2017IMAS First Round Upper Primary Division Problems













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Questions 1-10, 3 marks each

1. What is the simplified value of 20 17

2 0 1 7


+ + + ?

(A)340 (B) 34

2017 (C)10 (D)20 (E)34 2. What is the remainder when 2017 is divided by 9?

(A)0 (B)1 (C)2 (D)3 (E)7

3. Positive integers are arranged in the array as shown below, what is the sum of all the integers located on the fifth row ?

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 ⋮ (A)91 (B)164 (C)172 (D)189 (E)215

4. Arrange the numbers 2.718 , 2.718 , 2.718 and 2.71828 in increasing order.

(Repeating decimals are denoted by drawing a horizontal bar above the recurring


(A)2.718<2.718<2.71828<2.718 (B)2.71828< 2.718<2.718<2.718

(C)2.718<2.71828<2.718<2.718 (D)2.71828<2.718<2.718<2.718

(E)2.718<2.718< 2.718< 2.71828

5. The figure below plots the body temperature records of one patient in a day. The records started at 00:00 AM and were taken every 4 hours. After how many hours did the patient recorded his highest temperature?

(A)0 (B)4 (C)12 (D)16 (E)24 0 4 8 12 16 20 24 time 36.5 37 37.5 38 38.5 39 39.5 40 38 38.4 37.8 38.3 39.1 38.5 37.7 ℃


6. On a 5 5× table below, place into each cell the sum of its row number and column number. For example, value of a below is 2 3 5+ = . How many odd numbers are filled into the table?

1 2 3 4 5 1 2 a 3 4 5 (A)5 (B)10 (C)12 (D)18 (E)25

7. There are 23 kids seated in a row. They call out the numbers from left to right as

1, 2, 3, 4, 1, 2, 3, 4, 1, 2, … for the first round. They call out 1, 2, 3, 4, 1, 2, 3, 4, 1, 2, … from right to left for the second round. How many kids call out the same number in two rounds?

(A)11 (B)12 (C)15 (D)18 (E)23

8. Salted water with 3.2% concentration weights 500 g. How many salt, in grams, is

left if the water is vaporized completely?

(A)16 (B)32 (C)64 (D)100 (E)128

9. In the figure below, Tom combined some squares of the same size into a shape of

umbrella. Find the least number of squares he would use.

(A)5 (B)9 (C)12 (D)15 (E)20 UP 2


10. The shape enclosed by solid lines in the figure below is composed of unit squares. What is the maximum area of a rectangle that can be cut from the shape along grid lines?

(A)80 (B)96 (C)100 (D)112 (E)128

Questions 11-20, 4 marks each

11. Given six cards with numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 one card for each number. Each

time Lee takes 2 cards, he computes the difference (larger one minus small one) and discards the two cards. Find the maximum possible sum of the three differences after all cards are discarded.

(A)3 (B)5 (C)7 (D)8 (E)9

12. The houses of Mary and Jerry are connected by a trail. One day, they started from

their respective house at the same time, and walked towards the other's house. The speed of Mary is 1.5 times that of Jerry and they met 12 minutes later. On the next day, Mary left his house and walked to Jerry's house with the same speed. How long would he take to reach Jerry's house?

(A)15 (B)18 (C)20 (D)24 (E)30 UP 3


13. In the figure below, the area of square ABCD is 36 cm2, the area of rectangle

CDEF is 18 cm2 and the area of ADGH is 48 cm2. What is the perimeter, in cm,


(A)18 (B)36 (C)46 (D)48 (E)56

14. There are two routes starting in a bus stop. A bus departs for the first route every

8 minutes and departs the second route every 10 minutes. At 6:00 in the morning, two buses depart for the two routes at the same time. Among the choices below, when will the buses depart for the two routes simultaneously?

(A)7:30 (B)8:20 (C)9:40 (D)10:00 (E)11:00

15. Let a, b, c, d, e and f are distinct digits such that the expression ab+cd =ef .

What is the least possible value of ef ?

(A)30 (B)34 (C)36 (D)39 (E)41

16. Henry starts working at 9:00 in the morning and finishes at 5:00 in the afternoon.

How many more degrees does the minute hand rotates than the hour hand does on the clock during this period?

(A)120 (B)1200 (C)1320 (D)2640 (E)2880

17. The average score of a class in an exam is 70. Two students got 0 for absence and

the average of remaining students is 74. What is the total number of students in the class?

(A)25 (B)28 (C)30 (D)35 (E)37

18. The price criteria of the subway ticket of a city is as follows: $2 for within 4 km,

$1 more per 4 km for distances between 4 km and 12 km, $1 more per 6 km for

distances over 12 km. It costs $8 to take subway from station A to station B.

Which of the following is closest to the distance between A and B?

(A)12 km (B)18 km (C)24 km (D)36 km (E)48 km UP 4 A E B C D H G F B A


19. The figure below shows the floor plan of a library. Each room is connected to adjacent rooms. One starts from room 1 and walks through all rooms without repetitions (going back). How many unique paths are there?

(A)4 (B)8 (C)10 (D)12 ( )E 14

20. In the figure below, 55 unit cubes were stacked in a pile. Paint the surface of the

pile of cubes but the face on the ground is not painted. How many unpainted unit cubes are there when the stack is separated?

(A)6 (B)9 (C)13 (D)14 (E)18

Questions 21-25, 6 marks each

21. There are 50 mail boxes. One day 151 letters are distributed into these mail boxes.

It turns out that one mail box has more letters than any other mail box. What is minimal number of letters this mail box can have?

22. In the figure below, a bottle consists of side faces of two identical cones. The

radius of the bottom of the cone is 5 cm while the distance between A and B is 24

cm. There is a hole at A and is sealed elsewhere. The bottle is now filled up with

water and placed on a horizontal table with BC along the table top face. What is

the volume, in cm3, of the water left, if the thickness of the bottle surface and size

of hole is ignored (take π as 3.14)?

UP 5 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 A B C


23. The sum of all the digits of a 3-digit number is divided by 4. Now, the sum of all digits of the number which is equal to the previous 3-digit number plus 1 is also divided by 4. What is the largest possible such number?

24. In the figure below, the side length of equilateral triangle ABC is 6 cm. Each side

is divided into 6 equal segments and connects corresponding dividing points to

get an equilateral network. Call a point "reachable" if it can be connected to A by

a broken line of length 5 cm along the grid lines without passing any lattice point

twice. For example, point D in the figure is reachable. Find the number of

reachable points in the figure.

25. The students in a research class are clustered into two groups: the morning and

afternoon sessions. A student takes part in exactly one group in each session (the two groups in each session can be different and the number of students in each group can be different). Each group has at least one student and at most 6 students. Each student reports the number of students in the group he or she belongs to in two sessions. One finds that no two students report the same pair of numbers (with order, for example, (1, 4) and (4, 1) are different). What is maximum number of students in the class?

*** UP 6 B A D C