10C5 x5 B. 10C5 x6 C. 10C6 x5 D. 10C6 x6 E. none of these
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(10). In the expansion of ( + 2x)9,the term which contains no x is
2x2
A. 3th term B. 4th term C. 5th term D. 6th term E. 7th term
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(11). If the (r + 1)th term in the expansion of (3x2 - x3 )10 is the constant term, then r =
A. 1 B. 2 C. 3 D. 4 E. 5
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(12). If the term independent of (x + ) is 8 , then a =
ax
A. 2 B. 4 C. -4 D. -2 E. -1
(13). If (2 x) is expanded, the coefficient of x is
7 5

A. 280 B. -280 C.84 D. -84 E. none of these


(14). If (x 2) is expanded in descending powers of x, the 5 term is
6 th

A. 240x2 B. -240x2 C. 192x D. -192x E. none of these


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(15). The coefficient of p in the expansion of (2p + 3) is
A. 120 B. -120 C. 210 D. 420 E. 240
(16). In the expansion of (3 2x) (1 x) , the coefficient of x is
5 3

A. -50 B. 50 C. -50x3 D. 50 x3 E. -10


(17). The coefficient of middle term in the expansion of (1 ax ) is 1120, then a =
2 8

A. 2 B. 2 C. 4 D. 4 E. 16
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(18). In the expansion of (1 + ax) where a > 0, the coefficient of x is 69, then a =
1 1
A. 2 B. -2 C. - 2 D. 2 E. 4
(19). The sum of all the coefficients of the terms in the expansion of (x 1) is 10

A. 0 B. 1 C. 6 D. 11 E. 5
SECTION (B)
(Answer ALL questions)
2. Write down and simplify the expansion of (a + 2b)5. Hence find the expansion of (a 2b)5. (from Text)
3. In the binomial expansion of (3 + kx)9, the coefficient of x3 and x4 are equal. Calculate the value of k.
(from Text)
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4. Find the term in x4 and the term independent of x in the expansion of (x + x)20. (from Text)
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5. Simplify (2x + 2x)5 + (2x - 2x)5. (from Text)
6. Find, in ascending powers of x, the first three terms of the expansion of (i) (1 + 2x)5 and (ii) (3 x)5. Hence
obtain the coefficient of x2 in the expansion (3 + 5x 2x2)5. (from Text)
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7. Expand (2 x + 3 y)4. (from Text)
8. Find, in ascending powers of x, the first three terms of the expansion of (1 + 2x)4. (from Text)

SECTION (C)
(Answer SIX questions)
9. (a) If the 2nd and 3rd term in (a + b)n are in the same ratio as 3rd and 4th in (a + b)n+3, find n. (15 Local)
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(b) Given that (p 2 x)6 = r 96 x + s x2 + , find p, r, s. (15 Foreign)

10. (a) Prove that the coefficient of xn in the expansion of (1 + x)2n is double the coefficient of xn in the
expansion of (1 + x)2n-1. (from Text)

(b) Give that the coefficient of x3 in the expansion of (a + x)5 + (1 2x)6 is -120, calculate the possible
values of a. (from Text)

11. (a) In the binomial expansion of (1 + x)n the first three terms are 1 + 3 + 4 + . Calculate the numerical
values of n and x, and the value of the fourth term of the expansion. (14 Foreign)

(b) The first three terms in the binomial expansion of (a + b)n , in ascending powers of b are denoted by
q2 2n
p, q and r respectively. Show that pr = n - 1. Given that p = 4, q = 32 and r = 96, evaluate n. (14 Rakhaine)

12. (a) Write down the third and fourth terms in the expansion of (a + bx)n. If these terms are equal, show that
3a = (n -2) bx. (from Text)

(b) Given that the coefficient of x2 and x3 in the expansion of (3 + x)20 are a and b respectively, evaluate
a
. (from Text)
b
a
13. (a) In the expansion of (x2 + x)8, a 0, the coefficient of x7 is four times the coefficient of x10. Find the
value of a. (13 Mon)
(b) If the coefficients of x and x3 in the expansion of (1 + px)8 are equal, find the value of p. (13 Kachin)
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14. (a) Find the middle term and the constant term in the expansion of (2x2 - 2x)12. (13 Yangon)

(b) Find the coefficient of x3 in the expansion of (2 + 3x + x2) (1 + x)6. (13 Ayeyarwaddy)
15. (a) In the expansion of (1 + 2x)11, the coefficient of x3 is k times the coefficient of x2. Find k. (14
Mandalay)

(b) The ratio of the coefficient of x4 in the expansion of (3 2x)6 and the coefficient of x4 in the expansion
of (k + 2k)7 is 1 : 7. Find the value of k. (14 Ayeyarwaddy)