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# CIVIL ENGINEERS BOARD EXAMINATION

Subject (MATHEMATICS)
Examination date (NOVEMBER 1997)

## Encoder’s Name: DONAYRE, JUNEIL

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## MATH NOVEMBER 1997

1. The altitude of the frustum of a regular rectangular pyramid is 5m the volume
is 140 cu. m. and the upper base is 3m by 4m. What are the dimensions of
the lower base in m?π
a. 7.50 x 10 c. 6 x 8
b. 4.5 x 6 d. 9 x 10
2. The sum of the progression 5, 8, 11, 14 … is 1025. How many terms are
there?
a. 22 c. 23
b. 25 d. 24
3. Find the limit of the function (x2-1)/(x2+ 3x -4) as x approaches 1.
a. 0 c. 1/4
b. 2/5 d. 2/3

## 4. If (3x^3 – 4x^2y + 5xy^2 +6y^3) is divided by (x^2 – 2xy + 3y^2), the

Remainder is:
a. 1 c. 2
b. 0 d. 3
5. The elements of a compound curve are as follows:
I1= 18°; I2=23.5°; D2= 4°; Sta. P.I. =42 + 89.6
Find the stationing of P.C.. Use basis.
a. 41 + 908.38 c. 41 + 917.23
b. 41 + 934.92 d. 41 + 925.19
6. Using lower limit = 0 and upper limit = π/2, what is the integral of
15(sin^7)x dx?
a. 6.783 c. 6.539
b. 6.857 d. 6.648
7. Determine the radius of curvature at (4, 4) of the curve y^2-4x =0.
a. 23.4 c. 25.4
b. 22.4 d. 24.4
8. The bases of a right prism are pentagons with each side 6-cm long. The
Bases are 12 cm apart. What is the volume of the prism in cu. cm?
a. 733.2 c. 713.2
b. 743.2 d. 723.2
9. What is the area within the curve r^2 = 16 cos ϴ?
a. 26 c. 32
b. 30 d. 28
10. An engineer bought an equipment for P500,000. Other expenses, including
installation, amounted to P30,000. At the end of list estimated useful life of 10
years, the salvage value will be 10% of the first cost. Using the straight-line
method of depreciation, what is book value after 5 years?
a. P291,500 c. P271,500
b. P281,500 d. 301, 500
11. Locate the center of the curve x2 + 16y2 – 16x + 96y + 144 = 0.
a. (8,-3) c. (14,-3)
b. (2,-3) d. (8,-1)
12. Two irregular sections 80 m apart have areas in cut of 26 sq. m and 84 sq.
m.. The base width is 8 m and the side slope is 1:1. Find the corrected
volume of cut in cu. m. between the two stations using the prismoidal
correction formula.
a. 4,252.2 c. 4,241.5
b. 4.234.8 d. 4,263.4
13. Determine the length of the latus of the curve 25x2 + 9y2-300x-144y + 1251 =0.
a. 3.2 c. 3.6
b. 3.4 d. 3.0
14. Points A and B are 100 m apart and are on the same elevation as the foot of a
building. The angles of elevation of the top of the building from points A and
B are 21° and 32°, respectively. How far is A from the building in m?
a. 277.9 c. 265.4
b. 271.6 d. 259.2
15. Determine the difference between the elevations of STA 6 and STA 5, in m,
using the following notes:
STA B.S. F.S. ELEV.
1 4.9 463.8m
2 6.06 5.32
3 2.51 5.28
4 6.28 6.11
5 9.22 4.60
6 3.48
a. 5.74 c. 5.53
b. 5.47 d. 5.66
16. Using a constant angular acceleration, a water turbine is brought to its normal
operating speed of 180 rev/min in 6 minutes. How many complete
revolutions did the turbine make in coming to normal speed?
a. 560 c. 540
b.530 d. 550
17. A cone was formed by rolling a thin sheet of metal in the form of a sector of a
circle 72 cm in diameter with a central angle of 210°. What is the volume of
the cone in cc?
a. 13,318 c. 13,716
b. 13, 602 d. 13,504
18. A right prism has hexagonal bases with an edge of 6 cm. The bases are 12
cm apart. What is the volume of the prism in cu. cm?
a. 1128.4 c.1126.4
b. 1122.4 d. 1124.4
19. Log 6 845 =?
a. 5.912 c. 3.761
b. 4.348 d. 6.348
20. From a speed of 30 kph at point A, a car accelerated uniformly. After 18
minutes it reached point B, 21 km from A. Find the acceleration in m/s2.
a. 0.0804 c. 0.0633
b. 0.0206 d. 0.0467
21. The correct distance between points E and F is 213.5m. If a 100-m tape that is
0.025 m too long is used to measure EF, what will be the measured distance in
m?
a. 212.765 c. 213.447
b. 212.659 d. 213.553
22. If (4y^3 + 8y + 18y^2 – 4) is divided by (2y+3), the remainder is:
a. 12 c. 13
b. 11 d. 10
23. What is the value of the determinant whose elements are shown below?
1 5 -2
2 1 -3
3 -2 1
a. -44 c. -46
b. -42 d. -48
24. Find the slope of the line whose parametric equations are x = -1 + t and
y = 2t.
a. -2 c. -1
b. 1 d. 2
25. What is the area of a triangle whose sides are 12 cm, 16 cm, and 21 cm?
a. 95.5 c. 93.2
b. 97.3 d. 91.4
26. A closed traverse has the following data:
LINE DISTANCE BEARING
AB 64.86 N 72°10’ E
BC 107.72 S 48°13’ E
CD 44.37 S 35°30’ E
DE 137.84 ?
EA 12.83 ?
Find the bearing of line DE.
a. N 57° 15’ W c. N 56° 55’ W
b. N 59° 44’ W d. N 58° 25’ W
27. Find the first derivative of y = arcsin 3x.
a. 3/(1-3x^2)^0.5 c. 3/(1-9x^2)^0.5
b. -3/(1-9x^2)^0.5 d. -3/(1-3x^2)^0.5
28. From the top of tower A the angle of elevation of the top of the tower B is
46°. From the foot of tower B the angle of elevation of the top of tower A is
28°. Both towers are on a level ground. If the height of tower B is 120m,
how high is tower A in m?
a. 38.6 c. 42.3
b. 44.1 d. 40.7

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