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## HIGHER SECONDARY SCHOOL CERTIFICATE

CLASS XI EXAMINATION

## APRIL/ MAY 2017

Mathematics Paper I

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## 1. Read each question carefully.

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question paper.
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3. There are 100 answer numbers on the answer sheet. Use answer numbers 1 to 35 only.
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4. In each question there are four choices A, B, C, D. Choose ONE. On the answer grid black out
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## the circle for your choice with a pencil as shown below.

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Candidate’s Signature

5. If you want to change your answer, ERASE the first answer completely with a rubber, before
blacking out a new circle.
6. DO NOT write anything in the answer grid. The computer only records what is in the circles.
7. You may use a scientific calculator if you wish.

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1. (1 − 2i )× (1 + 2i ) is equal to
A. −3
B. 5
C. 1 − 4i
D. 1 + 4i

A. a 2 − b2 = 4
a2 + b2 = 4

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B.
C. a+ b =2

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D. a−b = 2

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D. 2 a 2 + b2

⎡1 0 0 ⎤
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4. Which of the following options is CORRECT for the matrix A = ⎢⎢0 1 0⎥⎥ ?
⎢⎣0 0 1⎥⎦
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I. A is square matrix.
II. A is a diagonal matrix.
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A. I only
B. I and III
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C. II and III
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D. I, II and III

⎡1 0 0⎤
5. For matrix A = ⎢⎢0 1 0⎥⎥ , the determinant of the matrix A is
⎢⎣0 0 1⎥⎦

A. −1
B. 0
C. 1
D. 2

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⎡a b c⎤ ⎡ 3a 3b 3c ⎤
6. If the determinant of A = ⎢⎢d e f ⎥ is x , then the determinant of B = ⎢⎢3d 3e 3 f ⎥⎥ will be

⎢⎣ g h i ⎥⎦ ⎢⎣3 g 3h 3i ⎥⎦
A. x
B. 3x
C. 9x
D. 27 x
⎡ 2 2 3⎤
7. The minor of element in the third row and the second column of matrix ⎢⎢1 2 3⎥⎥ is
⎢⎣1 5 7 ⎥⎦

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A. –8
B. –3

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C. 3
D. 8

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8. Which of the following matrix multiplications is/ are possible when G = [ 0 ] and H = ⎢ ⎥ ?

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II. HG
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III. GH

A. I only
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D. II and III
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9. If three geometric means are inserted between a and b to obtain a geometric progression, then
in this progression, b is the
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A. second term.
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B. third term.
C. fourth term.
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D. fifth term.
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10. The 5th term of an arithmetic sequence is 17 and the first term is 7, then the common difference
is

5
A.
8
5
B.
4
5
C.
2
D. 2

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11. The arithmetic mean between 3 and b is . The value of b is
2
A. 5
B. 10
C. 15
D. 16

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12. For the geometric sequence 5, − , , − , ...., the common ratio is
3 9 27
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13. If a, a + d , a + 2d , ... , a + (n − 1) d are the terms of an arithmetic progression and an is the nth
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14. A chess club has 10 members. The club has to select a team of 3 members to participate in a
competition. The possible number of teams is
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A. 30
B. 120
C. 720
D. 1000

15. If 3 coins are tossed and a fair die is rolled simultaneosly, then the number of possible
outcomes is

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A. 18
B. 36
C. 48
D. 54

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16. If a coin is tossed and a fair die is rolled simultaneosly and the coin shows a head and the die
shows 5, then which of the following options is TRUE for the events?

## (Note: Singular: die, Plural: dice)

I. Dependent events
II. Independent events
III. Mutually exclusive events

A. I only
B. II only
C. I and III

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D. II and III

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17. If a coin is tossed and two fair dice are rolled simultaneously and the coin showed a tail or head
and both the dice have sum of 10 on their faces, then the probability of the event is

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B. (K + 1)3
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D.
(K + 1) (K + 2)3
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19. On expansion of (1 + x ) we get

A. 1 − 2 x + 3x 2 − 4 x3 + ...
B. 1 + 2 x − 3x 2 + 4 x 3 − ...
C. 1 − 2 x − 3 x 2 − 4 x 3 + ...
D. 1 + 2 x + 3x 2 + 4 x 3 − ...

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## 20. The solution set of the quadratic equation 2 x 2 + x = 0 is

⎧1 ⎫
A. ⎨ ⎬
⎩2⎭
⎧ 1⎫
B. ⎨− ⎬
⎩ 2⎭
⎧ 1⎫
C. ⎨0, ⎬
⎩ 2⎭
⎧ 1⎫
D. ⎨0, − ⎬
⎩ 2⎭

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21. The nature of the roots of the eqaution 2 x 2 + 2 x + 3 = 0 is

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⎧ 1⎫
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⎩ 2⎭
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C. ⎨0, − ⎬
⎩ 2⎭
⎧1 1 ⎫
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D. ⎨ ,− ⎬
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23. If α + β = −3 and αβ = 2 , then + is equal to
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A.
3
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B.
2
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C. −
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D. −
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24. If one root of a quadratic equation is a − b , then the product of roots of the equation will be

A. a2 − b
B. a 2 − 2a b + b
C. a2 − b
D. a2 + b

## 25. In decimal form, the angle 45 o12′ is equal to

A. 45.012

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B. 45.12
C. 45.20

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D. 45.25

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A. ab
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D. 2ab

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29. If an arc subtends an angle of 0.60 radians at the centre of a circle and its length is 60 mm, then
the radius of the circle is

A. 36 mm
B. 3.6 mm
C. 10 mm
D. 100 mm

30. For triangle ABC, If b = 10 cm , sin α = 0.39 and sin β = 0.99, then a is approximately equal to
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A. 3.94 cm

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B. 3.86 cm NOT TO SCALE
C. 4.86 cm α
10 cm

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31. For triangle ABC, the correct formula of the area of the given traingle is
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A. bc sin β
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1 β a
NOT TO SCALE
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32. In the given triangle ABC, the length of AC to two decimal places is
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A. 14.91 cm
B. 14.57 cm
C. 14.23 cm
10 cm
D. 14.09 cm NOT TO SCALE

70°
C B
15 cm

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33. The range of the trigonometric function cos(π + 2θ ), where 0 ≤ θ ≤ 2π , is
2

A. (− 1,1)
⎛ 3 3⎞
B. ⎜− , ⎟
⎝ 2 2⎠
⎛ 2 2⎞
C. ⎜− , ⎟
⎝ 3 3⎠
D. (2 + π , 2 − π )
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2aπ
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