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SSC CGL level Question Set 11, Algebra

SSC CGL difficult algebra questions with answers set 5

Fifth set of SSC CGL difficult algebra questions

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SSC CGL difficult algebra questions 5th set - time to solve 12 mins

Q1. If $a$, $b$ and $c$ are non-zero and $a + \displaystyle\frac{1}{b} = 1$ and  $b + \displaystyle\frac{1}{c} = 1$, the value of $abc$ is,

  1. $3$
  2. $-1$
  3. $1$
  4. $-3$

Q2. If $a + \displaystyle\frac{1}{a - 2} = 4$, then $(a - 2)^2 + \displaystyle\frac{1}{(a - 2)^2}$ is,

  1. $4$
  2. $0$
  3. $-2$
  4. $2$

Q3. If $a + b + c = 2s$, then $\displaystyle\frac{(s - a)^2 + (s - b)^2 + (s - c)^2}{a^2 + b^2 + c^2}$ is,

  1. $0$
  2. $a^2 + b^2 + c^2$
  3. $1$
  4. $2$

Q4. If $xy(x + y) = 1$, then $\displaystyle\frac{1}{x^3y^3} - x^3 - y^3$ is,

  1. $1$
  2. $-1$
  3. $3$
  4. $-3$

Q5. If $a + b + c = 6$, $a^2 + b^2 + c^2 = 14$ and $a^3 + b^3 + c^3 = 36$, then the value of $abc$ is,

  1. 3
  2. 6
  3. 9
  4. 12

Q6. The minimum value of $(a - 2)(a - 9)$ is,

  1. $\displaystyle\frac{-11}{4}$
  2. $0$
  3. $\displaystyle\frac{-49}{4}$
  4. $\displaystyle\frac{49}{4}$

Q7. The terms $a$, $1$, and $b$ are in AP and the terms $1$, $a$ and $b$ are in GP. Find the values of $a$ and $b$, where $a\neq{b}$.

  1. 4, 1
  2. 2, 4
  3. -2, 1
  4. -2, 4

Q8. If $x\neq{0}$, $y\neq{0}$ and $z\neq{0}$, and $\displaystyle\frac{1}{x^2} + \displaystyle\frac{1}{y^2} + \displaystyle\frac{1}{z^2} = \displaystyle\frac{1}{xy} + \displaystyle\frac{1}{yz} + \displaystyle\frac{1}{zx}$, then the relation between $x$, $y$ and $z$ is,

  1. $x + y = z$
  2. $x + y + z = 0$
  3. $x=y=z$
  4. $\displaystyle\frac{1}{x} + \displaystyle\frac{1}{y} + \displaystyle\frac{1}{z} = 0$

Q9. If $a^2 - 4a - 1 = 0$, then $a^2 + \displaystyle\frac{1}{a^2} + 3a - \displaystyle\frac{3}{a}$ is,

  1. 25
  2. 35
  3. 40
  4. 30

Q10. If $\displaystyle\frac{1}{\sqrt[3]{4} + \sqrt[3]{2} + 1} = a\sqrt[3]{4} + b\sqrt[3]{2} + c$, and $a$, $b$ and $c$ are rational, find the value of $a + b + c$.

  1. 3
  2. 0
  3. 2
  4. 1

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SSC CGL level Solution Set 11 on Algebra.


Answers to the fifth set of SSC CGL difficult algebra questions

Q1. Answer: Option b: $-1$.

Q2. Answer: Option d: $2$.

Q3. Answer: Option c: $1$.

Q4. Answer: Option c: $3$.

Q5. Answer: Option b: 6.

Q6. Answer: Option c: $-\displaystyle\frac{49}{4}$.

Q7. Answer: Option d: -2, 4.

Q8. Answer: Option c: $x=y=z$.

Q9. Answer: Option d: 30.

Q10. Answer: Option b: 0.


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