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THE UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST INDIES, MONA

The 2015 Jamaican Mathematical Olympiad


Test for Grades 9, 10, and 11

NAME:
GRADE:
SCHOOL:
YEAR OF BIRTH:
STUDENT PHONE:

EXAMINATION QUESTIONS
1) The median of the list
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n + 3,

n + 4,

n + 5,

n + 6,

n + 8,

n + 10,

n + 12,

n + 15

is 10. What is the mean?


a) 4

2) The ratio

b) 6

c) 7

d) 10

e) 11

102013 + 102015
is closest to which of the following numbers?
102014 + 102014

a) 0.1

b) 5

c) 1

d) 0.2

e) 10

3) Let E be the sum of the first 2014 even counting numbers and D the sum of the first 2014 odd counting
numbers. What is the value of E D?
a) 0

b) 1

c) 2

d) 2014

e) 4028

4) In the polygon shown on the right, all sides are equal in length and each side is
perpendicular to its adjacent sides. The perimeter of the polygon is 56. What is its
area?
a) 84

b) 96

c) 100

d) 112

e) 196

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5) Cindy was asked by her teacher to subtract 3 from a certain number and then divide the result by 9.
Instead, she subtracted 9 and divided the result by 3, giving an answer of 43. If she had worked the
problem correctly, what answer would she have obtained?
a) 15

b) 34

c) 43

d) 51

e) 138

6) A three-digit number abc is called a supersquare if the two-digit numbers ab and bc are both perfect
squares. What is the sum of all the three-digit supersquares?
a) 1013

b) 1177

c) 1465

d) 1993

e) 2016

7) In triangle ABC below, M and N are the midpoints of the sides they lie on. Segments BN and CM
divide the interior of ABC into four regions: three triangles and one quadrilateral. The areas of the
triangles are 3, 6, and 3, as shown below. What is the area of the quadrilateral?
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8) Adam had $400 and needed to buy 100 chocolates which cost $4 each. There was a sale at the store:
buy six chocolates and get one free. How much money did Adam have left after he bought 100 chocolate
bars, if he took advantage of the sale?
a) $52

b) $56

c) $60

d) $64

e) $68

9) When the decimal point of a certain positive decimal number is moved four places to the right, the new
number is 4 times the reciprocal of the original number. What is the original number?
a) 0.0002

b) 0.002

c) 0.02

d) 0.2

e) 2

10) In the figure below, 4ABC is isosceles with AB = AC. If AP = P C = CB, what is the measure of
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d) 72

e) 60

11) What angle do the hour hand and the minute hand of a clock form at 9:20?
a) 140

b) 160

c) 150

d) 170

e) 165

12) In the figure below, ABCD is a parallelogram with DC = 16 and CB = 10. Side BA is extended to E,
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13) How many ordered pairs of positive integers (x, y) are there such that x + y = 60 and the highest
common factor (HCF) of x and y is 5?
a) 4

b) 5

c) 6

d) 7

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14) In the figure below, each of the nine small squares needs to be painted one of three colours. In how
many ways can this be done so that each of the three colours is present in each row and in each column?
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15) Suppose x, y, and z are positive real numbers such that xy = 24, xz = 48, and yz = 72. What is the
value of x + y + z?
a) 18

b) 19

c) 20

d) 22

e) 24

16) The figure below shows six circles arranged as an equilateral triangle inside a rectangle with base
6 cm. What is the shortest distance between the two shaded circles?
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17) Suppose A, B, and C are three numbers such that


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1001B + 3003A = 5005

What is the average of the three numbers A, B, and C?


a) 1

b) 3

c) 6

d) 9

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18) A set of tiles numbered from 1 to 100 is modified repeatedly by the following operation: remove all tiles
numbered with a perfect square and renumber the remaining tiles consecutively starting with 1. How
many times must the operation be performed to reduce the number of tiles in the set to one?
a) 20

b) 11

c) 10

d) 19

e) 18

19) For how many positive integers n does 1 + 2 + 3 + + n evenly divide 6n?
a) 5

b) 3

c) 9

d) 11

e) 7

20) How many distinct four-digit numbers are divisible by 3 and have 23 as their last two digits?
a) 27

b) 30

c) 33

d) 81

e) 90

21) In 4ABC below, the segments AL, BM , and CN determine four triangles and three quadrilaterals in the interior of 4ABC. The sum
of the perimeters of the three quadrilaterals is 25 cm. The sum of the
perimeters of the four triangles is 20 cm. If the perimeter of 4ABC is
19 cm, what is value of AL + BM + CN ?
a) 15 cm

b) 16 cm

c) 12 cm

d) 13 cm

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22) Suppose that a + 1 = b + 2 = c + 3 = d + 4 = a + b + c + d + 5. What is the value of a + b + c + d?


a) 5

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e) 5

23) Mr. Earl E. Bird leaves his house and drives to work at exactly 8:00 am every morning. When his
average driving speed is 40 k/h, he arrives at his workplace three minutes late. When his average speed
is 60 k/h, he arrives three minutes early. At what average speed, in k/h, should Mr. Bird drive to arrive
at his workplace precisely on time?
a) 45

b) 48

c) 50

d) 55

e) 58

24) In the figure below, AD = AE = 10, DE = 12, and BD = EC. The perimeter of 4ABC is twice the
perimeter of 4ADE. What is the length of BD?
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25) Let n be the smallest positive integer that is divisible by both 4 and 9, uses only the digits 4 and 9
when written as a numeral, and uses both digits at least once. What are the last four digits of n?
a) 4444

b) 4494

c) 9444

d) 9944

e) 4944

END OF QUESTIONS
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UWI, Mona Campus. In all cases, an entry must be received by December 1, 2014 in order to be considered.