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Bicol University

COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING
Department of Electrical Engineering
Legazpi City
Set: A

WORKSHEET 1 - ALGEBRA

Multiple Choice
Identify the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question.

1. Find the domain of the function f(x)=ln(x+5). 9. If x-y=5 and xy+k, the x  y 
2 2

a. x>-5 a. 25k
b. x=0 b. 25-k
c. x<-5 c. 25+2k
d. x=-5 d. 25-2k
2. If the product of the roots of 1 / 2
10. Given 32 = 70 (1-e ) dtermine the value of t,
4x  (k  2)x  (k  13)  0 is -15/4, find the sum
2
correct to 3 significant figures.
of the roots. a. 1.22
a. -1 b. 1.2218
b. 2/3 c. 3.22
c. 3/4 d. 1.222
d. 5/3
11. Given the equation 2x  x  10  0. Find the
2
3. If a and ß vare the roots of the equation whose
product of roots.
roots are aß+a+ß and aß-a-ß is: a. 5
a. x  qx  p  0
2
b. -5
b. x 2  2qx  q 2  p 2  0 c. -1/2
c.
2
 2qx  p 2  q 2  0 d. 1/2

d. x 2  2qx  q 2  p 2  0 12. Which of the following equations has roots which


are reciprocals of the roots of the equation
4. If x ; y ; z = 4 ; -3 :2 and 2x = 4y - 3z = 20, find
2x 2  3x  5  0?
x,y,z.
a. 3x  2x  5  0
2
a. -8,-6,-4
b. 2x  5x  12  0
2
b. -5,4,-6
c. 7x  3x  12  0
2
c. 7,-5,6
d. 9, -4, 5 d. 5x  3x  2  0
2

5. Factor: x  y  z  2yz  x  y  z .
2 2 2
13. The value of x for which the polynomials
a. (x + y + z)(x - y - z - 1)  2   
 x  1  and  x 2  2x  1  vanish simultaneously,
b. (x + y + z)(x - y - z + 1)    
c. (x + y - z)(x - y + z + 1) is
d. (x + y - z)(x - y + z - 1) a. 2
b. -2
6. If a and b are the roots of the equation c. -1
a d. 1
4x 2  13x  7  0, the value of
a
a y b z x c
a. 3 14. If   1 and  , then  will be equal
b. 7/11 x b y c a z
c. 13/7 to:
d. 4 a. y/b
b. b/y
7. If a and  are the roots of the equation c. 0
x 2  3kx  k 2  0 and a 2   2  7 / 4, the value of k d. 1
is
a. -1,1
15. If x  y 1 / 3  z 1 / 3  0 , then the value of
1/3

b. 2,1 (x+y+z) 3 will be:


1/3 1/3 1/3
c. 1,1/2 a. 3x y z
d. 1/2, -1/2 1/3 1/3 1/3
b. 9x y z
8. How many negative root(s) are there in polynomial c. 27x.y.z
d. 0
equation P(x)  x 9  5x 5  2x 2  3x  12  0 ?
a. none
b. 1
c. 2
d. 5

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16. Find the value of k in the quadratic equation 25. Solve for y:  5  2y   1  3.
3x  kx  x  7k  0 if 3 is one of the roots.
2
a. 3/2, 2/7
a. 12 b. 3/2,7/2
b. 3 c. 2/3, 7
c. 6 d. 2/3, 2/7
d. 18
26. Solve: 3  x   4  0
x y 3 3
a. x<1 and x>-7
17. Simplify b. -7< x <1
xy
c. (-7,1)
a. x 2  2xy  y 2 d. all are correct
b. x 2  2xy  y 2
2
c. x 2  xy  y 2 27. The roots of the quadratic equation Ax +Bx+C=0
are 3 and 2. Determine the sum of A+B+C.
d. x 2  xy  y 2 a. 2
b. 3
18. Divide 3x  x  3x  5 by x+1.
3 2
c. 1
a. 3x 2  2x  1 d. 0
b. x 2  2xy  5
28. Ten years from now the sum of the ages of A and B
c. x 2  2xy  5 is equal to 50. Six years ago, the difference of their
d. 3x 2  2x  5 ages is equal to 6. How old is A and B?
2
a. A=18, B=12
19. The roots of the quadratic equation Ax +Bx+C=0 b. A=10, B=22
are 1/4 and -07/2. Determine the values of B. c. A=16, B=24
a. 24 d. A=19, B=29
b. 30
c. 28 29. The ratios of pure milk and water in two vessels are
d. 26 3:1 and 7:5 respectively. If equal quantities of the
mixtures of the vessels are mixed together, then the
20. Determine the k so that the equation ratio of pure milk and water in the new vessel is
4x 2  kx  1  0 will have hust one real solution. a. 1 : 2
a. 4 b. 2 : 1
b. 6 c. 5 : 3
c. 5 d. 3 : 5
d. 8 e. NO ANSWER

21. The roots of a quadratic equation are: 1/3 and 1/4. 30. The force of attraction between two bodies of
What is the equation? mass, m1 and m2 respectively varies directly as the
2
a. 2x -17x+10=0 square of the distance between them. If the mases
2
b. x -14x+9=0 of the bodies and the distance between them is
2 doubled, the force of attraction will become
c. 10x -5x+2=0
2
a. Four times
d. 12x -7x+1=0 b. Two times
c. half
22. What is the quadratic equations whose roots are 2/3
d. will not change
and -3/4?
e. no answer
a. 10x  x  8  0
2

b. 12x  x  4  0
2
31. A merchant marked a certain product for P 180,
c. 10x  x  8  0
2 which is 20% off the normal retail price is 50%
higher than the wholesale price, what is the
d. 12x  x  6  0
2
wholesale price of the product?
23. Solve for y. 9-2y  y+6 a. 120
a. y>3 b. 150
b. y1 c. 130
c. y3 d. 140
d. y1 e. no answer

24. Solve for z. -3<2z+15 32. Three consective integers are such that twice the
a. -2z<2 smallest plus 3 times the middle one plus 4 times
b. -2<z2 the largest is 155. What is the sum of these three
c. -2<z2 integers?
d. -2z<2 a. 48
b. 54
c. 51
d. 38
e. no answer

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33. A boatman rows to a place 48 km distant and back 39. The difference two numbers is 24 and their sum is
in 14 hours; he finds that he can row 4km with the 24 and their sum is 60. Find the numbers.
stream in the same time as 3km against the stream; a. 16, 40
Find the ratio of the stream b. 18, 42
a. 2 km/hr c. 20, 44
b. 1.5 km/hr d. 15, 39
c. 1 km/hr e. no answer
d. 2.4 km/hr
e. no answer 40. Alfred runs around a circular track in 60 seconds
and Barry in 30 seconds. Five seconds after, Alfred
34. The difference between two numbers is 12. If 2 is starts, Barry starts from the same point in the same
added to 7 times the smaller, the result is the same direction. When will they be together for the first
as when 2 is subtracted from 3 times the larger. time, assuming that they run around the track
Find the numbers. continously?
a. 20 and 6 a. 6.5 minutes
b. 20 and 8 b. 5.5 minutes
c. 15 and 3 c. 3.4 minutes
d. 17 and 2 d. 6.5 minutes
e. no answer e. no answer

35. The illumination receives from a light source varies 41. John started running at a speed of 10 kph. Five
as the square of the distance from the source and minutes later, Peter started running in the same
directly as its candle power. At what distance from direaction and catches up with john in 20 minutes.
a 50-cp light would the illumination be one-half What is the speed of Peter?
that received at 20 ft from a 40-cp ligtht? a. 17.5 kph
a. 10 sqr 10 b. 12.5 kph
b. 5 sqr 10 c. 15.0 kph
c. 10 sqr 5 d. 14.2 kph
d. 3 sqr 10 e. no answer
e. No answer
42. At what time between 4 and 5 o’clock will the
36. The current in a wire varies directly as the hands of the clock be coincident?
electromotive force and inversely as the resistance. a. 4:21.52
If current =12 amperes when voltage= 120 volts b. 4:23.72
and resistance = 6 ohms. Find the current when c. 4:22.42
voltage = 220 volts and resistance =10 ohms d. 4:20.32
a. 13.2 e. no answer
b. 15.2
c. 22 43. How many minutes afer 10:00 o’clock will the
d. 18.5 hands of the clock be opposite each other for the
e. No answer first time?
a. 21:81
37. The sum of the squares of two consecutive odd b. 20:45
numbers is 130. Find the product of the numbers c. 22:76
a. 56 d. 21:48
b. 72 e. no answer
c. 63
d. 69 44. In his wallet, Josh has one-dollar bills, five dollar
e. no answer bills and ten dollar bills. The total amount in his
wallet is $43. If Josh has four times as many
38. If 3 is subtracted from the numerator of a certain one-dollar bills as ten dollar bills, and all together,
fraction, the value of the fraction becomes 3/5. If there are 13 bills in his wallet. How many
one is subtracted from the denominator of the same one-dollar bills does he have?
fraction, the value of the fraction becomes 2/3. a. 3
Find the original fraction b. 5
a. 34/56 c. 8
b. 36/55 d. 2
c. 38/56 e. no answer
d. 34/52
e. no answer

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45. In his wallet, Josh has one-dollar bills, five dollar 53. Find the sum of the first 40 even numbers
bills and ten dollar bills. The total amount in his a. 1640
wallet is $43. If Josh has four times as many b. 3280
one-dollar bills as ten dollar bills, and all together, c. 820
there are 13 bills in his wallet. How many d. 410
one-dollar bills does he have?
a. 3 54. In a potato race, 10 potatoes are placed 8 ft apart
b. 5 in a straight line. If the potatoes are to be picked up
c. 8 singly and returned to the basket and if the first
d. 2 potato is 20 ft in front of the basket. Find the total
e. no answer distance covered by a contestant who finishes the
race.
46. Candy worth 30 cents a pound is mixed with cansy
worth 12 cents a pound to make a mixture of 300 a. 1120 ft
pounds worth 18 cents a pound. How many pounds b. 2120 ft
of the more expensive candy must be used? c. 1210 ft
a. 100 d. 1102 ft
b. 200 55. In a lottery, tickets are numbered consecutively
c. 150 from 1 to 100. Customers draw ticket at random
d. 250 and pay an amount in cents corresponding to the
47. Coffee worth $1.05 per pound is mixed with cofee number on the tickets with numbers divisible by 5,
worth 85 cents per pound to obtain 20 pounds of a which are free. How much is realized If 100 tickets
mixture worth 90 cents per pound. How many are sold.
pounds of coffee worth $1.05 is used? a. $10
a. 5 pounds b. $40
b. 15 pounds c. $30
c. 10 pounds d. $50
d. 12 pounds
e. no answer 56. Determine the fifth term of the expansion (x2-
2 1/2.
48. The sum of twice one number and three times )
x4
another number is 23 and their product is 20. Find
the sum of two numbers. 5
a. 12 a. 
8X 23
b. 7
1
c. 9 b.  11
d. 10 2X
e. no answer 1
c.  17
2X
49. If A={8,9,10,11}, and B={13,14,15} then AB is 1
a. {9,11,12} d.  5
X
b. 
e. NO ANSWER
c. {13,14, 15}
d. {12} 57. Three married couples have purchased tickets to
stage play. Spouses are to be seated next to each
50. Which of te following statement is not correct?
other and the six seats are in a row. In how many
a. If AB, then AB=B
ways can the six people be seated?
b. If AB, then AB=A
c. {a,a,a}={a} a. 24
d. A (BC)=A(B C) b. 48
c. 6
51. From the digits 0,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8 and 9. Find the d. 720
number of sic digit combination.
a. 210 58. Four different colored flags can be hung in a row to
b. 240 make coded signal. How many signals can be made
c. 120 if a signal consists of the display of one or more
d. 150 flags.
52. Find the value of x given equation a. 64
x+2x+4x+8x+16x+.......+256x=1022 b. 68
a. 6 c. 66
b. 4 d. 62
c. 2
d. 1

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59. If three sticks are drawn from 5 sticks whose 65. In how many ways can one make a selection of 5
lengths are 1,2,3,4, & 5 cm. what is the probability red balls 3 blue balls, and 4 yellow balls from a box
that the three sticks drawn form a triangle? containing 10 red balls, 6 blue balls and 12 yellow
balls?
a. 0.30
b. 0.70 a. 2494800 WAYS
c. 0.50 b. 1728700 WAYS
d. 0.80 c. 1764400 WAYS
e. no answer d. 280800 WAYS
e. NO ANSWER
60. The Senate Committee on has 11 Republicans and
9 Democrats. They decide o form a subcommittee 66. A candidate is required to answer six out of ten
consisting of republicans and 3 Democrats. How questions divided into two groups of five questions
many different subcommittees are possible? each. He cannot answer more than four questions
from either group. Determine the number of ways
a. 414 in which he can choose the six questions.
b. 8424
c. 27.720 a. 250
d. 7750 b. 150
e. NO ANSWER c. 200
d. 350
61. A three digit number if formed from the digit used e. NO ANSWER
only once. How many of these are odd numbers?
67. How many district permutations can be made from
a. 90 letters of the word INFINITY?
b. 60
c. 85 a. 40320
d. 75 b. 10280
e. NO ANSWER c. 3360
d. 5710
62. There are 5 main roads between the cities A and B, e. NO ANSWER
and 4 between B and C. in how many ways can a
person drive from A to C and return, going through 68. The first and the last term of a GP is equal to 6 and
B on both trips without driving on the same route 486 respectively. If the sum of all terms is 726, find
twice? the number of terms.
a. 5
a. 250 b. 6
b. 240 c. 8
c. 280 d. 7
d. 310 e. no answer
e. NO ANSWER
69. The number 28, x+2, 112 form a GP. What is the
63. Five different MATH books, 4 different ESAS 10th term?
books and 2 different EE books are to be placed on a. 1733
a shelf with books of each subject together. Find b. 14336
the number of ways in which the books can be c. 16336
placed. d. 15336
a. 34560
1 12
70. Find the constant term in (x 
2
b. 32520 )
c. 30240 x2
d. 35420 a. 465
b. 696
64. In how many ways can 8 persons be seated at a c. 924
round table if a certain 2 persons are not to sit next d. 71
to each other?
71. How many different sums of money can be made
a. 1440 from a penny, a nickel, a dime and a quarter?
b. 4040 a. 24
c. 3600 b. 15
d. 3800 c. 12
e. NO ANSWER d. 20

72. Solve for x in the following equation:


x+4x+7x+10x+.....64x=1430
a. 4
b. 3
c. 2
d. 1

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73. Which of the following forms a Fibonacci 81. An equation which is satisfied by some, but not all,
sequence? of the values of the variablesfor which the members
a. 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14... of the equation are not defined is called a:
b. 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13.
c. 2, 5, 10, 17, 26, 37... a. Linear equation
d. 3, 7, 15, 31, 63... b. Conditional equation
c. Rational equation
74. Find the 5th term of the series whose sum of n term d. Identical equation
is given by 3n+2-6
a. 1062 82. An equation which is satisfied by all the values of
b. 1264 the variables for which members of the equation
c. 2432 are defined is:
d. 1453 a. Linear equation
e. no answer b. Conditional equation
c. Rational equation
75. There are 9 arithmetic means between 11 and 51.
d. Identical equation
Compute the sum of the progression.
a. 341 83. A complex number is one which takes the form:
b. 431 x+jy where x and y are real numbers, x is the real
c. 143 part and _____ is the imaginary part, j is the
d. 314 imaginary unit equal to sqr of 1
76. Determine the sum S of the following series S=2 a. x
+5 + 8+11 .... with 100 terms b. jy
a. 15050 c. jx
b. 15500 d. x-jy
c. 51050
d. 51505 84. A polynomial which is exactly divisible by two or
more polynomial is called as:
77. X and y are positive numbers. If z, -3, y forms a GP
and -3, y, x forms an AP. Find the value of x. a. Least common denominator
a. 6 or -3 b. Common multiple
b. 6 or -1 c. Factors
c. 4 or -3 d. Binomial
d. -6 or -3
85. A succesion of numbers in which one number is
78. The sixth term of an AP is 21 and the sum of the designated as first, anothe as third and so on is
first 17 terms is 0. Write the first three terms. called a:
a. 42, 49, 56 a. Series
b. 42, 35, 28 b. Arrangment
c. 56, 49, 42 c. Order of Numbers
d. 35, 42, 49 d. Sequence

79. A rubber ball is dropped from a height of 81m. 86. All positive numbers which are used in counting
Each time it strikes the ground, it rebounds (excluding zero)
two-thirds of the distance through which it last fell. a. Natural Number
Through what distance did the ball fall when it b. Rational Number
struck the ground for the sixth time? c. Counting Number
a. 122m d. Irrational Number
b. 211m
87. _________________ Number which cannot be a
c. 222m
root of a rational integral equation
d. 322m
a. Natural
80. A stack of bricks has 61 bricks at the bottom layer, b. Transcendental
58 bricks in the 2nd layer, 55 bricks in the third c. Counting
layer and so on, until the last year which has 10 d. Irrational
bricks. Determine the total number ofbricks used e. no answer
up.
x2
a. 639 88. If f(x)= and g(y)=y+2, then f[g(2)]
x2
b. 178
c. 204
a. 6
d. 192
b. 4
c. 5
d. 3

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89. If x  3x  (K  5)x  2  K is divided by x+1 and


3 2 96. A father is twice older than his son and the sum of
the remainder is 3, then the value of K is their ages is 48. How old is each?
a. -2 a. 8, 40
b. -4 b. 16, 32
c. -3 c. 12, 36
d. -5 d. 15, 33
e. no answer e. NO ANSWER

2 97. A pump discharging 9 gpm requires 36 hours to fill


90. The value of K which will make 4x -4kx+5k a
a tank. If the pump is replaced by one that will
perfect square trinomial is discharge 16 gpm, how long will it take to fill the
a. 6
tank?
a. 64 hr
b. 4
b. 20.25 hr
c. 5
c. 16 hr
d. 3
d. 40.5 hr
e. no answer
e. no answer
91. A certain work can be done in as many days as
98. How many minutes after 2:00 o’clock will the
there are men in the group. If the number of men in
the group is reduced by 3, the job will be delayed hands of the clock extend in the opposite
by4 days. The number of men originally in the directions for the first time?
a. 40.636
group is
b. 41.636
a. 8 men
c. 43.636
b. 12 men
d. 42.636
c. 10 men
e. no answer
d. 14 men
e. no answer 99. A student left his home to attend a party one
92. The other form of log a N  b is
morning at past 6 o'clock and returned at past
3'clock. He noticed the hands of the wall clock
a. N=a b have exchanged position. What exact time did he
b. N=a/b arrive'?
c. N=b a a. 3:26.07
d. N=ab b. 3:34.62
c. 3:31.47
93. Two students were solving a problem that would d. 3:32.19
reduce it to a quadratic equation. The first student e. no answer
committed an error in the constant term and found
the roots to be 5 and 7 while the second student 100. A low cost housing electrical installation takes 10
made an error in the first degree term and gave the days for 3 electricians. How many electricians must
roots as 2 and I6. If you were to check their be hired to finish the work in 5 mo. ifthere are
solutions, the right equation is: 80:uni:ts
2
a. x +12x+35=0 a. 25
b. 16
b. -7x-14+0
c. 36
c. +18x+32=0 d. 48
d. -12x+32=0 e. no answer

94. Three sticks are drawn from 5 sticks whose lengths 101. How many license plates can be made using any
are 1, 3, 5, 7, and 9, what IS the probability that two letters for the first two places and any of the
they will form a triangle? numbers 0 through 9 for the last three?
a. 0.25 a. 38,358
b. 0.35 b. 252,000
c. 0.30 c. 35,283
d. 0.40 d. 676,000
e. No answer e. no answer

95. Tossing a coin is generally called: 102. A man travelling 40 km finds that by travelling one
a. An experiment more km per hour, he would made the joumey in 2
b. an event hrs. less time. How many km per hour did he
c. an outcome actually travel?
d. a trial a. 4
e. No Answer b. 18
c. 8
d. 6
e. no answer

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103. Find the 1996th digit of 5.27832783... 108. Harry is one-third as old as Ron and 8 years
a. 2 younger than Hermoine. If Harry is 8 years old,
b. 8 what is the sum of their ages?
c. 7 a. 40
d. 3 b. 45
e. no answer c. 48
d. 50
104. At what time between 4 and 5 o’clock will the
hands of the clock be at right angle for the first 109. Three cats can kill 3 rats in 3 minutes. how many
time. minutes wil it take for 100 cats to kill 100 rats?
a. 4:5:45 a. 3
b. 4:5:42 b. 33.33
c. 4:5:23 c. 100
d. 4:7:62 d. 300
e. NO ANSWER
105. The weight W of an object above the earth varies
inversely as the square of the distance d from the 110. A falling body strikes the ground with a valocity v
center of the earth. If a man weighs 180 pounds on which varies directly as the square root of the
the surface of the earth, what would his weight be distance s it falls. if a body that falls 100 f strikes
at an altitude 1000 miles? assume the radius of the the ground with a velocity of 80 ft/sec, with what
earth to be 4000 miles. velocity will a ball dropped from the Washington
a. 92.5 Monument (approximately 550 ft high) strike the
b. 115.2 ground?
c. 28.8 a. 15.7 ft
d. 56.2 b. 16.7 ft
c. 17.7 ft
106. Bobbie has $1.54 in quarters, dimes, nickles and d. 18.7 ft
pennies. He has twice as many dimes as quarters e. NO ANSWER
and three times as many dimes as nickels as dimes.
The number of pennies is the same as the number 111. Given the z varies directly as x and inversely as y2.
of dimes. How many of each coin does he have? If x=1 and y=2, then z=2. Find z when x=3 and
a. q=2; d=4; n=12; p=4 y=4.
b. q=6; d=3; n=2; p=3 a. 1.5
c. q=4; d=4; n=3; p=4 b. 3
d. q=5; d=4; n=2; p=4 c. 2.5
d. 3.5
107. Suppose the dolls sell for 7 dollars each and toy
train sell or 18 dollars. a store sells only dolls a
train sets and the total amount received is 208
dollars. How many of toy trains were sold?

a. 22
b. 3
c. 18
d. 6

Problem

112. In a class of 40 students, 27 like Calculus and 25 115. In a surveyof 30 freshmen students on what course
like Chemistry. How many like both Calculus and they like, sixteen students say they want to take
Chemistry? Engineering, 16 want to take Business. Five say
they want to take both Engineering and Business,
113. A class of 40 students took examination in EE and and of these, 3 wanted to take Nursing as well. Five
ESAS. If 30 passed in EE, 36 passed in ESAS and want only Business, and 8 want only nursing. How
2 failed in both subjects, how many students many students want Engineering only?
passed in both subjects?
116. What is the coefficient of the 4th term of the
114. In a surveyof 100 EE reviewees regarding on what 12
expansion (x + y)
board subject they liked, revealed the following
results:
30 like both MATH and EE; 35 like MATH 117. What is the coefficient of the 4th term of the
and ESAS; 35 like ESAS and EE; 70 like MATH; 60 12
expansion (x + y)
like ESAS; and 20 like all three board subjects. How
many like EE?
5
118. What is the coefficient of the term involving y in
8
the expansion (2x + y) ?

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5 137. In an electric circuit, the voltage is J 5 volts. lfthe


119. What is the coefficient of the term involving x in
current 1s mcreased by 2 amperes and the
2 1 10
the expansion (x + 2x ) ? resistance is dec1:cased by I ohm, the voltage is
reduced by I volt. Find the original current and
120. What is the sum of the coefficients of the expansion resistance.
8
(x + 3y) 138. In an electric circuit A, the impressed voltage is 12
volts and the resistance is 3 ohms. In c.ircuit B, the
121. What is the sum of the coefficients of the expansion voltage is 20 volts and the resistance is 7 ohms.
4 Additional batteries with a total voltage of 28 volts
(2x - 1)
are to be added to these two circuits so that after
the addition, the currents in the two circuits will be
122. Determine the sum of the first 4 terms of the equal. How much voltage should be added to each
n circuit?
sequence whose general term is given by 3  2

123. Determine the 5th term of the sequence whose sum 139. Three resistors when connected in series give a
total resistance of45 ohms and when connected in
n3
of n term is given by 2 5 parallel, give a total resistance of3 ohms. If the
resistance of the third resistor is twice the sum of
124. The 6th term of an AP is 3 and 23rd term is 54. Find the resistances of the two other resistors. Find the
the 35th term. resistance of each of the resistors.

125. The arithmetic progression starts with 3 has 9 140. Solve the following equations:
terms, and the middle term is 19. Determine the x 2 2 x1
A)Find the value of x: (a  b)  (a  2ab  b )
sum of the first 9 terms.
4
B) Find the roots of the equation 4x  1  0
126. Find the sum of all integers between 300 and 800
that are exactly divisible by 14 141. Derive the rth term ofthe binomial expansion of
n
(a  b)
127. How many terms in the expression 3, 5, 7 must be
taken in order that their sum will be 2600.
2/ 3 13
142. A) Expand to 4 terms(x  1 / 2)x
128. Find the value of x so that x-1, x+2 and x+8 are the 2
B) Find the 9th term in the expression of(x +
first three terms of the geometric sequence.
13
1/2)
129. What is the 11th term of the progression if the first C) Write the first four terms and the last term ofthe
and third terms are 1/2 and 1/6 respectively? 65
expansion of(3/x- x/3)
D. Find the term independent ofy in the expansion
130. A rubber ball is made to a fall from a height of 50 ft
2 1 9
and is observed to rebound 2/3 of the distance it of(y  y )
falls. How far will the ball travel before coming to
rest if ball continues to fall in this manner? 2 10
143. Find the middle term of ((x  2y)
131. How many 4-digit numbers less than 4000 can be
formed from the digits 2, 3, 5, 6, 7 and 9 if each 2 n
144. If the middle term in the expansion of (x  2y) is
digit must be used only once?
4 4
k x y , find k and n
132. Determine the value of k so that the equation
2 145. Solve the following systems of equations:
x +(k-5)x = k-2=0 is a perfect trinomial square.
A) x+y+z=6
2x +Y _ z = 3
4 3 2
133. The expression x  ax  5x  bx  6 when divided x+ 2y+ 3z= 13
by (x-2) leaves the remainder 16, and when divided B) L/2 + M/3 + N/4 = 62
by (x-1) leaves the remainder 10. Find the values of L/4+ MIS+ N/6 =38
a and b. L/3 + M/4 + N/5 =47

134. An automobile starts from the intersection of two 146. Without expanding find the lOth tem1 ofthe
highways and travels north at the rate of 50km/hr expansion of
2 14
(S- 2t )
135. The area of a square field exceeds another square
by 56 square meters. The perimeter of the larger
field exceeds one half of the smaller by 26 meters, 2 1 12
147. In the expression of ((x  )
What are the sides of each field? x
Find: a)The 6th Term
b)The middle Term
136. The sum of the ar~as of two unequal square lots is
5,200 square meters. If the lots were adpcent to 6
c)The Term involving x
each other, they would require 320 meters of fence d)The Term free of x
to enclose the combined area formed by them. Find
the dimensions of each lot. 9
148. Find the sixth term in the expansion of (x/2 +y)

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26 162. The sum of the digas of a three-digit number is


149. Find the term containing x in the expansion of
twelve. The sum of the squares of the hundreds'
2 3 12
(x  x ) digit and the tens' digit as equal to the square of the
units' digits. lf the hundreds' digit is increased by
two and rhe units' digit is decreased by two, the
9
150. The term containing X in the expansion of digits will be reversed. Find the
3 1 15 number.
(x  )
x
163. April 1978. The square of a number increased by
151. Find x: 16 is the same as 10 times the digits the number.
2 2 2 Find the number.
(x  1)  24  11(x  1)
x x 164. The sum of the digits of a three-digit number is 12.
4  2  30
The middle digit is equal to the sum ofthe other two
3 3 digits and the number shall be increased by l 98 if
2 2 its digits are reversed. find the number.
x  8x 7  0
x x 165. Find three consecutive odd integers such that twice
e e  5
the sum of the first and the second integers plus
2 2 four times the third eequal to 60.
x  5x  10 x  5x  2  14  0
166. A tank full ofalcohol is emptied ofone th1rd of its
152. Maria is 36 years old, Maria was twice was old content and then filled up with water and mixed. if
when Maria was as old as Anna is now. How old is this is done 6 times, what fraction of the volume
Anna now? (original) of alcohol remains?

153. The sum of the ages of the father and his son is 99. 167. How much tin and how much iron must be added to
If the age of the son is added to the inverted age of 50 kilograms of an alloy containing 10 percent tin
the father, the sum is 72. If the inverted age of the and 25 percent iron to obtain an alloy containing 25
son is subtracted from the age of the father, the percent tin and 50 percent iron?
difference is 22. What are their ages?
168. How many liters of water must be added to 45 liters
154. Maria is 24 years old now. Maria was twice as old of solution which is 90% alcohol in order to make
as Anna was when Maria was as old as Ana is now. the resulting solution 80% alcohol?
How old is Ana now?
169. A 40-gram solution of acid and water is 20% acid
155. Pedro is as old as Juan was when Juan is twice as by weight. How much pure acid must be added to
old Pedro was. When Pedro will be as old as Juan this solution to make it 30% acid
is now, the difference betwen their ages is 6 years.
Find the age of each now.
170. How much water must be evaporated from 8O liters
of 12% solution of salt in order to obtain a 20%
156. The sum of the ages of two boys is four times the solution of salt? How many liters of water must be
sum o the ages of a certain number of girls. Four added to 100 liters of 85% sulfuric acid solution to
years ago, the sum of the ages of the girls was one produce 60% sulfuric acid solution?
eleventh of the sum of the ages of the boys and
eight years hence, the sum of the ages ofthe girls
171. A certain solution should contain 8% alcohol. It was
will be one half that of the boys. How many girls are
mistakenly mixed to contain 6% alcohol, how much
there?
must be drawn from a 5-L tank and replaced by
I0% alcohol solution to provide the proper
157. Separate 132 into 2 parts such that the larger concentration?
div1ded by the smaller the quotient is 6 and the
remamder is 13. What are the parts?
172. A certain amount of 80% sugar solution added to
another amount of 40% sugar solution yields a
158. A number of two digits divided by the sum of the solution that contains 14 kg of sugar. Had the
digits the quotient is 7 and the remainder is 6. Ifthe amount been reversed, the solution would have
digits ofthe number are interchanged, the resulting contained 16 kg sugar. How much of the 80%
number exceeds three times the sum of the digits solution was there
by 5. What is the number?
173. A florist wishes to make bouquet of mixed spring
159. Six times the middle of a three digit number is the flow ers. Each bouquet is to be made up of tulips at
sum of the other two. If the number is divided by the S 30 a bunch and daffodils at $21 a bunch. How
sum of the digits, the answer is 51 and the many bunches of each should she use to make 15
remainder is l I. If the digits are reversed, the bunches which she can sell for $24 a bunch
number becomes smaller by 198. Find the number.
174. A store manger wishes to reduce the price on her
160. Find the number such that their sum multipled by fresh ground coffee by mixing two grades. If the
the sum of their squares is 65, and their difference has 50 pounds of coffee which sells for $l0 per
multiplies by the difference of their squares is 5. pound, how much coffee worth $6 per pound must
she mix with it so that she can sell the final mixture
161. Three numbers are ltl the rat:o 2:5:8. Jftheirsum is for S 8.50 per pound?
60, find the numbers.

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175. Mr. Abernathy purchases a selection of wrenches 185. A traffic check counted 390 cars passing a certain
for his shop. His bill is $78. He buys the same spot on one day and 430 cars at the same spot on.
number of $1.50 and $2.50 wrenches, and half that the second day. On the first day, there were three
many of $4 wrenches. The number of $3 wrenches times as many cars going east and half as many
is one more than the number of $4 wrenches. How going west as on the second day. What was the
many each did he purchase? (Hint: if you have nor total number of eastbound cars and the total
worked with fraction-s, use decimals for all number of west bound cars for the two days?
fi?actional parts.)
186. A man is sent to deliver an important package and
176. Terry bought some gum and some candy. The travels by car 75. kilometers per hour from point A
number of packages of gum was one more than to B and then by airplane to point C against a wind
the number of mints The number of mints was blowing 40 kilometers per hour. the airplane can fly
three the number of candy bars. If gum was 24 280 km/hr in still air. if the package carriertakes 3
cents a package, mints were l 0 cents each, and 2/3 hours in going from A to C and 3 1/6 hours for
candv bars were 35 cents each, how many of each the return trip, what is the total distance of travel
did he get for $5.72? covered by the man?

177. A chemist has 300 grams of 20% hydrochloric acid 187. A motorcycle messenger left the rear of a
solution. He wishes to drain some off and replace it motonzed troop 8 kilometers long and rode to the
with an 80% solution so as to obtain a 25% front of the troop, returning at once to the rear. how
solution. How many grams must he drain and far did he ride,if the troop travelled 15 kilometers
replace with the 80% solution? during this time and each travelled at a uniform rate

178. At the recent Olympic games in Montreal, Canada, 188. An army officer made the first part of a trip on a
a team which participated in 1600 meters relay plane which flew at the rate of 210 kilometers per
event had the following individual speed. First hour. At the landing field, he was met by a jeep
runner, 24 fourth kph, second runner, 20kph, third which Took him rest of the way to his destination at
runner, 22kph and fourth runner, 23 kph. What wa rate of 40 kilometers per hour. The trip required 3
the team's speed? hours and 15 minutes. On his return trip the jeep
travelled at the rate of 50 kilometers per hour and
179. A troop camp of soldiers after they marched l5km the plane which he took flew at the rare of 200
going to the concentration camp after they were kilometers per hour. The return journey required the
forced to surrender at the same time that the same amount of time, but this inciuded a minute
victorious general who is supervising the "march" which he spent waiting for the plane to take off Find
rode from the rear of the troop to the front and back the total distance that he flew and the total distance
at once to the rear. If the distancecovered victorious that he travelled by jeep
by general is 25 km and both the troop and general
traveled at uniform rate, how long is the troop? 189. ln a family, there are 8 children, two of them are
twins. The youngest is 3 years old and the eldest is
180. Two cyclists are practicing on a circular tract of 21 years old. Their agespare 1t1 arithmetic
circumference 276 meter. Starting at the same progression. There are three children younger than
instant and from the same place, when they run in the twins. How old are the twins?
opposite directions they pass each other every 6
seconds and when the run the same direction the 190. A BMW cardnves from A toward Cat 30 miles/ hr.
faster passes the slower every 23 seconds. Another car starting from .B at the same time,
Determine their rates. drives towards A at20 mi/hr. IfAB =20 miles, find
when the cars will be nearest together.
181. Mr. Kasbcrg rides his bike at 6mph to the bus
station. He then rides the bus to work, averaging 30 191. Two boats started their voyages is in a straight line
mph. lf he spends 20 minutes less time on the bus towards each other. One has an average
than on he bike, and the distance from his house to navigational speed of 30 km/h and the other one
work is 26 miles, what is the distance from his has an average of 20kph. Assuming that they can
house to the bus station? not avoid a collision, how long will it take before the
collision occurs? How far each boat have travelled
182. Two cars A and B start at the same point and at the before the collision
same time and travel in opposite directions, car B
travelling 20 km/hr slower than A. If they are 420 192. A boat's crew rowing at half their usual rate can
kilometers apart after 3 hours, find the rate of each. negotiate 2 km. down a river and back in one hour
and 40 minutes. At their usual rate in still water,
183. A one kilometer long caravan of men is walking at a they would have gone over the same course in 40
constant rate. A man from the rear end walks min. Find their rate of rowing in still water
towards the head and back to the rear at the instant
when the caravan has covered a distance of one 193. A sets out to walk at the rate of four km per hour.
kilometer. Find the total distance travelled by the After he had been walking for 2-3/4 hours, B sets
man. out to overtake and went 4-l/2 km the first hour,
4-3/4 km the second hr 5 km the third hr and so on
184. A man walked 24 km in timeT. During the first part gaining 1 quarter of a km every hour. In how many
of his time, he walked at 6 kph and the last part at 4 hours would B overtake A?
kph. Had he reversed his rates, he would have
walked two km more. Find the timeT.

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194. A besieged fortress is held by 5700 men who have 207. In the series I.0 I, l.O, .099, .098 ... Find the 80th
provisions for 66 days. If the garrison loses 20 men term.
each day, for how many days can the provisions
hold out? 208. Find the sum of 3 + 0.4 + 0.05 + 0.004 + 0.0005
+...
195. The sum ofthree numbers in arithmetic progression
is 60. If the numbers are increased by 2, l, and 28, 209. A farmland is to be plowed for P10,000. Farmer 1
respectively, the new numbers will be in the can be plow the field in 3 days. The same job can
arithmetic progression. Find the arithmetic be done by farmer 2 in 5 days. How long will it take
progression. to plow the field if the 2 farmer will work together'1
How much should each receive?
196. Three numbers are in arithmetic progression. Their
sum is 15, and the sum of their squares is 83. Find 210. A, B and C can do a piece of wor:k in 10 days, A
the numbers. and B can do it in 12 days, A and C in 20 days. How
many days would it take each to do the work alone?
197. A 20-liter container is filled with pure acid. Five
liters are drawn off and replaced with water; then 5 211. A and B can do a job in 12 days. A and C can do
liters of the mixture are drawn offand replaced with the same job in 18 days while B and C can do it in
water, and so on until 5 drawings and 5 24 days. How long will it take A, B and C to do the
replacements have been made. Find the amount job together?
ofacid in the final mixture.
212. A garden can be cultivated by 8 boys in 5 days.
198. A rubber ball is dropped from a height of 27 meters. The same job can be done 5 men in 6 days. How
Each time that it hits the ground it bounces to a long will it take to finish the job if A) the 8 boys and
height 2/3 of that from which it fell. Find the distance 5 men will work together? B) only 6 boys and 3 men
that it travels up to the time that it hits the ground for will work together? C) two days after the 5 men
the 5th time. The total distance trave11ed by th'o were working the 8 boys arrived to help?
bail until it comes to rest.
213. Bill, Bob, and Barry are hired to paint signs. In 8
199. A man wishes lo buy a piece of!and worth 150,000 hours Bill can paint I sign, Bob can paint 2 signs,
pesos. If it were possible for hm1 to save one and Barry can paints 1- I /3 signs. They all come to
centavo on the first day, two centavos on the work the first day, but Barry doesn't like the job and
second day, 4 centavos on the third day and so on, quits after 3 hours. Bob works half an hour longer
in how many days would he save to be able to buy than Barry and quits. How long will it take Bill to
the land? finish the two signs they were supposed to paint?

200. The population of the Philippines doubled in the last 214. Two p1pes running simultancoulsycan fill a tmk in
50 years fi?om 1935 to 1985. Assuming that the 3 hours and 20 minutes. If both pipes run for 2
rate of population increase will remain the same, in hours and the first is then shut off, it requires 2
what year will our population triple? hours more for the second to fill the tank. How long
does it take each pipe to fill it alone?
201. A man cuts a piece of paper 0.03 mm thick into
three equal parts. Then he cuts each of these parts 215. A man can finished a certain job in three-fourths
into three equal parts again and the process is the time that a boy can; the boy can finish the same
repeated 10 times after which he piles together the job in two thirds the time that a gil can and the man
pieces of paper. How thick is the pile? and the girl working jointly can finish the job in 4
hours. How long will it take to finish the job ifthey all
202. A rich man called his seven sons. He had with him work together?
a number of pebbles, each pebble representing a
gold bar. To his first son, he gave half the pebbles 216. The intake pipe to a reservoir is controlled by a
that he had and one pebble more. To his second valve which automaticallv closes when the reservoir
son, he gave half the remaining pebbles and one is full and opens again when four-fifths of the water
pebble more. He did the same to each of his five had been drained off The intake pipe can fill the
other sons and then found out that he had one reservoir m 4 hours and the outlet pipe can drain it
pebble left. How many pebbles were there initially? in 10 hours. If the outlet pipe remains open, how
much time elapses between the two instants that
203. A man receives a salary of P36,000 per annum for the reservoir is full?
the first year and a 10 percent raise every year for
ten years. What is his salary dunng the fifth year? 217. Two brothers washed the family car in 24 minutes.
Previously, when each had washed the car alone,
204. A car running at 25 kilometers per hour can cover a the younger boy took 20 min longer to do the job
cetain distance in 8 hours. By how many kilometers than the older boy. how long did it take the older boy
per hour must its rate be increased in order to cover to wash the car alone?
the same distance in three hours less?
218. A swimming pool holds 54 cubic meters of water. it
205. The 8th term ofanAP is3 ;;j;ile its 84th tetm is 273. can be drained at a rate of one cubic meter per
Find the 35th term. minute faster than it can be filled. Ifit takes 9
minutes longer to' fill it than to drain it, find the
206. Find the sum to infinity of I/3, 1/27, 1/243 drainage rate

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219. One input pipe can fill a tank alone in 8 hrs. another 227. The President just recently appointed 25 Generals
input pipe can fill it alone in 6 hours and a drain pipe of the Phil Army of these 14 have already served in
can empty the full tank in 10 hours. If the tank is the war of Korea, 12 in the war of Vietnam and 10
empty and all the pipes are wide open, now long in the war of Japan. Therefore 4 who have served
will1t take to fill the tank? both in Korea and Japan, G have served both in
V1etnam and Korea and 3 have served both in
220. A steel company has three blast furnaces of Japan and Vietnam. How many have served in
varying sizes. If furnaces A, B, and Care used full Japan, Korea and Vietnam.
time, 800 metric tons of steel are produced per day
If A and Bare used halftime and C full time, 545 228. One proposal in the Agrarian Reform-Program is to
metric tons are produced. If A is not used, B is used have a retention limit of 10 hectares. If a landowner
full time, and C halftime, 410 metric tons are was left with 10 hectares fewer than 40% of his land
produced. How many metric tons per day does after selling 6 hectares more than 70% of his land,
each furnace produce? what size of land did he initially own?

221. Three observation planes A, B, and C, working 2 2


229. From the equation m  5mn  6n  0, the ration of
together, can map a certain region in 4 hours.
m to n?
Planes A and B can map the reg10n in 6 hours,
planes Band C can map it in 6 hours and 40
mmutes. How long would 1t take each of the planes 230. A man leaves P60,000 to his children and
working alone to map this region? grandchildren seven all The children receive 1/3 of
it, which is P2,000 more a piece than what the
grandchildren get. How many children are there
222. Two pipes running simultaneously can fill a
and how many grandchildren and what does each
swimming pool in 6 hours. If both pipes run for 3
received?
hours and the first pipe is then shut off, it requires 4
hrs. more for the second to fill the pool. How long
does it take each pipe running separately to fill the 231. The time is 3:00 o'clock and the hands of the clock
pool? are at right angles to each other. What is the
nearest time of the clock such that the hands of it
will be at right angles again?
223. A pond is being drained by a pump. After 3 hours,
the pond is half empty. A second pump ;spit into
opcratwn, and together the two pumps finish 232. How long will it be from the time the hour hand and
emptying the pond in half an hour. How long would the minute hand of a clock are together until they
it take the second pump drain the pond if it f,3d to will be together again?
the same job alone?
233. At what time between 4 and 5 o'clock do the hands
224. A firm advertises for workers to address of the clock coincide?
envelopes. Priscilla says she will work 100 hours.
Herb will work for 8O hours. If each can address 234. It is exactly 3 o'clock In how many seconds will the
10,000 envelops in the time they work, long would it angle formed by the hour hand and the minute hand
tctke them to address l 0,000 envelops if they work be twice the angle formed by the hour and the
together? second hand?

225. A certain part can be defective because it has one 235. It is now between 9 and l 0 o'clock. In 4 minutes,
or more out ofthreec possible defects: insufficient the hour hand will be exactly opposite the position
tensile strength a burr or a diameter outside of occupied by the minute hand 3 minutes ago. What
tolerance limits. In a lot of 500 pcs: is the time now?
19 have a tensile strength defect
17 have a burr 236. The kilowatt that can be transmitted safely by a
11 have an unacceptable diameter shaft varies directly as the number of revolution It
12 have tensile strength and diameter defects makes per minute and the cube of its diameter. If a
5 have burr and diameter defects shaft 3 centimeters in diameter making 200
2 have all three defects revolutions per minute can safely'transmit 60
kilowatt, what kilowatt can be safely transmitted by
A) How many have no defects? a 2-centirneter shaft making 300 revolutions per
B) How many pcs have only a burr defects? minte?
C) How many pieces have two defects?
237. The time required for an elevator to lift a weight
226. During the last election, the total number of votes varies directly with the weight and distance through
recorded which it is lifted and inversely as the power of the
in a certain municipality was 12,400. Had 2/5 of the motor. If it takes 30 seconds for a 10 HP motor to
supporters of LABAN candidate stampede away lift 100 Ibs through a height of 50ft, what size of
from the pools and 1/2 of the supporters of GAD motor IS required to lift 800 lbs in 40 sec through a
candidate haved likewise, the LABAN candidates height of 40 ft?
majority would have been reduced by 100. How
many votes did the LABAN & GAD candidates
actually received? 238. Eight men can excavate 15 ofdrainage open
canal in 7 hrs. Three men can backfill 10 in 4
hrs. How long will it take 10 men to excavate and
3
backfill 20 m in the project?

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239. A man is sent to deliver an important package and 250. Mrs. Mahoney went shopping for some canned
travels by car 75 kilometers per hour from point A to goods which were on sale. She bought three times
8 and then by airplane to point C against a wind as many cans of tomatoes as cans of peaches and
blowing 40 kilometers per hour. The airplane can fly two times as many cans of tuna as cans of
280 kilometers per hour in still air. If the package peachcs. If Mrs. Mahoney purchased a total of 24
carrier takes 3-2/3 hours in going from A to C and 3 cans, how many of each did she
1/6 hours for the return trip, what is the total buy?
distance of travel covered by the man?

240. A sphere 30 cm in diameter is divided into two


segments. One of which is two times as h1gh as
the other. Find the volume of the bigger segment.

241. Two flywheels are connected by a belt The radius of


the flywheels are 30 in and 50 in. The small flywheel
has a speed of350 rpm. Determine the velocity of
the belt in ft/sec. What would be the angular velocity
of the larger flywheel

242. A cylindrical tin can has its he1ght equal to the


diameter of its base. Another cylindrical tin can With
the same capacity has its height t;qual to twice the
diameter of its base. Find the ratio of the amount
oftm required for making the two cans with covers.

243. A man piles 150 logs in layers so that the top layer
contains 3 logs and each lower layer has one more
log than the layer above. How many Jogs are at the
bottom?

244. The diameters of two spheres are in-the ratio 2:3


and the sum of their volumes is I,260 cubtc meters.
Find the volume ofthe larger sphere.

245. A body falls 16.1 meters during the first second,


48.3 meters during the second second, 80.5 meters
during the third second and so on. How long wi ll it
take the body to reach the ground if it was released
at an aititudc of 15,000 meters?

246. find the number ot terms of a geometric progression


in which the first term is 48, the last term is 384 and
the sum of the term is 720

247. A mechanical engineer bought 24 boxes of screws


P2,200. There were three types of screws bought.
Screw A costs P300 per box, screw B costs P 150
per box, and screw C costs P50 per box. How many
boxes of each type did he buy?

248. lf 20 meters are added to the length of a certain


rectangular field and 4 meters are subtracted from
the width of this field, the area will be increased 40
square meter. If 10 meters are subtracted from the
length and 5 meters are added to the width are area
will dimi,nished 50 square meters. Find the
dimensions of the? field. 14. T the new numbers will
be in geometric progression. Find the arithmetic
progression.

249. A merchant purchased two lots of shoes. One lot


the purchased for $ 32 per pair and the second lot
he purchased for $40 per pair. There were 50' pair
in the first lot. How many pairs were in the second
lot ifhe sold them all at $60 per pair and mad?e a.
gain of $2800 on the entire transaction?

Diagnostic Examination | Pre-Calculus | 14


ID: A

WORKSHEET 1 - ALGEBRA
Answer Section

MULTIPLE CHOICE

1. ANS: A PTS: 1
2. ANS: A PTS: 1
3. ANS: B PTS: 1
4. ANS: A PTS: 1
5. ANS: C PTS: 1
6. ANS: C PTS: 1
7. ANS: D PTS: 1
8. ANS: B PTS: 1
9. ANS: C PTS: 1
10. ANS: A PTS: 1
11. ANS: A PTS: 1
12. ANS: D PTS: 1
13. ANS: D PTS: 1
14. ANS: D PTS: 1
15. ANS: C PTS: 1
16. ANS: B PTS: 1
17. ANS: C PTS: 1
18. ANS: D PTS: 1
19. ANS: D PTS: 1
20. ANS: A PTS: 1
21. ANS: D PTS: 1
22. ANS: D PTS: 1
23. ANS: B PTS: 1
24. ANS: C PTS: 1
25. ANS: B PTS: 1
26. ANS: D PTS: 1
27. ANS: A PTS: 1
28. ANS: A PTS: 1 TOP: AGE PROBLEM
29. ANS: E PTS: 1 TOP: RATIO, PROPORTION AND VARIATION
30. ANS: E PTS: 1 TOP: RATIO PROPORTION AND VARIATION
31. ANS: E PTS: 1 TOP: NUMBER PROBLEMS
32. ANS: E PTS: 1 TOP: NUMBER PROBLEMS
33. ANS: E PTS: 1 TOP: MOTION PROBLEMS
34. ANS: E PTS: 1 TOP: NUMBER PROBLEMS
35. ANS: E PTS: 1 TOP: RATIO PROPORTION AND VARIATION
36. ANS: E PTS: 1 TOP: RATIO PROPORTION AND VARIATION
37. ANS: E PTS: 1 TOP: NUMBER PROBLEMS
38. ANS: E PTS: 1 TOP: NUMBER PROBLEMS
39. ANS: E PTS: 1 TOP: NUMBER PROBLEMS
40. ANS: E PTS: 1 TOP: MOTION PROBLEMS
41. ANS: E PTS: 1 TOP: MOTION PROBLEMS
42. ANS: E PTS: 1 TOP: CLOCK PROBLEM
43. ANS: E PTS: 1 TOP: CLOCK PROBLEM
44. ANS: E PTS: 1 TOP: COIN PROBLEM
45. ANS: E PTS: 1 TOP: COIN PROBLEM
46. ANS: A PTS: 1 TOP: COIN PROBLEM
47. ANS: E PTS: 1 TOP: NUMBER PROBLEMS
48. ANS: E PTS: 1 TOP: NUMBER PROBLEMS
49. ANS: B PTS: 1 TOP: SET THEORY
50. ANS: C PTS: 1 TOP: SET THEORY
51. ANS: A PTS: 1 TOP: PERMUTATION AND COMBINATION
52. ANS: C PTS: 1 TOP: PROGRESSION
53. ANS: A PTS: 1 TOP: PROGRESSION
54. ANS: A PTS: 1 TOP: MOTION PROBLEM
55. ANS: B PTS: 1 TOP: PERMUTATION AND COMBINATION
56. ANS: E PTS: 1 TOP: POLYNOMIAL
57. ANS: B PTS: 1 TOP: PERMUTATION AND COMBINATION
58. ANS: A PTS: 1 TOP: PERMUTATION AND COMBINATION
59. ANS: B PTS: 1 TOP: PERMUTATION AND COMBINATION
60. ANS: E PTS: 1 TOP: PERMUTAION AND COMBINATION
61. ANS: E PTS: 1 TOP: PERMUTAION AND COMBINATION

Diagnostic Examination | Pre-Calculus | 1


ID: A

62. ANS: E PTS: 1 TOP: PERMUTAION AND COMBINATION


63. ANS: A PTS: 1 TOP: PERMUTAION AND COMBINATION
64. ANS: C PTS: 1 TOP: PERMUTAION AND COMBINATION
65. ANS: A PTS: 1 TOP: PERMUTAION AND COMBINATION
66. ANS: E PTS: 1 TOP: PERMUTAION AND COMBINATION
67. ANS: E PTS: 1 TOP: PERMUTAION AND COMBINATION
68. ANS: E PTS: 1 TOP: PROGRESSION
69. ANS: B PTS: 1 TOP: PROGRESSION
70. ANS: C PTS: 1 TOP: PROGRESSION
71. ANS: A PTS: 1 TOP: PROGRESSION
72. ANS: C PTS: 1 TOP: PROGRESSION
73. ANS: B PTS: 1 TOP: PROGRESSION
74. ANS: E PTS: 1 TOP: PROGRESSION
75. ANS: A PTS: 1 TOP: PROGRESSION
76. ANS: A PTS: 1 TOP: PROGRESSION
77. ANS: A PTS: 1 TOP: PROGRESSION
78. ANS: C PTS: 1 TOP: PROGRESSION
79. ANS: C PTS: 1 TOP: MOTION PROBLEM
80. ANS: C PTS: 1 TOP: PROGRESSION
81. ANS: B PTS: 1 TOP: OBJECTIVE TYPE QUESTION
82. ANS: D PTS: 1 TOP: OBJECTIVE TYPE QUESTION
83. ANS: B PTS: 1 TOP: OBJECTIVE TYPE QUESTION
84. ANS: B PTS: 1 TOP: OBJECTIVE TYPE QUESTION
85. ANS: D PTS: 1 TOP: OBJECTIVE TYPE QUESTION
86. ANS: C PTS: 1 TOP: OBJECTIVE TYPE QUESTION
87. ANS: E PTS: 1 TOP: OBJECTIVE TYPE QUESTION
88. ANS: D PTS: 1 TOP: OBJECTIVE TYPE QUESTION
89. ANS: E PTS: 1 TOP: OBJECTIVE TYPE QUESTION
90. ANS: E PTS: 1 TOP: OBJECTIVE TYPE QUESTION
91. ANS: E PTS: 1 TOP: OBJECTIVE TYPE QUESTION
92. ANS: A PTS: 1 TOP: OBJECTIVE TYPE QUESTION
93. ANS: D PTS: 1 TOP: OBJECTIVE TYPE QUESTION
94. ANS: E PTS: 1 TOP: OBJECTIVE TYPE QUESTION
95. ANS: E PTS: 1 TOP: OBJECTIVE TYPE QUESTION
96. ANS: E PTS: 1 TOP: AGE PROBLEM
97. ANS: E PTS: 1 TOP: WORK AND DISCHARGE PROBLEMS
98. ANS: E PTS: 1 TOP: CLOCK PROBLEMS
99. ANS: E PTS: 1 TOP: CLOCK PROBLEMS
100. ANS: E PTS: 1 TOP: RATIO, PROPORTION AND VARIATION
101. ANS: E PTS: 1 TOP: RATIO, PROPORTION AND VARIATION
102. ANS: E PTS: 1 TOP: RATIO, PROPORTION AND VARIATION
103. ANS: E PTS: 1 TOP: RATIO, PROPORTION AND VARIATION
104. ANS: A PTS: 1 TOP: NUMBER PROBLEM
105. ANS: B PTS: 1 TOP: NUMBER PROBLEM
106. ANS: A PTS: 1 TOP: COIN PROBLEM
107. ANS: D PTS: 1 TOP: NUMBER PROBLEM
108. ANS: C PTS: 1 TOP: AGE PROBLEM
109. ANS: E PTS: 1 TOP: NUMBER PROBLEM
110. ANS: E PTS: 1 TOP: NUMBER PROBLEM
111. ANS: A PTS: 1 TOP: RATIO, PROPORTION AND VARIATION

PROBLEM

112. ANS:
12

PTS: 1 TOP: VENN DIAGRAM


113. ANS:
28

PTS: 1 TOP: VENN DIAGRAM


114. ANS:
5

PTS: 1 TOP: VENN DIAGRAM

Diagnostic Examination | Pre-Calculus | 2


ID: A

115. ANS:
7

PTS: 1 TOP: VENN DIAGRAM


116. ANS:
220

PTS: 1 TOP: POLYNOMIAL


117. ANS:
220

PTS: 1 TOP: POLYNOMIAL


118. ANS:
448

PTS: 1 TOP: POLYNOMIAL


119. ANS:
8065

PTS: 1 TOP: POLYNOMIAL


120. ANS:
65536

PTS: 1 TOP: POLYNOMIAL


121. ANS:
0

PTS: 1 TOP: POLYNOMIAL


122. ANS:
128

PTS: 1 TOP: POLYNOMIAL


123. ANS:
128

PTS: 1 TOP: POLYNOMIAL


124. ANS:
90

PTS: 1 TOP: POLYNOMIAL


125. ANS:
171

PTS: 1 TOP: NUMBER PROBLEMS


126. ANS:
17792

PTS: 1 TOP: NUMBER PROBLEMS


127. ANS:
52

PTS: 1 TOP: NUMBER PROBLEMS


128. ANS:
4

PTS: 1 TOP: POLYNOMIAL


129. ANS:
1/2

PTS: 1 TOP: POLYNOMIAL


130. ANS:
300

PTS: 1 TOP: MOTION PROBLEMS


131. ANS:
120

PTS: 1 TOP: PROGRESSION


132. ANS:
3 or 11

PTS: 1 TOP: POLYNOMIAL

Diagnostic Examination | Pre-Calculus | 3


ID: A

133. ANS:
a=-11/3 b=5/3

PTS: 1 TOP: POLYNOMIAL


134. ANS:
Four minute later another automibile starts from same inter

PTS: 1 TOP: BASIC ALGEBRA


135. ANS:
Ans. larger field, 9m or 25/3m; smaller field, 5mor ll/3m

PTS: 1 TOP: BASIC ALGEBRA


136. ANS:
60m and 40m or 68rn and 24m

PTS: 1 TOP: RATIO, PROPORTION AND VARIATION


137. ANS:
5 amp., 3 ohms

PTS: 1 TOP: RATIO, PROPORTION AND VARIATION


138. ANS:
6 volts to A and 22 volts to B

PTS: 1 TOP: RATIO, PROPORTION AND VARIATION


139. ANS:
5, 10 & 30 ohms

PTS: 1 TOP: RATIO, PROPORTION AND VARIATION


140. ANS:
NO ANSWER

PTS: 1 TOP: PERMUTATION AND COMBINATION


141. ANS:
NO ANSWER

PTS: 1 TOP: POLYNOMIAL


142. ANS:
84

PTS: 1 TOP: POLYNOMIAL


143. ANS:
10 5
-8064x y

PTS: 1 TOP: POLYNOMIAL


144. ANS:
n=8, k=1120

PTS: 1 TOP: POLYNOMIAL


145. ANS:
NO ANSWER

PTS: 1 TOP: POLYNOMIAL


146. ANS:
NO ANSWER

PTS: 1 TOP: POLYNOMIAL


147. ANS:
NO ANSWER

PTS: 1 TOP: POLYNOMIAL


148. ANS:
4 4
63/8x y

PTS: 1 TOP: POLYNOMIAL


149. ANS:
26
66x

PTS: 1

Diagnostic Examination | Pre-Calculus | 4


ID: A

150. ANS:
NO ANSWER

PTS: 1 TOP: POLYNOMIAL


151. ANS:
NO ANSWER

PTS: 1 TOP: POLYNOMIAL


152. ANS:
24 years

PTS: 1 TOP: AGE PROBLEM


153. ANS:
74 & 25

PTS: 1 TOP: AGE PROBLEMS


154. ANS:
16 years old

PTS: 1 TOP: AGE PROBLEM


155. ANS:
JUAN= 24 YEARS OLD PEDRO= 18 YEARS OLD

PTS: 1 TOP: AGE PROBLEMS


156. ANS:
4 GIRLS

PTS: 1 TOP: AGE PROBLEM


157. ANS:
17 & 115

PTS: 1 TOP: DIGITAL/NUMBER PROBLEMS


158. ANS:
83

PTS: 1 TOP: DIGITAL/NUMBER PROBLEMS


159. ANS:
725

PTS: 1 TOP: DIGITAL/NUMBER PROBLEMS


160. ANS:
2&3

PTS: 1 TOP: DIGITAL/NUMBER PROBLEMS


161. ANS:
8, 20, 32

PTS: 1 TOP: DIGITAL/NUMBER PROBLEMS


162. ANS:
345

PTS: 1 TOP: DIGITAL/NUMBER PROBLEMS


163. ANS:
8, 2

PTS: 1 TOP: DIGITAL/NUMBER PROBLEMS


164. ANS:
264

PTS: 1 TOP: DIGITAL/NUMBER PROBLEMS


165. ANS:
5, 7, 9

PTS: 1 TOP: DIGITAL/NUMBER PROBLEMS


166. ANS:
64/729

PTS: 1 TOP: MIXTURE PROBLEMS


167. ANS:
27.5kg (tin), 52.5 kg (iron)

PTS: 1 TOP: MIXTURE PROBLEMS

Diagnostic Examination | Pre-Calculus | 5


ID: A

168. ANS:
5.63L

PTS: 1 TOP: MIXTURE PROBLEMS


169. ANS:
5.71 grams

PTS: 1 TOP: MIXTURE PROBLEMS


170. ANS:
32 L 39
41.6

PTS: 1 TOP: MIXTURE PROBLEMS


171. ANS:
2.5L

PTS: 1 TOP: MIXTURE PROBLEMS


172. ANS:
10 kg

PTS: 1 TOP: MIXTURE PROBLEMS


173. ANS:
x= 5 bunches at $30 each
15-x=10 bunches at $21 each

PTS: 1 TOP: MIXTURE PROBLEMS


174. ANS:
x=30 pounds of $6 coffee

PTS: 1 TOP: MIXTURE PROBLEMS


175. ANS:
x=5, 2x=10, 2x=10, x+1=6

PTS: 1 TOP: MIXTURE PROBLEM


176. ANS:
X=4, 3X=12, 3X+1=13

PTS: 1 TOP: MIXTURE PROBLEMS


177. ANS:
x=25

PTS: 1 TOP: MIXTURE PROBLEM


178. ANS:
22.149kph

PTS: 1 TOP: RATE AND MOTION PROBLEMS


179. ANS:
8km

PTS: 1 TOP: RATE AND MOTION PROBLEMS


180. ANS:
F=29m/s S=17m/s

PTS: 1 TOP: RATE AD MOTION PROBLEMS


181. ANS:
6x = 6 miles

PTS: 1 TOP: RATE AND MOTION PROBLEMS


182. ANS:
60 kph, 80 kph

PTS: 1 TOP: RATE AND MOTION PROBLEMS


183. ANS:
2.414 KM

PTS: 1 TOP: RATE AND MOTION PROBLEMS


184. ANS:
5 hrs

PTS: 1 TOP: RATE AND MOTION PROBLEMS

Diagnostic Examination | Pre-Calculus | 6


ID: A

185. ANS:
280 east, 540 west

PTS: 1 TOP: RATE AND MOTION PROBLEMS


186. ANS:
D=605km t 1 =1.5 hr t 2 =5/3 hr

PTS: 1 TOP: RATE AND MOTION PROBLEMS


187. ANS:
25 km

PTS: 1 TOP: RATE AND MOTION PROBLEMS


188. ANS:
532 KM (BY PLANE) & 28 2/3 KM (BY JEEP)

PTS: 1 TOP: RATE AND MOTION PROBLEMS


189. ANS:
12 years

PTS: 1 TOP: RATE AND MOTION PROBLEMS?


190. ANS:
24 MIN

PTS: 1 TOP: RATE AND MOTION PROBLEMS


191. ANS:
4 hrs, 120 km, 80km

PTS: 1 TOP: RATE AND MOTION PROBLEMS


192. ANS:
32/5 km/hr

PTS: 1 TOP: RATE AND MOTION PROBLEMS


193. ANS:
8hrs

PTS: 1 TOP: PROGRESSION


194. ANS:
76 days

PTS: 1 TOP: PROGRESSION


195. ANS:
NO ANSWER

PTS: 1 TOP: PROGRESSION


196. ANS:
NO ANSWER

PTS: 1 TOP: PROGRESSIO


197. ANS:
NO ANSWER

PTS: 1 TOP: PROGRESSION


198. ANS:
NO ANSWER

PTS: 1 TOP: PROGRESSION


199. ANS:
About 24 days

PTS: 1 TOP: PROGRESSION


200. ANS:
2004

PTS: 1 TOP: PROGRESSION


201. ANS:
NO ANSWER

PTS: 1 TOP: PROGRESSION


202. ANS:
382

PTS: 1 TOP: PROGRESSION

Diagnostic Examination | Pre-Calculus | 7


ID: A

203. ANS:
P52,707.60

PTS: 1 TOP: PROGRESSION


204. ANS:
15 km/hr

PTS: 1 TOP: PROGRESSION


205. ANS:
NO ANSWER

PTS: 1 TOP: PROGRESSION


206. ANS:
3/8

PTS: 1 TOP: PROGRESSION


207. ANS:
0.46

PTS: 1 TOP: PROGRESSION


208. ANS:
38/11

PTS: 1 TOP: PROGRESSION


209. ANS:
NO ANSWER

PTS: 1 TOP: WORK AND DISCHARGE PROBLEMS


210. ANS:
NO ANSWER

PTS: 1 TOP: WORK AND DISCHARGE PROBLEMS


211. ANS:
NO ANSWER

PTS: 1 TOP: WORK AND DISCHARGE PROBLEMS


212. ANS:
NO ANSWER

PTS: 1 TOP: WORK AND DISCHARGE PROBLEMS


213. ANS:
x = 1 -1/2

PTS: 1 TOP: WORK AND DISCHARGE PROBLEMS


214. ANS:
200 min

PTS: 1 TOP: WORK AND DISCHARGE PROBLEMS


215. ANS:
8/3 hours

PTS: 1 TOP: WORK AND DISCHARGE PROBLEMS


216. ANS:
13.3 hr

PTS: 1 TOP: WORK AND DISCHARGE PROBLEMS


217. ANS:
40 minutes

PTS: 1 TOP: WORK AND DISCHARGE PROBLEMS


218. ANS:
3 cu.m/min

PTS: 1 TOP: WORK AND DISCHARGE PROBLEMS


219. ANS:
5.22hours

PTS: 1 TOP: WORK AND DISCHARGE PROBLEMS


220. ANS:
NO ANSWER

PTS: 1 TOP: WORK AND DISCHARGE PROBLEMS

Diagnostic Examination | Pre-Calculus | 8


ID: A

221. ANS:
NO ANSWER

PTS: 1 TOP: WORK AND DISCHARGE PROBLEMS


222. ANS:
8 & 24

PTS: 1 TOP: WORK AND DISCHARGE PROBLEMS


223. ANS:
x = 1 -1/5

PTS: 1 TOP: WORK AND DISCHARGE PROBLEMS


224. ANS:
x=44 -4/9

PTS: 1 TOP: WORK AND DISCHARGE PROBLEMS


225. ANS:
A) 475
B) 2
C) 18

PTS: 1 TOP: VENN DIAGRAM


226. ANS:
7000 5400

PTS: 1 TOP: VENN DIAGRAM


227. ANS:
2 generals.

PTS: 1 TOP: VENN DIAGRAM


228. ANS:
40 Hectares

PTS: 1 TOP: FRACTION AND PERCENTAGE PROB


229. ANS:
NO ANSWER

PTS: 1 TOP: FRACTION AND PERCENTAGE PROB


230. ANS:
5; 2; P8,000; P10,000

PTS: 1 TOP: FRACTION AND PERCENTAGE PROB


231. ANS:
32.72 minutes

PTS: 1 TOP: CLOCK PROBLEMS


232. ANS:
1 hr and 5.45 min

PTS: 1 TOP: CLOCK PROBLEMS


233. ANS:
4:21.82 o'clock

PTS: 1 TOP: CLOCK PROBLEMS


234. ANS:
22.4 seconds

PTS: 1 TOP: CLOCK PROBLEMS


235. ANS:
9:20

PTS: 1 TOP: CLOCK PROBLEMS


236. ANS:
NO ANSWER

PTS: 1 TOP: RATIO, PROPORTION AND VARIATION


237. ANS:
48HP

PTS: 1 TOP: RATIO, PROPORTION AND VARIATION

Diagnostic Examination | Pre-Calculus | 9


ID: A

238. ANS:
9.87 hrs

PTS: 1 TOP: RATIO, PROPORTION AND VARIATION


239. ANS:
NO ANSWER

PTS: 1 TOP: RATIO, PROPORTION AND VARIATION


240. ANS:
NO ANSWER

PTS: 1 TOP: RATIO, PROPORTION AND VARIATION


241. ANS:
NO ANSWER

PTS: 1 TOP: RATIO, PROPORTION AND VARIATION


242. ANS:
0.9524

PTS: 1 TOP: RATIO, PROPORTION AND VARIATION


243. ANS:
17 logs

PTS: 1 TOP: RATIO, PROPORTION AND VARIATION


244. ANS:
972 cu. m

PTS: 1 TOP: RATIO, PROPORTION AND VARIATION


245. ANS:
30.5 seconds

PTS: 1 TOP: RATIO, PROPORTION AND VARIATION


246. ANS:
4 terms

PTS: 1 TOP: RATIO, PROPORTION AND VARIATION


247. ANS:
a=2, b=5, c=17

PTS: 1 TOP: RATIO, PROPORTION AND VARIATION


248. ANS:
NO ANSWER

PTS: 1 TOP: RATIO, PROPORTION AND VARIATION


249. ANS:
x=70

PTS: 1 TOP: RATIO, PROPORTION AND VARIATION


250. ANS:
x=4, 3x=12, 2x=8

PTS: 1 TOP: RATIO, PROPORTION AND VARIATION

Diagnostic Examination | Pre-Calculus | 10