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OMTEX – CLASSES 45 marks

FACTORISATION

Q1. Factorise the following quadratic expressions by using the formula :( 6 marks)
1. x2 + 2x – 8

2. 2m2 + 5m + 2

3. x2 + x – 6 (October 1996)
Q2. Compare the following quadratic expressions with ax2 + bx + c and write the
Values of a, b, c (4 marks)
1. 3x ( 2x + 7) – 1 (March 97)

2. 5x + 3x2 – 7 (March 96)


Q3. Compare the given expression with ax2 + bx + c. Write the values of a, b, c and find

the value of (Any2) (6 marks)

1. m2 – 2m – 24 (October, 1998)

2. 5x2 + 10 – 9x (October, 2000)

3. 2x2 + 4x – 5 (March, 2001)

4. x2 + 4x + 4 (March, 2002)
Q4. Verify whether the following expressions are cyclic or not. (4 marks)
1. l ( m + n + p ) + m ( n + p + l ) + n ( p + l + m ) + p ( l + m + n )

2. ( a – b ) ( b – c ) ( a – c ) (March 2002 & October, 2003)


Q5. Factorise the following cyclic expressions. (25 marks)

1. a ( b3 – c3 ) + b ( c3 – a3 ) + c ( a3 – b3 ) (March 2001, 1996)

2. ab ( a + b ) + bc ( b + c ) + ca ( c + a ) + 2abc (October 1996)

3. x2 ( y + z) + y2 ( z + x ) + z2 ( x + y ) + 2xyz (October, 1998, 2003)

4. x ( y + z )2 + y ( z + x )2 + z ( x + y )2 – 4xyz (October 1999)

5. ( m – n )3 + ( n – p )3 + ( p – m )3 (March 2002)

‘STUDY WELL FOR YOUR PRELIMINARY EXAMINATION’