## 45th SSC CGL level Question Set, 11th on Algebra

This is the 45th question set of 10 practice problem exercise for SSC CGL exam and 11th on topic Algebra.

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### 45th question set - 10 problems for SSC CGL exam: 11th on topic Algebra - answering time 15 mins

**Problem 1.**

If $\displaystyle\frac{5x}{2x^2+5x+1}=\frac{1}{3}$, then the value of $\left(x+\displaystyle\frac{1}{2x}\right)$ is,

- 5
- 10
- 15
- 20

**Problem 2.**

If $x^2+1=2x$, then the value of $\displaystyle\frac{x^4+\displaystyle\frac{1}{x^2}}{x^2-3x+1}$ is,

- $1$
- $-2$
- $0$
- $2$

**Problem 3.**

If $x^3+\displaystyle\frac{3}{x}=4(a^3+b^3)$ and $3x+\displaystyle\frac{1}{x^3}=4(a^3-b^3)$ then $a^2-b^2$ is equal to,

- $1$
- $0$
- $4$
- $2$

**Problem 4.**

If $ab + bc+ca=0$, then the value of $\displaystyle\frac{1}{a^2-bc} +\displaystyle\frac{1}{b^2-ac}+\displaystyle\frac{1}{c^2-ab}$ is,

- $0$
- $1$
- $-1$
- $2$

**Problem 5.**

If $x$ is a rational number and $\displaystyle\frac{(x+1)^3-(x-1)^3}{(x+1)^2-(x-1)^2}=2$ then the sum of numerator and denominator of $x$ is,

- $7$
- $4$
- $5$
- $3$

**Problem 6.**

If $a+b+c=0$ then the value of $(a+b-c)^2+(b+c-a)^2+(c+a-b)^2$ will be equal to,

- $4(a^2+b^2+c^2)$
- $4(ab+bc+ca)$
- $0$
- $8abc$

**Problem 7.**

If $x^2+y^2=5xy$, ,then the value of $\left(\displaystyle\frac{x^2}{y^2}+\displaystyle\frac{y^2}{x^2}\right)$ is equal to,

- $32$
- $16$
- $-23$
- $23$

**Problem 8.**

If $x+\displaystyle\frac{2}{x}=1$, then tne value of $\displaystyle\frac{x^2+x+2}{x^2(x-1)}$ is,

- $2$
- $1$
- $-1$
- $-2$

**Problem 9.**

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 numbers, then $a+b+c$ is equal to,

- 1
- 3
- 0
- 2

**Problem 10.**

If $x=7+4\sqrt{3}$ then the value of $\left(\sqrt{x}+\displaystyle\frac{1}{\sqrt{x}}\right)$ is,

- $2\sqrt{3}$
- $-2\sqrt{3}$
- $4$
- $-4$

### Answers to the questions

**Problem 1.** **Answer:** Option a: 5.

**Problem 2.** **Answer:** Option b : $-2$.

**Problem 3. Answer:** Option a: $1$.

**Problem 4.** **Answer:** Option a: $0$.

**Problem 5.** **Answer:** Option b: $4$.

**Problem 6.** **Answer:** Option a : $4(a^2+b^2+c^2)$.

**Problem 7.** **Answer:** Option d: $23$.

**Problem 8.** **Answer:** Option c: $-1$.

**Problem 9.** **Answer:** Option c: 0.

**Problem 10.** **Answer: **Option a: $4$.

### Solutions to the problems

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