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SSC CGL level Question Set 8, Algebra

MCQ algebra questions with answers for SSC CGL Set 2

2nd set of MCQ Algebra questions for SSC CGL

MCQ algebra questions with answers for SSC CGL exams sets 2. Selected for variety. Take the timed test and verify answers. Clear doubts from solutions.

A number of these 10 are hard algebra questions. But don't hesitate. Go ahead and try them.

This forms the 8th question set for SSC CGL and 2nd on Algebra and can be used as a mini mock test.

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MCQ Algebra Questions 2nd set - 10 problems for SSC CGL exam - time to solve 12 mins

Q1. If $a = \sqrt{7 + 2\sqrt{12}}$ and $b = \sqrt{7 - 2\sqrt{12}}$, then $a^3 + b^3$ is,

  1. 52
  2. 40
  3. 44
  4. 48

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

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

Q3. 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,

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

Q4. If $x^2 -4x + 1 = 0$, then $x^3 + \displaystyle\frac{1}{x^3}$ is, 

  1. 44
  2. 64
  3. 48
  4. 52

Q5. If $x^4 + \displaystyle\frac{1}{x^4} = 119$ and $x \gt 1$, then positive value of  $x^3 - \displaystyle\frac{1}{x^3}$ is,

  1. 27
  2. 36
  3. 25
  4. 49

Q6. If $x^3 + y^3 = 9$ and $x + y = 3$, then value of $\displaystyle\frac{1}{x} + \displaystyle\frac{1}{y}$ will be,

  1. $\displaystyle\frac{5}{2}$
  2. $\displaystyle\frac{3}{2}$
  3. $-1$
  4. $\displaystyle\frac{1}{2}$

Q7. If $ a : b = 2 : 3$ and $b : c = 4 : 5$, then the value of $a^2 : b^2 : bc$ is,

  1. 16 : 36 : 20
  2. 16 : 36 : 45
  3. 4 : 9 : 45
  4. 4 : 36 : 40

Q8. If $ a : b = 3 : 2$, then the ratio of, $2a^2 + 3b^2 : 3a^2 - 2b^2$ is,

  1. 6 : 5
  2. 30 : 19
  3. 12 : 5
  4. 5 : 3

Q9. The expression $x^4 - 2x^2 + k$ will be a perfect square if value of $k$ is,

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

Q10. If $a = 11$ and $b = 9$, then the value of, $\displaystyle\frac{a^2 + b^2 + ab}{a^3 - b^3}$ is,

  1. $20$
  2. $\displaystyle\frac{1}{2}$
  3. $\displaystyle\frac{1}{20}$
  4. $2$

Answers to the 10 MCQ algebra questions for SSC CGL 2nd set

Q1. Answer: Option a: 52.

Q2. Answer: Option c: 1.

Q3. Answer: Option a: 1.

Q4. Answer: Option d: 52.

Q5. Answer: Option b: 36.

Q6. Answer: Option b: $\displaystyle\frac{3}{2}$.

Q7. Answer: Option b: 16 : 36 : 45.

Q8. Answer: Option b: 30 : 19.

Q9. Answer: Option a: 1.

Q10. Answer: Option b: $\displaystyle\frac{1}{2}$.


Solutions to the problems

For detailed conceptual solutions with answers you should refer to the companion SSC CGL level Solution Set 8 on Algebra.

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Part I: Q1 to Q5

Part II: Q6 to Q10


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