## 14th SSC CGL Tier II level Question Set, 5th on Algebra

This is the 14th question set of 10 practice problem exercise for SSC CGL Tier II exam and the 5th on topic Algebra.

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### 14th question set - 10 problems for SSC CGL Tier II exam: 5th on topic Algebra - answering time 15 mins

**Q1. **If $x=\displaystyle\frac{\sqrt{13}+\sqrt{11}}{\sqrt{13}-\sqrt{11}}$, and $y=\displaystyle\frac{1}{x}$, then the value of $3x^2-5xy+3y^2$ is,

- 1771
- 1717
- 1177
- 1171

**Q2.** If $x=7+4\sqrt{3}$ find the value of $\displaystyle\frac{3x^6+2x^4+4x^3+2x^2+3}{x^4+x^3+x^2}$ is,

- $\displaystyle\frac{8238}{15}$
- $\displaystyle\frac{8138}{15}$
- $\displaystyle\frac{8338}{15}$
- $\displaystyle\frac{8138}{17}$

**Q3. **The value of the expression $\displaystyle\frac{(x^2-y^2)^3+(y^2-z^2)^3+(z^2-x^2)^3}{(x-y)^3+(y-z)^3+(z-x)^3}$ is,

- $(x^2-y^2)(y^2-z^2)(z^2-x^2)$
- $3(x+y)(y+z)(z+x)$
- $(x+y)(y+z)(z+x)$
- $3(x-y)(y-z)(z-x)$

**Q4. **If $a+b+c=5$, $ab+bc+ca=7$ and $abc=3$ find the value of $\left(\displaystyle\frac{a}{b}+\displaystyle\frac{b}{a}\right)+\left(\displaystyle\frac{b}{c}+\displaystyle\frac{c}{b}\right)+\left(\displaystyle\frac{c}{a}+\displaystyle\frac{a}{c}\right)$.

- $9\displaystyle\frac{2}{3}$
- $8\displaystyle\frac{2}{3}$
- $8\displaystyle\frac{1}{3}$
- $7\displaystyle\frac{2}{3}$

**Q5. **If $a \neq b \neq c$, then the value of $\displaystyle\frac{a^2+b^2+c^2}{ab+bc+ca}$ is,

- greater than 1
- equal to 1
- less than 1
- can't be defined

**Q6.** If $x+y=4$ and $x^2+y^2=14$, where $x \gt y$, the values of $x$ and $y$ respectively are,

- $2-\sqrt{2}$, $\sqrt{3}$
- $3$, $1$
- $2+\sqrt{3}$, $2-\sqrt{3}$
- $2+\sqrt{3}$, $2\sqrt{2}$

** Q7.** If $a^2+b^2+c^2=2(2a-3b-5c)-38$, then the value of $(a-b-c)$ is,

- $12$
- $10$
- $9$
- $11$

** Q8.** The expression, $a^2+\displaystyle\frac{1}{a^2} -13a+\displaystyle\frac{13}{a}+34$ converted to product of factors is,

- $\left(a+\displaystyle\frac{1}{a}-4\right)\left(a+\displaystyle\frac{1}{a}+9\right)$
- $\left(a-\displaystyle\frac{1}{a}-4\right)\left(a-\displaystyle\frac{1}{a}-9\right)$
- $\left(a-\displaystyle\frac{1}{a}+4\right)\left(a-\displaystyle\frac{1}{a}+9\right)$
- $\left(a+\displaystyle\frac{1}{a}+4\right)\left(a-\displaystyle\frac{1}{a}+9\right)$

**Q9.** If $a+b+c=0$, then $\displaystyle\frac{2a^2}{b^2+c^2-a^2}+\displaystyle\frac{2b^2}{c^2+a^2-b^2}+\displaystyle\frac{2c^2}{a^2+b^2-c^2}+3$ is equal to,

- $3$
- $-3$
- $-4$
- $0$

** Q10.** If $a=2+\sqrt{3}$, then the value of $\displaystyle\frac{a^3}{a^6+3a^3+1}$ is,

- $55$
- $\displaystyle\frac{3}{55}$
- $\displaystyle\frac{1}{55}$
- $\displaystyle\frac{1}{40}$

To know how to solve the problems quickly in a few steps, refer to the corresponding solution set,

**SSC CGL Tier II Solution set 14, Algebra 5.**

Watch the **quick solutions in two-part video**.

**Part I: Q1 to Q5**

**Part II: Q6 to Q10**

### Answers to the questions

**Problem 1.** Answer: Option b: 1717.

**Problem 2.** Answer: Option b : $\displaystyle\frac{8138}{15}$.

**Problem 3.** Answer: Option c: $(x+y)(y+z)(z+x)$.

**Problem 4.** Answer: Option b: $8\displaystyle\frac{2}{3}$.

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

**Problem 6.** Answer: Option c : $2+\sqrt{3}$, $2-\sqrt{3}$.

**Problem 7.** Answer: Option b: $10$.

**Problem 8.** Answer: Option b: $\left(a-\displaystyle\frac{1}{a}-4\right)\left(a-\displaystyle\frac{1}{a}-9\right)$.

**Problem 9.** Answer: Option d: $0$.

**Problem 10.** Answer: Option b: $\displaystyle\frac{1}{55}$.

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