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1. The length of the diagonal of square S, as well as the lengths of the diagonals of rhombus R are integers. The ratio of the lengths of the diagonals is 15:11:9, respectively. Which of the following could be the difference between the area of square S and the area of rhombus R?

I. 63 II. 126 III. 252

A. I only B. II only C. III only D. I and III only E. I, II and III

4. The functions f and g are defined for all the positive integers n by the following rule: f(n) is the number of positive perfect squares less than n and g(n) is the number of primes numbers less than n. If f(x) + g(x) = 16, then x is in the range:

A. 30 < x < 36 B. 30 < x < 37 C. 31 < x < 37 D. 31 < x < 38 E. 32 < x < 38

4. Pick the numbers. Let's check the smallest possible: x=31. f(31)=5 (1,4,9,16,25) and g(31)=10 (2,3,5,7,11,13,17,19, 23,29). Therefore f(31)+g(31)=15, that is not equal to 16.

But if we take x=32: f(32)=5 and g(32)=11 (10 previous and 31). So, x=32 is a possible value. Next perfect square of an integer is 36 and the next prime number is 37. So, for not changing the number 16, we can take x=33, 34, 35, 36.

The correct answer is C. _________________

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5. The number 18!+1 is not divisible by any number from 2 to 18, because 18! is divisible by them. So, the answers A and B are not correct. Since 18!+1 is not divisible by 3, 18!+1 is not divisible by 33 and 39. So, answers В and E are wrong

The correct answer is C. _________________

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6. The problem states that lcm(x, 2^6, 2^5*3^5)=2^6*3^6. When we calculate lcm we have to take the highest powers in prime factorizations of numbers. If lcm contains 3^6 it must be in some number. So, x=3^6*y. y could be any factor of 2^6. The possible values of x: 3^6, 3^6*2, 3^6*2^2, 3^6*2^3, 3^6*2^4, 3^6*2^5, 3^6*2^6.

The correct answer is C. _________________

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7. Let two numbers be 25n and 25m, where gcd(n,m)=1. Then 25n+25m=350 or n+m=14. So, our goal is to find pairs of numbers (n,m) such that gcd(n,m)=1 and n+m=14: (1,13), (3,11), (5, 9).

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1. The length of the diagonal of square S, as well as the lengths of the diagonals of rhombus R are integers. The ratio of the lengths of the diagonals is 15:11:9, respectively. Which of the following could be the difference between the area of square S and the area of rhombus R?

I. 63 II. 126 III. 252

A. I only B. II only C. III only D. I and III only E. I, II and III

Let’s say diagonal of square is 15x and diagonals of rhombus are 11x and 9x where x is an integer. Area of square = (1/2) * 15^2 * x^2 = (1/2) * 225 * x^2 Area of rhombus = (1/2) * 11*9 * x^2 = (1/2) * 99 * x^2 Difference of areas = (1/2) * 126 * x^2 = 63 * x^2 So, the different must be a multiple of 63.

I. Here x^2 = 1. Possible option. II. 126 = 63*2. Here x^2 = 2. So, x is not integer. This option is not possible. III. 252 = 63*4. Here x^2 = 4 --> x = 2. Possible option

2. Set S contains 7 different letters. How many subsets of set S, including an empty set, contain at most 3 letters?

A. 29 B. 56 C. 57 D. 63 E. 64

Number of subsets with 0 letter = 1 Number of subsets with 1 letter = 7C1 = 7 Number of subsets with 2 letters = 7C2 = 21 Number of subsets with 3 letters = 7C3 = 35 Total number of subsets with at most 3 letters = 1 + 7 + 21 + 35 = 64

3. How many different subsets of the set {0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5} do not contain 0?

A. 16 B. 27 C. 31 D. 32 E. 64

Here we need to find out the possible subsets with the numbers {1,2,3,4,5}.

In the short way: Total number of subsets = 2^5 = 32

In the long way: Number of subsets with 0 element (null set) = 1 Number of subsets with 1 element = 5C1 = 5 Number of subsets with 2 elements = 5C2 = 10 Number of subsets with 3 elements = 5C3 = 10 Number of subsets with 4 elements = 5C4 = 5 Number of subsets with 5 elements = 5C5 = 1 Total number of subsets = 1+ 5 + 10 + 10 + 5 + 1 = 32

4. The functions f and g are defined for all the positive integers n by the following rule: f(n) is the number of perfect squares less than n and g(n) is the number of primes numbers less than n. If f(x) + g(x) = 16, then x is in the range:

A. 30 < x < 36 B. 30 < x < 37 C. 31 < x < 37 D. 31 < x < 38 E. 32 < x < 38

For x = 37, f(x) + g(x) = 5 + 12 = 17 For x = 36, f(x) + g(x) = 5 + 11 = 16 For x = 32, f(x) + g(x) = 5 + 11 = 16 For x = 31, f(x) + g(x) = 5 + 10 = 15 So, 31 < x < 37

18! and 18!+1 are consecutive integers and so they do not have any common factor except 1. 15, 17, 33 (=3*11), and 39 (=3*13) are factors of 18! and none of those can be a factor of 18!+1. So, only 19 can be a factor of 18!+1

7. The greatest common divisor of two positive integers is 25. If the sum of the integers is 350, then how many such pairs are possible?

A. 1 B. 2 C. 3 D. 4 E. 5

350 = 25 * 14 To have the GCD of two numbers to be 25, we need to split 14 into two co-prime numbers. Such pairs of numbers are: (1,13), (3,11), and (5,9).

10. If x is not equal to 0 and x^y=1, then which of the following must be true?

I. x=1 II. x=1 and y=0 III. x=1 or y=0

A. I only B. II only C. III only D. I and III only E. None

x^y=1 can be obtained by any of the following: (a) y = 0 and x = any real number (b) x = 1 and y = any real number (c) x = -1 and y = any even number

I. For x=2 and y=0, x^y=1. So, this condition is not necessarily true. II. For x=2 and y=0, x^y=1. For x=1 and y=5, x^y=1. So, this condition is not necessarily true. III. For x=-1 and y=2, x^y=1. So, this condition is not necessarily true.

Q4). The functions f and g are defined for all the positive integers n by the following rule: f(n) is the number of perfect squares less than n and g(n) is the number of primes numbers less than n. If f(x) + g(x) = 16, then x is in the range: Answer - C

1. The length of the diagonal of square S, as well as the lengths of the diagonals of rhombus R are integers. The ratio of the lengths of the diagonals is 15:11:9, respectively. Which of the following could be the difference between the area of square S and the area of rhombus R?

I. 63 II. 126 III. 252

A. I only B. II only C. III only D. I and III only E. I, II and III My answer is D Let the diagonals be 15x,11x and 9x. Area of a Rhombus is .5*d1*d2 .5*11x*9x=> 11*9*x2/2. = (99x^2)/2 Area of square with diagonal 15x is (225x^2)/2 Difference in areas is 63x^2. Difference can be 63, for X = 1 ; 126 for x=root2 and 252 for x=2. However when x= root2, the diagonals are not integers. Hence only 2 values are possible. 63 and 252

4. The functions f and g are defined for all the positive integers n by the following rule: f(n) is the number of perfect squares less than n and g(n) is the number of primes numbers less than n. If f(x) + g(x) = 16, then x is in the range:

A. 30 < x < 36 B. 30 < x < 37 C. 31 < x < 37 D. 31 < x < 38 E. 32 < x < 38 My answer C Squares less than 36 : 1,4,9,16,25 = 5 primes less than 36 : 2,3,5,7,11,13,17,19,23,29,31. =11 and sum =16. Hence the max value N has to be less than 37 as N =38 will increase the number of primes by 1 and squares by 1. And the sum will be 18 Minimum values of N has to be 32, as any value less than 32 will decrease the number of primes by 1.and the sum will be 15

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