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WB JEE 2009

MCQ (Single Correct Answer)

A polygon has 44 diagonals. The number of the sides is

A
10
B
11
C
12
D
13

Explanation

Let number of vertices of polygon = n

Total number of line segments joining two vertices = $${}^n{C_2}$$

$$\therefore$$ Number of diagonals

= Total number of line segment $$-$$ number of sides

= $${}^n{C_2}$$ $$-$$ n = 44

$$ \Rightarrow {{n(n - 1)} \over 2} - n = 44 \Rightarrow {n^2} - 3n - 88 = 0$$

$$ \Rightarrow {n^2} - 11n + 3n - 88 = 0 \Rightarrow n(n - 11) + 3(n - 11) = 0$$

$$ \Rightarrow (n - 11)(n + 3) = 0$$

$$ \Rightarrow n - 11 = 0 \Rightarrow n = 11$$ ($$\because$$ $$n \ne - 3$$)

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WB JEE 2008

MCQ (Single Correct Answer)

The number of ways four boys can be seated around a round table in four chairs of different colours is

A
24
B
12
C
23
D
64

Explanation

Number of ways in which four boys can be seated around a round table = 4! = 24.

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WB JEE 2008

MCQ (Single Correct Answer)

How many odd numbers of six significant digits can be formed with the digits 0, 1, 2, 5, 6, 7 when no digit is repeated?

A
120
B
96
C
360
D
288

Explanation

For odd number, 1, 5 or 7 should be on the unit place. At the lakh's place 0 can't be there, so the lakh's place can be filled by any one of four numbers.

Rest of the four middle placed can be arranged in $${}^4{P_4}$$ ways.

So, number of odd number = 4 $$\times$$ $${}^4{P_4}$$ $$\times$$ 3

= 4 $$\times$$ 4 $$\times$$ 3 $$\times$$ 2 $$\times$$ 3 = 288.

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WB JEE 2008

MCQ (Single Correct Answer)

Out of 8 given points, 3 are collinear. How many different straight lines can be drawn by joining any two points from those 8 points?

A
26
B
28
C
27
D
25

Explanation

From 8 given points $${}^8{C_2}$$ straight lines can be drawn. But 3 points are collinear. Using 3 points $${}^3{C_2}$$ straight lines can be drawn. So, total straight lines

without the straight lines using these 3 points = $${}^8{C_2}$$ $$-$$ $${}^3{C_2}$$ (as 3 points are collinear)

From 3 collinear points 1 straight line can be drawn.

So, total no. of straight lines = $${}^8{C_2}$$ $$-$$ $${}^3{C_2}$$ + 1

$$ = {{8 \times 7} \over 2} - 3 + 1 = 26$$.

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