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1. Question:

Which of the following is not a rational number? Indicate all correct options.

  • A. 2/5
  • B. 4/7
  • C. -9/10
  • D. 23.52
  • E. sqrt(2)
Correct Answer: D and E

Explanation:

A, B and C are rational numbers. D is a decimal number and E is an irrational number.




2. Question:

Which of the following statements is true for the year 2000? Indicate all correct options.

  • A. It is a leap year
  • B. It is not a leap year
  • C. The year has 365 days
  • D. The year has 366 days
  • E. The year has 367 days
Correct Answer: A and D

Explanation:

2000 is divisible by 4 and hence it is a leap year.

An ordinary year has 365 days and a leap year has 366 days.

Hence, options A and D are true.




3. Question:

Which of the following is the GCD of the polynomials x^3+x^2+x+1 and x^4-1? Indicate all such statements.

  • A. (x+1)(x^2+1)
  • B. (1+x^2)(1+x)
  • C. (1+x)(x^2-1)
  • D. x(x+2)
  • E. (x+1)(x^2+2)

[x^2=x*x]

Correct Answer: A and B

Explanation:

x^3+x^2+x+1 = x^2(x+1)+(x+1)

=(x^2+1)(x+1)

x^4-1=(x^2+1)(x^2-1)

=(x^2+1)(x+1)(x-1)

GCD = (x^2+1)(x+1)

The options A and B are true.

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