# Quant Boosters - Hemant Yadav - Set 1

• We can see that there are 12 planes (4 paralle to x-y plane, 4 parallel to y-z plane and 4 parallel to z-x plane) In every plane there would be 2 diagonals, so 24 lines. 4 diagonals of the cube and 16 lines parallel to every axis. So, total 4 + 24 + 48 = 76

• Q21) Circles A, B and C are externally tangent to each other, and internally tangent to a bigger circle D. Circles B and C are congruent. Circle A has radius 1 and passes through the center of D. What is the radius of circle B?

[OA : 8/9]

• O is the centre of the bigger circle. and A,B,C are the centres of the remaining circles. Circles with centres B and C have the same radius. Radius of circle with centre A = 1.
Obviously, the radius of the bigger circle is 2.
Let OD = x (D is the mid-point of BC)
Then we have: r^2 + x^2 = (2-r)^2
and (x+1)^2 + r^2 = (1+r)^2
Taking the diff of the above equations gives x = 3r - 2
using which we get r = 8/9

• Q22) For any positive integer n , f(n) is the highest power of 2 that divides n!
Find f(1) + f(2) + f(3) + ..... + f(1023)

[OA : 518656]

• It is similar to finding the highest power of 2 in 1! * 2! * 3! * ...... * 1023!

First we will count that how many numbers are divisible by 2 in every factorial, then by 4, then by 8, ...., and lastly by 512

So, S = (0 + 1 + 1 + 2 + 2 + ..... + 511 + 511) + (0 + 0 + 0 + 1 + 1 + 1 + 1 + .... + 255) + ..... + (0 + 0 + .... + 1 + 1 + 1 (512 times))
= 511 * 512 + 512 * 255 + 512 * 127 + 512 * 63 + 512 * 31 + 512 * 15 + 512 * 7 + 512 * 3 + 512
= 512(511 + 255 + 127 + 63 + 31 + 15 + 7 + 3 + 1) = 512 * 1013 = 518656

=> f(1) + f(2) + f(3) + ..... + f(1023) = 518656

• Q23) The sides of a triangle form an arithmetic progression. The altitudes also form an arithmetic progression. Then what can be said about the triangle
a) It's a rt angle triangle
b) It's an equilateral triangle
c) It's an obtuse angle triangle
d) Nothing can be said about it

• Method 1 :

Say the sides are A B C and the heights are a,b,c respectively one those sides.
So Aa = Bb = Cc
Now IF B/A should be a/b and also their difference should be same B - A = a - b
So it's only possible when A = B = C.

Method 2:

Since, Aa = Bb = Cc = k
So, a = k/A, b = k/B and c = k/C
From this we can say that A, B, C are in AP as well as HP. That means A = B = C. Hence an equilateral triangle.

Method 3 :

Let the sides be (a – x), a, (a + x) and corresponding altitudes be (h – y), h, (h + y)

Since, (a – x)(h – y) = ah
ay + hy = xy ..........(1)

Also, (a + x)(h + y) = ah
ay + hy = -xy .........(2)

From (1) and (2), we can say that xy= 0

Hence atleast one of x and y is zero.
Say, x = 0, then from eq (1) we will get y = 0

Hence, x = y = 0 and the triangle is equilateral triangle

• Q24) A pyramid-shaped box has internal volume of 256 cubic cms and a square base of 8 cm * 8 cm. How many small solid pyramids, each with a volume of 4 cubic cms and a 2cm * 2cm square base ,can we pack wholly inside the box ?

[OA : 44]

• On the top, we can place 1 pyramid
then in the next layer 2 * 2 + 1 Pyramids
in the 3rd layer we can place 3 * 3 + 4 Pyramids
and in the last layer we can place 4 * 4 + 9 Pyramids
So Total = 1 + 5 + 13 + 25 = 44 Pyramids

• Q25) ∆PQR has median lengths as 10, 24 and 26. What will be the area of ∆PQR?

[OA : 160]

• If medians are PX, QY and RZ and centroid be O.
Extend OX to W such that OX = XW

In triangle OWR, we can see that OW = (2/3)PX, OR = (2/3)RZ and RW = (2/3)QY
So, triangle OWR will have 4/9th area of a triangle having sides equal to PX, QY and RZ.

So, triangle OXR will have 2/9th area of triangle having sides equal to PX, QY and RZ.
But triangle OXR has 1/6th area of triangle PQR

Hence, triangle PQR has 4/3rd area of triangle sides equal to PX, QY and RZ.

As, PX = 10, QY = 24 and RZ = 26
Hence, area of triangle PQR = (4/3) * 10 * 24/2 = 160

• Q26) What is the largest positive integer 'n' for which there is a unique integer 'k' such that 8/15 < n/(n + k) < 7/13
a) 49
b) 56
c) 98
d) 112
e) 168

[OA : 112]

• 8/15 < n/(n + k) < 7/13
=> 13/7 < (n + k)/n < 15/8
=> 6/7 < k/n < 7/8

Now, LCM of 7 and 8 is 56

=> 48/56 < k/n < 49/56
=> 96/112 < k/n < 98/112

Here we can see that k can be only 97, now of we increase n then k will have 2 values.

So, 112 is maximum possible value of n for which k will have a unique value.

• Q27) Find the number of non-negative integral solutions for the equation 3a + 4b + 12c = 432

[OA : 703]

• Method 1 :

Clearly a is a multiple of 4 and b is a multiple of 3. So, let’s say, a = 4k and b = 3n

Hence, 12k + 12b + 12c = 432
k + b + c = 36
So, C(38, 36) = 703 solutions

Method 2 :

3a + 4b + 12c = 432 (1)
RHS is multiple of 12 so must be LHS, that means
3a + 4b = 12k (2)
So, 12k + 12c = 432 = 12*36
or, k + c = 36 (3)

(3) has 37 solutions where k varies from 0 to 36. So we are to find the sum of number of solutions of (2) for this range of k.
Now (2) has k + 1 number of solutions as a is a multiple of 4 varies from 0 to 4k.
So basically we need to find the sum of an AP of 37 terms whose kth term is k + 1 and k varies from 0 to 36
i.e. 1 + 2 + 3 + .... + 37 = 37 * 19 = 703

• Q28) Find the number of ordered triplets (a,b,c) of positive integers such that
LCM (a,b) = 1000
LCM (b,c) = 2000 and
LCM (c,a) = 2000

[OA : 70]

• LCM(a, b) = 1000 = 2^3 * 5^3
LCM(b, c) = 2000 = 2^4 * 5^3
LCM(a, c) = 2000 = 2^4 * 5^3

a = 2^x1 * 5^y1
b = 2^x2 * 5^x2
c = 2^x3 * 5^x3

So, x3 = 4
=> At least one of x1, x2 has to be 3, else LCM(a, b) will not be 1000.
SO, 4^2 - 3^2 = 7 ways

Now, at least two of y1, y2, y3 should be 3, else one of the LCM's will not be as desired.
So, 3 * 4 - 2 = 10 ways

So, answer will be 70 ways.

• Q29) H.C.F. of three positive integers – A, B and C – is 6. If the sum of the three integers is 48, how many triplets (A, B and C) are possible?

[OA : 18]

• a + b + c = 48
6k + 6n + 6m = 48
k + n + m = 8, where gcd(k, n, m) = 1
for k + n + m = 8, gcd(k, n, m) can take only two values 1 or 2

total solutions of the equation k + n + m = 8 is 7C2
when gcd is 2, p + q + r = 4, so 3C2 = 3 ways

so, 7C2 - 3 = 18 triplets

• Q30) a + 1/b = 7/3
b + 1/c = 4
c + 1/a = 1
Find abc

[OA : 1]

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