## 33rd SSC CGL level Question Set, 9th on Algebra

This is the 33rd question set of 10 practice problem exercise for SSC CGL exam and 9th on topic Algebra.

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### 33rd question set - 10 problems for SSC CGL exam: 9th on topic Algebra - answering time 15 mins

**Q1. **If $x = 2.361$, $y=3.263$, and $z=5.624$, then the value of $x^3 + y^3 - z^3 + 3xyz$ is,

- 35.621
- 1
- 0
- 19.277

**Q2.** If $6 + \displaystyle\frac{1}{x}=x$, then the value of $x^4 + \displaystyle\frac{1}{x^4}$ is,

- 1444
- 1442
- 1448
- 1446

**Q3.** If $x^2 + \displaystyle\frac{1}{x^2} = 66$, then the value of $\displaystyle\frac{x^2 - 1 + 2x}{x}$ is,

- $\pm{8}$
- $6, -10$
- $10, -6$
- $\pm{4}$

**Q4. **Find the minimum value of $2x^2 - (x - 3)(x + 5)$, where $x$ is real,

- 20
- 14
- -12
- 8

**Q5. **If $x+y=7$ then the value of $x^3 + y^3 + 21xy$ is,

- 243
- 143
- 443
- 343

**Q6.** If $x=\displaystyle\frac{\sqrt{3}}{2}$ then the value of $\displaystyle\frac{\sqrt{1+x} + \sqrt{1-x}}{\sqrt{1+x} - \sqrt{1-x}}$ will be,

- $-\sqrt{3}$
- $1$
- $\sqrt{3}$
- $-1$

** Q7.** If $p^3 + 3p^2 + 3p = 7$ then the value of $p^2 + 2p$ is,

- 3
- 4
- 5
- 6

** Q8.** If $\left(x + \displaystyle\frac{1}{x}\right)^2 = 3$ then the value of $(x^{72} + x^{66} + x^{54} + x^{36} + x^{24} + x^6 + 1)$ is,

- 4
- 2
- 3
- 1

**Q9.** If $a^2 + b^2 + c^2 = 2(a -b -c) -3$, then $4a - 3b + 5c$ is,

- 3
- 2
- 5
- 6

** Q10.** If $3x + \displaystyle\frac{1}{2x} = 5$, then the value of $8x^3 + \displaystyle\frac{1}{27x^3}$ is,

- $118\frac{1}{2}$
- $0$
- $30\frac{10}{27}$
- $1$

### Solutions to the problems

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