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# EXCEL REVIEW CENTER MATHEMATICS

## WEEKLY EXAM 01 Use Reverse-Engineering :

 3 -2x = 27
m2/3 - m-1/3  2
-2x ln 3 = ln 27
(-1)2/3  (1)2 / 3  2  thus; answer is negative 1 3
1. How many different numbers of eight digits each x =-
2
can be formed by using three 4’s, three 6’s and 5. Determine the real root of the equation y = x3 –
two 8’s? 4x2 – 12 x –6 = f(x) , to the nearest thousand.
A. 560 * C. 840 A. 5.231 C. 6.124 * 9. Suppose a trip from dormitory to the lake at 30
B. 1250 D. 720 B. 7.312 D. 3.124 mph takes 12 minutes longer than the return trip
Solution to Problem No. 1 Solution to Problem No. 5 at 48 mph. How far are the dormitory and the
Use PERMUTATION of n things with r, s, and t alike: Use Reverse-Engineering or Used Shift Solve of your 991MS Calculator :
lake?
n! y = x3 - 4x2 - 12 x - 6 = f(x)
A. 20 miles C. 15 miles
N= where : n = 8 , r = 3 , s = 3 and t = 2
r! s! t! solve f(x) when x = 6.124 B. 18 miles D. 16 miles *
r = 3 ( there are three 4's)
f (6.124) = (6.124)3 - 4(6.124)2  12(6.124)  6  0.169 Solution to Problem No. 9
s = 3 ( there are three 6's)
The above given equation can be written as: Distance travelled in both directions are equal : This is a uniform
t = 2 ( there are three 8's )
8! x3 - 4x 2 - 12 x - 6 = 0.169 motion problem. Use: Distance = Veloctiy x time
N= = 560
3! 3! 2! x3 - 4x 2 - 12 x - 6.169 = 0  use calculator to solve the roots  12 
30  t +  = 48 ( t )
x = 6.123996  6.124  60 
2. What is the 17th term of the sequence 68, 56, 44, t = 0.125 hr
32 … 6. If tan A = 1/3 and cot B = 2, tan ( A – B ) is equal Distance = 48 (0.125 ) = 6 miles
A. – 124 * C. 234 to : ______
B. – 324 D. 421 A. 11/7 C. – 11/7 10. Which of the following quadratic equations whose
B. – 1/7 * D. 1/7 sum and product of the roots are 4 and 7
Solution to Problem No. 2
Solution to Problem No. 6
respectively.
A. x2 – 4x + 7 = 0 * C. x2 – 2x + 8 = 0
1
The terms 68, 56, 44, 32 ... are forming AP of common difference equal to -112.
tan A =
3
cot B = 2 B. x2 – 5x + 10 = 0 D. x2 – 10x + 15 =
d = 32 - 44 = 44 - 56 = 56 - 68 = -12 A  18.43 B = 26.56
0
The 17th term a17 : 1
tan ( A - B ) = tan ( 18.43 - 26.56 ) = -0.142857  -
an = a1 +( n -1 )(d ) 7 Solution to Problem No. 10
a17 = 68 +(17-1)(-12) = - 124 The sum of Roots is: The Product of Roots is ::
7. Solve the root of the given equation B C
- = 4 then B = -4A = 7 then C = 7A
3. What is the fifty-fifth term of 1, -1, 1, -1 … 2x - 6 + 9 - x = 0 . A A
A. 1 * C. 0 The quadratic equation is :
A. 5 C. 10
B. -1 D. infinity Ax 2 + Bx + C = 0
B. – 5 D. no solution *
Solution to Problem No. 7 Ax 2  4Ax + 7A = 0
Solution to Problem No. 3
x2  4 x  7  0
2x - 6 + 9 - x = 0
2x - 6 = - 9 - x  eqn. 1
Evaluating the pattern of the given numbers then it is abvious that Square both sides of the equation : 11. The first term of geometric sequence is 3 and the
it is alternating postive and negative 1.
  -  fourth term is -24. Find the sum of the first 10
2 2
2x - 6 = 9-x
Positive 1 for odd's place and negative 1 for even's place; like 2nd 4th , 6th and so on..
2x - 6 = 9 - x terms ?
By Inspection therefore ;
x=5 A. – 1320 C. – 1230
55th term = - 1
If this value is to be substituted to the above equation 1, B. – 1983 D. – 1023 *
the left side plus/minus 2 is always equal to negative 2.
Solution to Problem No. 11
and 5 is called extraneous root.
4. Which of the following is the value of m for the
Therefore, the answer is NO SOLUTION. a4 = a1 r 3 then -24 = 3 r 3
given equation m (raised to negative 2/3) – m r=-2
(raised to negative 1/3 ) – 2 = 0. Solve for x: 3 (raised to – 2x ) = 27.
A. 1 C. 0
8.
S=

a1 1 - r 2  = 3 1 (2)   1023
10

## A. 1/3 C. 3/2 1-r 1 - (-2)

B. – 1 * D. 5 B. 2/3 D. – 3/2 *
Solution to Problem No. 3 Solution to Problem No. 8

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12. If the probability that a player shoots a 3-point 2x  y xy 18. Solve the inequality : (3x – 2 )  ( 5x – 12 )
A. * C.
range is 2/5, determine the probability of shooting 3 2 A. x  5 * C. x < 5
5 out of 8 attempts. 3x  y
A. 28.4 % C. 31.1 % B.
4
D. none of these B. x > 5 D. x  5
B. 12.4 % * D. 21.3 % Solution to Problem No. 18
Solution to Problem No. 14
Solution to Problem No. 12
3 x  2  5 x  12
x1-10
Use Repeated Trials: x= then 110  10x 10  2x
10
2 3
5 8-5
x1-5
5  x or x  5
P = nCr pr qn-r  8C5      0.124 = 12.4% y= then 15  5y
5 5 5
the sum of 15 numbers is :
19. What is the multiplicative inverse of x?
110  15 10 x  5 y 2x + y
A. – x C. 1/x *

15 15
=
3 B. – 1/x D. x2
Solution to Problem No. 19
15. Five balls numbered 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 are placed in
an urn. If one ball is drawn one at a time at 1
The the multiplicative inverse of x is .
x
random without replacing the ball after drawing,
what is the probability that they are in ascending 20. Two ships are observed from a cliff that is 512 ft
order? high. At a certain instant the angles of depression
A. 1/24 C. 1/120 * as observed are 215’ and 310’. How far are the
B. 0.20 D. 0.02 ships if they are in line and directly outward the
Solution to Problem No. 14 observer?
A. 7654 C. 7450
B. 7540 * D. 7456
13. The illumination received for a light source varies There is only one way of getting it in order and 5 ! ways of getting 5 distinct balls. Solution to Problem No. 19
inversely as the square of the distance from the Thus; the probability is :
source and directly as its candle power. At what 1 1 512
P = 
distance from a 50-cp light would the illumination 5! 120 215’ 310’
x y
be one-half that received at 20 ft from a 40-cp
light?
512 512
A. 10 10 C. 3 5 tan 2o 15'= tan 3o 10'=
x+y y
16. If x = y and y = x . This illustrates which axiom in
B. 5 2 D. 5 2 Algebra? x+y=
512
® eqn. 1 y=
512
® eqn. 2
tan2° 15' tan 3o 10'
Solution to Problem No. 13 A. symmetric axiom C. reflexive axiom Use equation 2 :
P P B. transitive axiom D. inverse axiom 512 512
I then I = k x + =
d2 d2 Solution to Problem No. 16 tan 3o 10' tan2° 15'
50 40 x = 3,776.88 ( bonus )
1/2 I1 = k  equation 1 and I2 = k  equation 2 If x = y and y = x then it is symmetric Axiom
(d )2 (20)2
Divide equation 2 by 1 :
21. An spherical balloon is inflated. During the each
17. The time required for two examinees to solve the second its radius expands by an amount equal to
40
k same problem differs by two minutes. Together 0.01 in. less than the radius expanded during the
I1 (20)2
 they can solve 32 problems in one hour. How
1/2 I1
k
50 previous second. If the radius R expands at the
(d )2 long will it take for the slower problem solver to rate of 0.35 in. per second when R = 18 in., what
1 d2 solve a problem ? is R exactly 30 seconds later?
2= •
10 50 A. 5 minutes * C. 3 minutes A. 30.14 C. 24.15 *
d = 1000  10 10 B. 2 minutes D. 4 minutes B. 20.78 D. 23.14
Solution to Problem No. 17 Solution to Problem No. 21
14. The mean of 10 numbers is x and the mean of
another 5 numbers is y. What is the mean of the 1 1 32
 =
x x  2 60
15 numbers? x=5

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The sequence of the increase in radius is 0.35, 0.34, 0.33... B. 9 D. 1,674,000 29. Jones can paint a car in 8 hours. Smith can paint
then; an = a1+ (n -1)(d) the same car in 6 hours. They start to paint the car
Solution to Problem No. 25
a30 = 0.35+ (30 -1)(-0.01) = 0.06
N= = 15,600,000 together. After 2 hours, Jones leaves for lunch and
The sum :
Smith finishes painting the car alone. How long
n 30
S =  a 1+ an   0.35  0.06   6.15 Any of the 26 will it take Smith to do the job alone.
2 2 letters in the
thus; the radius after 30 seconds is 18 + 6.15 = 24.15 in. alphabet can be A. 2.1 hrs C. 2.5 hrs *
used. B. 3.5 hrs D. 3.0 hrs
22. The quantity 1 – tanh2x is equal to: Solution to Problem No. 29
26. The unit “gross” means
A. – sech2 x C. csch2 x 1 1 1
2 A. 100 pieces C. 12 dozens *    2 + (x) = 1
B. cosh x D. sech2 x * 6 8 6
B. 100 dozens D. 120 pieces
Solution to Problem No. 22 x = 2.5 hrs
Solution to Problem No. 25
Using trigonometric identities:
30. The sum of the digits of a three-digit number is 6.
1 – tan h x = sec h x
2 2 “ Gross “ means 12 dozens
The hundreds digit is twice the units digit, and the
23. If ( 2log x to the base 4 ) – ( log 9 to the base 4 ) 27. A chemist has 300 grams of 20% hydrochloric tens digit is equals the sum of the two other. Find
= 2, find x: acid solution. He wishes to drain some off and the number.
A. 10 C. 12 * replace it with an 80% solutions so as to obtain a A. 231 * C. 321
B. 13 D. 11 25% solution. How many grams must he drain and B. 123 D. 213
Solution to Problem No. 23
replace with the 80 % solution ?
Solution to Problem No. 30
A. 20 C. 12
2log4 x - log4 9=2 Use reverse engineering:
B. 23 D. 25 *
 x2  The sum of the digits of the number 231 is six , the hundred digit is 2
log4   = 2 Solution to Problem No. 27
 9  which is twice the unit digit 1. The tens digit is 3, which if the sum of the
hundred and unit digits which are 2 and 1 respectively.

log4 x 2 / 9  = 42 80% 25%
4 20% 20%
x2 + x = 300
= 16 300 - x
9
x =  12 31. Two ships A and B are sailing from point O along
0.20(300) – 0.20x + 0.80x = 0.25(300)
the routes
x = 25
such that the angle AOB is 120°. Ship A is sailing
24. Terry losses 18 lbs in 6 months, 12 lbs in the next 28. What is the sum of the coefficient in the expansion at 20 kph while ship B at 30 kph. How fast is the
6 months , 8 in the next 6 months and so on for a of distance between them changing if at a certain
long time. What is the maximum total weight lost ( 2x – 1 ) 20 ? instant, AO = 8 km and OB = 6 km?
? A. 0 * C. 2 A. 42.74 kph * C. 40.22 kph
A. 60 lbs C. 54 lbs * B. 1 D. 3 B. 45.75 kph D. 43.65 kph
B. 45 lbs D. 35 lbs B
Solution to Problem No. 28 Solution to Problem No. 31
Solution to Problem No. 24 Cosine Law x=6
the terms 18, 12, 8... form GP of common ratio 2/3. The sum of coefficients can be solved by substituting the value of x equal to 1 z2 = x 2 + y 2 - 2 x y cos120o
and if there is a constant it must be raised to the same exponent as of the O
maximum total weight loss will be attained infinity: binomial and subtract it from original. dz x  dx/dt  +y  dy/dt  -cos120o  x(dy / dt )  y (dx / dt ) 120
=
a 18 dt z z
S= 1 =  54 Sum of Coef. = [ 2(1) – 1 ] 20 - (1)25 = 0
1-r 1 - 2/3 dz 8  20  +6  30  -cos120 8(30)  6(20)
o
= x=8
dt (8)2  (6)2  2(8)(60)cos120
dz
= 42.74
dt A

## 32. Engineer Rojas owns a jewelry store. She marks

up all merchandise 50 percent of cost. If he sells a
25. How many automobile license plates of six ring for Php 1500, what did he pay the wholesale
symbols can be made if each one begins with for it?
three letters and the ends with 3 digits. A. Php 1500 C. Php 1000 *
A. 15,600,000 * C. 27 B. Php 2000 D. Php 800
Any of the 10
numbers can be
nd
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## Any of the 25 letters Any of the 24letters

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Solution to Problem No. 32 There are 42 minutes from 3:14 at 3:56.
x ( 1 + 0.50 ) = 1500 S = V t = 12 mi/hr ( 42 / 60 ) hr = 8.4 miles
x = 1000
1500 x
40. Engr. Hermo needs to work five-sixth of a year to
pay his car loan. If Tony begins working on March
33. Eight men can dig 150 ft of trench in 7 hrs. Three 1st, at the end of what month will he first be able to
c - 5.35 c - 5.35
men can backfill 100 ft of trench in 4 hrs. How long tan 24 =  eqn. 1 tan 45 =  eqn. 2 pay off his loan ?
x + 1500 1500
will it take 10 men to dig and fill the 200 ft of using eqns 1 and 2 and solve for c : A. June C. October
trench? B. August D. December *
A. 9 hrs and 52 min * C. 8 hrs and 40 c = 1209.6 m
Solution to Problem No. 40
min
B. 10 hrs and 3 min D. 7 hrs and 34 5 5
(1 year) = 12  10 months , so , from march the tenth month is
min 6 6
36. Sheri’s age in 20 years will be the same as Terry’s December.
Solution to Problem No. 33 age is now. Ten years from now, Terry’s age will Answer : December

## Rate of Excavation : be twice Sheri’s. How old is Terry now?

Rdig =
(8 men)(7 hrs)
= 0.3733
man-hours A. 20 * C. 30 41. A project can be done by 70 men in 100 days.
150 ft ft B. 10 D. 25 There were 80 men at the start of the project but
Rate of Backfilling :
(3 men)( 4 hrs) man-hours Solution to Problem No. 35
after 50 days , 20 of them had to be transferred to
Rbfill = = 0.12
100 ft ft
x = Sheri’s age now.
another project. How long will it take the remaining
The total time : when there are 10 men and
y = terries age now. workforce to complete the job ?
t dig + tbackfill = t total
x + 20 = y A. 70 C. 80
0.3733 (200) 0.12 (200)
 = t y + 10 = 2 ( x + 10 ) B. 50* D. 100
10 10
t = 9.86 hrs or 9 hrs and 52 minutes This is 2 equation s two unknowns. Use calculator:
Solution to Problem No. 41
x = 20
37. What is the mean proportional to 3 and 12? Use man-hour Analysis :
34. A man bought 20 chickens for P 20.00. The cocks (70)(100) = 80( 50 ) + 60 ( x )
A. 4 C. 8
cost P 3.00 each, the hens P 1.50 each and the x = 50
B. 6 * D. 5
chicks cost P 0.50 each. How many chicks did he
buy ? Solution to Problem No. 37

A. 13 * C. 15 Mean proportional is = x1x 2  3(12)  6 42. What is the value of the square root of – 5 x
B. 10 D. 8 square root of - 10 ?
Solution to Problem No. 34 38. If nine candles are blown out on birthday cake A. square root of 50 C. negative square root of
x + y + z = 20  eqn. 1 containing seven times as many candles 50 *
3x + 1.4y + 0.5z = 20  eqn. 2 altogether, how many candles are there all in all ? B. imaginary D. square root of 50 times i
This is 2 equations 3 unknowns : use the solutions for Deophantine equations. A. 2 C. 63 *
Answer: z = 13 B. 16 D. 72 43. If sin  = 3/5 and cos  = 5/13 , find the sin (  + 
).
35. The top of the cliff C is observed from A to have a Solution to Problem No. 38 A. 0.97 * C. 0.87
vertical angle of 24. The observer then moves There are seven times as many candles; thus ; 7 x 9 = 63 B. 0.78 D. 0.77
horizontally towards the cliff at point B 1500 m
44. If the first and the fourth terms of a harmonic
from A and found out that the vertical angle of C is 39. Engr Cuervo passes a farmhouse at 3:14 PM. At progression are 1/3 and 1/9 respectively, find the
45. A, B and C lie on the same vertical plane. 3:56 PM he passes the second farm house. If he 8th term.
Find the elevation of the cliff if the height of was traveling at uniform rate of 12 mph, how far A. 1/14 C. 1/17 *
instrument at A is 5.35 m above the sea level. apart are the farmhouses? B. 1/11 D. 1/14
A. 1209.6 m * C. 1450.7 m A. 1.2 miles C. 3.0 miles
B. 1325.4 m D. 1190.4 m B. 3.6 miles D. 8.4 miles * 45. How many times will a clock strikes in 24 hours if
it strikes only at the hours ?
Solution to Problem No. 35 Solution to Problem No. 39 A. 156 times * C. 48 times
B. 78 times D. 24 hours
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## 46. In a commercial survey involving 1,000 persons on

brand preference, 120 were found to prefer brand
x only, 200 prefer brand y only, 150 prefer brand z
only, 370 prefer either brand x or y but not z, 450
prefer brand y or z but not x, and 420 prefer either
brand z or x but not y. How many persons have
no brand preference, satisfied with any of the 3
brands.
A. 230 * C. 180
B. 280 D. 130

## 47. In how many ways can you invite one or more of

your five friends in a party ?
A. 31 * C. 25
B. 36 D. 15
48. The number 5 + 3 3 is :
A. rational number C. surd *
B. integer D. radicand
49. Two men do a job for P 250. If the men are to
share the sum, in the ratio of 2:3 , find each man’s
share .
A. 100, 150 * C. 50 , 100
B. 75, 100 D. 40, 120
50. Cora once went to town to sell some eggs. To the
first customer she sold half her eggs and half an
egg. To the second customer she sold half of what
she then had left and half and egg. To the third
customer, again, she sold half of what she then
had left and half and egg. Three eggs remained.
How many did she start with, assuming that she
did not break any of egg ?
A. 31 * C. 30
B. 33 D. 34

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7. The unit “gross” means B. 8.1 D. 8.7
MATHEMATICS C. 100 pieces C. 12 dozens *
B.
TAKE HOME EXAM D. 100 dozens D. 120 pieces

INSTRUCTION: Select the correct answer for each of 8. What is the multiplicative inverse of x?
the following questions. Mark only one answer for C. – x C. 1/x *
each item by shading the box corresponding to the D. – 1/x D. x2
letter of your choice on the answer sheet provided. 9. Two sides of a triangle are 6 m and 9 m
STRICTLY NO ERASURES ALLOWED. Use pencil 16. Find the probability of getting exactly 12 out of 30
respectively. If the included angle is changing at
No. 1 only. questions on a true or false question.
the rate of 2 rad per second, at what rate is the
A. 0.12 C. 0.15
third side when the included angle is 60 ?
B. 0.08 * D. 0.04
1. An Engineer saved 25% of his income last month. A. 11.78 m/s * C. 17.82 m/s
If his expenses increase by 50%, how much must B. 12.45 m/s D. 10.18 m/s 17. If a regular polygon has 27 diagonals, then it is
his income increase if he has no savings? a:
10. Find the slope of the line having the parametric A. Nonagon * C. Hexagon
A. 15.75 % C. 25.50 % equation y = 4t + 6 and x = t + 1.
B. 12.50 % * D. 17.50 % B. Pentagon D. Heptagon
A. 2 C. 4 *
B. 3 D. 5 18. Each of the faces of a regular hexahedron is a :
2. If the superelevation of a 150 m highway curve is
10 degrees, what is the permissible velocity that 11. Solve the inequality : (3x – 2 )  ( 5x – 12 ) A. triangle C. rectangle
the car may be given in order to maintain motion A. x  5 * C. x < 5 B. square * D. hexagon
along the curve? 19. Determine x, so that; x , 2x + 7 , 10x - 7 will be a
A. 58 kph * C. 60 kph B. x > 5 D. x  5 geometric progression.
B. 72 kph D. 65 kph 12. The quantity 1 – tanh2x is equal to: A. 7, -7/12 C. 7, -14/5
C. – sech2 x C. csch2 x B. 7, -5/6 D. 7, - 7/6 *
3. What is the volume of a spherical pyramid whose D. cosh2x D. sech2 x *
spherical excess is 200 degrees and the radius of 20. The BPI Family Bank advertises 9.5% accounts
the sphere is 5 units? 13. A water tank is a horizontal circular cylinder 10 that yield 9.84 % annually. Find how often is the
A. 145.44 * C. 132.89 feet long and 10 feet in diameter. If the water interest compounded ?
B. 159.21 D. 167.12 inside is 7. 5 feet deep, determine the volume of A. Monthly C. Quarterly *
the water contained. B. Semi-annually D. Continuously
4. A metal ball is dropped from a height of 2 meters A. 600.26 ft3 C. 568.67 ft3
above a smooth floor. How high will it rebound if 21. In Mathematics examination , a student may
the coefficient of restitution between the ball and B. 663.44 ft3 D. 631.85 ft3 * select 7 problems from a set of 10 problems . In
the floor is 0.80? how many ways can he make his choice ?
A. 1.28 m * C. 1.63 m 14. In a box there are 25 coins consisting of quarters, A. 120 * C. 720
B. 1.42 m D. 1.51 m nickels and dimes with a total amount of \$ 2.75. If B. 530 D. 320
the nickels were dimes, the dimes were quarters
5. A hollow spherical shell has a radius of 10 units and the quarters were nickels, the total amount 22. Find the probability that a couple having 3
and a mass of 20. What is its mass moment of would be \$ 3.75. How many quarters are there ? children will have at least one girl.
inertia? ( Note: Nickel = 5 cents, Dime = 10 cents, Quarter 7 3
A. 1289.3 C. 1620.0 = 25 cents). A. * C.
8 4
B. 1450.2 D. 1333.3 * A. 12 C. 10
B. 16 D. 5 * 1 5
B. D.
2x2  3x  1 2 8
6. Evaluate: lim . 15. Find the distance of the directrix from the center
x  6x2 of an ellipse if its major axis is 10 and its minor 23. A car weighing 12 kN including its own cargo is
A. 1/3 * C. infinity axis is 8. moving down a 30 slope. The driver sees an
B. 3 D. 1 A. 8.5 C. 8.3 * obstruction way ahead, so he applies the brakes

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at the instant that his speed is 20 m/s. What 31. If the general equation of the conic is Ax2 + 2Bxy A. Arithmetic progression * C. Infinite
constant force parallel to the road must be + Cy2 + Dx + Ey + F = 0., and B2 – 4 AC > 0 , progression
provided by the brakes so that the car should stop then the conic is : B. Geometric progression D. Harmonic
in a distance of 100 m ? A. circle C. ellipse progression
A. 8446.5 N * C. 9775.6 N B. parabola D. hyperbola *
39. How much money you must invest today in order
32. What curve is represented by the equation r = a
B. 7384.5 N D. 6385.6 N to withdraw P1000 annually for 10 years if the
.
interest rate is 12%?
A. Spiral of Archimedes * C.
24. Determine the radius of the sphere whose A. P 5650 * C. P 6145
equation is : x2 + y2 + z2 – 2x + 8y + 16z + 65 = 0 Cardioid B. P 5808 D. P 6454
A. 5 units C. 4 units * B. Four - Leaved Rose D. Three-
B. 3 units D. 6 units leaved Rose 40. What is the present worth of a P 500 annuity
starting at the end of the third year and continuing
(x x)
3 33. What is the remainder when 5x6 – 4x4 – 7x3 + 2x – to the end of the fourth year, if the annual interest
25. What is the limit value of y = as x 3 is divided by x + 1 .
x x
2 rate is 10%.
A. 3 * C 4
approaches to zero? A. P 717.16 * C. P 720.32
B. 2 D. 5
A. 1 * C. indeterminate B. P 842.21 D. P 652.12
B. 0 D. 3 34. Find the smallest positive integer n such that the
nth derivative of cos x with respect to x is cos x. 41. What is the coefficient of the 8th term of the
26. The sides of a triangle are 8 cm , 10 cm, and 14 A. 2 C. 4 * expansion of
cm . Determine the radius of the inscribed and B. 3 D. 5 (2x – 3y)9?
circumscribing circle. A. –314928 * C. –213258
A. 3.45, 7.14 C. 2.45, 8.14 B. 314928 D. 213258
B. 2.45, 7.14 * D. 3.45, 8.14
42. A 250 kg block rest on a 30° plane. If the
35. The piston of an engine is connected by a 12-inch coefficient of friction is 0.20, find the horizontal
27. Each angle of the regular dodecagon is equal to connecting rod to a point on a crank that rotates
________ degrees. force applied on the block to prevent the block
on a 4-inch radius about the crankshaft. If the
A. 135 C. 125 from sliding down the plane.
crankshaft has an angular speed of 3000
B. 150 * D. 105 A. 73.89 kg C. 82.23 kg
revolutions per minute, determine the rectilinear B. 78.89 kg D. 84.57 kg *
speed of the piston per second, when the crank
28. If eccentricity e of a conic is equal to one , the is 90 degrees to the motion of the piston.
conic has : 43. What is the effective rate of 18% compounded
A. 1,319 C. 1,257 *
A. 2 vertices C. one vertex * semi-quarterly?
B. 1,194 D. 1,131 A. 19.48% * C. 19.25%
B. greater than 2 vertices D. no vertex
36. Evaluate the Lim (  - 2x ) tan x B. 19.67% D. 19.18 %
x  / 2
29. The conic is symmetric with respect to its :
A. latus rectum C. major axis A. 2 * C. 
B. principal axis * D. minor axis 44. Money paid for use of borrowed capital.
B. 0 D. 1 A. Interest rate C. Net income
30. The rule stating that the limit of the ratio of two B. Gross income D. Interest *
37. Find the probability of getting a prime number
functions of the same variable x as x approaches thrice by tossing
a value a , is equal to the limit of the ratios of 45. A man walks across the bridge at a rate of 5 fps as
a die 5 times.
their derivatives with respect to x. a boat
A. 0.3125 * C. 0.4125
A. Newton’s Rule C. L’Hospital’s passes directly beneath him at 10 fps. If the bridge
B. 0.3250 D. 0.3725
Rule * is 30 ft above the water, how fast are the man and
B. De Gias’ Rule D. Leibniz Rule 38. It is a sequence of numbers such that successive the boat separating after 3 seconds?
terms differ A. 7.33 fps C. 10.33 fps
by a constant. B. 8.33 fps * D. 9.33 fps
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INSTRUCTION: Select the correct answer for each of triangles is 6/7. If the area of the larger triangle is
46. The capacity to do work. the following questions. Mark only one answer for 98, find the area of the smaller triangle.
A. Energy * C. Power each item by shading the box corresponding to the A. 70 C. 64
B. Potential D. Momentum letter of your choice on the answer sheet provided. B. 84 D. 72 *
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47. The natural length of a spring is 10 cm. A force of No. 1 only.
10 kN will 8. What is the volume of a spherical pyramid whose
stretched it to a total length of 16 cm. Find the 1. In how many ways can 9 books be arranged on a spherical
work done in stretching it to a total length of 17 shelf so that 5 of the books are always together? excess is 100° and the radius of the sphere is 10
cm. A. 14,400 * C. 10,800 * units?
A. 408.33 J * C. 420.55 J B. 16,200 D. 12,500 A. 581.78 * C. 532.23
B. 530.54 J D. 582.21 J B. 550.23 D. 592.28
2. The rate at which yeast multiply is proportional to
48. Two ships A and B are sailing from point O along the number
the routes present. If the original number doubles in 2 hours, 9. If the first derivative of a function is a constant,
such that the angle AOB is 120°. Ship A is sailing in how many hours will it triple? then the
at 20 kph while ship B at 30 kph. How fast is the A. 3.17 hours * C. 2.16 hours function is
distance between them changing if at a certain B. 3.03 hours D. 2.84 hours A. sinusoidal C. logarithmic
instant, AO = 8 km and OB = 6 km? B. linear * D. quadratic
A. 42.74 kph * C. 40.22 kph 3. A piece of paper is 0.05 in thick. Each time the
B. 45.75 kph D. 43.65 kph paper is folded 10. Determine how much water should be evaporated
into half, the thickness is doubled. If the paper was from a 50 kg of 30% salt solution to produce a
folded 12 times, how thick in feet the folded paper 60% salt solution.
 be? A. 20 kg C. 30 kg
A. 205.4 in C. 204.8 in * B. 25 kg * D. 28 kg
B. 202.8 in D. 203.4 in
11. The simplest form of business organization.
A. Sole proprietorship * C. Partnership
4. A man planned of building a house. The cost of
B. Cooperative D. Enterprise
construction is
P 500,000 while annual maintenance costs is
estimated at P 10,000. If the interest rate is 6%,
12. A car is driven 200 km at a uniform speed. If its
what is the capitalized cost of the house?
speed If its
A. P 526,666 C. P 583,222
speed had been 10 km/hr less, the trip would have
B. P 666,667 * D. P 687,333
taken 1 hour and 40 minutes more. Find the speed
5. Determine the average horsepower required to of the car.
raise a 150 kg A. 40 kph * C. 45 kph
drum to a height of 20 m over a period of one B. 42 kph D. 43 kph
minute. 13. If 3 x  9 y and 27 y  81z , find x/z?
A. 0.56 C. 0.80 A. 5/3 C. 3/5
B. 0.66 * D. 0.75 B. 3/8 D. 8/3 *
6. Recorded current value of an asset. 14. Change in momentum is equal to ____.
A. Book value * C. Scrap value A. work done C. impulse *
B. Fair value D. Market value B. change in KE D. displacement
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7. If the ratio of a pair of corresponding altitudes of
TAKE HOME EXAM two similar
15. In a row of 7 seats, 4 men and 3 women are to be
seated with

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the women to occupy the even places. How many 23. A man 6 ft tall is walking at 4 fps away from a plane at an angle of 45°. Find the volume of the
such lamp post 22 ft wedge in cm3.
arrangements are possible? high. At what rate is the tip of his shadow receding A. 612.55 C. 666.67 *
A. 140 ways C. 142 ways from the lamp post? B. 623.32 D. 694.33
B. 144 ways * D. 146 ways A. 6.5 fps C. 5.5 fps *
B. 4.5 fps D. 7.5 fps 31. If the distance x from the point of departure at time
16. A condition where only few individuals produce a t is defined by the equation
24. What is the radius of the circle circumscribing an
certain product and that any action of one will
isosceles right triangle having an area of 162 cm2? x  16 t 2  5000t  5000 , what is the initial
lead to almost the same action of the others. velocity?
A. 10.21cm C. 12.73 cm *
A. Oligopoly * C. monopoly A. 0 C. 5000 *
B. 11.45 cm D. 12.05 cm
B. semi-monopoly D. perfect B. 10,000 D. 2580
competition 25. Find the area of the geometric figure whose
17. All are vectors except, vertices are at 32. What is the curve generated by a point rotating
A. displacement C. mass * (3,0,0), (3,3,0), (0,0,4) and (0,3,4). about its axis while travelling at constant speed
B. torque D. momentum A. 15 * C. 20 parallel to its axis.
B. 16 D. 18 A. Helix * C. spiral of
archimedes
26. A fly of mass 0.2 grams is caught in a spider’s B. Cycloid D. hypocyloid
web. The web
vibrates predominantly with a frequency of 10 Hz. 33. The greatest unit pressure the soil can
18. A circular piece of cardboard with a diameter of continuously withstand.
At what frequency would the web vibrates if a
one meter will A. yield point C. ultimate
mosquito of mass 0.10 grams is trapped?
be made into a conical hat 40 cm high by cutting a strength
A. 14.14 Hz * C. 12.15 Hz
sector off and joining the edges to form a cone. B. bearing strength * D. point of rupture
B. 10.25 Hz D. 16.42 Hz
Determine the diameter of the cone in cm.
A. 40 cm C. 30 cm 27. A ball is dropped into the pavement from a height dx
34. The differential equation +4x=0 has the
B. 50 cm D. 60 cm * of 3 m and dt
rebounds to a height of 2 m. The fraction of initial condition x (0) = 12 . What is value of x (2)
19. Find the 9th term of the harmonic progression 3, 2,
energy lost in the process of striking the pavement ?
3/2….
is A. 3.35 x 10-4 C. 3
A. 5/3 C. 9/4
A. 1/2 C. 1/3 * B. 6 D. 4.03 x 10-3 *
B. 4/9 D. 3/5 *
B. 1/4 D. 1/5
20. Reduction in the level of national income and 35. Solve the differential equation d2x/dt2 + 4x = 0 with
28. The median of a triangle is the line connecting
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the vertex and the midpoint of the opposite side. initial conditions x (0) = 10 , x’(0) = 0.
accompanied by the fall in the general price level. A. x(t) = 10 cos 2t *
For a given triangle, these medians intersects at a
A. Deflation * C. Inflation B. x(t) = 10 cos 2t + 10 sin t
point which is called the,
B. Devaluation D. Depreciation C. x(t) = 10 cos2t + 10 sin 2t
A. orthocenter C. centroid *
21. A regular octagon is inscribed in a circle of radius B. circumcenter D. incenter D. x(t) = 10sin 2t
10. Find the
area of the octagon.
29. At the point of inflection where x = a. 36. Determine ( 1 – 1/n )n as n approaches zero, n
A. f “(a)  0 C. f ”(a) > 0 non-positive.
A. 282.8 * C. 228.8
B. f” (a) = 0 * D. f “(a) < 0 A. 0 C. 1 *
B. 288.2 D. 882.2
B. 0.368 D. infinity
30. A wedge is cut from a cylinder of radius 10 cm by
two planes, 37. Find the smallest positive integer n such that the
22. If a 9.5% account yields 9.84% annually, what is one perpendicular to the axis of the cylinder and nth derivative of cos x with respect to x is cos x.
the mode of the other passing through the diameter of the A. 2 C. 4 *
compounding? section made by the first plane and inclined to this B. 3 D. 5
A. semi-annually C. bi-monthly
B. quarterly * D. monthly
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38. Determine the tangent to the curve 3y2
= at ( 3, x3 A. 5 units C. 4 units *
3 ) and calculate the area of the triangle bounded B. 3 units D. 6 units
by the tangent line , the x-axis , and the line x = 3.
47. Which of the following polar equation is equivalent
A. 3.50 units2 C. 2.50 units2
to the equation x2 + y2 = ay.
B. 3.00 units2 * D. 4.00 units2
A. r = a cos  C. r2 = a2 sin 
39. Two sides of a triangle are 6 m and 9 m B. r = a sin  D. r2 = a2 cos 
respectively. If the included angle is changing at
the rate of 2 rad per second, at what rate is the 48. Simplify ( 1 + i )10
third side when the included angle is 60 ? A. – 32i C. – 2i
A. 11.78 m/s * C. 17.82 m/s B. – 16i D. 32i
B. 12.45 m/s D. 10.18 m/s
49. Express by an equation in polar coordinates that
40. Compute the rate of change of the area of a
square with respect to its side at x = 5 inches. the point (r, ) is at distance 4 from (3, 30o).
A. 8 C. 10 A. r2 - 6r cos( - 30o) = 7 C. r2 + 6r sin ( -
B. 14 D. 12 30o) = 7
B. r2 - 6r cos( - 30o) = 25 D. r2 + 6r sin ( -
41. A triangle has a variable sides x, y, z subject to the o
30 ) = 25
constraint such that the perimeter P is fixed is 18
cm. What is the maximum possible area for the 50. Two towns A and B , area situated 8 and 12 km
triangle ? back , respectively from a straight river on the
A. 15.59 cm2 * C. 17.15 cm2 bank of which a pumping station C is to be erected
B. 18.71 cm2 D. 15.76 cm2 to supply water tot both towns. At what point on
42. Pedro can paint a fence 50% faster than Juan the bank of the river should the pumping station
and 20% faster than Pilar, and together they can be built so that the least amount of piping may be
paint a given fence in 4 hrs. How long will it required if the measured if the measured point of
take Pedro to paint the same fence if he had to the river to A and B , respectively is 25 km ?
work alone ? A. 10 km * C. 24 km
A. 12 C. 8 B. 15 km D. 7 km
B. 10 * D. 6
43. For the following statistical data, determine the 
standard deviation : 112, 121, 132, 143, 154,
165, 176, 197
A. 23.41 C. 21.28
B. 25.75 D. 19.35
(1/n)
44. Determine ( 1 + n ) as n approaches zero n
non-negative.
A. 1 C. infinity
B. 0 D. 2.718 *
45. The second derivative of the function f(x) is – f(x)
. What is a characteristic of this function ?
A. trigonometric * C. logarithmic
B. exponential D. hyperbolic
46. Determine the radius of the sphere whose
equation is : x2 + y2 + z2 – 2x + 8y + 16z + 65 =
0
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