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⇐ Mathematics Board Examination Mastery Test 3: Engineering Pre-Board

**Choose the letter of the best answer in each questions.**

1. The area of the triangle bounded by the coordinate axes and the tangent to the curve y = x^{2} at the point (2, 4) is ______.

a) 4

b) 2

c) 3

d) 5

Answer: **Option A**

Explanation:

2. For what value of x will the curve y = x^{3} – 3x^{2} + 4 be concave upward?

a) 3

b) 4

c) 2

d) 6

Answer: **Option C**

Explanation:

3. If x = t^{2} and y = 2t, find d^{2}y/ dx^{2}

a) -1/t^{2}

b) -1/2t^{3}

c) -1/2t^{2}

d) -l/t^{3}

Answer: **Option B**

Explanation:

4. Find the area bounded by the parabola x^{2} = 8y and its latus rectum.

a) 16/3

b) 32/3

c) 22/3

d) 11/3

Answer: **Option B**

Explanation:

5. The point where the sense of concavity of a curve changes is called the _______ point.

a) Maximum

b) Minimum

c) Inflection

d) Intersection

Answer: **Option C**

Explanation:

6. If y = cos^{2}x, then y^{1}

a) -2 Sin2x

b) -Sin2x

c) -Cos2x

d) -2Cos2x

Answer: **Option B**

Explanation:

7. Find the approximate percentage error made in computing the surface area of a sphere if an error of 20% is made in measuring the radius of the sphere.

a) 3%

b) 2%

c) 4%

d) 5%

Answer: **Option C**

Explanation:

8. Find the equation of the tangent to y = x^{4} – x^{2} + 2 at the point (-1,2)

a) x + 2y-3=0

b) 2x+y=0

c) 2x-y+3=0

d) 2x-y=0

Answer: **Option B**

Explanation:

9. A set of elements that is taken without regard to the order in which the elements are arranged is called a ______.

a) Sequence

b) Progression

c) Combination

d) Probability

Answer: **Option C**

Explanation:

10. If the line through (-1,3) and (-3,-2) is perpendicular to the line through (-7,4) and (x,0). Find the value of x.

a) 5

b) 4

c) 3

d) 1

Answer: **Option C**

Explanation:

11. The graph of 3x^{2} – y = y2 + 6x is/an_______.

a) Parabola

b) Ellipse

c) Hyperbola

d) Circle

Answer: **Option C**

Explanation:

12. The radius of a circle is diminished by 20%, then its area will be diminished by ______.

a) 46%

b) 36%

c) 26%

d) 16%

Answer: **Option B**

Explanation:

13. The base of a right prism is a rectangle with edges 3 cm and 5 cm. If its lateral is 64 sq cm, find its altitude.

a) 6cm

b) 4cm

c) 8cm

d) 7cm

Answer: **Option B**

Explanation:

14. If 16 is 4 more than 3x, then 2x – 5 = ?

a) 2

b) 3

c) 4

d) 1

Answer: **Option B**

Explanation:

15. If the 1st and 4th terms of a harmonic progression are 1/3 and 1/9 respectively, find the 8th term.

a) 1/17

b) 1/11

c) 1/14

d) 1/13

Answer: **Option A**

Explanation:

16. If y = x /2 + (sin2x) /4; find x for which dy/ dx = 0.

a) π/4

b) π/2

c) π/3

d) π/6

Answer: **Option B**

Explanation:

17. At what point of the curve y = x^{3} + 3x are the values of y’ and y” equal?

a) (-1, -4)

b) (2,14)

c) (1,4)

d) (0,0)

Answer: **Option A**

Explanation:

18. If the 3rd derivative of a function in one variable is equal to zero, then the function is _______.

a) Quadratic

b) Cubic

c) Linear

d) Quartic

Answer: **Option A**

Explanation:

19. A number which can not he expressed as the quotient of two integers is ________.

a) Rational

b) irrational

c) Natural

d) Prime

Answer: **Option B**

Explanation:

20. The angle θ in the polar equation z = r(cosθ + isinθ) is called the_____.

a) Argument

b) Modulus

c) Period

d) Phase Angle

Answer: **Option B**

Explanation:

21. Find the area bounded by the parabola x^{2} = 16(y-1) and its latus rectum.

a. 46.72

b. 42.67

c. 47.62

d. 46.27

Answer: **Option B**

Explanation:

22. What is the value of x for which y = 2x^{3 }– 3x^{2 }– 36x + 25 will have an inflection point?

a. 1/3

b. 1/4

c. ½

d. 1/5

Answer: **Option C**

Explanation:

23. Find the radius of curvature of y = 2x^{2} at the point (1, 2).

a. 17.25

b. 17.52

c. 15.72

d. 15.27

Answer: **Option B**

Explanation:

24. The entrance arch of the municipality of San Pedro has the shape of a parabola with vertex at the top and axis vertical. It is 4 m wide at the base and 8 m high. How wide is its halfway?

a) 2.83

b) 3.82

c) 2.38

d) 3.28

Answer: **Option A**

Explanation:

25. Evaluate ∫ (1- x)/ (1 -√ x) dx with a limit from 0 to 1.

a) 1.5

b) 1.8

c) 1.7

d) 1.9

Answer: **Option C**

Explanation:

26. The graph of x^{3} + y^{3} – 3axy = 0 is called the________

a. Cissoid of Diodes

b. Strophoid

c. Folium of Descartes

d. Cycloid

Answer: **Option C**

Explanation:

27. At the maximum point, the value of y” is _____.

a. Positive

b. Negative

c. Zero

d. Infinity

Answer: **Option B**

Explanation:

28. If 8 = 0, then the line Ax +By + C = 0 is _____.

a. Parallel to x-axis

b. Coincident with y-axis

c. Parallel to y-axis

d. Slanting upward

Answer: **Option C**

Explanation:

29. Which of the following equations has a graph called the Spiral of Archimedes?

a. rθ = a

b. r = aθ

c. r = e^{aθ}

d. θ = Ln (r)

Answer: **Option B**

Explanation:

30. Every point on a parabola is equidistant from a fixed point and a fixed line. The fixed line is called the _____.

a. Asymptote

b. Latus Rectum

c. Directrix

d. Axis

Answer: **Option C**

Explanation:

31. If kx^{3} – (k + 3) x^{2} + 13 is divided by x – 4 and the remainder is 157, then the value of k is

a. 6

b. 3

c. 5

d. 4

Answer: **Option D**

Explanation:

32. If sin A = 4/5. A in quadrant II, sin B = 7/25, B in quadrant I, find sin (A + B).

a. 4/5

b. 3/5

c. 2/5

d. 3/4

Answer: **Option B**

Explanation:

33. If the perimeter of a regular octagon is 160, find the length of its apothem.

a. 24.41

b. 21.41

c. 24.14

d. 21.14

Answer: **Option C**

Explanation:

34. Find the value of x if (2)log2 x = 5.

a. 3

b. 4

c. 5

d. 6

Answer: **Option C**

Explanation:

35. What is the probability of obtaining at least 4 heads when a coin is tossed 5 times?

a. 0.1857

b. 0.1758

c. 0.1785

d. 0.1875

Answer: **Option D**

Explanation:

36. Express -4 – 4 √3 i in trigonometric form.

a. 8 cis 60°

b. 8 cis 120°

c. 8 cis 240°

d. 8 cis 300°

Answer: **Option C**

Explanation:

37. If log_{x} ( 1/144) = – 2 , and x > 0, then x equals

a. -12

b. 12

c. -4

d. 10

Answer: **Option B**

Explanation:

38. If the complement of an angle θ is 2/5 of its supplement, then θ equals

a) 20°

b) 30°

c) 40°

d) 50°

Answer: **Option B**

Explanation:

39. In how many ways can 8 students at Cambridge University be divided into groups of 2?

a. 2520

b. 5040

c. 2250

d. 4500

Answer: **Option A**

Explanation:

40. If Tan A = 1/3 and Cot B = 4, then, Tan (A + B) is equal to ____.

a. 11/7

b. 7/11

c. 7/12

d. 12/7

Answer: **Option B**

Explanation:

41. Simplify sin2A / (1+ cosA)

a. Cot A

b. Tan A

c. Sec A

d. Sin A

Answer: **Option B**

Explanation:

42. The hypotenuse of a right triangle is 34 m and one leg is 14 cm longer than the other. The lengths of the two legs are _____ and _____ cm.

a. 12 and 30

b. 14 and 30

c. 16 and 30

d. 16 and 12

Answer: **Option C**

Explanation:

43. The distance between points (-2, 9) and ( 4, -7) is

a. 18

b. 17.09

c. 19.07

d. 19

Answer: **Option B**

Explanation:

44. How many permutations can be made from the letters A, B, C if all letters are taken at a time?

a. 5

b. 4

c. 6

d. 7

Answer: **Option C**

Explanation:

45. How many 3 digit numbers may be formed from the digits 0, 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5 if no digit may be repeated in a given number?

a. 100

b. 200

c. 300

d. 400

Answer: **Option A**

Explanation:

46. How many 3 digit numbers may be formed from the digits 0, 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5 if digits may be repeated in a given number?

a. 180

b. 170

c. 190

d. 150

Answer: **Option A**

Explanation:

47. How many in no.45 are odd?

a. 38

b. 28

c. 48

d. 58

Answer: **Option C**

Explanation:

48. How many in no. 45 are even?

a. 42

b. 32

c. 22

d. 52

Answer: **Option D**

Explanation:

49. How many in no. 46 are even?

a. 80

b. 90

c. 70

d. 60

Answer: **Option B**

Explanation:

50. How many in no. 45 are less than 330?

a. 42

b. 52

c. 32

d. 22

Answer: **Option B**

Explanation:

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