Binomial Theorem

1.

2.

3.

The fourth term in the expansion of
(1 - 2x)3/2 will be :
(A) -

3 4
x
4

(B)

x3
2

(C) -

x3
2

(D)

3 4
x
4

C 1 + 10C3 + 10C5 + 10C 7 + 10C9 =
(B) 210
(A) 2 9
10 - 1
(C) 2
(D) None of these

1

7.

If p & q be positive, then the
coefficients of x p & x q in the
expansion of (1 + x)p + q will be :
(A) Equal
(B) Equal in magnitude but opposite
in sign
(C) Reciprocal to each other
(D) None of these

8.

The term independent of x in the

10

ÿ x
3
+
expansion of
3 2 x2

C 0 Cr + C1 Cr + 1 + C2 C r + 2 + ..... + Cn − r Cn
is equal to :
(A)

(2 n) !
(n − r) ! (n + r) !

n!
(C)
(− r) ! (n + r) !
n!
(C)
(n − r) !
(D) None of these

4.

5.

6.

If the coefficient of rth term & (r + 4)th
term are equal in the expansion of
(1 + x)20, then the value of r will be
(A) 7
(B) 8
(C) 9
(D) 10
n
Cn
C1 2 C 2 3 C 3
+ ..... + C
=
+
+
n −1
C0
C1
C2

n (n −1)
(A)
2

n (n + 2)
(B)
2

n (n +1)
(C)
2

(n − 1) (n − 2)
(D)
2

C 1 + 2 C2 + 3 C3 + 4 C4 + ...... + nCn =
(A) 2 n
(B) n . 2n
n-1
(C) n . 2
(D) n . 2n + 1

9.

10

will be :

(A)

3
2

(B)

5
4

(C)

5
2

(D) None of these

If the coefficients of 5 th, 6 th and 7 th
terms in the expansion of (1 + x)n be
in A.P., then n =
(A) 7 only
(B) 14 only
(C) 7 or 14
(D) None of these

10. The sum of the coefficients in the
expansion of (1 + x − 3x 2)2163 will be
(A) 0
(B) 1
(C) - 1
(D) 2 2163
11.

C1
C
C
C
+ 2 2 + 3 3 + ...... + 15 15 =
C0
C1
C2
C14
(A) 100
(C) - 120

(B) 120
(D) None of these

12. In the expansion of

ÿ

1
x−
x

6

, the

constant term is :
(A) - 20
(B) 20
(C) 30
(D) - 30
20. In the expansion of (x 2 - 2x) 10 , the

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coefficient of x16 is :
(A) - 1680
(B) 1680
(C) 3360
(D) 6720
13. If (1 + ax)n = 1 + 8x + 24x2 + ...... ,
then the value of a and n is :
(A) 2, 4
(B) 2, 3
(C) 3, 6
(D) 1, 2
14. If for positive integers r > 1, n > 2,
the coefficient of the (3 r)th & (r + 2)th
powers of x in the expansion of
(1 + x)2n are equal, then :
(A) n = 2r
(B) n = 3r
(C) n = 2r + 1 (D) None of these
n

15. The sum of the series,

ÿ

r=0

(-1)r nCr

ÿ 1 3r 7 r 15 r
+
+
+
+ .... m terms is :
2 r 2 2 r 23 r 2 4 r
(A)

2 mn − 1

(

)

2 mn 2 n − 1

2m n + 1
(C)
2n + 1

(

(B)

2m n − 1
2n − 1

(D) None of these

(D)

(2 n) !
n ! ( n + 1) !

n

ÿ

1+

(A)

ÿ

r=0

Cr xr , then

ÿ
C1 ÿ
C
C
1 + 2 ..... 1 + n
C0
C1
C n −1
n n −1
(n − 1) !

(B)

=

(n + 1) n − 1
(n − 1) !

(n + 1) n + 1
(D)
n!

( n + 1) n
(C)
n!

19. The coefficient of x4 in the expansion
of (1 + x + x2 + x3)n is :
(A) nC 4
(B) nC 4 + nC2
n
n
n
(C) C4 + C 2 + C 4 . nC2
(D) nC4 + nC2 + nC 1 . nC2
20. If x < 1, then the value of,
ÿ 2x
n (n + 1) ÿ 2 x
+
1+ x
2!
1+ x

2

+ ..... ∞

will be :

)

2n +1

& f = R − [R],

where [ . ] denotes the greatest integer
function . The value of R . f is :
(A) 42n + 1
(B) 4 2n
2n - 1
(C) 4
(D) 4 -2n
17. The greatest coefficient in the
expansion of (1 + x)2n + 2 is :

(2 n) !
(n !)2

(2 n + 2) !
n ! ( n + 1) !

18. If (1 + x)n =

1+ n

16. Let R = 5 5 + 11

(A)

(C)

(B)

ÿ1 + x
(A)
1− x

n

ÿ 2x
(B)
1+ x

n

ÿ1 + x
(C)
2x

n

ÿ1 − x
(D)
1+ x

n

21. If the value of x is so small that x2
and greater powers can be neglected,

(2 n + 2) !

{ (n + 1) ! }2

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then

1 + x + 3 (1 − x)2
1+ x + 1+ x

5
x
(A) 1 +
6
(C) 1 +

2
x
3

3

(C) - 1
is equal to :

5
(B) 1 x
6
(D) 1 -

2
x
3

22. The first four terms in the expansion
of (1 - x)3/2 are :

(D) 0

26. The value of x in the expression,

[x + x

log10 ( x )

]

5

, if the third term in the

expansion is 10, 00, 000 is :
(A) 10
(B) 11
(C) 12
(D) None of these
27. If

T2
in the expansion of (a + b)n and
T3

(A) 1 -

3
3 2 1 3
x+
x x
2
8
16

T3
in the expansion of (a + b)n + 3 are
T4

(B) 1 -

3
3 2 x2
x+
x 16
2
8

equal, then n =
(A) 3
(C) 5

3
3 2 x2
x+
x +
16
2
8
(D) None of these
(C) 1 -

23. If C r stands for nC r , the sum of the

() ()

2 n ! n !
2
2
given series,
[ C 20 - 2 C12
n!
+ 3 C 22 - ...... + (- 1) n (n + 1) C 2n ] where
n is an even positive integer, is :
(A) 0
(B) (- 1)n/2 (n + 1)
(C) (- 1) n (n + 2) (D) (- 1)n/2 (n + 2)
24. The
is :
(A)
(B)
(C)

larger of 99 50 + 100 50 and 101 50
99 50 + 100 50
Both are equal
101 50
(D) None of these

25. The sum of all the coefficients in the
binomial expansion of (x 2 + x - 3) 319
is :
(A) 1
(B) 2

(B) 4
(D) 6

28. The term independent of x in the

1
ÿ
expansion of (1 + x)n 1 +
x

n

is :

(A) C 20 + 2 C12 + ...... + (n + 1) C2n
(B) (C0 + C1 + ...... + Cn)2
(C) C 20 + C12 + ...... + C 2n
(D) None of these
29. If coefficient of (2r + 3)th and (r − 1)th
terms in the expansion of (1 + x)15 are
equal, then value of r is :
(A) 5
(B) 6
(C) 4
(D) 3
30. The middle term in the expansion of
ÿ

1
x+
2x

2n

, is :

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(A)

1 . 3 . 5 ...... (2 n − 3)
n!

4

of,

ÿ

2+

3
x
8

10

has the maximum

numerical value, the rang of value of
x for which this will be true is given
by :

(B)
1 . 3 . 5 ...... (2 n + 1)
n!
(D) None of these

(C)

31. If (1 + x − 2x2)6 = 1 + a1x + a 2x 2 +
...... + a 12x 12 , then ethe expression,
a2 + a4 + a6 + ...... + a12 has the value
(A) 32
(B) 63
(C) 64
(D) None of these
32. If the 6th term in the expansion of
the binomial ,

(A) -

64
< x < -2
21

(B) -

64
<x<2
21

64
<x<4
21
(D) None of these
(C)

36. If n is a positive integer and Ck = nCk,
n

is equal to 21
and it is known that the binimial coefficient of the 2 nd, 3 rd & 4 th terms in
the expansion represent respectively
the first, third and fifth terms of an
A.P. (the symbol log stands for
logarithm to the base 10), then x =
(A) 0
(B) 1
(C) 2
(D) 3
33. If n is an integer greater then 1, then
a - nC 1 (a - 1) + nC2 (a - 2) + ...... +
(- 1)n (a - n) =
(A) a
(B) 0
2
(C) a
(D) 2 n
34. The sum of the coefficients of even
power of x in the expansion of,
(1 + x + x2 + x3)5 is :
(A) 256
(B) 128
(C) 512
(D) 64
35. Given that 4 th term in the expansion

then the value of

ÿ

k=1

ÿ Ck
k
C k −1

2

3

=

n (n + 1) (n + 2)
(A)
m
1ÿ . 3 . 5 ......x (2 n − 1)12
log (10 − 3 )
5 ( x − 2) log 3
2
n! + 2 2
n ( n +1)
(B)
12
n (n + 2)2 (n + 1)
12
(D) None of these

(C)

37. 1 -

(A)

(C)

1 1 3
1. 3. 5
+ ...... ∞
+ .

8 8 16 8 .16 . 24

2
5

(B)

2
5

2
5

(D) None of these

69. If a1, a2, a3, a4 are the coefficients of

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any four consecutive terms in the
expansion of (1 + x) n, then

2
of ÿ 1 + x − x

a1
a3
+
=
a1 + a 2
a3 + a4
(A)

a2
a2 + a3

(C)

2 a2
a2 + a3

(D)

(A) 0

2 a3
a2 + a3

(C) -

39. If the sum of the coefficients in the
expansion of (α 2 x 2 - 2 αx + 1) 51
vanishes, then the value of α is :
(A) 2
(B) - 1
(C) 1
(D) - 2
40. The value of x, for which the 6th term
in the expansion of,

(9

x −1

+7

)

7

1

+
2

−1

in ascending pwers

of x, when x < 1, is :

a2
1
(B)
2 (a 2 + a 3 )

ÿ log2
2

43. The coefficient of x in the expansion

(

)

(1/ 5 ) log2 3x − 1 + 1

is

84, is equal to :
(A) 4
(B) 3
(C) 2
(D) 1
41. Let n and k be positive integers such

(B)

1
2

(D) 1

44. The value of,
C 20 − 15 C12 +
(A) 15
(C) 0
15

15

2
C 22 - ...... - 15 C15
is :
(B) - 15
(D) 51

ANSWERS
1. B
7. A
13. A
19. D
25. C
31. D
37. C
43. D

2. A 3. A
8. B 9. C
14. C 15. A
20. A 21. B
26. A 27. C
32. AC33. B
38. C 39. C
44. C

4. C 5. C
10. C 11. B
16. A 17. B
22. C 23. D
28. B 29. A
34. C 35. A
40. CD41. A

that n ≥ k (k +1) . The number of
2
solutions (x1, x 2, ...... xk) , x1 ≥ 1,
x 2 ≥ 2 , ...... x k ≥ k , all integers,
satisfying x1 + x2 + ...... + x k = n, is :
(A) mCk - 1
(B) mC k + 1
m
(C) C k
(D) None of these
{where m =

1
2

1
(2n - k2 + k - 2)}
2

42. The number of integral terms in the
expansion of, (5 1/2 + 7 1/6)642 is :
(A) 106
(B) 108
(C) 103
(D) 109
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6. C
12.A
18.C
24.C
30.B
36.D
42.B

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