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INSTRUCTION: Select the correct answer for each of the following questions. Mark only one answer for each item by shading the box corresponding to the letter of your choice on the answer sheet provided. STRICTLY NO ERASURES ALLOWED. Use pencil no. 1 only.

NOTE: Whenever you come across a caret (^) sign, it means exponentiation. Ex. x^2 means x 2 ; (x+y)^(x-z) means (x+y) raised to the (x-z). Pi=3.1416

MULTIPLE CHOICE

1. A triangle has its sides having a equations equal to x + 2y 5 = 0, 2x y 10 = 0 and 2x + y + 2 = 0. Find the equation of the circle inscribed in the

triangle.

A. (x-2) 2 + (y-1) 2 = 5

B. (x+1) 2 + (y-1) = 5

C. (x-1) 2 + (y+1) 2 = 5* D. (x-1) + (y-1) = 5

2. A diameter of a sphere can be measured with maximum error of 0.2 cm. Find the corresponding error in the volume of a sphere whose diameter is 90 cm.

A. 2545 cc.*

B. 2454 cc.

C. 2455 cc. D. 2554 cc.

3. The locus of a point which moves so that the sum of its distances between two fixed points is constant is called

A. Ellipse*

C. circle

B. Parabola

D. hyperbola

4. What is the area of the largest rectangle that can be inscribed in a semicircle of radius 10?

A. 1000

C. 10

B. 50

D. 100*

5. Find the area bounded by r = 2/(1 + cos theta)and cos theta = 0.

A. 2/3

C. 8/3*

B. 5/3

D. 1/3

6. A triangular fish pen has sides 30 cm, 50 cm and 60 cm. Find the acute angle opposite to the shortest side.

A. 90 deg

B. 45 deg

C. 30 deg* D. 60 deg

7. The cost of student ticket is ten pesos more than half an adult ticket. Six adults and four students tickets cost 280 pesos. What is the cost of one adult ticket?

A. 35

C. 60

B. 30*

D. 45

8. Ian remodels a kitchen in 20 hours and Jack in 15 hours. If they work together, how many hours to remodel the kitchen?

A. 8.6*

C. 5.6

B. 7.5

D. 12

9. What is the value of x if log x 1296 = 4?

A. 4

C. 6*

B. 5

D. 3

10. Find the acute angles between the two planes 2x-y+z=8 and x+y+2z-11=0.

A. 30°

C. 45°

B.

60°*

D. 40°

11. If the ladder 30 ft long which is leaning against a wall, has its upper end sliding down the wall at the rate of ½ ft per sec. What is the rate of change

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of the acute angle made by the ladder with the ground when the upper end is 18 ft above the ground?

A. 0.523 rad per sec

B. 0.01250 rad per sec

C. -0.210 rad per sec D. -0.021 rad per sec*

12. What is the amplitude and period, respectively, of the equation y = 4cos (2θ

+30)?

A.

B.

4,180°*

2,90°

C. 2, 60° D. 4, 30°

13. The top of a 32 m ladder leans on a vertical wall. The foot of the ladder is

being pushed toward the wall at the rate of 2 in/min. At what distance from the bottom of the wall is the top of the ladder rising at the rate of 3 in/min?

A. 15.10 m

B. 15.50 m

C. 17.75 m* D. 2.43 m

14. If sin (xy) = x then dy/dx =

A. Sec (xy)

B. (sec(xy))/x

C. (sec(xy)-y)/x* D. sec(xy) 1

15. A and B are two points on opposite banks for a river. From A a line AC = 275 m is laid off and the angles CAB = 125 deg 40 min and ACB = 48 deg 50 min are measured. Find the length of AB.

A. 2450 m

B. 2540 m

C. 2610 m D. 2160 m*

16. A stone is thrown in such a manner that it would hit a bird at the top of a tree and afterwards reach a height double that of the tree. At the moment of throwing the stone, the bird flies horizontally away. Notwithstanding this, the stone hits the bird. Determine the horizontal component of the velocity of the stone if the bird flew at an average speed of 12 m per second.

A.

B.

14.484 m*

12.144 m

C. 16.745 m D. 18.192 m

17. The slope of the curve y cubed x (y squared) = 4 at the point where y = 2 is

A. -2

C. -1/2

B. ½*

D. 2

18. Determine the differential equation of the family of lines thru (h, k).

A. (x + h)dx (y k)dy = 0

B. (x -

h) + y (y k) = dy/dx

C. (x h)dx (y k)dy = 0 D. (y k)dx (x - h)dy = 0*

19. A radioactive substance whose mass is 200 mg will decay to 180 mg after 12 years. Determine the half-life of this substance.

A.

B.

70 years

48 years

C. 79 years* D. 86 years

20. Find the volume generated when the area bounded by y = 2x + 3 and y = x squared is revolved about the x axis.

A. 300

C. 228*

B. 308

D. 422

21. A box contains 8 red, 3 white, and 9 blue balls. If 3 balls are drawn at random, determine the probability that all 3 are red.

A. 12/285

C. 16/285

B. 14/285*

D. 18/285

22. Find the term involving x squared in the expansion of (x^3 + k/x)^10.

A. 210 k sq. x sq.

B. 32 k sq. x sq.

C. 92 k sq. x sq. D. 120 k^7 x sq.*

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23. Martha drives half the distance from A to B at 40 miles per hour and the other half the distance at 60 miles per hour. What is her average rate of speed, in miles per hour, for the entire trip?

A. 48*

C. 50

B. 49

D. 51

24. Suppose the weights W of 800 male students are normally distributed with mean

of 140 pounds and standard deviation of 10 pounds. Find the number of students which weights between 138 and 148 pounds.

A. 294*

C. 284

B. 298

D. 226

25. An object falls from rest in a medium offering a resistance. The velocity of

the object before the object reaches the ground is given by the differential equation dv/dt plus v per 10 equals 32 ft per sec squared. What is the velocity of the object one second after it falls?

A. 34.12

C. 30.45*

B. 40.54

D. 38.65

26. A student is to answer

choices.

8 out 10 questions on an exam. Find the number of

A. 45*

C. 40

B. 50

D. 60

27. 1 sq. m =

sq.

cm.

A. 10,000*

C. 1,000

B. 100,000

D. 1,000,000

28. If a right circular cone has a lateral surface area of 6 pi and a slant height of 6, what is the radius of the base?

A. 0.50

C. 1.00*

B. 0.75

D. 1.50

29. If f(x) = x squared and g(x) = 2x, what is the value of f(g(-3)) g(f(-3))?

A. 54

C. -18

B. 18*

D. -54

30. How many liters of water must be added to 1 liter of 35% boric acid solution in order to produce 20% boric acid solution?

A. 0.75 liters*

B. 0.5 liters

C. 1.5 liters D. 1.0 liters

31. Joel burns 500 calories per hour, in how many hours can he burn 750 calories?

A. 2

C. 1

B. 1.5*

D. 2.5

32. A long piece of tin 60 feet wide is to be made into a trough by bending up two

sides. Find the inclination of each side if the carrying capacity is a maximum?

A. 30 deg

B. 45 deg

C. 60 deg* D. 90 deg

33. From a point on a level ground, the angles of elevation of the top and bottom of the tower situated on the top of the mountain are measured a 45 deg and 35 deg respectively. Find the height of the tower if the distance directly from the said point on the ground to the top of the mountain is 100 ft.

A. 25.46 ft

B. 42.68 ft

C. 48.26 ft D. 24.56 ft*

34. Determine the modulus and argument, respectively, of the complex number Z

=2+j3.

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A. 5.202, 65.23°

B. 5.404, 56.34°

C. 3.606, 56.31°* D. 2,3

SET A

35. According to Newton’s law of cooling, the rate at which a substance cools in

air is directly proportional to the difference between the temperature of the substance at that of air. If the temperature of the air is 30 deg C and the substance cools from 100 deg C to 70 deg C in 15 minutes, how will it take to cool 100 deg C to 50 deg C?

A. 45.30 min.

B. 35.59 min.

C. 43.50 min. D. 33.59 min.*

36. The center of a circle is at (1, 1) and one point on its circumference is (-1, -3). Find the other end of the diameter through (-1, -3).

A. (3, 5)*

B. (2, 5)

C. (1, 4) D. (3, 4)

37. Find the area of a triangle having vertices at -4 I, 1 + 2i, 4 3i.

A. 15

C. 17*

B. 16

D. 18

38. Determine the number of the term whose value is 22 in the series 2.5, 4, 5.5,

7,

A.

B.

.

.

15 th

12 th

.

C. 14 th * D. 23 rd

39. If a substance decomposes at a rate proportional to the amount of the substance present, and if the amount decreases from 40 g to 10 g in 2 hrs, then the constant of proportionality is

A. In 2*

B. ½

C. 1/4 D. in (1/4)

40. Find the sum of ½, 1/3, 1/6,…to 16 terms.

A. 8

B. 4

C. - 16 D. -12 *

41. The parabola y = 3( x squared) 6x + 5 has its vertex at

A. (2, 5)

B. (1, 2)*

C. (- 1, 2) D. (-2, 5)

42. Find the value of z in the following equations. 3x 2y + z = 11 X + 5y -2z = - 9

2x + y

3z = -

6

A. 2

C. 4

B. 3*

D. 5

43. Water flows into a vertical cylindrical tank, at the rate of 1/5 cu. Ft/sec.

The water surface is rising at the rate of 0.425 ft/min. What is the diameter of the tank?

A. 6 ft*

B. 10 ft

C. 8 ft D. 4 ft

44. A tank in an ice plant is to contains 3,000 liters of brine. It is constructed to be 4 m long and 1.5 m wide. Find the length of the tank.

A. 0.4 m

B. 0.6 m

C. 0.5 m* D. 0.3 m

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45. The inner surface of a tank is in the form of a hemisphere of radius 3.00 m

with the diametral plane on top. Determine the total work done in pumping the water to the top of the tank. For water, Ɯ = 9.802 kN/cu.m.

A. 632.50 kN-m

B. 542.30 kN-m

C. 623.50 kN-m* D. 524.30 kN-m

46. Find the volume formed by revolving the triangle whose vertices are (1, 1), (2, 4) and (3, 1) about the line 2x 5y = 10.

A. 42

C. 64

B. 56*

D. 36

47. A steel girder 8.00 m long is moved on rollers a passageway 4.00 m wide and into a corridor at right angles to the passageway. Neglecting the width of the girder, how many must the corridor be?

A. 2.40 m

B. 1.20 m

C. 1.80 m* D. 3.60 m

48. Find the height of a tree if the angle of elevation of its top changes from 20 deg to 40 deg as the observer advances 23 meters toward the base.

A. 14.78 m*

B. 13.78 m

C. 15.78 m D. 16.78 m

49. A parabolic arch 18 m high has a horizontal beam 64 m long placed across the arch 8 m from the top. Find the width at the bottom.

A. 109 m

B. 96 m*

C. 82 m D. 76 m

50. Evaluate the integral of cosx dx limits from pi/4 to pi/2.

A. 0.392

C. 0.564

B. 0.293*

D. 0.789

51. Find the equation of the diameter of the circle x^2 + y^2 + 2x 4y = 4 that is parallel to the line 3x + 5y = 4.

A. 3x + 5y =3

B. 3x 5y = 7

C. 3x + 5y = 8 D. 3x + 5y = 7*

52. Water is running out of a conical funnel at the rate of 1 cu.in/sec. If the radius of the base of the funnel is 4 in and the altitude is 8 in, find the rate at which the water level is dropping when it is 2 in from the to.

A. 1/9 pi in/sec

B. ½ pi in/sec

C. ½ pi in/sec D. 1/9 pi in/sec*

53. Find the area enclosed by the curve y = 4 cos3x, the x-axis and ordinates x = 0 and x = π/6

A. 1.333 sq. units* B. 2.111 sq. units

C. 1.677 sq. units D. 3.211 sq. units

54. Evaluate the Laplace transform of cosh at.

A. 3s/( 2s^2 - a^2 )

B. 2s/( s^2 + a^2 )

C. 2s/( s^2 - a^2 )* D. 2s/( s^3 + a^3 )

55. In a circle of radius 12 inches, a line from the center perpendicular to a chord is 4 inches. Find the length of the chord.

A. 64.56 in

B. 55.67 in

C. 22.63 in* D. 45.65 in

56. Find the volume of the solid generated by revolving the circular disk x^2 +

y^2 = a^2 around the vertical line x = a.

A. V = 2 pi^2 a^3*

B. V = 3 pi/2a^3

C. V = 2pia D. V = pi/2a^2

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57. A rectangle with sides parallel to the coordinate axes has one vertex at the origin, one on the positive x-axis, one on the positive y-axis and its fourth vertex in the first quadrant on the line with equation 2x + y = 100. What is the maximum possible area of such a rectangle?

A. 1250*

C. 2250

B. 1908

D. 3520

58. Find the area of the region inside the triangle with vertices ( 1, 1 ), ( 3,2 ) and ( 2,4 ).

A. 5/2*

C. 1/2

B. 3/2

D. 7/2

59. Find the second derivative of the function y = 5x cubed + 2x + 1.

A. 2x

C. 30x*

B. x

D. 24x

60. Find k so that the line 4x y + 3 = 0 is tangent to the curve x sq. y + k =

0.

A.

4

C. 0

B.

11

D. 7*

61. Jody’s English quiz scores are 56, 93, 72, 89 and 87. What is the median of her score?

A. 87*

C. 72

B. 85

D. 56

62. Steve earned a 96% on his first math test, a 74% his second test, and 85% on his third test. What is his test average?

A. 82 %

B. 91 %

C. 87 % D. 85 %*

63. A transmitter with a height of 15 m is located on top of a mountain, which is located on top of a mountain, which is 3.0 km high. What is the furthest distance on the surface of the earth that can be seen from the top of the mountain? Take the radius of the earth to be 6400 km.

A. 225 km

B. 152 km

C. 196 km* D. 205 km

64. Find the area bounded by y sq. = 4x and x sq. = 4y.

A. 2.33

C. 0.33

B. 5.33*

D. 8.33

65. A water tank is shaped in such a way that the volume of water in the tank is V

= 2y^3/2 cu.in. when its depth is y inches. If water flows out through a hole

at the bottom of the tank at the rate of 3( sq.rt. of y ) cu.in/min. At what

rate does the water level in the tank fall?

A. 11 in/min

B. 1 in/min*

C. 0.11 in/min D. 1/11 in/min

66. Find the volume of a cube having its two faces lie in the planes 2x y + 2z 3 = 0 and 6x 3y + 6z + 8 = 0.

A. 5467/729

C. 4319/729

B. 5647/729

D. 4913/729*

67. Find the volume generated by revolving the first quadrant area bounded by x^2

= 8y and y = 2 about the line y = 2.

A. 20.11

C. 24.88

B. 26.81*

D. 32.81

68. When two lines are perpendicular, the slope of one is:

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A. Equal to the negative of the other

B. Equal to the other

C. Equal to the negative reciprocal of the other*

D. Equal to the reciprocal of the other

69. A post office can accept for mailing only if the sum of its length and its

girth ( the circumference of its cross section ) is at most 100 in. What is the maximum volume of a rectangular box with square cross section that can be mailed?

A. 5432.32 cu.in.

B. 1845.29 cu.in.

C. 2592.25 cu.in. D. 9259.26 cu.in.*

70. Evaluate lim ( z squared + 1 )/( z raised to the 6 + 1 ) as z approaches to i.

A. Sq. rt. of 2( 1 + I )/2 -

B. (

4/3 ) 4i

C. 1/3* D. 12 + 6i

71. When its brakes are fully applied, a certain automobile has a constant deceleration of 22 ft/sec^2. If its initial velocity is 90 min/hr, how long will it take to come to a stop?

A. 11 sec

B. 7 sec

C. 6 sec* D. 9 sec

72. A political scientist asked a group of people how they felt about two political policy statements. Each person was to respond A ( agree ), N (

neutral ) or D ( disagree ) to each NN, ND, DA, DN, AN, and DD. Assuming each response combination is equally likely, what is the probability the person being interviewed agrees with one of the two policy statements?

A. 1/9

C. 2/9

B. 2/5

D. 4/9*

73. The sum of the distance from two foci to any point in an

is constant.

A. Hyperbola

C. parabola

B. Any conic

D. ellipse*

74. Evaluate lim x sin ( pi/x ) as x approaches to infinity.

A. 1

C. pi*

B. Pi/2

D. infinity

75. Studies have shown a particular television commercial is understood by a 25%

of pre school pupils and 80% of grade school pupils. If a television advertizing agency randomly selected one preschooler and one grade-schooler, what is the probability neither child would understand the commercial, assuming the children reaction’s are independent?

A. 0.15*

C. 0.50

B. 0.25

D. 0.12

76. In polar coordinate system, the polar angle is positive when:

A. Measured clockwise

B. None of these

C. Measured counterclockwise*

D. Measured at the terminal side of theta

77. From past experience, it is known 90% of one year old children can distinguish their mother’s voice from the voice of a similar sounding female. A random sample of 20 one year’s old are given this voice recognize test. Find the probability that all 20 children recognize their mother’s voice.

A. 0.122*

C. 1.200

B. 0.500

D. 0.222

78. The volume of a square pyramid is 384 cu.cm. Its altitude is 8 cm. How long is an edge of the base?

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A. 11

C. 13

B. 12*

D. 14

SET A

79. From a tower 100 meters high, two objects A and B in the plane of the base are found to have angles of depression of 15 degrees and 12 degrees respectively. The horizontal angle subtended by A and B at the foot of the tower is 48 degrees. Find the distance from A to B.

A. 344.5 m

B. 354.5 m*

C. 364.5 m D. 374.5 m

80. A conical reservoir has an altitude of 3.60 m and its upper base radius is

1.20

m. If it is filled with a liquid of unit weight 9.40 kN/m^3 to a depth of

2.70

m, find the work done in pumping the liquid to 1.00 m above the top of the

tank.

A. 55.41 kN-m*

B. 48.52 kN-m

C. 45.56 kN-m D. 68.24 kN-m

81. Find the k so that the plane ( k + 1 ) x y + ( 2 k ) z = 5 is perpendicular to the plane 2x +6y z + 3 = 0.

A. 1

C. 3

B. 2*

D. 4

82. A hyperbola has its center at ( 1, 1 ), vertex at ( 1,3 ) and an eccentricity of 2. Find the length of the conjugate axis.

A. 2(sq. rt. of 2)

B. 3(sq. rt. of 2)

83. If z 1 = 3 4i and z 2

A. 7

B. 7*

C. 2(sq. rt. of 3)* D. 3(sq. rt. of 3)

= - 4 + 3i , find z 1 C. 24 D. 24

x z 2 .

84. Find the moment of inertia of the area bounded by the parabola y sq. = 4x, x-

axis and the line x = 1 , with respect

to the x-axis.

A. 1.067*

C. 0.968

B. 1.244

D. 0.878

85. The radius of a sphere is r when the time is t seconds. Find the radius when

the rate of change of the surface area and the rate of change of the radius are

equal.

A. ½ pi

B. ¼ pi

C. 1/6 pi D. 1/8 pi *

86. The velocity attained by an object falling freely a distance h feet from rest

is given by v = sq. rt. of ( 64.4h ) ft/sec. Estimate the error in v due to an error of 0.5 ft when h is measured as 100 ft.

A. 0.1 ft/sec

B. 0.2 ft/sec*

87. A goat is tethered to a corner of

C. 0.3 ft/sec D. 0.4 ft/sec

a 4 m by 5 m shed by 6 m rope. What area of

the ground outside the shed can the goat graze?

A. 88.75*

C. 77.32

B. 99.78

D. 66.73

88. Which of the following is an exact DE?

A. ( x^2 + 1 ) dx xydy = 0

B. Xdy + (

3x 2y ) dx = 0

C. 2xydx + ( 2 + x^2 ) dy = 0* D. x^2 ydy ydx = 0

89. A tower 125 ft high is on a cliff on the bank of a river. From the top of the tower the angle of depression of a point on the opposite shore is 2840' and

from the base of the tower the angle of depression of the same point is 1820'. Find the width of the river.

A. 192 ft.

C. 580 ft.*

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D. 460 ft.

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90. Write the differential equation of a family of straight lines with slope and y-intercept equal.

A. Ydx + (

x

1

) dy

= 0

C. xdy

(

y +

1

) dx =

0

B. Ydx ( x +

1

) dy = 0*

D. ydy + ( x

1

) dx

= 0

91. A man rows upstream and back in 12 hours. If the rate of the current is 1.5 kph and that of the man in still water is 4 kph, what was the time spent downstream?

A. 1.75 hr

B. 2.75 hr

C. 3.75 hr* D. 4.75 hr

92. How much must a merchant mark a sofa which cost him $120 in order that he can give a 20% discount on the marked price and still have a 25% gain on the selling price?

A. $400

C. $300

B. $350

D. $200*

93. Find the area of one loop of r^2 = 16 sin 2 theta.

A. 16

C. 4

B. 8*

D. 32

94. It is desired to give a spherical tank of diameter 20 feet ( 240 inches ) a coat of paint 0.01 inch thick. Estimate how many gallons of paint will be

required.

A. 7.83*

C. 6.84

B. 8.37

D. 8.64

95. A tank contains 200 liters of fresh water. Brine containing 2 kg/liter of salt enters the tank at the rate of 4 liters per min and the mixtures kept uniform by stirring runs out at 3 liters per min. Find the amount of salt in the tank after 30 min.

A. 196.99 kg*

B. 186.50 kg

C. 312.69 kg D. 234.28 kg

96. Find the altitude of the right circular cone of maximum convex surface inscribed in a given sphere of radius r.

A. 5/2 r

B. 5/3 r

C. 5/4 r* D. r

97. Find the length of the cardiod r = 1 cos theta.

A. 6

C. 10

B. 8*

D. 12

98. Find the equation of the locus of a point P(x, y) which moves so that the sum of the squares of its distances from A(2,4) and B(-3,5) is 30.

A. x 2 + y 2

+ x - 9y + 12 = 0*

C. x 2

+ y 2

+ 4x

-

y

+ 2

= 0

B. 4x 2 +3y 2 + 9x - y + 1 = 0

D. x 2

+ y 2

+ 9x

-

y

+ 21 = 0

99. Find the angle between the velocity vectors v 1 =5i+2j+7k and v 2 =4i+jk.

A.

55.20°

C. 86.50°

B. 66.40°*

D. 42.35°

100. If 3% of the resistors produced by a company are defective, determine the

probabilities that in a sample of 80 resistors more than two will be defective.

A. 0.4303*

C. 0.6055

B. 0.2613

D. 0.7387

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