1.The remainder when

divided by 7 is?

1. /0 http://vcenotes.com/forum/index.php/topic,13271.msg147078.html#msg1470782. TrueTears http://vcenotes.com/forum/index.php/topic,13271.msg147344.html#msg1473442. Three-digit numbers are formed using only digits which are odd. The sum of all such three-digit numbers is?

1. over9000 http://vcenotes.com/forum/index.php/topic,13271.msg147062.html#msg1470623. Find the limit as x approaches infinity of

without using l'hopital's rule.

(source: kamil9876)

1. TrueTears http://vcenotes.com/forum/index.php/topic,13271.msg147112.html#msg1471122. Mao http://vcenotes.com/forum/index.php/topic,13271.msg147125.html#msg1471254. The Fibonacci ratios are defined as follows:

(i.e

)

prove that

etc. (increase and decrease alternatively)

(source: kamil9876)

1. Mao http://vcenotes.com/forum/index.php/topic,13271.msg147489/topicseen.html#msg1474892. kamil9876 http://vcenotes.com/forum/index.php/topic,13271.msg147498.html#msg1474985. Consider

What shape is made when f(0) is connected to f(1), f(1) to f(2) etc.

(source: kamil9876)

1. Mao http://vcenotes.com/forum/index.php/topic,13271.msg147492.html#msg1474926. A time machine is controlled by a bank of switches, numbered 1 to 10 (from left to right). Each switch must be set to 0 or 1 before the starter button is pressed. The nth switch takes the time traveller forward

years if n is odd and back

years if n is even; a switch set to 0 has no effect; the combined effect of several switches set to 1 is the sum of their individual effects. How should the switches be set to take the time traveller back to 1787, the year in which the First Fleet departed? (assuming we start in year 1988)

1. /0 http://vcenotes.com/forum/index.php/topic,13271.msg147379.html#msg1473797. The number of digits in

when expanded is closest to?

A. 450 B. 4000 C. 4500 D. 6500 E. 40000

1. /0 http://vcenotes.com/forum/index.php/topic,13271.msg147358.html#msg1473582. TrueTears http://vcenotes.com/forum/index.php/topic,13271.msg147371.html#msg1473718. Ten circles, each circle intersecting each other in two distinct points, are in a plane and no three of them pass through the same point. They divide the plane into a number of disjoint regions which, including the exterior of all circles, is?

1. Mao http://vcenotes.com/forum/index.php/topic,13271.msg147483.html#msg1474839. In how many ways can one select 3 different integers ranging from 1 to 30 inclusive so that their sum is a multiple of 3 (order of selection does not matter)?

1. kamil9876 http://vcenotes.com/forum/index.php/topic,13271.msg147355.html#msg14735510. Find all the real roots to

1. over9000 http://vcenotes.com/forum/index.php/topic,13271.msg147376.html#msg1473762. TrueTears http://vcenotes.com/forum/index.php/topic,13271.msg147474.html#msg14747411. A point is selected inside a rectangle such that its distance from one vertex is 11cm, its distance from the opposite vertex is 12cm, and its distance from a third vertex is 3cm. Its distance, in cm, from the fourth vertex is?

1. over9000 http://vcenotes.com/forum/index.php/topic,13271.msg147473.html#msg14747312. In how many ways can 75 be expressed as the sum of at least two positive integers, all of which are consecutive?

1. /0 http://vcenotes.com/forum/index.php/topic,13271.msg147379.html#msg14737913. How many times in one day do the hands of a clock form a right angle? (Assume the hour hand does not move, eg, say on a real clock when it is 5:50 pm, the hour hand tends to move towards 6. But assume for this question the hour hand stays exactly on the hour it is.)

1. over9000 http://vcenotes.com/forum/index.php/topic,13271.msg147381.html#msg14738114. In a circle of radius 10 cm, a chord is drawn 6 cm from the centre. If a chord half the length of the original chord were drawn, its distance, in cm, from the centre would be?

1. over9000 http://vcenotes.com/forum/index.php/topic,13271.msg147399.html#msg14739915. In the triangle PQR, T is a point on PQ such that PT is twice as long as TQ and U is a point on QR such that QU is twice as long as UR. If the area of triangle PQR is

, then the area of triangle PTU in

is?

1. Mao http://vcenotes.com/forum/index.php/topic,13271.msg147465.html#msg1474652. kamil9876 http://vcenotes.com/forum/index.php/topic,13271.msg147467.html#msg14746716. Let

and

be positive real numbers with

. Prove that

1. kamil9876 http://vcenotes.com/forum/index.php/topic,13271.msg147404.html#msg1474042. kamil9876 http://vcenotes.com/forum/index.php/topic,13271.msg147443.html#msg14744317. Show that for all natural numbers n, every number of the form

is divisible by

.

(source: kamil9876)

1. over9000 http://vcenotes.com/forum/index.php/topic,13271.msg147510.html#msg1475102. TrueTears http://vcenotes.com/forum/index.php/topic,13271.msg147551.html#msg14755118. A slow train leaves Canberra at 9:17 am and arrives in Goulburn at 12:02pm. On the same day, the express leaves Canberra at 9:56am and arrives in Goulburn at 11:36am. At what time does the express pass the slow train if each is travelling at constant speed?

1. over9000 http://vcenotes.com/forum/index.php/topic,13271.msg147497.html#msg14749719. An honest promoter decides to stage an exhibition tennis match between 2 players, whose names are to be drawn at random from a pool of N players, n of whom are Australians. He draws the 2 names and before announcing them is asked by a reporter "Will the match involve at least one Australian?" After looking at the drawn names he says "Yes". The chance of both players being Australian is?

1. Mao http://vcenotes.com/forum/index.php/topic,13271.msg148453.html#msg14845320. A cube of edge 6cm is divide into 216 unit cubes by planes parallel to the faces of the cube. A sphere of diameter 6 cm is inscribed in the large cube so that faces of this cube are tangents to the sphere. The number of complete unit cubes contained in this sphere is?

1. kamil9876 http://vcenotes.com/forum/index.php/topic,13271.msg147702.html#msg14770221. Dots are arranged in a rectangular grid containing 4 rows and n columns. Consider different ways of colouring the dots, colouring each dot either yellow or green. Call a colouring of the diagram "good" if no four dots of the same colour form a rectangle (or square) with horizontal and vertical sides. The maximum value of n for which the diagram permits a "good" colouring is?

1. /0 http://vcenotes.com/forum/index.php/topic,13271.msg147486.html#msg14748622. Mao, over9000, /0, TrueTears and kamil play a game in which each person is a frog or ugly duckling. Frogs' statements are always false while ugly ducklings' statements are always true.

Mao says that over9000 is a ugly duckling.

/0 says that TrueTears is a frog

kamil says that Mao is not a frog

over9000 says that /0 is not a ugly duckling

TrueTears says that kamil and Mao are different kinds of animals

How many frogs are there?

1. over9000 http://vcenotes.com/forum/index.php/topic,13271.msg147567.html#msg14756723. Each of the faces of a cube is numbered with a different integer. each vertex is assigned a "vertex number" which is the sum of the numbers on the faces which intersect in that vertex and then the sum of the vertex numbers is calculated. The highest number which must divide this sum, for every possible numbering of the faces, is?

1. kamil9876 http://vcenotes.com/forum/index.php/topic,13271.msg147855.html#msg14785524. 4 spheres each of radius 10 cm lie on a horizontal table so that the centre of the spheres form a square of side 20cm. A fifth sphere of radius 10 cm is placed on them so that it touches each of the spheres without disturbing them. How many centimetres above the table is the centre of the 5th sphere?

1. Mao http://vcenotes.com/forum/index.php/topic,13271.msg148454.html#msg14845425. In a rectangular co-ordinate system with scale 1 cm = 1 unit on each axis, we have A(0,8) B(6,0) C(x,12). If

and area of triangle ABC is

. Find the value of x

(source: Chinese textbook lol)

1. TrueTears http://vcenotes.com/forum/index.php/topic,13271.msg147807.html#msg14780726. On a tiny, remote island where the death sentence still exists, a man can be granted mercy after receiving a death sentence in the following way: He is given 18 white balls and 6 black balls. He must divide them among three boxes, with at least one ball in each box. The blindfolded, he must choose a box at random, and then a ball from within this box. He receives mercy only if the chosen ball is white. The probability of the man receiving mercy (provided he has distributed the balls in the most favourable manner) is?

1. over9000 http://vcenotes.com/forum/index.php/topic,13271.msg147632.html#msg14763227. PQR is a triangle. Q is the mid-point of PS. The length of UR is

the length of PU. T is the point of intersection of the lines QR and SU. The ratio

is?

1. Mao http://vcenotes.com/forum/index.php/topic,13271.msg148468.html#msg1484682. TrueTears http://vcenotes.com/forum/index.php/topic,13271.msg148471.html#msg14847128. Find

(source: /0)

1. TrueTears http://vcenotes.com/forum/index.php/topic,13271.msg147681.html#msg14768129. A city railway network has for sale one-way tickets for travel from one station to another station. Each ticket specifies the origin and destination. Several new stations were added to the network and an additional 76 different ticket types had to be printed. How many new stations were added to the network?

1. kamil9876 http://vcenotes.com/forum/index.php/topic,13271.msg148104.html#msg14810430. How many real solutions are there to

1. humph http://vcenotes.com/forum/index.php/topic,13271.msg148070.html#msg1480702. kamil9876 http://vcenotes.com/forum/index.php/topic,13271.msg148081.html#msg14808131. Given integers m and n such that

, how many positive solutions must the equation

have?

1. humph http://vcenotes.com/forum/index.php/topic,13271.msg147953.html#msg14795332. Two brothers, each aged between 10 and 90, "combined" their ages by writing them down one after the other to create a four digit number and discovered this number to be the square of an integer. Nine years later they repeated the process (combining their names in the same order) and found that the combination again was a square of another integer which was nine larger than the previous integer. The sum of their original ages were?

1. Mao http://vcenotes.com/forum/index.php/topic,13271.msg148474.html#msg14847433. When a school marching band lines up in 4 columns, the last row is not complete. When it lines up in 3 columns, the last row is not complete, but there are 3 more rows. When it lines up in 2 columns, the last row is not complete and there are 5 more rows than there were with 3 columns. The number of students in the band is between?

A. 10-19 B. 20-29 C. 30-39 D. 40-49 E. 50-59

1. over9000 http://vcenotes.com/forum/index.php/topic,13271.msg148274.html#msg14827434. For how many positive integers n is it true that

is also a positive integer?

1. kamil9876 http://vcenotes.com/forum/index.php/topic,13271.msg147744.html#msg14774435. The numbers p, q, r, s and t are consecutive positive integers, arranged in increasing order. If p+q+r+s+t is a perfect cube and q+r+s is a perfect square, find the smallest possible value of r.

1. kamil9876 http://vcenotes.com/forum/index.php/topic,13271.msg147968.html#msg14796836. Find all integers that leave a remainder of 3 when divided by 5 , a remainder of 5 when divided by 7 , and a remainder of 7 when divided by 11.

(sauce: /0)

1. humph http://vcenotes.com/forum/index.php/topic,13271.msg147976.html#msg14797637. If the line y = 2x+3 is reflected in the line y = x+1, find what its equation becomes.

(sauce: /0)

1. kamil9876 http://vcenotes.com/forum/index.php/topic,13271.msg147969.html#msg14796938. What is the smallest integer n for which n! terminates in exactly 88 zeros?

(sauce: /0)

1. kamil9876 http://vcenotes.com/forum/index.php/topic,13271.msg147902.html#msg14790239. I start with 3 marbles, one red, one green and one blue. I can trade any one marble for two others, one each of the other two colours. Is it possible to make a number of such trades and end up with five more blue marbles than red? Show all working. (I don't care how many green marbles I have at the end.)

1. over9000 http://vcenotes.com/forum/index.php/topic,13271.msg147947.html#msg14794740. Take any whole number q. Calculate

. Factorize

to give two factors a and b (not necessarily

and

). Put

. Then you will find that

,

and

are all perfect squares. Prove that this method always gives three perfect squares.

1. humph http://vcenotes.com/forum/index.php/topic,13271.msg147929.html#msg14792941. Semicircles are drawn on the sides of a rectangle ABCD as shown in the diagram. A circle passing through points ABCD carves out four crescent-shaped regions (coloured yellow and green in the diagram). Prove that the sum of the areas of the four crescents is equal in area to the rectangle ABCD.

1. humph http://vcenotes.com/forum/index.php/topic,13271.msg147958.html#msg14795842. Prove

has no solution for

, with

integers.

43. Consider a rectangle

units long, and

units wide and the

unit squares found in it. A diagonal is drawn from one corner to the opposite. The diagonal cuts through certain unit squares. Find in terms of

and

the number of unit squares that are cut through.

(sauce: kamil9876)

44. If the sides of the triangle in the diagram are 3, 4 and 5, what is the area of the shaded square?

1. kamil9876 http://vcenotes.com/forum/index.php/topic,13271.msg148484.html#msg14848445. A job needs three men to work for two weeks (10 working days).

Andy works for all 10 days.

Bert works for the first week and Clive works for the second week.

Dave works for 6 days, but then is too sick to work.

Eddy takes his place for 3 days, then Fred does the last day.

When the job is finished they are all paid the same amount. At first they could not work out how much each man should have, but then Fred says: "If I give my wages to Andy, and Eddy gives 100 to both Dave and me, then the wages will be correct". How much was paid for the whole job, and how much does each man get?

46. The green triangle is an isosceles triangle while the blue triangle is an equilateral triangle. Find a in terms of b and c. What can you say about the triangles if a=b=c?

47. Can you show that you can share a square pizza equally between two people by cutting it four times using vertical, horizontal and diagonal (45 degree cuts) through any point inside the square?

48. Three people (Alan, Ben and Chris), collectively own a certain number of gold sovereigns. Respectively they own a half, one third and one sixth of the total number. All the sovereigns were piled on a table and each of them grabbed a part of the pile so that none were left.

After a short time:

Alan returned half of the sovereigns that he had taken.

Ben returned a third of what he had taken.

Chris returned one sixth of what she had taken.

Finally each of the three got an equal amount of what had been returned to the table. Surprisingly, each person had exactly the number of sovereigns that really belonged to them. What is the smallest number of sovereigns that this strange transaction will work for? How much did each person grab from the pile?

49. The diagram shows a rectangular box (a cuboid). The areas of the faces are 3, 12 and 25 square centimetres. What is the volume of the box? Or more generally, the areas of the faces of a cuboid are p , q and r . What is the volume of the cuboid in terms of p , q and r?

50. Two motorboats are travelling up and down a lake at constant speeds and turning at each end without slowing down. They leave opposite ends A and B at the same instant, passing each other, for the first time 600 metres from A and, for the second time, 400 metres from B. How long is the lake (the distance from A to B) and what is the ratio of the speeds of the boats?

END OF FIRST 50 QUESTIONS.