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1 Evaluate 1.7 x 10-4 + 4.2 x 105 ÷ 2 x 108, without the use of calculator, leaving your answer in
standard form.

2 On a map, a nature park is represented by an area of 200 cm2. Given that the actual area is 32 km2
and that the map is drawn to a scale of 1 : n, find the value of n.

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2x − 3 3
3 Express − as a single fraction in its simplest form.
2 x + 7 x - 15
2
x+5

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4 On average, twenty-four tailors work 8 hours per day to sew 100 dresses in 10 days. How many
hours should 16 tailors work per day if they were to sew 100 dresses in 6 days?

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5 It is known that y > 0 and it varies inversely as the square of (x – 2). Given that the difference
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between the values of y when x = 3 and when x = 7 is 4 , find the value of y when x = 12.
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## (b) Given ε = {x: x is a positive integer}, P = {x: x ≤ 4} and

Q = {x: -1 < 2x - 3 ≤ 9}, find n(P ∩ Q).

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7 (a) Express y = x2 – 8x + 21 in the form (x – a)2 + b.

## Answer: (a) y = ……………….………………..[1]

(b) Hence, sketch the graph of y = x2 – 8x + 21 and indicate the equation of the line of
symmetry. [1]

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8 The ratio of the surface areas of two geometrically similar cuboids made of the same material is
36 : 64. Both cuboids are filled with cement. The mass of cement in the smaller cuboid is 13.5kg.
(a) Find the mass of the cement in the larger cuboid.
(b) Given that the volume of the larger cuboid is 384m3 and the base area of the smaller
cuboid is 15m2, find the height of the smaller cuboid.

## (b) …………..………...m [2]

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9 (a) Find the highest common factor of 22 x 3 x 72and 23 x 32 x 5 x 7.
(b) Three school bells ring at intervals of 20 minutes, 30 minutes and 45mins respectively.
Given that they first ring together at 7.30 am, calculate the time which they will next ring
together.

(b) ………..………………[2]

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10 The number triangle in the table below is made up of consecutive odd numbers.
Row Number Triangle Sum of row

1 1 1
2 3 5 8
3 7 9 11 27
4 13 15 17 19 64
5 21 23 25 27 29 125

## (a) Write down the 7th row in the pattern.

(b) Find the value of 73 + 75 + 77 + ………… + 89.
(c) Given that 133 + 135 + ……… to n terms = 1728, find the value of n.

## (b) ..……………………………………….……..……….……….… [1]

(c)………………………………………………..……….……….… [1]
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11 In an experiment, Ahmad dissolved sugar with three portions of water A, B and C to form a
solution. The water portions, A, B and C have volumes that are in the ratio 5 : 7 : 2 respectively.
The volume of A is 11 cm3 less than that of B. Find the volume of each of the three water portions
used.

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12 Solve the following simultaneous equations
2 x = 7 + y,
5 y
x- = .
2 6

## Answer: x = ………………, y = ..…….………….[3]

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13 A bag contains 3 white and 7 red discs. One disc is drawn at random. If it is white, it is replaced
in the bag, but if it is red, it is not replaced. A second disc is then drawn.

## First disc Second disc

 
  White
 
3
  White
 
 10    Red
 

 
    White
   
  Red

  Red
 
 
(b) Find the probability that either the first disc is red or the second disc is red, but not both.

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14 A survey was conducted on the number of story books read by some children in 2007. The table
shows the results.

## Number of story books read 0 1 2 3 4 5

Number of children 6 7 12 15 x-3 x

(a) Write down the largest possible value of x given that the mode is 3.
(b) Write down the largest possible value of x given that the median is 2.
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(c) Calculate the value of x given that the mean is 2 .
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(b) ………………….….[1]

(c) ………………….….[2]
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15 ABC is a right-angled triangle in which AB = 12 cm and BC = 13 cm. AC is produced to P and AB
is produced to Q.
(a) Given that CP = BQ and area of ∆APQ is twice the area of ∆ACB, find the length of PQ.
(b) Express, as a fraction, the value of
(i) sin APˆ Q ,
(ii) tan PCˆ B .

(b)(i) ………..………….[1]

(b)(ii)………..………….[1]

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y y=x+3

A (0 , 9)

l1
x
0

3
The line l1 meets the line y = x + 3 at x = .
2

## (c) Find the area of ∆ABC.

(b) ………..………………[1]

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17 The side AB of a quadrilateral ABCD has been drawn to scale in the answer space below.
(a) Draw the quadrilateral ABCD given that the base AB = 7 cm, ∠ABC = 105o, ∠BAD = 85o,
BC = 8 cm, CD = 9 cm, and AD = 5 cm. [1]

(b) The bisector of ∠ABC intersects the perpendicular bisector of the line AD at the
point X. Label the point X on your diagram. [2]

A 7 cm B

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18 The figure shows a circle, centre O of radius 4 cm. Given that the area of ∆OAB is 4 cm2, find
(b) the area of the minor sector,
(c) the perimeter of the shaded region.

4 cm θ
B
O

## (c) …………………..….…… cm [2]

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−2
5x 2

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19 (a) Simplify ÷  .
8y
2
5x y 
(b) Factorise a 2 − ac − 25b 2 + 5bc completely.

(b) …………..………….[2]

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20 The number of sides of a regular polygon X is doubled to form a new regular polygon Y. If the
ratio of each interior angle of the polygon X to that of the polygon Y is 4 : 5,

## (a) find the number of sides of polygon X,

(b) hence find the size of each exterior angle of polygon Y.

(b) ………..………………[1]
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21 In the diagram, PQ = 4cm, QR = 6cm , ∠RSQ = 55o and ∠RQS = 60o .

6 cm

60o 55o
P S
4 cm Q

(b) Find RS.

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22 The diagram shows a speed-time graph of a motorist. Given that the total distance travelled in
the 35 seconds is 450 metres, calculate

## (a) the maximum speed V m/s,

(b) the acceleration of the motorist during the first 15 seconds,
(c) the distance travelled during the last 15 seconds,

## (c) ……….………………. m [1]

(d) Sketch the distance-time graph of the motorist for the 35 seconds in the spaces provided
below. [2]

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23 (a) The cumulative frequency curve below shows the time, in minutes, taken by 250
students from School P to complete a computer hands-on session.

## Use the curve to estimate

(i) the median time taken to complete the computer hands-on session.
(ii) the interquartile range of the distribution.
(iii) the 70th percentile.

Given that students who completed the session in less than 52 mins will receive a prize,
(iv) find the number of students who did not receive any prize.

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23 (b) 250 students from School Q participated in this computer hands-on session and the time
taken by them is summarized in the box-and-whisker plot below.

## Compare these two graphs and comment on it. [2]

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Ans Key:

## 1 2.27 x 10-3 14 (a) 14

(b) 6
(c) 3
2 n = 40 000 15 (a) 17
15
(b)
17
2
(c) − 2
5
3 −2 16 (a) -3
x+5 (b) y = -3x + 9
(c) 4.5
4 12 hrs 17 (a) & (b) On paper
(c) 2.8cm
(b) 4.19 or 20.9 or 21.0
(c) 31.0 or 22.7
6 (a) 19 2
(a) 3
5 2
x y
(b) (a – 5b)(a + 5b – c)

(b) 3
7 (a) y = (x – 4)2 + 5 20 (a) 6
(b) (b) 30o

## 8 (a) 32kg 21 (a) 76

(b) 10.8cm (b) 6.34

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9 (a) 84 22 (a) 20m/s
(b) 10.30am (b) 1.33m/s2
(c) 200m

## 10 (a) 7th row: 43 45 47 49 51 53 55 343 23 (a) (i) 58mins

(b) 729 (ii) 10
(c) 12 (iii) 62
(iv) 201
(b) Median from School Q is 54mins which is
lesser than median time taken by School P
students. Thus students from School Q is
taking a lesser time then the students from
School P.
Interquartile range for School Q is 24mins
which is greater than that of students from
School P. Thus the time taken by students in
School Q is more widely distributed than that
of students from School P.
11 A= 27.5cm3 , B = 38.5 cm3, C = 11
cm3
12 x = 2, y = -3
13 7 3 7 1 2
(a) , , , ,
10 10 10 3 3
133
(b)
300

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