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Note for Members of Math Is Fun Forum: This mathematics question paper appeared in a screening test which I am forbidden to describe published by an organization which I am forbidden to describe. It is meant for 15-16 year old people. I have been told that most people who appeared for this test did not do much well. I am putting this up because I thought this up here because I thought that this is the best place to share a latex document with a few of my friends on the internet who are not (active) members over here. You may try working this out if you wish

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Maximum Marks - 50

Time - 1 hr

Instructions:-

i) Q 1 to Q 10 carry 2 marks each. Q 11 to Q 16 carry 5 marks each

ii) [comment removed by Agnishom]

iii) [comment removed by Agnishom]

1. If 15% of a number is 45, Find the number.

2. What percent is 450 m of 2.5 km?

3. Divide

by .4. If first, second and fourth terms of a proportion are 1/2,1/3,1/6 respectively, then find the third term.

5. If 8 men can do a piece of work in 15 days, then how many men are required to do the same piece of work in 10 days?

6. A man sold some items at Rs 6000, at a loss of 33.33...%. Find the cost price.

7. Divide the sum of

and by the product of and8. The HCF and LCM of two numbers are 6 and 840 respectively. If one of the numbers is 42, find the other number.

9. Find the value of tan[sup]2[/sup]60°+4 cos[sup]2[/sup]45°+3sec[sup]2[/sup]30° + 5 cos[sup]2[/sup]90°

10. What is the amount whose 24% is Rs 105?

11. If A, B, A+B, A-B are positive acute angles, find the values of A and B solving the following system:

12. If sin[sup]2[/sup] :theta + sin[sup]4[/sup] :theta = 1, then what is the value of tan[sup]4[/sup] :theta - tan [sup]2[/sup] :theta ?

13. Find the point on the line through A(-5,-4) and B(2,3) that is twice as far from A as from B

14. How many terms are identical in the two Arithmetic Progressions 2,4,6,8,... upto 100 terms and 3,6,9,12... upto 80 terms?

15. In a family, there are three children. Assuming that the chances of a child being male or female are equal, find the probability that the family has atleast one male child.

16. In a bag containing black and white balls, half the number of white balls is equal to a third of the number of black balls; and twice the whole number of balls exceeds three times the number of black balls by four. How many balls does the bag contain?

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hi;

I like 13) (- 1 / 3 , 2 / 3 )

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**eigenguy****Member**- Registered: 2014-03-18
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Yes. I am curious if the test designer intended that point or the other one. Probably the other, since it has integer coordinates. Either way, they apparently missed that there are two solutions.

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**PatternMan****Member**- Registered: 2014-03-08
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1) = 300 because 45 * 4 - 180 = 60%, 180/60 = 3 = 1%

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bobbym wrote:

Hi;

I like 13) (- 1 / 3 , 2 / 3 )

The other is (9,10)

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**phrontister****Real Member**- From: The Land of Tomorrow
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1.

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PatternMan and Phrontister, you are correct. But I do not understand PatternMan's Calculation.

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**phrontister****Real Member**- From: The Land of Tomorrow
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Neither do I, which is why I posted mine.

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Try Question 14

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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14) 33

15) 7 / 8

16) White balls = 8, black balls = 12.

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Are you ready to see the science paper of the same series?

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**eigenguy****Member**- Registered: 2014-03-18
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On 14, The intersection of two arithmetic series is the arithmetic series of the least common multiple. In this case, 6. Since the first series stops at 200, and the second at 240, the question becomes: how many multiples of 6 are there <= 200, which is [200/6] = 33.

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**ShivamS****Member**- Registered: 2011-02-07
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Most people here can tell from where this paper is from by reading the instructions - at least those who are Indian.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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How about if you are not Indian?

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**ShivamS****Member**- Registered: 2011-02-07
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Then maybe you can google it.

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ShivamS wrote:

Most people here can tell from where this paper is from by reading the instructions - at least those who are Indian.

How?

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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The Rs 6000 is a giveaway.

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Will you buy it?

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Depends on what it is.

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Ruby shoes?

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Oh yes, they are worth a lot of money, Rs 6000 is about 100 dollars.

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Would you buy 100 kg onions for that amount?

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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That would be a cheap price here.

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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Hi Agnishom

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Thanks for putting up your efforts to do these problems

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