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1.

For a particular experiment, you need 5 liters of 10% solution. You find 7% answer,

12% solution on the shelf. How much of the 7% solution you mix with the

appropriate amount of the 12% solution to get 5 liters of 10% solution?

A. 1.5

B. 2.5

C. 2

D.3

2.

The denominator of a certain fraction is three more than twice the numerator. If 7 is

added to both terms of the fraction, the resulting fraction is 3/5. Find the original

fraction.

A. 8/5

B. 13/5

C. 5/13

D. 3/5

3.

In the expansion of x 4y

12

the numerical coefficient of the 5th term is

A. 63360

B. 126720

C. 506880

D. 253440

4.

Find the ratio of an infinite geometric series if the sum is 2 and the first term is ½.

A. 1/3

B. ½

C. ¾

D. ¼

5.

Simplify the expression i1997 + i1999, where i is an imaginary number.

A. 0

B. 1+i

C. -1

D.1-i

6.

Find the mean proportion of 4 and 36.

A. 72

B. 24

C. 12

D. 20

7.

Determine x, so that x, 2x + 7, 10x – 7 will form a geometric progression.

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5

A. 7,

6

14

B. 7,

5

7

C. 7,

12

7

D. 7,-

6

8.

If 16 is 4 more than 4x, find 5x-1.

A. 14

B. 3

C. 12

D. 5

9.

Mike, Louie and Joy can mow the lawn in 4, 6 and 7 hours respectively. What

fraction of the yard can they mow in 1 hour if they work together?

47

A.

84

45

B.

84

37

C.

84

27

D.

84

10.

The sum of the digits of a two-digit number is 11. If the digits are reversed, the

resulting number is seven more than twice the original

number. What is the original number?

A. 44

B. 83

C. 38

D. 53

11.

Find the sum of the roots of 5x2 10x 2 0 .

1

A.

2

B. 2

C. -2

1

D.

2

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12.

The time required for two examinees to solve the same Problem differ by two

minutes. Together they can solve 32 Problems in one hour. How long will it take for

the slower Problem solver to solve the same Problem?

A. 5 minutes

B. 2 minutes

C. 3 minutes

D. 4 minutes

13.

Find the value of m that will make 4x2-4mx+4m+5 a perfect square trinomial.

A. 3

B.-2

C.4

D.5

14.

Ana is 5 years older than Beth. In 5 years the product of their ages will be 1.5 times

the product of their present ages. How old is Beth now?

A. 27

B. 20

C. 25

D. 18

15.

Find the coefficient of the term involving b4 in the expansion of

(a2 – 2b)10.

A. -3360

B.10!

C.-960

D.3360

16.

One pipe can fill a tank in 6 hours and another pipe can fill the same tank in 3

hours. A drain pipe can empty the tank in 24 hours. With all three pipes open, how

long will it take to fill the tank?

A. 5.16

B. 3.14

C. 2.18

D. 1.48

17.

The seating section in a Coliseum has 30 seats in the first row, 32 seats in the

second row, 34 seats in the third row, and so on, until the tenth row is reached, after

which there are ten rows, each containing 50 seats. Find the total number of seats

in the section.

A. 900

B. 910

C. 890

D. 1000

18.

A piece of paper is 0.05 inches thick. Each time the paper is folded into half, the

thickness is doubled. If the paper was folded 12 times, how thick in feet the folded

paper be?

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A. 10.24

B. 12.34

C.17.10

D.11.25

19.

If one third of the air in a tank is removed by each stroke of an air pump, What

fractional part of the total air is removed in 6 strokes?

A. 0.7122

B. 0.6122

C.0.8122

D. 0.9122

20.

It takes an airplane one hour and forty-five minutes to travel 500 miles against the

wind and covers the same distance in one hour and fifteen minutes with the wind.

What is the speed of the airplane?

A. 342.85 mph

B. 375.50 mph

C. 450.50 mph

D. 285.75 mph

21.

At exactly what time after 2 o’clock will the hour hand and the minute hand extend in

opposite directions for the first time?

A. 2:43 and 0.63 sec

B. 2:43 and 6.30 sec

C. 2:43 and 40.5 sec

D. 2:43 and 37.8 sec

22.

The sum of the ages of Peter and Paul is 21. Peter will be twice as old as Paul 3

years from now. What is the present age of Peter?

A. 8

B. 6

C. 18

D. 15

23.

A multimillionaire left his entire estate to his wife, daughter, son and bodyguard. His

daughter and son got half the total value of the estate sharing in the ratio of 3:2. His

wife got twice value as much as the share of the son. If the bodyguard received half

a million pesos, what is the total value of the estate?

A. 6.5 million

B. 5 million

C. 7 million

D. 6 million

24.

A speed boat can make a trip of 100 miles in one hour and 30 minutes if it travels

upstream. If it travels downstream, it will take one hour and 15 minutes to travel the

same distance. What is the speed of the boat in calm water?

A.193.45 mph

B. 73.33 mph

C. 146.67 mph

D. 293.33 mph

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25.

Simplify the expression: the square root of the cube root of 64 x60.

A. 4x4

B. 8x2

C. 2x6

D. 2x10

26.

A man can do a job three times as fast as a boy. Working together it would take

them 6 hours to do the same job. How long will it take the man to do the job alone?

A. 9 hours

B. 8 hours

C. 7 hours

D. 10 hours

27.

A company sells 80 units and makes P80 profit. It sells 110 units and makes P140

profit. If the profit is a linear function of the number of units sold; what is the average

profit per unit if the company sells 250 units?

A. P1.76

B. P1.68

C. P1.66

D. P1.86

28.

At approximately what time after 12 o’clock will the hour and the minute hands of a

clock form an angle of 120 degrees for the second time?

A. 50 min and 30 sec after 12 o’clock

B. 43 min and 38 sec after 12 o’clock

C. 38 min and 35 sec after 12 o’clock

D. 30 min and 45 sec after 12 o’clock

29.

What is the 11th term of the harmonic progression if the first and the third terms are

½ and 1/6 respectively?

A. 1/20

B. ¼

C. 1/12

D. 1/22

30.

What is the remainder when the polynomial x 4 5x3 5x2 7x 6 is divided by

x+2?

A. 16

B. 32

C. 48

D. 68

31.

Harry is one third as old as Ron and 8 years younger than Hermione. If Harry is 8

years old, what is the sum of their ages?

A. 40

B. 45

C. 48

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D. 50

32.

The sum of the three consecutive even integers is 78. What is the largest integer?

A. 24

B. 28

C. 32

D. 30

33.

An iron bar four meters long has a 300 pound weight hung on one end and a 200

pound weight hung at the opposite end. How far from the 300

pound weight should the fulcrum be located to balance the bar?

A. 2.5 meters

B. 1.0 meters

C. 1.6 meters

D. 2.0 meters

34.

What is the first four terms of the sequence whose general term is

n2 + 1?

A. 1, 4, 9, 16

B. 2, 5, 10, 17

C. 5, 10, 17, 26

D. 2, 4, 6, 10

35.

x can do the job 50 percent faster than y and 20 percent faster than z. If they work

together, they can finish the job in 4 days. How many days will it take x to finish the

job if he is to work alone?

A. 18

B. 10

C. 12

D. 16

36.

Solve for x in the following equation:

x 4x 7x 10x ... 64x 1430

A. 4

B. 3

C. 2

D. 1

37.

If kx3 – (k +3)x2 +13 is divided by

x – 4, and the remainder is 157. Then the value of k is _____.

A. 6

B. 4

C. 5

D. 3

38.

Given that w varies directly as the product of x and y and inversely as the square of

z and that w = when x =2; y=6 and z=3. What is the value of w, when x=1, y=4 and

z=2?

A. 6

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B. 5

C. 4

D. 3

39.

If 16 is four more than 3x, then x2 + 5?

A. 16

B. 21

C. 3

D. 4

40.

Four positive integers form an arithmetic progression. If the product of the 1 st and

the last term is 70 and the 2nd and the third term is 88, find the 1st term.

A. 5

B. 3

C. 14

D. 8

41.

A professional organization is composed of x ECEs and 2x EEs. If 6 ECEs are

replaced by 6 EEs, 1/6 of the members will be ECEs. Solve for x.

A. 12

B. 24

C. 36

D. 1

42.

The average rate of production of (PCB) is 1 unit for every 2 hours work by two

workers. How many PCBs can be produced in one month by 60 workers working

200 hours during the month?

A. 4000

B. 5000

C. 6000

D. 3000

43.

What is the sum of all even integers from 10 to 500?

A. 87,950

B. 124,950

C. 62,730

D. 65,955

44.

From the equation 7x2 + (2k -1)x-3k+2=0, determine the value of k so that the sum

and product of the roots

are equal.

A. 2

B. 4

C. 1

D. 3

45.

What is the equation form of the statement: The amount by which 100

Exceeds four times a given number.

A. 4x(100)

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B. 100+4x

C. 100-4x

D. 4x-100

46.

Candle A and candle B of equal length are lighted at the same time and burning

until candle A is twice as long as candle B. Candle A is designed to fully burn in 8

hours while candle B for 4 hours. How long will they be lighted?

A. 3 hours and 30 minutes

B. 2 hours and 40 minutes

C. 3 hours

D. 2 hours

47.

Solve for x if 8x =2(y+2) and 16(3x-y)=4y.

A. 2

B. 4

C. 1

D. 3

48.

What is the sum of all odd integers between 10 and 500?

A. 87,950

B. 124,950

C. 62, 475

D. 65,955

49.

How many terms of the progression 3, 5, 7, should there be so that their sum will be

2600.

A. 60

B. 50

C. 52

D. 55

50.

If the 1st term of the geometric progression is 27 and the 4th term is

-1, the third term is:

A. 3

B. 2

C. -3

D. -2

51. Problem

Solve for x

8 x = 2y+2 and 163x-y = 4 y .

A. 1

B. 3

C. 2

D. 4

52. Problem

4x

Transform the fraction by rationalizing the denominator

x - x2 - 4

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A. x x + x 2 - 4

B. x x2 4

C. 4x x2 4

D. x x 2 4

53. Problem

If log of 2 to the base 2 plus log of x to the base 2 is equal to 2, find the value of x

A. 2

B. 4

C. 3

D. 5

54. Problem

The logarithm of 1 to any base is:

A. one

B. zero

C. infinity

D. indeterminate

55. Problem

The equation of whose roots are the reciprocal of the roots of 2x 2 - 3x - 5 = 0 .

A. 5x 2 + 3x - 2 = 0

B. 3x2 4x 4 0

C. 4x2 5x 4 0

D. 6x2 3x 4 0

56. Problem

20

What is the sum of the coefficients of the expansion of 2x -1 .

A. 0

B. 1

C. 2

D. 3

57. Problem

Solve for x in the following equation. x+3x+5x+7x+…+49x = 625

A. 4

B. 2

C. 3

D. 1

58. Problem

6

Expand the following 1+ k 2 .

k=3

A. 90

B. 100

C. 80

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D. 95

59. Problem

Given f x x 4 x 3 4 , when f(x) is divided by (x-K), the remainder is K.

Find the value of K.

A. -12

B. 8

C. 4

D. 2

60. Problem

a - b 3 = ?

A. a3 - 3a2b + 3ab2 - b3

B. a3 3a2b 3ab2 b3

C. a3 3a2b 3a2b b3

D. a3 3a2b 3ab b2

61. Problem

Give the factors of a2 - x 2

A. 2a-2x

B. (a-x)(a+x)

C. x2 - a2

D. 2x - 2a

62. Problem

Find x if 7 is the fourth proportional to 36, and 28 and x.

A. 6

B. 8

C. 7

D. 9

63. Problem

The intensity of sound varies directly as the strength of the source and inversely as

the square as the distance from the source. Write the equation which describes this

relation.

KS

A. I =

d2

B. I KSd2

Kd2

C. I

S

d2S

D. I

K

64. Problem

If x varies directly as y and inversely as z; and x=14, when y=7 and z=2, find x when

y=16 and z=4.

A. 14

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B. 4

C. 16

D. 8

65. Problem

A tank is filled with an intake pipe that will fill it in 4 hours and an outlet pipe that will

empty it in 12 hours. If both pipes are left open, how long will it take to fill the empty

tank?

A. 6

B. 4

C. 8

D. 2

66. Problem

It takes Shian twice as long as it takes Rellenar to do a certain piece of work.

Working together they can do the work in 6 days. How long would it take Rellenar to

do it alone.

A. 9

B. 8

C. 6

D. 4

67. Problem

Twenty (20) men can finish the job in 30 days. Twenty five (25) men were, hired at

the start and 10 quit after 20 days. How many days will it take to finish the job?

A. 27

B. 32

C. 24

D. 35

68. Problem

The square of a number increased by 16 is the same as 10 times the number. Find

the numbers.

A. 2, 8

B. 3, 6

C. 3, 8

D. 4, 6

69. Problem

The sides of a right triangle are 8, 15 and 17 units. If each side is doubled, how

many square units will the area of the new triangle

A. 240

B. 420

C. 300

D. 200

70. Problem

The arithmetic mean of 80 numbers is 55. If two numbers namely 274 and 850 are

removed what is the arithmetic mean of the remaining numbers?

A. 42

B. 28

C. 30

D. 32

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71. Problem

Round off 0.003086 to two significant figures.

A. 0.0031

B. 0.003

C. 0.0030

D. 0.3 x 102

72. Problem

The velocity of an airplane in still air is 125 kph. The velocity of the wind due east is

25 kph. If the plane travels east and returns back to its base again after 4 hours. At

what distance does the plane travel due east?

A. 240 km

B. 320 km

C. 200 km

D. 180 km

73. Problem

A man is 41 yrs. Old and his son is 9. In how many years will the father be three

times as old as his son?

A. 7

B. 8

C. 6

D. 5

74. Problem

A high concentrated solution having a volume of 100 liters is mixed by 7.5% alcohol

and 25% gasoline. It was found out that a 50-50 percent mixture is also appropriate

in the solution. How much gasoline should be added to the high concentrated

solution in order to have a 50-50% mixture:

A. 50 liters

B. 75 liters

C. 25 liters

D. 40 liters

75. Problem

The second hand of a clock is 4 inches long. Find the speed of the tip of the second

hand.

A. 0.42 in/sec

B. 0.34 in/sec

C. 0.55 in/sec

D. 0.48 in/sec

76. Problem

A man sold a book by mistake at 120% of the marked price instead of discounting

the market price by 20%. If he sold the book for P14.40, what was the price for

which he have sold the book?

A. P10.20

B. P7.8

C. P9.6

D. P8.6

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77. Problem

Expressed 2763 in Roman Numerals:

A. MMDCCLXIII

B. MMDCLXIII

C. MMDLCXIII

D. MMLDCXIII

78. Problem

Find the 30th term of the A.P. 4, 7, 10…

A. 75

B. 90

C. 88

D. 91

79. Problem

Determine the sum S of the following series S = 2 + 5 + 8 + 11…with 100 terms

A. 15050

B. 14750

C. 15660

D. 15350

80. Problem

1 1 1

Find the value of x if the following forms a harmonic progression, - ,

2 x, 16

A. 7

B. 8

C. 9

D. 10

81. Problem

The number x, 2x + 7,10x - 7 form a G.P. Find the value of x:

A. 7

B. 5

C. 3

D. 4

82. Problem

Express 3.2181818 as a fraction

177

A.

55

142

B.

44

106

C.

33

70

D.

22

83. Problem

Find the sum of 5-4i and -2+8i

A. 3+4i

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B. 2+6i

C. 3+5i

D. 7+12i

84. Problem

Find the length of the vector (2,1,4)

A. 17

B. 21

C. 20

D. 19

85. Problem

A production supervisor submitted the following report on the average role of

production of printed circuit boards (PCB) in an assembly line. 1.5 workers produce

12 PCB’s in 2 hours. How many workers are employed in an assembly line working

40 hours each week with a weekly production of 8000 PCB’s?

A. 40

B. 55

C. 60

D. 50

86. Problem

The sum of two numbers is 21 and one number is twice the other, Find the

numbers.

A. 7, 14

B. 6, 15

C. 8, 13

D. 9, 12

87. Problem

Solve for x: log108 = 3 -3 log10x

A. 5

B. 6

C. 8

D. 4

88. Problem

Spheres of the same radius are pile in the form of a pyramid with a square base

until there is just one sphere at the top layer, if there are four spheres on each side

of the square, find the total number of spheres in the pile.

A. 25 spheres

B. 30 spheres

C. 32 spheres

D. 28 spheres

89.Problem

If x4-2x3-3x2-4x-8 is divided by (x-2), the remainder is:

A. -20

B. -28

C. 28

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D. 20

90. Problem

Factor the expression 3x3-3x2-18x

A. 3x(x-3)(x+2)

B. 3x(x+3)(x+2)

C. 3x(x+3)(x-2)

D. 3x(x-3)(x-2)

91. Problem

Ryan is 15 yrs. older than his brother Yuan. However “y” years ago, Ryan was twice

as old as Yuan. If Yuan is now “b” years old and b > y, find the value of (b-y).

A. 14

B. 15

C. 16

D. 13

92. Problem

-elne2

evaluate ln ee

e2 ln e3

A.

3

B. ln e2

1

C.

2e

e

D. e2e

93. Problem

It is a sequence of terms whose reciprocals form an arithmetic progression

A. algebraic progression

B. geometric progression

C. harmonic progression

D. infinite progression

94. Problem

It is the base of a number system.

A. radius

B. radix

C. characteristic

D. Matrix

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95. Problem

A fraction which contains one of more fraction in either the numerator or the

denominator.

A. complex number

B. complex fractions

C. partial fraction

D. refraction

96. Problem

A number which could not be expressed as a quotient of two integers.

A. natural

B. rational

C. irrational

D. Surd

97. Problem

If the roots of an equation are zero, then they are classified as ______.

A. extraneous solutions

B. trivial solutions

C. conditional solutions

D. none of these

98. Problem

What is the sum of the coefficients in the expansion of

(x+y-z)8.

A. 1

B. 2

C. 3

D. 4

99. Problem

Two natural numbers are such that the difference of their squares is 481 and the

sum of their squares is 769. Find the numbers.

A. 25, 12

B. 10, 25

C. 20, 16

D. 30, 25

100. Problem

For the expression (4x-3)9, what is the sum of the exponents.

A. 34

B. 38

C. 42

D. 45

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101. Problem

Find the value of x if 4 + 4x = 12 .

A. 2, -4

B. -2, 4

C. 3, -4

D. 1, -4

102. Problem

The numbers used in counting are called

A. rational numbers

B. integers

C. complex numbers

D. natural numbers

103. Problem

These include the natural numbers and their negatives and zero.

A. rational numbers

B. fraction

C. integers

D. complex numbers

104. Problem

A _______ is one which can be expressed as a quotient of two integers.

A. rational number

B. irrational number

C. complex number

D. natural number

105. Problem

Is one of the form a + bi, where a and b are real numbers and i 1 .

A. irrational numbers

B. integers

C. complex numbers

D. rational numbers

106. Problem

The ______ of a number depends upon the number of units contained in the

number, no reference being paid to the sign.

A. sign

B. absolute value

C. integer

D. fractional part

107. Problem

Is a combination of number symbols connected by any of the symbols of operation.

A. monomial

B. algebraic expression

C. polynomial

D. like terms

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108. Problem

Is an expression containing a single term.

A. polynomial

B. monomial

C. quadratic

D. multinomial

109. Problem

Is an expression containing several terms

A. polynomial

B. monomial

C. quadratic

D. multinomial

110. Problem

The operations of multiplication and division are to be ________ before those of

addition and subtraction

A. performed last

B. performed first

C. not performed

D. either a or b

111. Problem

The _______ is a statement of general application which will aid us in factoring

polynomials when the factors are not immediately evident; stated as follows:

A. Cramer’s rule

B. Remainder theorem

C. Factor theorem

D. Binomial theorem

112. Problem

A _______ of two or more algebraic expressions is an exact divisor of each

expressions.

A. coefficient

B. binomial

C. common factor

D. LCD

113. Problem

A _______ of two or more integral functions A, B, C… is an integral function which

is exactly divisible by each of the functions A, B, C …

A. common factor

B. fractional part

C. common multiple

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D. GCF

114. Problem

The ______ of two or more integral functions is that function which contains all the

prime factors of each of the given functions.

A. GCF

B. LCM

C. common multiple

D. common factor

115. Problem

The indicated quotient of two algebraic expressions A and B, written in the form

A/B, is called an _______.

A. algebraic function

B. algebraic fraction

C. algebraic equation

D. algebraic quotient

116. Problem

A/An _______ is one where the numerator is of higher or of equal degree than the

denominator.

A. improper fraction

B. proper fraction

C. real fraction

D. imaginary fraction

117. Problem

An algebraic fraction is said to be in the _______ when the terms of the fraction

contain no common factor.

A. highest terms

B. common terms

C. lowest terms

D. common multiple

118. Problem

A/An _______ is one that does not contain any literal quantity in the in the

denominator of any term.

A. fractional expression

B. integral expression

C. mixed expression

D. algebraic expression

119. Problem

A/An _______ is one which contains a literal quantity in the denominator of one or

more of its terms.

A. fractional expression

B. integral expression

C. mixed expression

D. algebraic expression

120. Problem

A/An _______ consists of an integral expression and a fraction.

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A. fractional expression

B. mixed expression

C. integral expression

D. algebraic expression

121. Problem

A _______ is a fraction with one or both of the numerator or denominator in the

form of a fractional expression.

A. improper fraction

B. proper fraction

C. complex fraction

D. continued fractions

122. Problem

The process of extracting a root of an algebraic expression is called _______.

A. evolution

B. radicands

C. roots

D. index of roots

123. Problem

A ______ in one unknown, say x, has the form ax + b = 0.

A. quadratic equation

B. general equation

C. linear equation

D. polynomial equation

124. Problem

A ______ in one unknown has the

form: ax2 + bx + c = 0.

A. quadratic equation

B. linear equation

C. trinomial equation

D. binomial equation

125. Problem

The quantity b2 – 4ac is called the _______ of the quadratic equation.

A. expression

B. incriminant

C. discriminant

D. roots

126. Problem

_______ is those in which the unknown appears in one or more radicals.

A. quadratic equation

B. polynomial equation

C. irrational equation

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D. rational equation

127. Problem

An equation is said to be _______ with respect to the unknowns involved when the

interchange of the unknowns does not change the form of the equation.

A. asymmetric

B. linear

C. symmetric

D. non-linear

128. Problem

An ______ is a statement that one of two expressions is not equal to, that is, is

greater or less than the other.

A. equality

B. inequality

C. asymmetric

D. unequality

129. Problem

Two inequalities ________ when they have the same sign of inequality.

B. subsist in the same sense

C. transpose in the same sense

D. subsist in the opposite sense

130. Problem

A _______ is true only for some value or values of the quantities involved.

A. absolute inequality

B. absolute equality

C. conditional equality

D. conditional inequality

131. Problem

A _______ is true for all values of the quantities involved.

A. absolute inequality

B. conditional inequality

C. conditional equality

D. absolute equality

132. Problem

The _______ of one number to another number is the quotient obtained by dividing

the first by the second number.

A. proportion

B. inverse ratio

C. ratio

D. probability

133. Problem

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If a/b is the ratio of two quantities of the same kind, the numerator a is called the

______

A. antecedent

B. consequent

C. numerator

D. denominator

134. Problem

If a/b is the ratio of two quantities of the same kind, the denominator b is the

_______

A. antecedent

B. consequent

C. numerator

D. denominator

135. Problem

The reciprocal of a given ratio is called a ________.

A. asymmetric ratio

B. inverse ratio

C. antecedent ratio

D. consequent ratio

136. Problem

A _______ is an equation whose members are ratios.

A. combination

B. proportion

C. inverse ratio

D. probability

137. Problem

The first and fourth terms of a proportion are called the _______.

A. extremes

B. means

C. outer terms

D. inner terms

138. Problem

The second and third terms are called the _______.

A. extremes

B. means

C. inner terms

D. outer terms

139. Problem

The fourth term is called the _______

A. mean proportional

B. last proportional

C. fourth proportional

D. extreme proportional

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140. Problem

A _______ is a series if equal ratios in which the consequent of each ratio is the

antecedent of the next ratio.

A. asymmetric proportion

B. discontinued proportion

C. continued proportion

D. symmetric proportion

141. Problem

If four quantities a, b, c, and d are in proportion by ________.

A. inversion

B. alternation

C. composition

D. diversion

142. Problem

When y is a linear function of x of the form y = kx, k ≠ 0.

A. inversely proportional

B. directly proportional

C. varies jointly

D. varies directly

143. Problem

When y = k/x, k being constant, we say y varies _______ to x.

A. inversely proportional

B. directly proportional

C. jointly proportional

D. varies inversely

144. Problem

When z = kxy, k being constant, we say z ________.

A. varies jointly

B. varies inversely

C. varies directly

D. none of the above

145. Problem

A sequence of numbers, each of which is obtained from the preceding one by the

addition of a fixed

positive or negative number called the _______.

A. common sum

B. common denominator

C. common progression

D. common difference

146. Problem

In an arithmetic progression, containing any number of terms,

all the terms between the first and last terms are called _______.

A. arithmetic symbol

B. arithmetic extremes

C. arithmetic means

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D. arithmetic difference

147. Problem

A _______ is a sequence of numbers, each of which is obtained from the preceding

term by multiplying it by a fixed positive or negative number.

A. arithmetic progression

B. geometric means

C. arithmetic extremes

D. geometric progression

148. Problem

The terms between the first and last terms of a geometric progression are called

_________.

A. geometric extremes

B. geometric means

C. geometric progression

D. geometric terms

149. Problem

Frequently we use the notation f(x) which is read “f of x”, to denote a function of a

variable x. The letter within the parenthesis is the _______.

A. dependent variable

B. independent variable

C. rational variable

D. polynomial variable

150. Problem

A process of simplifying the Problem of dividing a polynomial f(x) by (x-r),

where r is a constant, is known as _______

A. arithmetical division

B. factoring

C. synthetic division

D. rational division

151. Problem

If a rational integral equation, f(x) = 0, with ________ has a + b as a root, where

a and b are rational and b is irrational.

A. rational coefficient

B. real coefficient

C. irrational coefficient

D. imaginary coefficient

152. Problem

A ______ is a fraction expressed as the sum of two or more simpler fractions

A. rational fraction

B. proper fraction

C. partial fraction

D. improper fraction

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153. Problem

A ______ is a quotient of two polynomials with real coefficients

A. proper fractions

B. improper fractions

C. irrational fractions

D. rational fractions

154. Problem

27, 9, 3, 1, 1/3 is a _____ progression.

A. geometric

B. arithmetic

C. harmonic

D. hyperbolic

155. Problem

Two or more equations are equal if and only if they have the same:

A. order

B. variable set

C. solution set

D. degree

156. Problem

A number when divided by 6 leaves a remainder of 5, when divided by 5 leaves a

remainder of 4, by 4 leaves a remainder of 3, by 3 leaves a remainder of 2, and by 2

leaves a remainder of 1. Find the smallest possible value of the number.

A. 29

B. 49

C. 59

D. 69

157. Problem

If A is 10% greater than B and B is 20% less than C, express A in terms of

percentage of C.

A. 68%

B. 78%

C. 88%

D. 58%

158. Problem

The sum of the coefficients in the expansion of (x + y – z)8 is:

A. from 2 to 5

B. from 5 to 10

C. above 10

D. less than 2

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159. Problem

If y varies directly as x2 and y = 9 when x = 2, what is the value of x when y = 1?

A. 1

2

B.

9

2

C. ±

3

2

D.

3

160. Problem

If (x+3): 10 = (3x–2): 8, find (2x– 1).

A. 1

B. 4

C. 2

D. 3

161. Problem

What is the lowest common factor of 10 and 32?

A. 320

B. 2

C. 180

D. 90

162. Problem

The arithmetic mean of 80 numbers is 55, if two numbers namely 250 and 850 are

removed. What is the arithmetic mean of the remaining numbers?

A. 42.31

B. 49.51

C. 18.91

D. 15.91

163. Problem

In a club of 40 executives, 33 like to smoke Marlboro and 20 like to smoke Philip

Morris. How many like both?

A. 13

B. 10

C. 11

D. 12

164. Problem

What is the value of log 2 5 + log 3 5?

A. 7.39

B. 3.79

C. 3.97

D. 9.37

165. Problem

Determine x, so that: x, 2x + 4, 10x - 4 will be a geometric progression.

A. 4

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B. 6

C. 2

D. 5

166. Problem

1 1 1

Find the 7th term in the series: , , ,...

2 6 10

1

A.

26

1

B.

22

1

C.

20

1

D.

30

167. Problem

Find the sum of the roots of the equation: 5x2 – 10x + 2 = 0

A. -2

B. 2

C. ½

D. -1/2

168. Problem

Find the sum of the infinite progression: 1/2 , 1/8, 1/32,…

A. ½

B. 2/3

C. 4/3

D. infinity

169. Problem

Log of negative one to the base ten is written as log 10 -1. Its rectangular form is:

A. 0 – j1.36

B. zero

C. 0 + j1.36

D. infinity

170. Problem

The sum of three consecutive even integer is 78. What is the value of the largest

integer?

A. 24

B. 28

C. 42

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D. 82

171. Problem

5x4+x3+x2–7x–6 is divided by x+2 = 0 determine the remainder.

A. 36

B. 68

C. 48

D. 84

172. Problem

The sum of ages of Peter and Paul is 21. In 3 years, Peter is twice as old as Paul.

How old is Peter?

A. 18

B. 15

C. 12

D. 10

173. Problem

Round off: 6785768.342 to the nearest one tenth

A. 6785768.34

B. 6785768.3

C. 7000000.0

D. 6785770.00

174. Problem

If A was originally a range of numbers which four significant figures which, when

rounded off to three significant figures yielded a

value of 3.10, what was the original range of values of A?

A. 3.10 to 3.105

B. 3.101 to 3.105

C. 3.101 to 3.109

D. 3.101 to 3.104

175. Problem

Solve for the value of: 7a+2 -8(7a+1) + 5(7a) + 49(7a-2).

A. -7a

B. +7a

C. -7-a

D. +7-a

176. Problem

Find the value of (0.125)-4/3

A. 2

B. 4

C. 8

D. 16

177. Problem

If a > b and c > d, then (a+c) is ______ of (b+d)

A. less than

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B. greater than

C. equal to

D. less than or equal to

178. Problem

A percentage is a fraction whose denominator is ______

A. 1000

B. 100

C. 10

D. 10000

179. Problem

One is to fifty-two and one half as three and one-third is to_____

A. 185

B. 175

C. 165

D. 155

180. Problem

If soldering lead contains 63% silver, _______ grams of soldering lead can be made

from 520 grams of silver.

A. 852.4

B. 825.4

C. 845.2

D. 842.5

181. Problem

In Algebra, the operation root extraction is called as:

A. involution

B. revolution

C. resolution

D. evolution

182. Problem

The roots of a quadratic equation are 1/3 and ¼. What is the true equation?

A. 12x2 7x 1 0

B. 12x2 - 7x +1= 0

C. 12x2 7x 1 0

D. 12x2 7x 1 0

183. Problem

If 16 is 4 more than 4x, find 5x-1

A. 14

B. 3

C. 12

D. 5

184. Problem

Q = 25 when t = 0. Q=75 when t = 2. What is the Q when t=6?

A. 185

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B. 145

C. 150

D. 175

185. Problem

What time after 2 o’clock will the hands of the clock extend in opposite direction for

the first time?

A. 2:43.63

B. 2:43.161

C. 2:43.363

D. 2:42.563

186. Problem

In the equation “n x m = q”, the multiplicand is ______.

A. n

B. m

C. q

D. none of the choices

187. Problem

x y z

If = = , Which of the following is correct?

b - c a - c a - b

A. x z y

B. x y z

C. x + y = z

D. x y z

188. Problem

If the surd 2+ 5 x = 1 , then x is equal to:

2 5

A.

5

5- 2

B.

3

C. 2 5

1

D.

2 5

189. Problem

Determine the sum of the positive valued solution to the simultaneous equations: xy

= 15, yz = 35, zx = 21.

A. 15

B. 13

C. 17

D. 19

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190. Problem

x 2 y 3 z -2 x -3 yz3

-3 -1 2

Simplify:

xyz-3

-5 2

1

A.

x2 y7 z5

1

B.

x 2 y 7 z3

1

C.

x2 y5 z7

1

D.

5 7 2

x y z

191. Problem

a+1 a a-2

Simplify: 7a+2 - 8 7 + 5 7 + 49 7

A. -5a

B. -3a

C. -7a

D. -4a

192. Problem

The value of (3 to 2.5 power) square is equal to:

A. 729

B. 140

C. 243

D. 81

193. Problem

Solve for x: x + 2 2x + 3 - 3 = 0

A. 3

B. 23

C. 3 and 23

D. 20

194. Problem

Find the value of k so that 4x2 + 6x + k is a perfect square.

A. 36

B. 2.5

C. 9

D. 2.25

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195. Problem

The arithmetic mean of 6 numbers is 17. If two numbers are added to the

progression, the new set of numbers will have an arithmetic mean of 19. What are

the two numbers if their difference is 4?

A. 21, 25

B. 23, 27

C. 8, 12

D. 16, 20

196. Problem

Find the value of x which will satisfy the following expression: x -2 = x +2

A. 3/2

B. 9/4

C. 18/6

D. none of these

197. Problem

Find the remainder if we divide 4y3 + 18y2 +8y – 4 by ( 2y + 3).

A. 10

B. 11

C. 15

D. 13

198. Problem

The polynomial x3 + 4x2 -3x + 8 is divided by x-5, then the remainder is

A. 175

B. 140

C. 218

D. 200

199. Problem

The equation of whose roots are the reciprocal of the roots of 2x2 -3x – 5 = 0 is,

A. 5x 2 + 3x - 2 = 0

B. 2x2 3x 5 0

C. 3x2 3x 2 0

D. 2x2 5x 3 0

200. Problem

6

Solve for the value of x: log2x 3 + log = 6.278

x

A. 379.65

B. 365.97

C. 397.56

D. 356.79

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201. Problem

Evaluate the log6 845 = x

A. 3.76

B. 5.84

C. 4.48

D. 2.98

202. Problem

What is the sum of the coefficients in the expansion of (x + y - z)8?

A. 0

B. 1

C. 2

D. 3

203. Problem

Find the 6th term of (3x-4y)8.

A. -148,288 x3y5

B. -548 x2y5

C. -154,288 x3y5

D. -1,548,288 x3y5

204. Problem

What is the discriminant of the equation 4x2 = 8x – 5?

A. 8

B. -16

C. 16

D. -8

205. Problem

Robert is 15 years older than his brother Stan. However “y” years ago, Robert was

twice as old as Stan. If Stan is now “b” years old and b>y, find the value of (b - y).

A. 15

B. 16

C. 17

D. 18

206. Problem

A father tells his son, “I was your age now when you were born.” If the father is now

38 years old, how old was his son 2 years ago?

A. 15

B. 17

C. 19

D. 21

207. Problem

At present, the sum of the parents’ ages is twice the sum of the children’s ages.

Five years ago, the sum of the parents, ages was 4 times the sum of the children’s

ages. Fifteen years hence, the sum of the parents’ ages will be equal to the sum of

the children’s ages. How many children are there?

A. 3

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B. 4

C. 5

D. 6

208. Problem

A tank can be filled in 9 hours by one pipe, 12 hours by a second pipe and can be

drained when full by a third pipe in 15 hours. How long will it take to fill an empty

tank with all pipes in operation?

A. 7 hours and 12 minutes

B. 7 hours and 32 minutes

C. 7 hours and 42 minutes

D. 7 hours and 50 minutes

209. Problem

A and B can do a piece of work in 42 days, B and C in 31 days and C and A in 20

days. In how many days can all of them do the work together?

A. 19

B. 17

C. 21

D. 15

210. Problem

Crew No. 1 can finish installation of an antenna tower in 200 man-hour while Crew

No. 2 can finish the same job in 300 man-hour. How long will it take both crews

finish the same job, working together?

A. 100 man-hour

B. 120 man-hour

C. 140 man-hour

D. 160 man-hour

211. Problem

Ten liters of 25% salt solution and 15 liters of 35% salt solution are poured into a

drum originally containing 30 liters of 10 % salt solution. What is the percent

concentration of salt in the mixture?

A. 19.55%

B. 22.15%

C. 27.05%

D. 25.72%

212. Problem

How much water must be evaporated from 10 kg solution which has 4% salt to

make a solution of 10% salt?

A. 4 kg

B. 5 kg

C. 6 kg

D. 7 kg

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213. Problem

If a two-digit number has x for its unit’s digit and y for its ten’s digit, represent the

number.

A. 10x + y

B. 10y + x

C. yx

D. xy

214. Problem

Find the fraction such that if 2 is subtracted from its terms it becomes ¼, but if 4 is

added to its terms it becomes ½.

A. 3/5

B. 5/12

C. 5/14

D. 6/13

215. Problem

If 3 is subtracted from the numerator of a certain fraction, the value of the fraction

becomes 3/5. If 1 is subtracted from the denominator of the same fraction, it

becomes 2/3. Find the original fraction.

A. 35/55

B. 36/55

C. 3/7

D. 32/41

216. Problem

The ten’s digit of a number is 3 less than the unit’s digit. If the number is divided by

the sum of the digits, the quotient is 4 and the remainder is 3. What is the original

number?

A. 36

B. 47

C. 58

D. 69

217. Problem

The second of the four numbers is three less than the first, the third is four more

than the first and the fourth is two more than the third. Find the fourth number if their

sum is 35.

A. 10

B. 11

C. 12

D. 13

218. Problem

Two planes leave Manila for a Southern city, a distance of 900 km. Plane A travels

at a ground speed of 90 kph faster than the plane B. Plane A arrives in their

destination 2 hours and 15 minutes ahead of plane B. What is the ground speed of

plane A?

A. 205 kph

B. 315 kph

C. 240 kph

D. 287 kph

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219. Problem

On a certain trip, Edgar drives 231 km in exactly the same time as Erwin drive 308

km. If Erwin’s rate exceeded that of Edgar by 13 kph, determine the rate of Erwin.

A. 39 kph

B. 44 kph

C. 48 kph

D. 52 kph

220. Problem

A goldsmith has two alloys of gold, the first being 70% pure and the second being

60% pure. How many ounces of the 60% pure gold must be used to make 100

ounces of an alloy which will be 66% gold?

A. 40

B. 35

C. 45

D. 38

221. Problem

Pedro can paint a fence 50% faster than Juan and 20% faster than Pilar, and

together they can paint a given fence in 4 hours. How long will it take Pedro to paint

the same fence if he had to work alone?

A. 6

B. 8

C. 10

D. 12

222. Problem

Six years ago, Nilda was five times as old as Riza. In five years, Nilda will be three

times as old as Riza. What is the present age of Riza?

A. 17

B. 16

C. 15

D. 14

223. Problem

From the time 6:15 PM to the time 7:45 PM of the same day, the minute hand of a

standard clock describe an arc of

A. 60°

B. 90°

C. 180°

D. 540°

224. Problem

If 1/3 and -3/2 are the roots of a quadratic equation, then the equation is

A. 6x2 + 7x - 3 = 0

B. 6x2 - 7x + 3 = 0

C. 6x2 - 7x - 3 = 0

D. 6x2 - 7x + 1 = 0

225. Problem

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A. x - 3 x2 + 3x + 9

B. x 3 x2 6x 12

C. x 3 x2 9x 6

D. x 3 x2 6x 9

226. Problem

The mean proportion between 12 and x is equal to 6. Find the value of x.

A. 3

B. 5

C. 4

D. 6

227. Problem

Find x if 7 is the fourth proportional to 36, and 28, and x.

A. 6

B. 8

C. 7

D. 9

228. Problem

Find the third proportional of the square of 2 and the cube root of 8.

A. 1

B. 2

C. 3

D. 4

229. Problem

Sixteen (16) men has a contract to finish the job in 20 days. Twenty (20) men were

hired at the start and four (4) quit the job after 8 days. Determine the number of

days delayed or ahead of the scheduled time when they were able to finish the job.

A. 2 days ahead

B. 10 days delay

C. 6 days ahead

D. 4 days delay

230. Problem

The square of a number increased by 16 is the same as 10 times the number, Find

the numbers.

A. 2, 8

B. 3, 6

C. 3, 8

D. 4, 6

231. Problem

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The sum of two numbers is 30. If the larger number is divided by the smaller

number the quotient is

equal to the smaller number. Find the numbers.

A. 5 and 25

B. 4 and 26

C. 6 and 24

D. 7 and 23

232. Problem

It takes a boat 3 times to travel upstream against a river current than it takes the

same boat to travel downstream. If the speed of the boat is 40 kph, what is the

speed of the current?

A. 10 mph

B. 20 mph

C. 30 mph

D. 40 mph

233. Problem

A man travels in a motorized banca at the rate of 15 kph from his barrio to the

poblacion and comes back to his barrio at the rate of 12 kph. If his total time of

travel back and forth is 3

A. 25 km

B. 35 km

C. 15 km

D. 20 km

234. Problem

How many pounds of cream containing 12% butterfat must be added to 1800 lb of

milk containing 2% butterfat to obtain a milk having 3% butterfat?

A. 200

B. 100

C. 150

D. 250

235. Problem

A chemical engineer mixed 40 milliliters of 35% hydrochloric acid solution with 20

milliliters of 50% hydrochloric acid solution. What is the percentage of the

hydrochloric acid of the new solution?

A. 40%

B. 38%

C. 39%

D. 41%

236. Problem

The second hand of a clock is 4 inches long. Find the speed of the tip of the second

hand.

A. 0.42 in/sec

B. 0.34 in/sec

C. 0.55 in/sec

D. 0.48 in/sec

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237. Problem

The hour hand of a clock is 2.5 in long. Find the speed of the tip of the hour hand.

A. 1.309 in/hr.

B. 1.402 in/hr.

C. 1.234in/hr.

D. 1.543 in/hr.

238. Problem

The sum of the ages of Maria and Anna is 35. When Maria was two thirds her

present age and Anna was ¾ of her present age, the sum of their ages was 25.

How old is Maria now?

A. 20

B. 25

C. 10

D. 15

239. Problem

Find the sum of the first 4 terms in the sequence of 2 n-1.

A. 15

B. 18

C. 20

D. 22

240. Problem

n n +1

Find the value of x if 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + .. x = 36. Using 1 + 2 + 3 .. n =

2

A. 6

B. 8

C. 10

D. 12

241. Problem

Twenty eight (28) men can finish the job in 60 days. At the start of the 16 th day 5

men were laid off and after the 45th day 10 more men were hired. How many days

were they delayed in finishing the job?

A. 2.27 days

B. 2.45 days

C. 3.67 days

D. 1.25 days

242. Problem

If ln (log x) = 1 solve for x:

A. e10

B. 10e

C. e10

D. 10e

243. Problem

Perform 20 2 75 4 12

A. 2 5+ 3

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B. 2 5 3

C. 2 5 3

D. 2 5 3

244. Problem

5 3

Perform 3 5 12 5

3 5

A. 2 5 2 5 0

B. 2 15 2 15 0

C. 2 15 - 2 15 = 0

D. 2 5 2 5 0

245. Problem

Perform 4 3 x12 y3

A. 2x2 y

B. 2x 2 y

C. 2x y

D. x2 y

246. Problem

Perform 2 33 44

A. 2 331776

B. 8 331776

C 7 331776

D. 12 331776

247. Problem

7

A. 35x3 y2

B. 35x3y 4

C. 35x3y 4

D. 5x3 y 4

248. Problem

9

1

Find the term of free x in the expansion of x 2 .

x

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A. 84

B. 48

C. 24

D. 42

249. Problem

1 1 1

Find the ninth term of the harmonic progression , , .

2 6 10

A. 34

B. 13

C. 14

D. 9

250. Problem

1 1

Find the sum of the infinite geometric series 1 ...

3 9

3

A.

2

2

B.

3

1

C.

2

3

D.

4

251. Problem

Find the last term an and the sum of each geometric progression 2, 6, 18, … to 6

terms.

A. 728

B. 287

C. 96

D. 44

252. Problem

Insert three geometric means between 2 and 162.

A. 6, 18, 36

B. 4, 18, 54

C. 6, 20, 54

D. 6, 18, 54

253. Problem

Find the sum of the infinite geometric series 0.3, 0.03, 0.003, 0.0003 ...

1

A.

6

1

B.

9

1

C.

3

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1

D.

2

254. Problem

Find the last term an and the sum of each arithmetic progression 2, 5, 8, ... to 8

terms.

A. 13, 10

B. 23, 100

C. 3, 1

D. 33, 1000

255. Problem

Find the sum of the even integers between 21 and 81. 22, 24, 26, ..., 80.

A. 1230

B. 1900

C. 1530

D. 1790

256. Problem

Find the sum of the integers between 2 and 100 which are divisible by 3.

A. 1883

B. 1683

C. 1863

D. 1163

257. Problem

Find the sum of the first n positive integers that are divisible by 4.

A. n n 1

B. 2n n 1

C. 2n n +1

D. 2 n 1

258. Problem

Find a quadratic equation with integral coefficients whose r = e roots are given

2 4

, .

3 3

A. 9x2 6x 8 0

B. 9x 2 + 6x - 8 = 0

C. 9x2 6x 8 0

D. 9x2 6x 8 0

259. Problem

Find the value of x:

x 4 3 5x2 3 4 0

A. 1, 2

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B. 4, 3

C. 8, 1

D. 2, 6

260. Problem

A can paint a certain house in 10 days and B can paint the same house in 12 days.

How long will it take to paint the house if both men work?

5

A. 5 days

9

6

B. 6 days

11

5

C. 5 days

11

5

D. 4 days

11

261. Problem

Kath, Heart and Anne can do a piece of work together in 3 days. Kath can do it

alone in 10 days and Heart can do it alone in 8 days. How long will it take Anne to

do the job alone?

11

A. 9 days

13

3

B. 9 days

10

3

C. 9 days

13

3

D. 9 days

8

262. Problem

A, B, C can plow 1/4, 1/6 and ½ of a field, respectively, in one day. How long will it

take them to plow the filed, if they work together?

1

A. 1 days

9

1

B. 1 days

11

1

C. 1 days

4

3

D. 1 days

11

263. Problem

One input pipe can fill a tank alone in 6 hours, another input pipe can fill in alone in

4 hours and a drain pipe can empty the full tank in 6 hours. If the tank is empty and

all the 3 pipes are open, how long will it take to fill the tank?

3

A. 3 hours

7

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3

B. 3 hours

5

2

C. 3 hours

7

3

D. 3 hours

10

264. Problem

How many pounds of salt must be added to a solution containing 5 lb. of salt and 35

lb of water so that the resulting mixture will be 40% salt?

1

A. 18 lbs

3

2

B. 18 lbs

3

1

C. 18 lbs

4

1

D. 18 lbs

5

265. Problem

A chemist has the same acid of two strengths. Twelve liters of the first mixed with 8

liters of the second give a mixture 84% acid. Three liters of the second mixed with 2

liters of the first give a mixture 85% acid. Find the strength of each.

A. 77% and 82%

B. 87% and 82%

C. 87% and 82%

D. 97% and 92%

266. Problem

It is desired to have a 20-liter mixture of 60% alcohol. Two mixtures, one of 90%

alcohol and another of 35% alcohol are to be used. How many liters of each will be

required?

11 120

A. x liters; y liters

100 11

100 120

B. x = liters; y = liters

11 11

1 120

C. x liters : y liters

100 11

11 120

D. x liters; y liters

10 11

267. Problem

A besieged garrison of 5700 men has provisions that will last for 66 days. Each day

20 men die. For how long will the provisions last?

A. 67 days

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B. 66 days

C. 76 days

D. 86 days

268. Problem

A person draws a quantity of pure wine from a vessel which was full, holding 81

gallons, and then filled the vessel up with water. He then drew from the mixture as

much as he drew before of pure wine when it was found that the vessel contained

64 gallons of pure wine. How much did he drew each time?

A. 9 gallons

B. 10.5 gallons

C. 4 gallons

D. 6 gallons

269. Problem

A realtor bought a group of lots for P7200. He sells them at a gain of P300 per lot

and has as his profit the amount received for the last four lots sold. How many lots

were in the group?

A. 12 lots

B. 10 lots

C. 4 lots

D. 9 lots

270. Problem

A clock has a second hand which turns on the same center as the hour hand and

minute hand. At 3 o’clock, the minute hand and the second hand point at 12 and the

hour hand at 3. How many seconds will it be before the hour hand is between the

minute hand and the second hand?

A. 20 20/73 sec

B. 29 43/73 sec

C. 20 43/73 sec

D. 29 44/66 sec

271. Problem

At what time between 9 and 10 o’clock are the hands of the clock at the same

distance from 12?

A. 8:13 11/13

B. 9:13 11/13

C. 10:13 11/13

D. 7:13 11/13

272. Problem

It is now between 9 and 10 o’clock. in 4 min. The hour hand of a clock will be

directly opposite the position occupied by the minute hand 3 minutes ago. What

time is it?

A. 8:20

B. 7:20

C. 9:20

D. 6:20

273. Problem

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It is between two and three o’clock. A person looking at his watch mistake the hour

hand for the minute hand and thinks that the time of the day is 55 minutes earlier

than it really is. What is the true time?

A. 2:5 5/11

B. 3:5 5/11

C. 2:10 5/11

D. 3:10 5/11

274. Problem

Find the sum and product of the roots of the equation:

x3 3x 2 x 5 0

A. 1, -1

B. -2, 1

C.-5, 5

D. 6, -4

275. Problem

From a cubic equation which has 2,

-3, and 5 as roots.

A. x3 2x2 11x 10 0

B. x3 2x2 11x 30 0

C. x3 4x2 11x 10 0

D. x3 - 4x 2 -11x + 30 = 0

276. Problem

Perform:

log10 x log10 12 log10 13 log10 3

A. 21

B. 12

C. 25

D. 52

277. Problem

Perform: ln x 3 ln5

A. e3

B. 10e3

C. 15e3

D. 5e3

278. Problem

Perform: e3y ln y

A. ye3

B. e3y

C. ye y

D. ye3y

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279. Problem

Perform: ln 4e2x ln 4 ln e2x

A. ln2 2x

B. 2ln2 + 2x

C. 2ln2 x

D. 2ln 2 2x 2

280. Problem

Mary is 2/3 as old as her sister, 20 years hence she will be 7/8 as old. How old is

each now?

A. 12 and 8

B. 10 and 6

C. 14 and 10

D. 8 and 4

281. Problem

Three years ago Henry was three times as old as John. Three years hence he will

be twice as old. Find the present age of each.

A. 18 and 14

B. 21 and 9

C. 19 and 15

D. 22 and 12

282. Problem

Half of Henry’s age added to 1/3 of Frank’s age is 11. Six years from now the sum

of their ages will be 40. How old is each now?

A. y = 8 and x = 1

B. y = 10 and x = 2

C. y = 28 and x = 20

D. y = 18 and x = 10

283. Problem

A father is 24 years older than his son. In 8 years he will be twice as old as his son.

What is the present age of the father?

A. 35

B. 40

C. 20

D. 25

284. Problem

A man is 41 years old and his son is 9. In how many years will the father be three

times as old as the son?

A. 3

B. 7

C. 6

D. 9

285. Problem

Find the age of a babysitter who is four times as old as well as 12 years older than

the baby.

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A. 10

B. 13

C. 16

D. 19

286. Problem

Separate 132 into two parts such that if the larger is divided by the smaller the

quotient is 6 and the remainder is 13.

A. 17 and 115

B. 10 and 122

C. 27 and 105

D. 7 and 125

287. Problem

Find a fraction which becomes 1/8 on subtracting 1 from the numerator and adding

2 to the denominator, and reduces to ¼ on adding 2 to the numerator and 6 to the

denominator.

3

A.

14

3

B.

16

1

C.

14

3

D.

15

288. Problem

Find two numbers whose sum is 23 and the difference of whose squares is 207.

A. 17 and 6

B. 16 and 7

C. 15 and 8

D. 18 and 5

289. Problem

The denominator of a fraction exceeds its numerator by 2. if the numerator is

decreased by 1 and the denominator is increased by 3 the value of the resulting

fraction is 1/2 . Find the fraction.

A. 6/7

B. 9/7

C. 7/9

D. 7/6

290. Problem

How many grams of pure silver must be added to 560 grams, 60% pure, to make

alloy which is 76% pure silver?

1

A. 373 grams

6

1

B. 363 grams

6

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1

C. 363 grams

3

1

D. 373 grams

3

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