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Multiple Choice Questions
1. If the general term of a sequence is
n-1 , find the 3rd term of the sequence. n+1

Name : Date : Mark : 5. Given an arithmetic sequence -11, 2, 15, , if T(m) is the first term that exceeds 200, find the value of m. A. 16 B. C. 17 18
C

A. -2 B. C.
1 3
1 2
C

D. 19 6.

D. 3 2.

Which of the following is the general term T(n) of the sequence 1, 4, 27, 256, ? A. n B. C. n2
22
n -1

It is given that p, q, r, s, t are in arithmetic sequence. If p + q + r = 9 and s + t = 26 , find the first term and the common difference of the sequence. First term Common difference A. 4 4 -1 1 -1 1 4 4
C

D. nn 3. Which of the following is not an arithmetic sequence? A. 11, 2, -8, -19, B. C. 4, 7, 10, 13, 57, 51, 45, 39,

B. C. D. 7.

Which of the following are in geometric sequence? I.


1 2 4 , , ,K x x2 x3

D. -3, -5, -7, -9, 4.

II.

x, x2, x3,

If the common difference of an arithmetic sequence is 4 and T (6) = 15, find the first term of the sequence. A. -9 B. C. -5
11 5
B

III. log x, log x2, log x3, A. I and II only B. C. I and III only II and III only
A

D. I, II and III

D. 35

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If the common ratio of a geometric sequence a, b, c, is R, the common ratio of another geometric sequence
1 1 1 , , , is a 2 b 2 c2

11. Find the number of terms of the geometric sequence 5y + 10 , 5y + 5 , 5y , x x x , 1, where x 0. A. 5y + 10 B. C. 10 y+2
D

A. R. B. C. D. 9. R2.
1 . R
D

D. y + 3

1 . R2

12. Find the three arithmetic means between x and y. A. B. C. D.


y - x y - x y - x , , 4 3 2

Which of the following geometric sequences have the same common ratio? I. II.
b2 a, b, , a 1 a 1 , 2, 3, ab b b
1 b
b 1 , - 2, a a

3x + y x + y x + 3 y , , 4 2 4
y - x y - x x+ y , , 4 2 2

III. - , B. C.

3x + y x + y x + 3y , , 4 2 4

A. I and II only I and III only II and III only


B

13. If x2 is the arithmetic mean between -(x + 3) and 5x + 1, find the values of x. A. 1 B. C. -1 or 1 -1 or 0
A

D. I, II and III 10. If x2, 4x + 3, 25 are in geometric sequence, find the values of x. A. B. C. D.
1 3

D. -1

14. If a, b, c are in arithmetic sequence, which of the following MUST be true? I. 4a + 5, 4b + 5, 4c + 5 are in arithmetic sequence.
D

1 or -3 3

-3
1 - or 3 3

II.

b =

a + c 2

III. a2, b2, c2 are in arithmetic sequence. A. I and II only B. C. I and III only II and III only
A

D. I, II and III

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15. If d1 and d2 are the common differences of the two arithmetic sequences a, x1, x2, , x5, b and a, y1, y2, , y7, b respectively, find d1 : d2. A. 3 : 2 B. C. 5:7 4:3
C

19. Which of the following MUST be true if x, y, z are in geometric sequence? I.


1 1 1 , 2, are in geometric x2 y z 2

sequence. II. log y is the arithmetic mean between log x and log z. III. 3log x, 3log y, 3log z are in geometric sequence. A. I and II only B. C. I and III only II and III only
D

D. 7 : 5

16. If three geometric means are inserted between a and b, find the 2nd geometric mean inserted. A. B. C. D.
a 4 b 4 or -a 4 b 4
ab 2
1 3 1 3

D. I, II and III 20. If -

ab
a 4 b 4 or -a 4 b 4
3 1 3 1

cos q and tan q sin q, find the value of q where -90 < q < 90. A. 0 B. C. 30 or 150 -40.89 or 40.89
D

3 is the geometric mean between 2

17. If -3x + 6 is the geometric mean between the integers x2 + 2 and 2, find the values of x. A. -2 or 4 B. C. 4
8 or 4 7
B

D. -60 or 60

D. -4 or 1

21. If the general term of an arithmetic sequence is T (n) = 7 - 3n , find the sum of the first 7 terms of the sequence. A. -56 B. C. -35 4
B

18. If at least three positive geometric means are inserted between 2 and 162 with common ratio R, find the range of possible values of R. A. R 3 B. C. 1<R3 R -3
B

D. 210

D. R 3

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22. Find the sum of the integers between 301 and 400 inclusive that are multiples of 4. A. 8400 B. C. 8800 20 200
B

25. How many terms of the arithmetic series


5 2 1 + + + K must be taken in order 6 3 2 121 ? to obtain a sum of 2

A. 33 B. C. 34 35
A

D. 49 900 23. Find the sum of the arithmetic series


1 ( -4) + -2 + 1 + K + 11. 2

D. 36

26. Find the sum of the first 7 terms of the geometric series 0.25 + 0.75 + 2.25 + A. 91 B. C. 182.25 273.25
C

A. B. C. D.

1 2

11
1 38 2

D. 546.25
1 2
C

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24. Which of the following arithmetic series have a sum greater than 100? I. II. (-3) + (-1) + 1 + + 19 log 1 + log 10 + log 100 + + log 1015
71 19 9 1 III. - + - + + K + 2 2 2 2

27. If the 3rd term of a geometric series is -3 and the sum of the 4th term and the 5th term is -6, find the 7th term of the series. A. B. C.

3 or -3 4

-3 or 24
D

D. -48 or -3 28. If the exterior angles of a quadrilateral form a geometric sequence with a common ratio exterior angle.
C

A. I and II only B. C. I and III only II and III only

3 , find the smallest 2

D. I, II and III

(Give your answer correct to 2 decimal places.) A. 44.31 B. C. 66.46 149.54


A

D. 224.31

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3 5 29. cos 60 + cos 60 + cos 60 + K =

32.

28 cm

A. B. C.

2 3
3 4

35 cm

1
A

D. 2

- 0.71 = 30. 0.71


A. 0 B. C. D.
1 165
32 45 71 99
B

The figure shows the pattern on a birthday cake. The pattern has an outermost square of three sides with a length of 35 cm. The length of the side of each subsequent smaller square is 80% of that of the previous one. What is the maximum length of the pattern on the cake? A. 175 cm B. C. 210 cm 350 cm
D

31. The sum to infinity of a geometric series is 60. If its first term is 80, find the common ratio. A. B. C. D.
1 4 1 3

D. 385 cm

1 3
1 2
C

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