## First SSC CGL Question Set on Algebra

This is the first question set of 10 practice problem exercise for SSC CGL exam on Algebra. Students must complete this set in prescribed time first and then only refer to the solution set.

It is emphasized here that answering in MCQ test is not at all the same as answering in a school test where you need to derive the solution in perfectly elaborated steps.

In MCQ test instead, you need basically to deduce the answer in shortest possible time and select the right choice. None will ask you about what steps you followed.

Based on our analysis and experience we have seen that, for accurate and quick answering, the student

- must have complete understanding of the basic concepts of the topics
- is adequately fast in mental math calculation
- should try to solve each problem using the most basic concepts in the specific topic area and
- does most of the deductive reasoning and calculation in his head rather than on paper.

Actual problem solving happens in item 3 and 4 above. How to do that?

You need to use your **your problem solving abilities** ony. There is no other recourse.

Before taking the test you may like to refer to our **concept tutorials** on Algebra and related topics,

**Basic and rich Algebraic concepts for elegant solutions of SSC CGL problems,**

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* SSC CGL level difficult Algebra problem solving by Componendo dividendo*.

### First question set- 10 problems for SSC CGL exam - time 18 mins

**Q1.** The value of, $\frac{1}{a^2 +ax + x^2}- \frac{1}{a^2 - ax + x^2} +\frac{2ax}{a^4 + a^2x^2 + x^4}$ is,

- 2
- 1
- -1
- 0

**Q2.** If $x^3 + y^3 = 9$ and $x + y = 3$ then the value of $x^4 + y^4$ is,

- 81
- 32
- 27
- 17

**Q3.** For any real number $x$ the maximum value of $4 - 6x - x^2$ is,

- 4
- 7
- 9
- 13

**Q4.** If $5^{\sqrt{x}} + 12^{\sqrt{x}} = 13^{\sqrt{x}}$ then value of $x$ is,

- $\frac{25}{4}$
- 4
- 6
- 9

**Q5.** If $a + b + c = 0$ then the value of $\frac{a^2 + b^2 + c^2}{a^2 - bc}$ is,

- 0
- 1
- 2
- 3

**Q6.** If $x^2 + 2 = 2x$ then the value of $x^4 - x^3 + x^2 + 2$ will be,

- 0
- 1
- -1
- $\sqrt{2}$

**Q7.** If $x = (\sqrt{2} + 1)^{-\frac{1}{3}}$, then the value of $\left(x^3 - \frac{1}{x^3}\right)$,

- $0$
- $-2$
- $-\sqrt{2}$
- $\sqrt{2}$

**Q8.** If $4b^2 + \frac{1}{b^2}=2$, then value of $8b^3 + \frac{1}{b^3}$ is,

- 0
- 2
- 1
- 5

**Q9.** If $x^\frac{1}{3} + y^\frac{1}{3} - z^\frac{1}{3} = 0$ then value of $(x + y - z)^3 + 27xyz$ is,

- $-1$
- 1
- 0
- 27

**Q10.** If $x^{x\sqrt{x}} = (x\sqrt{x})^x$ then $x$ is equal to,

- $\frac{4}{9}$
- $\frac{2}{3}$
- $\frac{9}{4}$
- $\frac{3}{2}$

### Solutions to the questions

You can refer to the corresponding solution set at

**SSC CGL level Solution Set 1, Algebra 1.**

#### Video

You may watch the solutions in the two-part video.

**Part I: Q1 to Q5**

**Part II: Q6 to Q10**

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**SSC CGL level Solution Set 74, Algebra 16**

**SSC CGL level Question Set 64, Algebra 15**

**SSC CGL level Solution Set 64, Algebra 15**

**SSC CGL level Question Set 58, Algebra 14**

**SSC CGL level Solution Set 58, Algebra 14**

**SSC CGL level Question Set 57, Algebra 13**

**SSC CGL level Solution Set 57, Algebra 13**

**SSC CGL level Question Set 51, Algebra 12**

**SSC CGL level Solution Set 51, Algebra 12**

**SSC CGL level Question Set 45, Algebra 11**

**SSC CGL level Solution Set 45, Algebra 11**

**SSC CGL level Question Set 35, Algebra 10**

**SSC CGL level Solution Set 35, Algebra 10**

**SSC CGL level Question Set 33, Algebra 9**

**SSC CGL level Solution Set 33, Algebra 9**

**SSC CGL level Question Set 23, Algebra 8**

**SSC CGL level Solution Set 23, Algebra 8**

**SSC CGL level Question Set 22, Algebra 7**

**SSC CGL level Solution Set 22, Algebra 7**

**SSC CGL level Question Set 13, Algebra 6**

**SSC CGL level Solution Set 13, Algebra 6**

**SSC CGL level Question Set 11, Algebra 5**

**SSC CGL level Solution Set 11, Algebra 5**

**SSC CGL level Question Set 10, Algebra 4**

**SSC CGL level Solution Set 10, Algebra 4**

**SSC CGL level Question Set 9, Algebra 3**

**SSC CGL level Solution Set 9, Algebra 3**

**SSC CGL level Question Set 8, Algebra 2**

**SSC CGL level Solution Set 8, Algebra 2**

**SSC CGL level Question Set 1, Algebra 1**

**SSC CGL level Solution Set 1, Algebra 1**

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