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GRADE 10

Arithmetic/Geometric Series and Sequence


1. If
are in geometric progression, the fourth term is:
2. In a given arithmetic sequence the first term is , the last term is , and the sum of all
the terms is
. The common difference is:
3. What is the sixth term of the arithmetic sequence whose 31st and 73rd terms are 18 and
46, respectively?
4. If five geometric means are inserted between 8 and 5832, find the fifth term in the
geometric sequence thus formed by the seven numbers.
5. The sum of the first three terms of a geometric sequence of positive integers is equal to
seven times the first term, and the sum of the first four terms is 45. What is the first term
of the sequence?
6. Find the sum of the infinite series 1 1/2 + 1/4 1/8 + .
7. Find x so that the sequence 42 - 1, 2x + 2, and 22 - 3 is an arithmetic progression.
8. If the arithmetic mean of two numbers is
two numbers as roots is:

and their geometric mean is

, then an equation with the given

9. Given a geometric progression of five terms, each a positive integer less than
. The
sum of the five terms is
. If is the sum of those terms in the progression which are
squares of integers, then is:
10.
General Mathematics
1. If varies directly as , and if
when
, the value of
2. Given
and
, find the value of

when

is:

3.
4.
5.
6.

If
and
, the numerical value of
is:
The number of real values of x satisfying the equation 2^{2x^2 - 7x + 5} = 1 is:
The sum of the reciprocals of the roots of the equation
is:
Given that the ratio of
to
is constant, and
when
, then,
when
, equals:
7. If three of the roots of
are , , and then the value of
is:
8. A straight line passing through the point
is perpendicular to the line
Its equation is:

9. The fourth power of


is:
10.
Points
and are on line segment
, and both points are on the same side of
the midpoint of
. Point divides
in the ratio
and divides
in the
ratio
. If
, then the length of segment
is
11.
If two factors of
are
and
, the value of
is
Combination/Permutation
1. In a soccer league consisting of twelve sides, each team plays every other team once.
How many matches are there?
2. A club has 14 members. It has to send a delegation of 5 members to represent them at a
particular event. Find the number of possible delegations.
3. At the library, Ina found 6 books of interest but he can only borrow 4 books. How many
possible selections can he make?
4. The second section of Mathematics paper contains 7 questions and a candidate must

answer any 4 questions. In how many ways can the 4 questions be chosen (without
regard
to order)?
5. On a piece of paper, 8 points are marked such that no 3 points lie on the same straight
line. How many lines can be drawn passing through any 2 of these points?
6. Seven points lie on a circle. How many triangles can be drawn using any 3 of these
points
as vertices?
7. A group of 4 adults and 3 children are to be formed from 8 adults and 5 children. How
many possible groups are there?
8. To promote reading, a teacher decides to feature 3 classics, 4 contemporary novels and 2
non-fiction books on a notice board. How many selections can she make from 5 classics,
6
contemporary novels and 4 non-fiction books?
9. Five counterfeit coins are mixed with nine authentic coins. If two coins are drawn at
random, the probability that one is good and one is counterfeit is
10.
Circles
1. A circle is inscribed in a triangle with side lengths
, and . Let the segments of the
side of length , made by a point of tangency, be and , with
. What is the
ratio
?
2.
is the diameter of a circle centered at .
is a point on the circle such that
angle
is
. If the diameter of the circle is inches, the length of chord
,
expressed in inches, is:
3. The length of the common chord of two intersecting circles is
feet. If the radii are
feet and
feet, a possible value for the distance between the centers of the circles,
expressed in feet, is:
4. Two parallel chords in a circle have lengths
and , and the distance between them
is . The chord parallel to these chords and midway between them is of length
where is
5. Circle I is circumscribed about a given square and circle II is inscribed in the given
square. If is the ratio of the area of circle I to that of circle II, then equals:
6. If an arc of
on circle has the same length as an arc of
on circle
, the ratio of
the area of circle to that of circle
is:
7. Points
, and lie on the circle shown and the measures of arcs
and
respectively. The sum of the measures of angles
and is

and

are

8.

Quadrilateral
sides
and

is inscribed in a circle with side


, a diameter of length . If
each have length , then side
has length

9.
Chords
and
in the circle above intersect at E and are perpendicular to each
other. If segments
, and
have measures
, and respectively, then the
length of the diameter of the circle is
10. A chord which is the perpendicular bisector of a radius of length 12 in a circle, has
length