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# ASSIGNMENT 1 - MATHEMATICS

Instruction: Submit your answer sheet 7. What is the sum of three geometric means 14. How many triangles are formed by 20
(provided) together with this between 2 and 162? points no three of which are on the same
questionnaire to the office for straight line?
checking. A. 64
B. 78 A. 1,140
Time Element: 4 hours C. 68 B. 1,274
D. 72 C. 1,180
1. What is the remainder when D. 1,230
x 4 10 x 2 9 x 20 is divided by (x 4)? 8. A tank is fitted with two pipes. The first
pipe can fill the tank in 10 hours. After it 15. A gallon of alcogas of high concentration is
A. 38 has been opened for 3 hours, the second 75% alcohol and 25% gasoline. However,
B. 40 pipe is opened and the tank is filled up in 4 it has been found out that even a 50% -
C. 42 hours more. How long would it take the 50% mixture is still comparable to a
D. 44 second pipe alone to fill the tank? regular gasoline combustibility. How much
more gasoline then should be added to the
A. 13.67 hours high concentrate alcogas to yield a 50% -
log x 2 y 3 log x y 3 B. 13.33 hours 50% concentration?
2. Evaluate .
log x C. 13.00 hours
D. 14.00 hours A. 0.75 gallon
A. x B. 0.50 gallon
x 9. Hookes law states that the force F C. 0.25 gallon
B.
2 required to stretch a spring x units beyond D. 1.00 gallon
2 its natural length is directly proportional to
C. x. If a weight of 6 kg stretches a spring 2 16. The gasoline tank of a car contains 50
3
cm, then how much weight will stretch it liters of gasoline and alcohol, with alcohol
D. xy
1.5 cm? comprising 25%. How much of the mixture
must be drawn off and replaced by alcohol
3. It is between 3 and 4 oclock. In ten
A. 5.2 kg so that the tank contains a mixture of
minutes, the minute hand will be as much
B. 4.5 kg which 50% is alcohol?
after the hour hand as it is now behind it.
C. 5.6 kg
What is the time?
D. 4.8 kg A. 12.25 liters
B. 13.50 liters
A. 3:13.05
10. What is the coefficient of the 5th term of the C. 14.75 liters
B. 3:12.67
D. 16.67 liters
C.
D.
3:11.36
3:10.45
( 3
expansion of x + y . ) 13

## 17. When the numerator and denominator of a

A. 715 certain fraction is increased by 2 and 1,
4. How many terms of the progression 3, 5, B. 751 respectively, the fraction becomes .
7, must be taken in order that their sum C. 571 However if 1 is added to the numerator
will be 2703? D. 517 and 2 is subtracted from the denominator,
the fraction becomes 3/5. Find the original
A. 50 11. In how many ways can 10 people be fraction?
B. 51 seated around a circular table?
C. 52
A. 2/7
D. 53 A. 338,820 B. 3/7
B. 354,280 C. 4/7
5. An airplane traveled 360 miles in 2 hours C. 317,280 D. 5/7
with the wind and flying back the same D. 362,880
route, took 3 hours and 36 minutes against
18. Two horns A and B sound every 34
the wind. What was the speed of the 12. The sum of the squares of two consecutive minutes and 38 minutes, respectively.
airplane in still air? odd numbers is 130. What is the sum of They sound together at 7:00 in the
these numbers? morning. At what time will the two horns
A. 150 mph
next sound together?
B. 145 mph A. 12
C. 140 mph B. 16 A. 4:30 PM
D. 135 mph C. 24 B. 4:53 PM
D. 20 C. 5:08 PM
6. Find the sum of the odd integers from 1 to
D. 5:46 PM
3001 inclusive. 13. A car 15 ft long overtakes a truck 30 ft long
which is traveling at 45 mph. How fast 19. What is the sum of 5 arithmetic means
A. 2,253,000 must the car travel to pass the truck in 3 between 4 and 19?
B. 2,253,001 seconds?
C. 2,253,101
A. 57.5
D. 2,253,100 A. 81 fps B. 53.5
B. 80 fps C. 55.5
C. 79 fps D. 51.5
D. 78 fps
20. Given the following equations: 26. Two cars pass each other at 4:00 at an C. ( x 4 )( x + 9 )
2x + y z = 5 overpass. One car is headed north at an
4x 2y + z = - 5 average speed of 60 mph and the other is D. ( x 2)( x + 2)( x 3 )( x + 3 )
6x + 4y 2z = 17 headed east at an average speed of 50
Find the value of y. mph. At what time will the cars be 104 33. A piece of work can be done by Melody,
miles apart? Shirley and Phen working together in 4
A. 1 days. The job can also be done if Melody
B. 3 A. 5:25 works for 2 days, Shirley for 7 days and
C. 1 B. 5:00 Phen for 4 days, or if Melody and Shirley
D. 2 C. 5:10 work together for 1 days, Shirley and
D. 5:20 Phen work together for 5 days. How long
21. A man started his car at a certain time would it take Melody to do the work alone?
from a certain place. On arrive at his 27. Together two pipes can fill a small
destination at the precise appointed time, reservoir in two hours. Working alone Pipe A. 10
he said If I had averaged 6 miles per hour A can fill the reservoir in one hour forty B. 12
faster, I would have been 5 minutes early. minutes less time than Pipe B can. How C. 13
But if I had averaged 5 miles per hour long would Pipe A need to fill the reservoir D. 11
slower, I would have been 6 minutes late. by itself?
How far he had driven? 34. In how many different ways or
A. 5 hours arrangements can you put 3 balls, colored
A. 30 miles B. 4 hours and 20 minutes red, white and blue in 20 empty boxes?
B. 35 miles C. 3 hours and 20 minutes
C. 40 miles D. 5 hours and 20 minutes A. 112
D. 45 miles B. 120
28. How much 10% alcohol solution should be C. 130
2
22. ( 5x 2 ) = mixed with 14 ounces of 18% solution to D. 148
get a 12% solution?
35. A deer is 70 leaps of its own ahead of a
A. 25x 2 20x + 4 A. 14/15 of an ounce hound. Three leaps of the dear are as long
B. 5x 2 + 4 B. 42 ounces as 2 leaps of the hound, but the deer
C. 4.2 ounces makes 5 leaps while the hound is making
C. 25x 2 + 4 D. 14 ounces 4 leaps. How many leaps must the hound
D. 25x 2 4 make to overtake the deer?
29. A piggybank contains \$3.20. There are
23. The difference of two positive numbers is twice as many nickels as quarters and half A. 292
12. Their product is 405. What is the as many dimes as quarters. How many B. 286
smaller number? dimes are in the piggybank? C. 280
D. 278
A. 13 A. 16
B. 16 B. 8 36. A man and his wife decide to entertain 24
C. 15 C. 4 friends by giving 4 dinners with 6 guests
D. 17 D. 6 each. In how many ways can the first
group be chosen?
24. A businessman has a choice of two rental 30. 16 is what percent of 80?
cars. One costs \$40 per day with unlimited A. 132,780
mileage. The other costs \$25 per day plus A. 5 B. 128,580
30 cents per mile. For what mileage is the B. 25 C. 134,596
\$40 plan no more expensive than the other C. 20 D. 136,780
plan? D. 15
37. Twenty five stones are placed in a straight
A. At least 50 miles per day 31. A book report counts toward one-fifth of a line on the ground at intervals of 3 feet.
B. No more than 50 miles per day students course grade. The remaining Fifteen feet from the first stone a basket is
C. At least 133 miles per day four-fifths of the courses average is placed from which a runner starts. The
D. No more than 133 miles per day determined by the average of six quizzes. runner picks the stones one at a time and
One students book report grade is 90 and carries them back to the basket. How far
25. A salesman drove 200 miles to visit a has quiz grades of 72, 66, 69, 80 and 85. does he ran in all?
client then returned home. He averaged 10 What does she need to earn on her sixth
mph faster on his trip to the client than on quiz to raise her average to 80? A. 2,500 ft
his way home. The total trip took 7 hours B. 2,450 ft
20 minutes. How long did he spend driving A. 90 C. 2,550 ft
on his way home? B. 91 D. 2,600 ft
C. 92
A. 3 hours 20 minutes D. 93 38. A child in a swing moved on an arc 15 feet
B. 4 hours in length, then back three-fourths of this
C. 5 hours 32. Factor: x 4 + 5x 2 36 distance and so on until the swing
D. Cannot be determined stopped. Find the distance traveled.
A. (x 2
+ 9 ) ( x 2 )( x + 2 ) A. 60 feet
B. ( x + 4 )( x 9 ) B. 68 feet
C. 64 feet
D. 72 feet
39. The safe load of a beam with a rectangular 44. Find the value of x in the following 50. The ECE graduating class of a certain
section that is supported at each end equation: ln(x 2) + ln(2x 3 ) = 2 ln x school has been questioned on which of
varies jointly as the width and square of the major board subjects they liked best
the depth and inversely as the length of A. 6 and the results when tabulated are as
the beam between supports. If the safe B. 2 follows:
load of the beam 3 inches wide, 6 inches C. 3
deep with supports 8 feet apart is 2700 D. 4 48 liked Mathematics
pounds, find the safe load of a beam of the 62 liked Electronics Engineering
same material that is 4 inches wide, 10 45. A man bought 20 chickens for P 200. The 55 liked Communications Engineering
inches deep with the supports 12 ft. apart. cocks cost P 30 each, the hens P 15 each
and the chicks at P 5 each. How many 16 said they liked both Mathematics and
A. 6,333 lbs chicks did he buy? Electronics Engineering, 20 liked both
B. 6,500 lbs Electronics Engineering and
C. 6,667 lbs A. 11 Communications Engineering and 7 said,
D. 7,000 lbs B. 12 they liked both Mathematics and
C. 13 Communications Engineering. Only 3 said
40. An urn contains 4 red balls and 5 blue D. 10 they liked all the three subjects. If 10 said
balls. If two balls are drawn, what is the that they like General Engineering and
probability that one ball is red and one ball 46. How many 5-card hands will have 3 aces Applied Subject (GEAS), how many were
is blue? and 2 kings? there in the graduating class?

1 A. 16 A. 125
A. B. 135
9 B. 24
C. 12 C. 145
4 D. 115
B. D. 36
9
5 47. Find the sum of all odd numbers between
C.
9 7 and 433, inclusive.
7
D. A. 46,160
9
B. 44,740
C. 42,640
41. A group of Koreans chartered a bus for
D. 47,080
\$300. Two of the group were unable to join
and as a consequence, each of the others
48. Find the probability of getting at least 1
remaining in the group had to pay \$12.50
head if three coins are tossed.
more. How many were there in the original
group?
A. 6/8
B. 7/8
A. 6
C. 5/8
B. 7
D. 4/8
C. 8
D. 9
49. Nicole paid P 15.00 for a box of tomatoes.
She discarded 12% of the total weight as
42. A two digit number is equal to 8 times the
damage and sold the remainder at P 0.25
sum of its digits. If 45 is subtracted from
per pound. Her profit was P 7.00. How
the number, its digits are reversed. What is
many pounds of tomatoes did she
the number?
purchase?
A. More than 90
A. 100
B. More than 55 but less than 86
B. 120
C. More than 86 but less than 90
C. 130
D. Less than 55
D. 140
43. A carpenter constructed a unique ladder
with 9 rungs whose length decreases
uniformly from 24 cm at the base to 18 cm
at the top. What is the length of the 7th
rung?

A. 18.75 cm
B. 19.50 cm
C. 20.25 cm
D. 21.00 cm