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Chima Sunday (Tutor)
08-04-2016 10:06:00 +0000

About 80% of students that tried solving these questions failed it, try and see if you can get it right for practice can make perfect.

(Question 1) If log10 base 8 = x, find in terms of x log25 base 8
Option A. x/2
Option B. (x-1)/2
Option C. 2x-2/3
Option D. 2x-3/2

Updated Solution
log825 = log852
applying logarithm law = 2log85
note that 10/2 = 5
2log810/2
applying a reverse of logarithm law to have
2(log810 - log82)
recall that log810 = x and also applying log on log82 = log232 = 1/3log22 = 1/3
so log825 = 2(x - 1/3) = (2x - 2/3)

(Question 2) The first term of a geometrical progression is twice its common ratio. Find the sum of the first two terms of the progression if its sum to infinity is 8.
Option A 8/5
Option B 8/3
Option C 56/9
Option D 72/25

Updated Solution
sum to infinity is given as
S = a/(1 - r) = 8
where a = first term and r = common ratio. but from question a = 2r
so 2r/(1 - r) = 8
cross multiplying to obtain 2r = 8 - 8r
2r + 8r = 8
factorizing, r + 4r = 4
then 5r = 4
r = 4/5
and a = 8/5
but Sn = a(1 - rn)/1 - r
at n = 2
S2 = 8/5[1 - (4/5)S2]/(1 - 4/5)
applying difference of two sqaure to have
S2 = 8/5(1 - 4/5)(1 + 4/5)/(1 - 4/5) = 8/5(1 + 4/5) = 72/25

• ugochukwu igwe

question 1 is c

0 25-04-2016 19:03:00 +0000

• ugochukwu igwe

question 2 is c

0 25-04-2016 19:04:00 +0000

• Chima Sunday (Tutor)

An update of this post has been updated with its detailed solution so try and check it up. God bless you my dear for attempting the above questions. keep it up and also keep the fire burning

0 13-06-2016 16:07:00 +0000