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Learn MoreHere are the problems and their corresponding solutions from B.Math Hons Objective Admission Test 2011.

**Problem 1: **

The equation of the circle of smallest radius which passes through the points $(-1,0)$ and $(0,-1)$ is:

(A) $x^{2}+y^{2}+2 x y=0 ;$

(B) $x^{2}+y^{2}+x+y=0$;

(C) $x^{2}+y^{2}-x-y=0$;

(D) $x^{2}+y^{2}+x+y+1 / 4=0$.

**Problem 2: **

The function $f(x)=x^{2} e^{-|x|}$ defined on the entire real line is

(A) not continuous at exactly one point;

(B) continuous everywhere but not differentiable at exactly one point;

(C) differentiable everywhere;

(D) differentiable everywhere.

**Problem 3: **

Let $c_{1}$ and $c_{2}$ be positive real numbers. Consider the function

$f(x)=c_{1} x \quad 0 \leq x<1 / 3$

$f(x)=c_{2}(1-x) 1 / 3 \leq x \leq 1$

If $f$ is continuous and $\int_{0}^{1} f(x) d x=1,$ the value of $c_{2}$ is

(A) $2 ;$

(B) 1 ;

(C) 3;

(D) $\frac{1}{2}$

**Problem 4: **

Mr. Gala purchased $10$ plots of land in the year $2007,$ all plots costing the same amount. He made a profit of $25$ percent on each of the $6$ plots which he sold in $2008$. He had a loss of $25$ percent on each of the remaining plots when he sold them in $2009$. If he ended with a total profit of Rs. $2$ crores in this project, his total purchase price was

(A) $8$ crores;

(B) $40$ crores;

(C) $10$ crores;

(D) $20$ crores.

**Problem 5: **

Let $f(x)=x \sin (1 / x)$ for $x>0 .$ Then

(A) $f$ is unbounded;

(B) $f$ is bounded, but $\lim _{x \rightarrow \infty} f(x)$ does not exist;

(C) $\lim _{x \rightarrow \infty} f(x)=1 ;$

(D) $\lim _{x \rightarrow \infty} f(x)=0$.

**Problem 6: **

Let $a$ be the $81$- digit number all digits of which are equal to $1$. Then the number $a$ is

(A) divisible by $9$ but not divisible by $27$;

(B) divisible by $27$ but not divisible by $81$;

(C) divisible by $81$ but not divisible by $243$;

(D) divisible by $243$.

**Problem 7: **

Let $P(x)$ be a polynomial of degree $11$ such that $P(x) = \frac{1}{x+1}$, for $x = 0,1,2, \cdots11$.

Then the value of $P(12)$

(A) equals 0;

(B) equals 1;

(C) equals $\frac{1}{13}$;

(D) cannot be determined from the given information.

**Problem 8: **

If $x=\log _{e}(\frac{1}{\sqrt{\tan 15^{\circ}}})$, then the value of $\frac{\sum_{n=0}^{\infty} e^{-2 n x}}{\sum_{n=0}^{\infty}(-1)^{n} e^{-2 n x}}$

equals

(A) $\sqrt{3}$

(B) $\frac{1}{\sqrt{3}}$

(C) $\frac{\sqrt{3}+1}{\sqrt{3}-1}$;

(D) $\frac{\sqrt{3}-1}{\sqrt{3}+1}$.

**Problem 9:**

Define $f(x)=\sum_{n=0}^{\infty} \frac{x^{2 n+1}}{(2 n+1) !}$ and $g(x)=\sum_{n=0}^{\infty} \frac{x^{2 n}}{(2 n) !}$, where $x$ is a real number.

Then

(A) $f(x)>g(x)$ for all $x$;

(B) $f(x)<g(x)$ for all $x$;

(C) $f(x)=g(x)$ for alt $x$;

(D) none of the above statements need necessarily hold for all $x$.

**Problem 10:**

The number of roots of the equation $ \sin \pi x=x^{2}-x+\frac{5}{4}$ is

(A) $0$;

(B) $1$;

(c) $2$;

(D) $4$.

**Problem 11:**

Let $P=(0, a), Q=(b, 0), R=(c, d),$ be three points such that $a, b, c$ and $d$ are all positive and the origin and the point $R$ are on the opposite sides of $P Q$. Then the area of the triangle $P Q R$ is equal to

(A) $\frac{a d+b c-a b}{2} ;$

(B) $\frac{a b+a c-b d}{2} ;$

(C) $\frac{a b+b d-a c}{2} ;$

(D) $\frac{a c+b d-a b}{2}$.

**Problem 12:**

Let $A_{1}, A_{2}, \cdots, A_{n}$ be the interior angles of an $n$ -sided convex polygon. Then the value of $\frac{\cos \left(A_{1}+A_{2}+\cdots+A_{k}\right)}{\cos \left(A_{k+1}+A_{k+2}+\cdots+A_{n}\right)}$ , where $\cos \left(\sum_{i=1}^{k} A_{i}\right) \neq 0$ for any $k=1,2, \ldots, n-1$

(A) is independent of both $k$ and $n$;

(B) is independent of $k$ but depends on $n$ :

(C) is independent of $n$ but depends on $k$ :

(D) depends on both $k$ and $n$.

**Problem 13:**

Let $S$ denote the set of all complex numbers of the form $\frac{z +1}{z-3}$ where $z$ varies over the set of all complex numbers with $|z| = 1$. Then

(A) the set $S$ is a straight line in the complex plane;

(B) the set $S$ is a circle of radius $\frac{1}{2}$ in the complex plane;

(C) the set $S$ is a circle of radius $\frac{1}{4}$ in the complex plane:

(D) the set $S$ is an ellipse with axes $\frac{1}{2}$ and $\frac{1}{4}$ in the complex plane.

**Problem 14:**

The value of $\int_{0}^{2 \pi}|1+2 \sin x| d x$ is

(A) $2 \pi ;$

(B) $\frac{2 \pi}{3}$;

(C) $4+\frac{\pi}{3}$ :

(D) $4 \sqrt{3}+\frac{2 \pi}{3}$.

**Problem 15:**

Let $f(x) =\begin{cases} 0 & \quad \text { if } x \leq 1 \\ \log_{2}x & \quad \text { if } x >1 \end

{cases}$

and let $f^{(2)}(x)=f(f(x)), f^{(3)}(x)=f\left(f^{(2)}(x)\right), \ldots,$ and generally, $f^{(n+1)}(x)= f\left(f^{(n)}(x)\right) . $Let $N(x)=\min \{n \geq 1: f^{(n)}(x)=0\}$.Then the value of $N(425268)$ is

(A) $4$;

(B) $5$;

(C)$6$;

(D) $7$

**Problem 16:**

Let $f$ be a positive differentiable function defined on $(0,\infty)$. Then

$\lim _{n \rightarrow \infty}\left(\frac{f\left(x+\frac{1}{n}\right)}{f(x)}\right)^{n}$

(A) equals $1$ ;

(B) equals $\frac{f^{\prime}(x)}{f(x)}$;

(C) equals $e^{\left(\frac{f^{\prime}(x)}{f(x)}\right)}$;

(D) may not exist for some $f$.

**Problem 17:**

Let $ABC$ be a right angled triangle with $BC =3$ and $AC = 4$. Let $D$ be a point on the hypotenuse $AB$ such that $\angle BCD = 30^{\circ}$. The length of $CD$ is

(A) $\frac{24}{3+4 \sqrt{3}}$;

(B) $\frac{3 \sqrt{3}}{2}$

(C) $6 \sqrt{3}-8$

(D) $\frac{25}{12}$.

**Problem 18: **

Let $a$ be a positive number. Then

$\lim _{n \rightarrow \infty}\left[\frac{1}{a+n}+\frac{1}{2 a+n}+\ldots+\frac{1}{a n+n}\right]$ equals

(A) 0

(B) $\log _{e}(1+a)$

(C) $\frac{1}{a} \log _{e}(1+a)$

(D) none of these expressions.

**Problem 19: **

The area of the region in the first quadrant bounded by the $x$-axis and the curves $y = 2-x^2$ and $x=y^{2}$ is

(A) $\frac{4 \sqrt{2}}{3}$;

(B) $\frac{4 \sqrt{2}}{3}-1$;

(C) $\frac{2}{3} \sqrt[4]{8}$;

(D) $1+\frac{2}{3} \sqrt[4]{8}$

**Problem 20:**

Let $f(x)$ be the function defined on the interval $(0,1)$ by

$f(x)=\begin{cases}x(1-x) & \text { if } x \text { is rational, } \\ \frac{1}{4}-x(1-x) & \text { if } x \text { is not rational }\end{cases}$.

Then $f$ is continuous

(A) at no point in $(0,1)$;

(B) at exactly one point in $(0,1)$;

(C) at exactly two points in (0,1);

(D) at more than two points in $(0,1)$.

**Problem 21:**

Consider a circle of radius $a$. Let $P$ be a point at a distance $b(>a)$ from the center of the circle. The tangents from the point $P$ to the circle meet the circle at $Q$ and $R$. Then the area of the triangle $PQR$ is

(A) $\frac{a\left(b^{2}-a^{2}\right)^{3 / 2}}{b^{2}}$;

(B)$\frac{a^{2} \sqrt{b^{2}-a^{2}}}{b}$;

(C) $\frac{b^{2} \sqrt{b^{2}-a^{2}}}{a}$;

(D) $\frac{b\left(b^{2}-a^{2}\right)^{3 / 2}}{a^{2}}$

**Problem 22:**

Suppose two complex numbers $z=a+i b$ and $w=c+i d$ satisfy the equation

$\frac{z+w}{z}=\frac{w}{z+w}$. Then

(A) both $a$ and $c$ are zero;

(B) both $b$ and $d$ are zero;

(C) both $b$ and $d$ must be non-zero;

(D) at least one of $b$ and $d$ is non-zero.

**Problem 23:**

$\lim _{n \rightarrow \infty}\{(1+\frac{1}{n})^{n}-(1+\frac{1}{n})\}^{-n}$ is

(A) $1$;

(B) $\frac{1}{e-1} ;$

(C) $1-e^{-1}$;

(D) $0$ .

**Problem 24:**

Let $f(x)=e^{x}$

$g(x)=\begin{cases} x^{2} & \text { if } x<1 / 2 \\ x-\frac{1}{4} & \text { if } x \geq 1 / 2

\end{cases}$

and $h(x)=f(g(x))$. The derivative of $h$ at $x=1 / 2$

(A) is $e$;

(B) is $e^{1 / 2}$;

(C) is $e^{1 / 4}$;

(D) does not exist.

**Problem 25:**

The value of

$\frac{2+6}{4^{100}}+\frac{2+2 \times 6}{4^{99}}+\frac{2+3 \times 6}{4^{94}}+\cdots+\frac{2+99 \times 6}{4^{2}}+\frac{2+100 \times 6}{4}$

is equals to

(A) $\frac{1}{3}(604-\frac{1}{4^{98}})$;

(B) $\frac{1}{3}(600-\frac{1}{4^{98}})$;

(C) $\frac{604}{3}$;

(D) $200$.

**Problem 26:**

Let $a, b$ and $c$ be the sides of a right-angled triangle, where $a$ is the hypotenuse.

Let $d$ be the diameter of the inscribed circle. Then

(A) $d+a = b+c$;

(B) $d+a < b+c$;

(C) $d+a > b+c$;

(D) none of the above relations need always be true.

**Problem 27:**

Let $P$ be a point in the first quadrant lying on the parabola $y=4-x^{2}$. Let $A B$ be the tangent to the parabola at $P$ menting the at $B$. If $O$ is the origin, then the minimeeting the $x$ -axis at $A$ and the $y$ -axis is

(A) $\frac{64}{3 \sqrt{3}}$;

(B) $\frac{32}{3 \sqrt{3}}$

(C) $64(3 \sqrt{3})$

(D) $32(3 \sqrt{3})$

**Problem 28:** The value of the expression

$$

\sum_{0 \leq i<j \leq n} \sum (-1)^{i-j+1}\left(\begin{array}{c}

n \\

i

\end{array}\right)\left(\begin{array}{c}

n \\

j

\end{array}\right)

$$ is

(A) $\left(\begin{array}{c}2 n-1 \\ n\end{array}\right)$;

(B) $\left(\begin{array}{l}2 n \\ n\end{array}\right)$;

(C) $\left(\begin{array}{c}2 n+1 \\ n\end{array}\right)$;

(D) none of these expressions

**Problem 29:**

A man standing at a point $O$ finds that a balloon at a height $h$ metres due east of him has an angle of elevation $60^{\circ}$. He walks due north while the balloon moves north-west $\left(45^{\circ}\right.$ west of north) remaining at the same height. After he has walked $100$ metres the balloon is vertically above him. Then the value of $h$ in metres is

(A) $50$ ;

(B) $50 \sqrt{3}$

(C) $100 \sqrt{3}$;

(D) $\frac{100}{\sqrt{3}}$

**Problem 30:**

About the dolls in a shop a customer said "It is not true that some dolls have neither black hair nor blue eyes". The customer means that

(A) some dolls have both black hair and blue eyes;

(R) all dolls have both black hair and blue eyes;

(c) some dolls have either black hair or blue eyes;

(n) all dolls have either black hair or blue eyes.

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